Four 10-Second Actions That Strengthen My Freelance Network

In the freelance world, who you know is critical. When a project pops up, if your name is top-of-mind, you might just get the offer.…

The Secret Trait of Successful Freelancers

I just finished reading a freelance writer’s heart-felt insight on his day-to-day work life. He’s miserable. He dreads getting out of bed in the morning…

A Day in the Life of a Freelance Writer

This summer I’ll celebrate seven years as a full-time freelancer. A week doesn’t go by that I don’t field questions about how to be successful…

70 Freelancers Share How They Get Writing Gigs and Fair Pay

A few weeks ago one of my freelance blogger buddies took on a huge project to help freelance writers. Brent Jones asked 70 freelancers how…

How Much Should I Share in a First-person Blog Post?

Clients want original, unique content. To achieve this, many ask writers to interject a bit of themselves into the story. This first-person writing can be…

From Newsroom to Home Office: A Journalist’s Take on Full-Time Freelancing (Video)

A few summers ago, I was honored with the Writer of the Year award from Skyword, a content marketing company based in Boston. During my…