So you’ve gotten started in the freelance world. Great! You’ve started to apply for jobs. Wonderful! You’ve decided on how much you will charge for your services. Wait. You haven’t? Well, it’s time to fix that. Many new freelancers operate under the assumption that what they get paid is dependent on what the customer […]
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Earlier this month, I was trying to figure out what to write in my latest post for Emerald Musings. I knew I wanted to do a post concerning doing freelance work, but I was having trouble coming up with any ideas. Perhaps stress was getting too much, or perhaps my brain simply wasn’t functioning all […]
So I have been working as a freelancer for a while now- part time since around 2003, and full time since 2009. During that time, I have learned quite a bit about myself, how I operate, and what my strengths and weaknesses are as a professional. I won’t go into my strengths or weaknesses as a person- that topic may be entirely too boring depending on your point of view.
One of the things that I have developed for myself as a freelancer is a list of rules to follow as a professional. They work very well for me, and I thought that it was worth sharing. Keep in mind, these ideas are nothing new- or shouldn’t be.
So yesterday, as part of my job as a freelancer, I did something that made me squirm, just a little bit. I edited a blog post that contained information and opinions that were very distasteful to me. Nothing illegal mind you, and thankfully there was no words that would put someone in harm’s way. No, […]
Often, the world of freelance work is seen through the eyes of the freelancer. Projects are seen as things to be described through the lenses of time spent, research done, and creativity utilized. And, as always the needs of the client are at the forefront of any good freelancer’s mind. Unfortunately, misunderstandings happen. Less than […]
So many people I know are trying to break into the freelance job market either as writers, bloggers, or web content contributors. First, let me tell you, I wish you the best of luck– honestly I do. The more quality writers we have in the market, the better the work is, and the more money […]
Working as a freelance contributor to various magazines is a fantastic way to get your name out there and your reputation as a writer to increase. Keep in mind though, that how well you work with editors at the magazine will contribute greatly to how easily you get new assignments. People talk in the media […]
I have to admit, the early part of the year made me a bit nervous. While I landed some fantastic opportunities including a publishing contract for both a book and a comic book series with Silver Phoenix Entertainment, other ventures, well to put it mildly have faltered quite a bit. Freelance opportunities that I thought […]