Time for Freelancers to Become More Social and Play the Game

For freelance writers, there are a lot of avenues available to promote their work. Social media, however, should be the first and foremost tool to spread the word about interesting articles, searching for individuals to interview, gathering new story ideas and more. Some of the challenges that freelance writers can face with social media are which outlets to use, how often to use them, and where and when … [Read more...]

It’s Never Too Early to Think About Taxes

While April 15 seems like an eternity from now, it never hurts to be on top of your tax game. For the freelance writer, he or she should be focusing in on their tax information throughout the year, not just panicking the week before taxes are due. Often, freelancers come running to their tax person weeks or days before the April filing deadline with loads of notes, receipts and more. That’s when the fun (not … [Read more...]

How to Avoid Common Freelance Writing Business Mistakes

Freelance writers are just like other independent contractors who do something for a living, they’re going to make business mistakes. While I’m definitely a more optimistic than pessimistic individual, I can’t help but look for dangers lurking in the weeds, hence the reason for discussing this matter. As a freelance writer for more than 20 years, I’ve made my share of mistakes along the way, something I … [Read more...]

Do You Need 25 Hours in a Day to Meet All of Your Writing Deadlines?

If you’re like me, there never seems to be enough time in the day to get all your writing projects done. Having been a journalist for 22 years, I have literally written thousands (I lost count many years ago) of articles to this day. While some have been short projects, others have surpassed a couple thousand words each. So, while I work as a full-time content writer, I also freelance on the side. You … [Read more...]

Freelancing Doesn’t Mean Working for Free

For the countless individuals who either freelance on the side or do it full-time to support themselves and/or their families, there are many advantages and some disadvantages that go with the territory. Advantages include being able to work for yourself, set your own schedule, and build a portfolio of work that can be used to gain a full-time job (should you so choose). On the down side, freelancers face … [Read more...]