Why Your Writing Matters – and How You Can Improve

Maybe you're a freelance writer. But even if you're not--you're a designer, or a programmer, or a photographer, say--then your writing still matters. In this post, I'll explain why your writing is important (even if you're not a freelance writer). I'll also share nine quick tips that will help you improve your writing. … [Read more...]

Going Full-Time: Four Things You’ll Miss From the Day Job

For many of us, it’s that moment we’ve been longing for. It’s what we’ve worked towards for months or years. It’s the reason we’ve been coming home from a busy day and freelancing in the evenings, or at the weekends. Quitting the day job. Going full-time. Striking out on our own. You’re not going to miss the office for a moment ... right? Chances are, you’ll find yourself looking back wistfully on certain … [Read more...]

Multi-Jobbing: Freelancing On The Clock

It can be tempting for freelancers who are employed full-time to slip in a bit of “personal” work during office hours. Whether it’s answering client emails, scribbling some concept designs or writing a full website, attending to your freelancing whilst on someone else’s dime is a risky business. What I’m going to suggest in this article, though, is quite different. If you’re a full-time or part-time … [Read more...]

Freelancing Lessons from Tech Support

When I left my full-time job to strike out alone, I wondered whether the past couple of years had been a waste of time. Two years working in technical support didn't seem like good preparation for a freelancing career involving writing and website creation. But then I realized that a number of the “lessons learnt” during my time in tech support could help me in my freelance career as well. Dealing with … [Read more...]