Life After Newsrooms: Yes, You Can Build a Successful, Full-Time Freelance Writing Business
Journalists’ work is becoming a permanent part of the gig economy. And if you haven’t made the transition yet, here are tips to prepare yourself for the shift from FTE to freelance.
How to Grow Your Freelancing Rates (and When It’s Time to Ask for More)
When you become your own boss: How do you know when you’re due for more money? Learn when to ask clients for more.
How to Breakup With a Client — And Not Burn a Bridge
As a freelancer, you might see many clients come and go. But be careful about the going part. Here are tips to remember as a professional.
6 Video Conference Best Practices: How to Pitch Your Product or Yourself, Virtually In Person
Although video conferencing has gotten a lot easier, people still make epic fails. Don’t let that happen. Put on a good show for a potential client.
6 Skills to Stay Competitive as a Freelancer
As the field of freelancers grows, so does your competition. Have you learned the new areas you need to master to win more clients?
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Four Inspiring, Badass Female Writers to Watch
Advocates, journalists, entrepreneurs. We interview four women who are making waves in politics and the world of content. Their inspo is contagious.
Why Writers Need to Know CMS
Freelancers, if you haven’t dabbled into the various content management systems, here’s your news flash to add it to your must-do for the year. Here, what you need to know — and why.
Advice From Women Writers on How They Built Their Freelance Empires
Men wouldn’t shy away from bragging about their success, so why should you? Lindsay Tigar shares wisdom from five successful female freelance writers.
Survey Results: How Freelancers Set Rates for Different Assignments
Get survey results and a full-time freelancer’s breakdown on how tasks, requests, and interview sources affect the pay rate for a typical 1000-word article.
Peer Advice for Freelancers: 9 Lessons on Setting Client Expectations
Freelancers who are skittish about setting client expectations can unwittingly sabotage their own success. Don’t facepalm your own actions. Glean advice from nine professionals who share life-learned tips for avoiding hiccups.
Top 30 Content Creation Tools for Freelancers and Marketers
Ben Beck, our expert martech contributor, reveals his picks for the top content creation tools in several key categories, with a breakdown of cost, skill level and time needed for each.
The History of Female Writers
Though romantic comedies may paint a different picture, there is a major gender divide within media. In honor of Women’s History Month, we’ll be celebrating the past, present and future of female wordsmiths.
More Than Words: Online Courses to Improve Your Freelancer Toolbox (and Stay Competitive)
Digital marketing, content strategy, academic certifications… Here are some of the best companies providing online courses that help freelancers — and all professionals, for that matter — stay competitive in the job market and win more freelance jobs.
‘Digital Mom’ Audrey McClelland on Her Shift From Full-Time Fashion to Freelance
We interview Audrey McClelland, author of ‘The Digital Mom Handbook’, about her transition from the full-time fashion world at Donna Karan to being an independent entrepreneur.
8 Interviewing Skills for Writing Like an Expert on Anything (Even If You’re Not Neil deGrasse Tyson)
Tasked with a new or challenging topic? Sharpen your interviewing skills to write like an expert on anything. Get a journalist’s tips on how to interview experts, influencers, and leaders.