I Paid My Bills through Freelance Writing Last Month

This time last year, I was on vacation in Cuba with my little sister for her 21st birthday. It was a needed break and I was working as a customer service representative in an office that sold faucets and door hardware. I thought I was happy, and I was, but I had no idea howContinue reading “I Paid My Bills through Freelance Writing Last Month”

Hiring a Cheap Freelance Writer? Think Again.

How Cheap Writing Hurts Your Company’s Brand 4 min read If you’re looking to hire a freelance writer for your business, there are a few things you should be aware of. While it might be tempting to save some cash and hire the cheapest person you can find, there are plenty of reasons you shouldn’t.Continue reading “Hiring a Cheap Freelance Writer? Think Again.”

Thank you for Rejecting My Writing

Dear Editors, Your hard work is far often underappreciated and I would like to change that. Writers constantly complain about receiving rejection letters. We whine about not getting published after spending hours (or minutes) crafting a poem or an essay that we want the world to read. Then it lands on your desk among dozensContinue reading “Thank you for Rejecting My Writing”

Reasons Why I Lost a Potential Client

3 min read If you’re a new freelancer, you’ve probably heard no far more times than you would like to admit. A lot of people take no personally, but there are dozens of reasons someone won’t work with you. For me, “No” has never been something that stopped me. Sure, for a minute, I’ll beContinue reading “Reasons Why I Lost a Potential Client”

No, Seriously, Where Do Freelancers Find their First Clients?

4 min read It’s one of the most asked questions when it comes to freelancing: How do I find clients? Well, sometimes they find you, but more often you have to find them. At the start, it can be difficult, but once you get going it does get easier. I only began freelancing in the lastContinue reading “No, Seriously, Where Do Freelancers Find their First Clients?”

How I Apply A Boardgame Strategy to my Freelancing Business

After an awesome conversation with fellow freelancer BreeAnn the other day, I realized I approach my freelancing business the same way I play the board game Splendor. For those of you who haven’t played it, let me explain. Splendor is a game where you collect chips and cards that produce Gems to build your Gem Empire. Some GemsContinue reading “How I Apply A Boardgame Strategy to my Freelancing Business”

The #1 Mistake on a Small Business’ Social Media Page

Image via Pexels Honestly, I’m surprised at how simple it is, and yet I see it over and over again. I’m still a new freelance writer and I’ve only worked for a handful of different companies writing their social media posts for them. Still, I’ve seen this pop up repeatedly when I’m doing research for whateverContinue reading “The #1 Mistake on a Small Business’ Social Media Page”

What I’ve Learned in my First Month as a Freelance Writer

Yes, some of these things actually surprised me Photo via Unsplash You probably think this is going to be a story about how I threw everything in my life aside to pursue a dream. I’ll admit, you’re partly correct, but honestly, I’m still new and I don’t know if my dream has come true yet. ItContinue reading “What I’ve Learned in my First Month as a Freelance Writer”