13+ Reasons Why Right Now Is a Great Time to Be a Freelancer

Why wait? Many would-be freelancers spend all of their time learning about freelancing and none of their time actually being a freelancer. If you ask, many will tell you that they are waiting for the right time to start. But just when is the time right to start freelancing? My question to all of those who put off starting is this: why wait? Of course, you have your excuses. You need an even bigger … [Read more...]

Open Thread: How Is Today’s Economy for Freelancing?

Can you believe it, we're already five months into 2011? One of the main issues characterizing the time that we live in, and in particular, this year is the poor economy. While the economy may be improving, I'll let you in on a little secret. I feel that today's economy is rougher than it was when I first began my freelancing business. Of course, a rough economy isn't always bad news for freelancers. In … [Read more...]

How to Survive in the Crowded Freelance Writing Marketplace

There's no question that there are a lot of freelancers out there. Some people even wonder if there are too many freelancers. In particular, there seems to be an awful lot of freelance writers. If you're a freelance writer, you may be watching with concern as the news has leaked out that some of the largest online publications pay their writers very little (and some don't pay at all). You may even be … [Read more...]