Freelancer Etiquette for Working During a Personal Emergency (You Don’t Need to Be a Superhero)
Freelancers often feel more self-induced pressure to work during crises. But being a superhero (or drama queen) is far from necessary. Get tips on being calm, cool and appropriately honest when you need to tell clients they’re being put on hold.
The Niche Freelancer: What It Takes to Be a Tech Writer
Tech writers are in high demand. Learn what it takes to be a great one in our interview with Erik Sherman, an expert business and technology writer who’s written for The Wall Street Journal, Fortune, Forbes, Inc., and other top publications.
Personal Productivity Tricks for Self-Supervising Creative Producers
Independent producer and career freelancer Lena Katz shares her tips and favorite apps for keeping yourself accountable when it comes to your own productivity.
Guide to Pitching a Basic Article
Approach pitching with better consistency and effectiveness. Download a template you can customize to fit the requirements for any client you’re pitching.
How to News-Jack for Freelance Writing Pitches and Content Marketing
Taking advantage of the news of the day has been in the marketing playbook for decades, but in recent years it’s been taking on a whole new level. Get up to speed on the practice of “news-jacking,” whether you’re a writer or a marketer.
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Pitching: The Writer and Editor Relationship [PODCAST]
Pitching. It’s a never-ending tango of ideas between editors and writers, filled with twirls of validation and missteps of rejection. Practice your pitching moves with tips from a panel of editors and writers keen on improving your tempo in our recent #ProContent podcast.
The Pitching Game: 4 Freelance Pitch Examples and a Template
How well are you filling up your calendar with freelance work? Freelance writer Angela Tague shares tips and real-life examples of pitching to top brands to help keep your work flowing. Plus, download a free template to get your pitches started.
Freelancer Success Stories: Visibility in the Freelance Economy [Podcast]
Getting freelance work, learning from your mistakes, social and selling yourself… Listen to a roundtable podcast about common freelancer issues, with guests Stacy Jackson, Berrak Sarikaya, and Jacob Warwick.
Freelancers: You Should Work by the Project, Not by the Hour
Which is better — getting paid by the project or by the hour? Emma Siemasko lays out several compelling reasons why per project is the way to go.
Freelance Writers: 4 Easy Ways to Market Yourself and Gain Clients
Are you a full-time freelance writer, or would you like to be? Nicki Escudero explains how to market yourself online to gain new clients.
Here’s What Freelance Writers Want From Content Marketers
“We’d love to work with you!” These words are magical to an independent contractor. Freelance writer Angela Tague explains what content marketing professionals can do, say and provide for the best collaboration possible.
How to Be My Favorite Content Editor: 4 Tips From a Freelancer
Content editors, your job is easier when freelancers love working with you. Full-time freelancer Nicki Escudero shows you how to build strong relationships with your freelance writers and bring out their best work.
3 Myths & 3 Truths About the Freelance Lifestyle
Nicki Escudero left it all behind to freelance full time. From her new home base in Australia, she separates fact from fiction regarding the freelance lifestyle.
How I Traveled and Kept My Job Using Slack
What’s a content strategist to do when wanderlust strikes? If you’re ClearVoice’s Milton Herman, you use Slack.
Freelancers: Improve Your Social Media Presence and Get More Writing Jobs
Are you a freelance writer looking to nab more (and better) assignments? Improve your personal brand using social media. Nicki Escudero explains.