Top 10 Pieces of Goofy Freelancing Advice

Freelancing advice seems to be everywhere. Unfortunately, not all freelancing advice is good advice. I've been freelancing for years, and sometimes I just shake my head at some of the advice that people are offering. If you're relatively new to freelancing, or are considering freelancing, all the advice out there can be confusing. It can be hard to find the right advice for you. In this post, I share … [Read more...]

How to Become a Successful Freelancer When You’re “Different”

“Currently, I am a teacher, but want to make the gradual transition from the classroom to the freelance commercial writing arena,” an aspiring freelancer recently emailed me. “However, because I lack a marketing background, I am concerned that clients may be hesitant to hire me. How can I transition from academia to this type of writing career?” That’s a valid concern—one that some of you may also have if … [Read more...]