Becoming an Influencer: Advice From Journalists Who Are Both Writers and Influencers (3 of 5)
Learn from wordsmiths who have grown impressive followings all while continuing to be journalists. Here, they share their career stories and best advice.
Becoming an Influencer: The Pros and Cons of Being an Influencer (2 of 5)
In part two in our Becoming an Influencer series, we ask a team of successful influencers to reveal the benefits — and pitfalls — of their working lifestyle.
Small(ish) Market, Big Noise: Tracey Zeeck Creates Regional Buzz for Local Businesses
Have FOMO when it comes to your local content marketing? Get tips from Tracey Zeeck, an expert publicist in small to medium-sized markets.
Niche Content Creator: How Rachel Arnone Sells Numbers by the Letter
Can you spin words just as well as pivot tables? We interview writer Rachel Arnone on how you can thrive freelancing for the finance industry.
Five Smart Ways to Drive Traffic (and Clients) to Your Online Portfolio
Want to take your online portfolio for freelance writing from pristine to universally seen? Here’s how in five easy steps.
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For the Love of Your Freelancing Peers: 5 Cloying Clichés to Avoid in Career Advice
While the freelance lifestyle can bring independence, it also can bring ever-changing demands. Although you might be well-meaning, if you care about helping your freelancing peers, please stop using these cloying clichés when offering career advice.
In the Case of an Unhappy Client, What’s a Freelancer to Do?
In efforts to help freelancers understand how to keep things running smoothly after getting hired by a client, we’ve invited a brand director, a former agency VP, two creative directors, and an account manager to share cautionary tales for freelancers.
Australian Writer Lindy Alexander on Being a Self-Employed Creative in Oz
Curious about freelancing in Oz? We asked Australian, self-employed creative Lindy Alexander to share her perspective from Down Under for peers in the U.S.
Our 11-Step Guide to Growing Your Freelance Writing Business (With Advice From 50+ Experts)
Whether you’re a moonlighter or a full-time freelancer, we want to help you fuel your fire. We’ve compiled 50+ articles with the some of the best tips, interviews and advice from highly active and experienced freelancing professionals to help you: Win that next client; seize that next assignment; and earn that next payday for work well done.
The Niche Freelancer: Designing Ebook Covers (and Lightning Strikes) for Self-Publishers
Words can’t do everything. Picture your story with Brandi Doane McCann, a designer who specializes in ebook and print book covers that sell romance, fantasy and suspense to consumers.
The Niche Content Creator: Writing for IT and Services
Tech writers are in huge demand. But tech is so broad in our hyper-connected world, how do you find your niche? For perspective, we chat with Karen Bannan, an expert who found her tech niche at a young age and now covers everything from software development best practices to the potential uses of blockchain technology.
5 Smart Things Freelancers Can Do to Keep Clients Coming Back for More
The secret to any business success story is to work with clients time and again. So here are five client-friendly tactics to help your freelance business survive – and thrive – over the long haul.
Freelancers, Don’t Self-Destruct With These 10 Bad Professional Networking Behaviors on Social Media
Networking is everything to becoming a successful full-time freelancer. But have you committed any of these networking no-nos?
The Life of Independent Creatives: Strangers Say the Darndest Things to Freelancers
Although at ClearVoice we believe in treating freelancers as business professionals, not everyone has caught up yet. Lena Katz , who has freelanced full-time for 16 years, rounds up some of the most aggravating and inaccurate things people say to independent creatives — and what the reality is.
How to Prepare for Your First Writers’ Conference
Writers’ conferences are a great way to learn and network and maybe even make some lifelong friends. But they also take a lot of energy, especially for the introverts among us, so here are tips to make the most of them without missing opportunities.
An Etiquette Guide on Freelance Referrals: How to Win Clients and More Income
Navigating referrals can be tricky — but ultimately, the more connections you make, explore and support, the further net you cast. Several freelancers share their tips on playing the referral game without being a spoiled sport, or a bully.