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...]