Top 7 Etiquette Rules for Public Relations
For the dynamic between a publicist and a writer, here are some thoughtful etiquette rules to keep in mind and exercise in your daily professional routine.
Focus Group on ‘Going Remote’: We Ask Digital Nomads Around the World
Curious about how freelancers have experienced the process of “going remote,” we surveyed 37 digital nomads, ranging from ages 21 to 69, and currently spread about four continents. Here’s what they had to say.
Introducing Vetted Leads for Freelancers, Direct From Their CV Portfolios
Are you a member of the ClearVoice Talent Network? Now get instant leads for projects, direct requests to pitch to brands, or even instant assignments… from vetted, potential clients.
Survey: The Work Habits of Freelancers Revealed (Where Do You Stack Up?)
How many cups of coffee do freelancers drink per day? And do they wear underpants when they drink it? These answers and more (!) in a revealing survey about the freelance life.
Don’t Kill Your Earned Media Ops: What Publicists and Journalists Get Wrong (2 of 5)
Ever have an interview pulled? A deadline blown? Don’t let a breakdown in the publicist-journalist relationship kill an earned media op. Get tips for a better working relationship.
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From ‘Chopped’ to ‘Master Chef’: Making Food TV With Crystal Bahmaie
Chomping at the bit to write or produce in the food industry? Read our interview with veteran television producer and writer Crystal Bahmaie, with credits that include producing and writing for ‘MasterChef’, producing for Disney, and six seasons as Senior Producer on ‘Chopped’.
The Role of a Publicist in Journalism and How They Help Writers, Too (1 of 5)
In part one of our five-part series on publicists, we discuss the role of a publicist and how they can benefit both publications and freelance writers.
How to Write the Perfect Bio for Your CV Portfolio and Get More Work
Your writer bio is a key factor when brands consider hiring you as a freelance writer. Is yours sparkling or bordering on cray-cray? Megan’s here to help you take a gut check.
It’s a Hot Freelance Life at the Equator: Living Abroad and the Freelancing Journey
The digital freedom of freelance writing isn’t just about laptopping by the pool. It can transform your life. Freelance writer Lori Hil shares her heartfelt story of packing up everything and moving with her mother from the United States to a mountain town in Ecuador.
Moonlighting or Full-Time Freelancing? Pros and Cons for Freelancers and Clients
For freelancers, deciding to just moonlight or to quit the day job and freelance full-time is a huge dilemma. And for clients, deciding whether you need a moonlighter or a more-available freelancer can be equally vexing. To answer both, full-time freelancer Lena Katz lines out key points to help you decide.
The Business of Food: Carla Siegel Discusses Branding, Marketing and Writing for Food Service and Hospitality
Want to get on the radar of some new clients in the food biz? Read our interview with Carla Siegel, founder of Agentsie, who has helped create new brand identities for many New York-area restaurants and CPG food brands.
15 Scenarios When to Pay Freelance Writers Higher Rates
Respecting freelancers’ time and value is key to a good working relationship. Learn when you should reasonably expect to pay freelance writers more than a standard rate — so you don’t drive away good talent.
Becoming an Influencer: 6 Keys to Double-Gigging As a Writer and Influencer (5 of 5)
If you’re toying with the idea of double-gigging yourself as a professional writer and an influencer, learn how to set yourself up for success and to protect your reputation in the world of media.
Find Your Office Away From Home: Five Co-Working Communities for Freelancers and Small Businesses
Working solo doesn’t have to limit your opportunities for social and business connections. We look at five co-working communities that are friendly to small businesses, solopreneurs, freelancers and business travelers.
Becoming an Influencer: The Six-Month Guide to Building a Following (4 of 5)
Ready to put yourself out there? Get the fundamentals from influencer marketing experts in a six-month blueprint to creating and fostering a following.