Finding Your Writing Rhythm

As a freelancer, there is a constant conflict between the practical side and the creative side of your brain. Your practical side works at 1,000 miles an hour, quickly navigating the logistics of pitching a story, negotiating fees, and creating connections with editors. But once you land an article, you have to immediately switch to your creative side, that part of your brain that generates innovative ideas … [Read more...]

A Freelancer’s Ultimate Christmas Wish List

It's that time of the year again -- kids are making Christmas lists and dreaming about what they'll receive on Christmas morning. I thought it was time that we shared our own version of what many freelancers might like to receive. I've tweeted this question on Twitter and we've talked about it on the Freelance Folder Fan Page. Based partially on those responses and also on what I would like to receive … [Read more...]

How To Find, Save, and Create Your Own Good Ideas

"Where do you get your ideas?" It's a common question. If you've ever struggled with writer's block or been stuck on what to design next, then you know exactly what I mean. The right idea can make the difference between a successful freelancing project and a failure. In this post we'll show you a few places where you can find good ideas for your freelancing business, and we'll also give you some tips on … [Read more...]

I’m A Light Bulb Flashing, Epiphanator To The Extreme! And My Business Shows It!

Oprah calls them epiphanies and my best friend calls them light bulb moments. Whatever they are called, they are the seeds of inspiration that lead us down the paths of success whether in our personal or professional lives. I used to ignore them as fleeting daydreams of things that would never happen, and then one day, the light bulb stayed on. And I figured out my subconscious was trying to tell me … [Read more...]

No Matter What, Design Matters

Design matters. There’s no question about it. Whether you’re a graphic designer, copywriter, photographer or blogger, any and all sorts of design will shape the outcome of your business from the moment you present yourself. Think about it. We all know someone that has been gracefully blessed with the divine skills of something. That something can be anything. Maybe your friend is a spectacular photographer, … [Read more...]

Christine O’Kelly, I’m Talking To You!

Christine, I have a confession to make. I got a copy of your eBook (How I Built a Profitable Freelance Business for Under $50 ... And How You Can Too!) and read it through it. I thought it was great, even though I wasn't technically a freelancer - I just wanted to pull out tips to make my current web business better. And it did. But then the nagging thought kept popping up ... could I really build a … [Read more...]

The Art of Getting Freelance Work Using Forums

Are you one of those freelancers who bid on low paying gigs and yet don’t get accepted? Or do you simply find it difficult to find work? If you are guilty conscious of one of the above two, then read on, I will be guiding you on how to use effectively use forums to get freelance gigs. I find it's a more personal approach than using job boards. Without further ado, let me take you to the art of getting freelance … [Read more...]

How Do You Put Ideas Into Action?

We all have ideas, some are crazy, some worth our time (and money). If it wasn’t for someone’s idea, I certainly wouldn’t be writing this post because there would be no computer, internet or WordPress. But how exactly do ideas become reality? We all know for a fact that to make ideas happen it takes a lot more than just the idea itself. I myself have couple ideas that I am going to implement in near future … [Read more...]