The Eight Essential Business Friends a Permalancer Needs
Nobody can go it alone. As a freelancer, you need people in your professional life for financial reasons, references, creative support, and industry events. Permalancer Lena Katz lines up those who can help your business the most.
Apply the Lazy User Model to Your Pitching Strategy for More Wins
The Lazy User Model of solution selection (LUM) is a theory that researchers developed to predict what leads humans to adopt a certain technology when given several options. So how can freelancers use it to their advantage?
How to Make $100K or More As a Freelance Writer? Five Successful Women Share Their Advice
What does it take to earn $100K or more as a freelance writer? Five women share their success, with tips on how to value yourself and your time.
Do Freelance and Remote Workers Make Better Decisions? Research From MIT and Neuroscientists Points to ‘Yes’
We explore new findings that go beyond identifying inefficiencies in corporate structure, but lend proof that mob mentality exists in the office as surely as it does at Yankee Stadium… and why this puts freelance and remote workers in a new, positive light.
The Niche Expert: How a Teacher Can Become a Content Creator in Education
Online courses are feeding a rapidly growing education industry. We interview Kimberly Moran, a former teacher and current creative strategist for educational content, on working for the expanding niche.
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Top Conferences for Freelance Writers and Creatives in 2019
Connect with more creative professionals in the coming year with our guide to the top conferences and events for writers, freelancers and creatives throughout 2019.
Top 5 Responsibilities of a Journalist When Working With a Publicist (4 of 5)
Quid pro quos? Be wary. Pitches that miss the mark? Be honest. Things to do to keep above aboard in the publicity game.
Niche Influencer Categories You Never Knew Existed (and That Are on the Rise)
Think food, fashion and travel get all the influencer love? Think again. We uncover growing niches on the rise.
The Freelance Writer’s Guide to Pitching
Is your pitching style keeping you from scoring better freelance jobs? Get up to speed on the elements of a good pitch and the pros and cons of different pitching styles.
How to Refocus Your Creative Mindset to Win Work With Brand Marketers
Brands can benefit tremendously from writers with exotic, interdisciplinary backgrounds; but you need to sell that idea to senior executives in the marketing and sales spaces. Here are key tips.
Top 7 Etiquette Rules for Public Relations (3 of 5)
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.
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’.