What are Anchor Clients? (250 words)

Once you dive into the world of freelancing, you’ll quickly learn about the client divide. I’m speaking about one-off clients and anchor clients. One-offs offer…

How to Plan for Last-Minute Tasks as a Freelancer

It happens to everyone. You have your workday neatly planned out, then randomness starts trickling in one email, Slack notification or text message at a…

Freelance is an F Word

Most self-employed people I’ve met hate the word ‘freelance’. It’s misunderstood. All too often it’s lumped in with words like fleeting, floundering, failure and famine.…

Is (Lack of) Insurance Preventing You From Becoming Self Employed?

We’re practical folks. When contemplating a freelance career, it can be tough to get over the hurdles of the benefits you don’t get. Employer-subsidized medical…

Improving Communication Between Marketers and Freelance Writers Part 3: Guidelines, Tools and Cutting Ties

Recall the last business conversation that left your mind spinning a million miles an hour — in a good way. Are you smiling? It’s that…

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…