Lasting client relationships are a freelancer’s financial lifeline. To develop a long-term partnership, it’s often necessary for a freelancer to go above and beyond what others can do to attract and retain clients. However, overselling results can create the opposite effect — a client may feel disappointed or misled if results don’t happen within the stated timeline or the outcome isn’t what they envisioned. [Read more…]
In this day and age, professionals are starting to value the importance of a work-from-home lifestyle that revolves around technology and it’s capacity to stay connected from anywhere at any time. Having the opportunity to avoid time-wasters such as rush hour traffic or long commute hours gives individuals the freedom to use their newly gained time not only for doing the activities they enjoy but also for picking up an extra source of income. [Read more…]
Before beginning your freelancing journey, you might think you need a special education to land a gig. The truth is, all you really need is the ability to write well and the research skills to fill your articles with helpful information. [Read more…]
Freelance writing takes grit.
You have to put your faith in your own talent and strike off on your own, without the comfort of an office job and stable paycheck.
Freelance writing also requires thinking outside the box in terms of what you write, who you write for, and building up your portfolio. Creativity is in your ink. [Read more…]
You’ve been working on your piece for what seems like weeks even though it has probably only been a couple of days.
The topic means so much to you that it has to be right so you’ve edited it over and over, just trying to convey exactly what you mean in an understandable way to make people as excited as you are or to see the truth of the matter.
Finally, it is perfect. You submit your finished product to the appropriate online site; you’re confident this is just the perfect place for readers to really connect with the work you’ve produced.
And you wait. [Read more…]
The recession has hit most industries hard — freelance writing is no exception. A Freelancer’s Union survey from early April found that 76% of freelancers had contracts cancelled and 65% had difficulty finding new clients as a result of the virus.
So why are so many freelance writers struggling right now? [Read more…]
Clients who don’t pay are nothing new. Even without a crisis, we have encountered at least one client who knows all the delaying tactics in the world when it comes to paying for work we’ve done. And then there are those who don’t pay up at all.
In this time of crisis, the problem is even more pronounced. Clients are likely facing financial issues themselves, and while we sympathize – we are truly in the same boat – we also need to keep food on the table.
So what do you do if clients are not paying you right now? [Read more…]
Is it just me or workload recently has significantly increased because everyone is forced to stay home? It feels like time flies by so fast because of the number of tasks I’ve finished this week. Just relieving all of them feels tiring. I can clearly recall how I take deep breaths every time I feel the frustration or anxiety.
As a writer, I stopped for a moment and gave things a think – are there right and wrong ways to do breathing exercises to help de-stress? I was happy to learn that there are a few routines that can help one feel lighter and calmer after a stress-inducing activity.
In my experience, the hardest part of being a freelance writer isn’t seeking out potential clients and platforms to host your work, or even doing the work of writing itself. Rather, it’s coming up with strong pitches that promise mass reader appeal, yet also set you apart from the crowd. [Read more…]
This global pandemic has forced us to do or study a lot of things we only told ourselves to learn once life permits us. With all the time on our hands now, there’s an option to squeeze in a masterclass or finish a book while also working remotely. However, you may have been noticing that you aren’t as productive as compared to the last few weeks. The distractions in your house might be telling you to find another workspace at home. [Read more…]