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.
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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.
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.
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.