Let's talk about contracts. Which, by the way, is directly linked to being paid fairly and on time. A question I suspect many freelancers ask themselves is, "Do I need a contract?" This is a question I am now asking myself after more than 14 years as a freelance writer. For the first two-thirds or… Continue reading The Freelance Contract — Is It Necessary?
Hey everyone! Just a quick post to give you a sneak peak at what I've been working on. Check it out. This is the first in a series of guides I will be creating for anyone who is interested. They will be inexpensive and more accessible than an entire course, which can be costly. With… Continue reading Sneak Peak
I have a friend who recently posted on her own blog a rant about how women in academia are expected to dress, something that would never happen to a man. She talks about how some professional women in academia are telling emerging academic women not to show their cleavage and other, frankly inappropriate, advice on… Continue reading What You Wear as a Freelancer Matters — Even If No One Can See You
Hello everyone! Just a quick post today to share my new Feminist Freelancer logo with you. I had fun creating it. And yes, the ability to do this type of thing is the result of expanding my skills from just writing to include graphic design. You can do it too. Anyone can! Let me know… Continue reading New Feminist Freelancer Logo!
These days more than ever consumers want value. While the cost of a product or service is still important, the reality is that it is NOT the only factor people consider when making a decision to purchase. It turns out, people want more than just a product or service. They want to make a connection… Continue reading 4 Ways to Add Value to Your Freelance Service
Hello and Happy New Year to everyone! I'm going to be honest with you -- 2019 was NOT my favourite year. It was financially challenging, I lost a dear friend to breast cancer, and my oldest daughter was diagnosed with high-functioning autism. However, when life throws shit our way, we adapt. And I am up… Continue reading New Year, New Decade, New Freelance Goals
Hey everyone! I'm happy to be back after a crazy few weeks! Have you ever had this happen? You get so much work you're run ragged for literally weeks without a day off. Then you end up completely burnt out and it takes days to recharge. Yep, it's nice on the one hand -- I… Continue reading Pluses and Minuses of Bigger Freelance Clients
In my nearly 14 years as a freelance writer, I have rarely been able to see the work of other freelancers. And I mean rarely. This past week, I got to see two different pieces of work from two different freelancers. I was appalled. Seriously, I couldn't believe the lack of quality that these supposed… Continue reading Freelance Standards: Apparently Not Everyone Has Them
They say Oprah Winfrey is worth $2.7 billion. She's not. Yes, she has $2.7 billion in money and assets. She's wealthy beyond what most people can even imagine. But this wealth has nothing to do with her worth. I absolutely cannot stand when it is said that someone is worth some dollar figure. It really represents… Continue reading What’s Your Worth as a Freelancer
Self-care is something I've really been trying to focus on lately. First and foremost, I'm in my mid 40s. And when I say MID-40s, I mean right smack in the middle. I'm 45, and once I pass October, I'll officially be closer to 50 than 40. I don't mind, really. I find this time in… Continue reading Freelance Self Care