How to Brand Yourself With a Creative Portfolio in the Most Badass Way Possible: Six Moves Worth Stealing
Personal branding is how you represent yourself and your work to the world. So make it good. Get on-point branding moves that can make an impact as you produce a portfolio that defines your brand.
Business Entity Forms for Your Freelance Writing Business
Ready to take your freelancing to the next level? Consider establishing yourself as a business. Review the most common business entities for a small entity like a freelance writing business.
How to Blend Your Voice With a Brand’s Voice
Excellent writers can write for anyone, but finding the middle ground where your voice suits the voice of your client can be tough. Writer Chels Knorr, who’s worked with many name brands, shares her tips on striking the right tone and balance for any client.
But What Does So-and-So Do? An Intro to Your Many Project Managers as a Freelancer
When you work as a freelancer or consultant, you have at least one project supervisor, and possibly up to 10 if you’re really busy (or really micro-managed). But who does what? And why should you care? Lena Katz breaks down common project manager roles to give you better clarity.
The 8 Important Elements of Business Planning for Freelance Writers
How seriously do you take your freelance writing? Have you thought of yourself as a business? If so, get up to speed on developing a business plan.
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Don’t Edit Your Own Work (But Double-Check These 9 Things Before You Press Send)
It’s the rule: Don’t edit your own work. This doesn’t get your out of the responsibility of being both the first and last eyes on your piece though. Catch the fly balls, so your editor can worry about the trickier plays. Double-check these nine things before you click submit.
Health + Wellness: Comparing Three Successful Content Creators in a Thriving Category
When in a crowded category, competitive forces drive differentiation. So people who are true niche experts often balance their writing work with a separate full-time practice, like a fitness instructor who writes about health or a full-time nutritionist who writes about diet. Today we’re looking at three content creators who have taken three specific approaches to their work within Health/Wellness.
The Secrets to Perfecting Your Creative Portfolio, According to a Top Talent Recruiter
Your best work or only your most recent work? Deciding what to include, or not include, in your freelance portfolio can be a daunting exercise in second-guessing yourself. So we asked talent recruiter Serena Wolf, who’s found countless creatives their “unicorn jobs,” about what she looks for in a portfolio.
The Freelance Writer’s Guide to Taxes
There’s a lot to be envied about the freelance lifestyle… but doing your own taxes isn’t one of them. We have all the top tips and things to keep in mind when filing your own taxes as a freelancer.
7 Things to Know About Yourself Before Diving Into a Freelance Writing Career
Freelance writing is no longer just a hobby for dilettantes and those wanting a little extra cash. It’s a business — and perceptions are changing rapidly. If you’re thinking of taking the plunge into a full-time freelance writing career, expert Gregg Rosenzweig shares his decades of experience to help you decide.
8 Things I’ve Learned the First 8 Years of Freelancing
Shifting into freelance writing as a full-time career takes some effort, and isn’t without its challenges. But once you find your stride, it can be very rewarding. Allie Freeland shares tips to help you take flight, drawing from the highs, lows, and key lessons she’s learned along the way as a freelance writer.
Introducing CVs: A Fully Customizable, Free Portfolio for Freelancers
We’re proud to introduce CV Portfolios, a free tool designed to help professional creatives get hired for freelance jobs.
Freelancer Brain Food to Get Your Creativity Flowing: Work Hard. Keep Snacks Nearby.
Freelancers who have laser-like focus have some tricks up their sleeve; one being proper nutrition. The concept of “brain food” is no myth. In fact, it’s been studied and supported for years by numerous universities. Here are three go-to snacks to cultivate ultimate brain function, and three prompts to get your creativity flowing.
Get Uncomfortable, Get Results: Energize Your Content Career With a Shift in POV
Fear is the mind-killer. If you’re a content creator, getting too comfortable in your work habits can limit your future prospects and hamper your career. Full-time freelancer Lena Katz offers some tough love for those skittish about change, with suggestions on pushing yourself outside your comfort zone with actionable tips.
Freelancer Bootcamp: 7 Tips to Jump-Start Your Creative Process (and Avoid Hitting the Big White Wall of Writer’s Block)
The wall. The big white wall… of your computer screen. When you hit it, you have to hit back. Buck up and be the master of jump-starting your own creative process. Here are a full-time freelancer’s actionable tips to keep yourself from slipping into the void of writer’s block.
Fit to Freelance: A Fitness Editor Reflects on Her First Year of Self-Employment
Not all freelancers just write. For this installment of the Niche Freelancer, we’re chatting with Abby Lerner, a former fitness editor at a legacy publication who went freelance as a content strategist after moving away from New York City. Just one year after bidding farewell to her last staff job, Abby shares her shift from creating content to planning it.