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25/03/2020
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What to Include on Your Freelance Portfolio Website

I write this post sipping an Italian coffee from a café in Vietnam reflecting on my last 3 or 4 months of freelancing. Last October, an American agency who contributed to over 50% of my monthly income stopped sending me recurring work. This shock to my monthly income pushed me to start thinking about how

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Why the Freelance Life May Get Easier (and More Lucrative) in the Future

Winning well-paying projects at big companies may soon get easier for highly-skilled, independent professionals. As Deloitte’s new 2019 Global Human Capital Trends Report points out, the alternative workforce — made up of freelancers, contractors and gig workers — has gone mainstream as talent markets have tightened. Organizations are starting to look more strategically at the full gamut

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23/03/2020
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Why I Still Freelance Despite Having a Full-Time Job

This September, I got my first full-time job in media. It pays enough after taxes for me to pay my rent, basic expenses, and to save up a little money. I have paid time off and full benefits, which I have never had before in my entire life. The Monday that I started my new

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7 Steps to Become a Paid Freelance Writer

Write, get paid, stay in pjs. 1. Pitch all the time. All. The. Time. It’s a numbers game. The more you pitch, the more work you’ll get. I cannot overstate this. Whenever I see people posting questions online about finding work, or complaints about work drying up, my initial thought is — you’re not pitching

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7 tips for fresh freelancers

Embrace your fresh start As you transition into an exciting new phase in your career, set yourself up for success. Take this period of change as an opportunity to refresh, reset, de-clutter, and renew. Clean your desktop, empty and organize your inbox, update your resume, get professional headshots, and build yourself a website. Focus some

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21/03/2020
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The Four Business Basics Every Freelancer Should Know

Let me get one thing straight from the start: I’m an audiobook narrator, not an accountant. However, as an audiobook narrator (and actor, director, writer, etc, to the many different hats I wear on any given day), I am decidedly a freelancer. While those of us that currently freelance are certainly familiar with the concept

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How To Be A Professional Freelance Writer: Invest In Yourself

As the co-founder and editor of The Writing Cooperative, I see a lot of bad pitches. I’m talking make-you-want-to-throw-the-computer bad. These unsolicited pitches usually ask for a “guest post price” or a link share, neither of which we offer. These unwelcome interruptions to my day get deleted or marked as spam if I’m feeling extra ornery. Today

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20/03/2020
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7 Lessons I’ve Learned From Freelance Writing

“It’s all very well to know it intellectually, but how do you feel about it? What is your experience of this?” -Jamgon Kongtrul Being a full-time writer is…really cool. I make my living as a content writer for three clients—and I love what I do. I work from home (or coffee shops), I make my

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I Might Be The World’s Worst Freelancer

When you work in an office, spending 10+ hours a day, butt-in-chair, your mind starts to wander. Amid trying to tune out the mundane office chatter around me, I envisioned a life where I could work on my own schedule, never have to put up with ridiculous company politics, and building a career that served

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How to Start Freelancing

Becoming a freelancer is exciting and difficult. A lot of it is trial and error, and you find success through creativity and perseverance. On the other side of that struggle is the reward — doing what you love, having flexibility, and being your own boss. According to a recent Freelancing in America report, there were 57 million

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