Thanks to technology, a physical office is no longer necessary for many occupations. Cloud-based communication apps, such as Slack and Basecamp, allow collaboration across the globe. Remote teams and digital offices offer many benefits for both employees and employers. Workers aren’t stuck commuting to and from one location every day. Additionally, companies can hire from a global pool with reduced overhead. If you’re ready for a positive change, a work from home set-up could be ideal for you. More so, you may want to freelance on the side and then transition to working from home full-time. [Read more…]
Freelancing and stability seem like polar opposites. Most freelancers expect very loose hours, extended periods of downtime, and have plans in case payment doesn’t happen exactly on schedule – all traits of a more informal workforce and marketplace.
An article in the Wall Street Journal spells out all of the undesirable particulars: “Also know, that your future income will be hugely variable. Monthly retainers and long-term commitments are increasingly vestiges of a bygone era.” Given the variable and casual nature of freelance work, how can you turn it into a sustainable, stable business? [Read more…]
The built-in complexities of transitioning from being a freelancer into an online course business owner can be quite overwhelming. So much so that others don’t even attempt to transition just because of the sheer amount of work that goes into it.
There are those who are daring enough to face the challenges head on.
Despite the shaky grounds that they’d have to traverse and the strong winds of the unknown that they’d have to weather, they painstakingly wrestle with all the obstacles in front of them to be able to succeed in their endeavor.
Are you one of the brave few attempting to transition from being a freelancer into an online course business owner?
If you answered affirmatively, then you’re in the right place. [Read more…]
For people employed in the fields of translation and writing, a daily work schedule is generally imposed by their employers. They’re supplied with a certain amount of work they are capable of completing within their office hours and kept on track with regular meetings to determine the best course of action when tackling projects. But how do you manage an equivalent workload as a freelancer, and keep the work rolling in? [Read more…]
One thing that can set you apart as a freelancer is dedication to professionalism in billing. When your invoices arrive on time, include all the relevant information, and are formatted properly, it shows that you’re a serious business person who your clients can rely on.
If you haven’t explored all the benefits of better invoices yet, now is the time to get started. A few simple tweaks to your current setup may greatly enhance your image. [Read more…]
Many creative types find it hard to talk about money. Creative work, by nature, requires emotional risk and self-expression just to get something down on paper. Arguing the value of your work then can feel like arguing the value of your worth as a person.
But one thing that’s not up for debate — that you should charge what you’re worth. It’s way too easy to set a price and forget about it, even when all signs point to “yes, you are worth more”. So, here are five signs that tell you it’s time to raise your freelance writing rates.How to Know It's Time to Raise Your Freelance Writing Rates Click To Tweet
As a freelance writer, you likely use occasional gigs to supplement your full-time income. There are many advantages to this setup, including having the practicality of a steady paycheck while making extra money doing what you love.
But if you love the process of freelance writing more than your current job, you may wonder about converting those one-off gigs into a full-time stream of available work.
Is it possible for you to turn your freelance work into a sustainable business? [Read more…]
As freelance writers, we’ve all been there.
Maybe it’s not a lot of debt – maybe just a couple of credit card bills that are racking up some interest because your income forecasting fell short. It’s just a bad year in a cycle of good and bad years. Or maybe it’s more than that. Maybe you’ve recently faced some emergency expenses and you’re buried under a pile of loans and bills, some of which are even going to collections. [Read more…]
Are you a freelance writer struggling with increasing your income? Or maybe you’re an aspiring writer with a full-time job, and you’re sitting at your desk, dreaming of turning your passion into a profitable business.
Whatever the case, I’m here to tell you it’s completely doable. [Read more…]
Email marketing is a means of getting in touch with customers directly via – you got it – email. It’s usually associated with businesses that sell products and want to push these not only to existing customers but also to its target market in general.
What does email marketing have to do with you, a freelance writer? [Read more…]