In this pandemic world, working from home has become the norm for many. Because thousands of people lost their jobs during the COVID-19 pandemic, many turned to freelancing as a source of income.
First things first: what is a project timeline? At its core, it’s all your project “deliverables” laid out in one easy graphic. A deliverable is something that needs to be completed before the next stage can begin, so making sure you hit these deadlines is crucial.
Have you ever come across a location-specific freelance writing gig that sounded perfect, but you didn’t live anywhere near the requested area? That’s not necessarily a reason to skip the gig. Some clients are more than open to the idea of hiring freelancers outside the area, they just don’t know it yet.
There’s always something for everyone in the saturated podcast industry; you can bet that as a freelancer, budding or otherwise, you’ll find more than a handful of podcasts that can help you or your writing.
Several of them stand out for being convenient and even life-changing for many freelancers who may be struggling, looking to improve, looking for ideas or inspiration, or just want motivation. [Read more…]
It would be wonderful if your freelance writing business rolled along smoothly, wouldn’t it? (You got all the gigs you applied for, you always got paid on time, and all of your clients loved you.) It sounds great, I know. Hopefully, most of the time all of these things happen for you.
It’s a beautiful feeling finally settling into your new home. Yet, all of the work involved with moving almost convinces us to stay where we’re at and make do. Still, millions of people find themselves in a new place every year.
Businesses need to be agile if they want to keep up with their customers and their competitors. Innovation and disruption change industries rapidly, and keeping up can be very challenging. Business owners can keep up with the pace of change by relying on freelancers.
How many times have you been reading an article, only to realize halfway through that they haven’t got to the point yet? Hundreds and hundreds of words of complex jargon, all while dancing around the real meaning – there’s nothing more frustrating!
Many people assume that being a freelancer is the same as being an employee, just with more flexibility. However, it is more akin to being a small business owner. To be successful, you need to not just take care of the basic tasks of your chosen field, but also engage in administrative and marketing activities to maintain the financial health of your one-person company.
There are a lot of pros to becoming a freelancer that makes launching your own business seem quite attractive. Setting your own hours, not having to wait for time-off requests to be approved, and choosing what projects you want to work on are serious perks.