They say writing is therapeutic, but those of us who write for a living know very well that it is not always the case. In fact, it could be the opposite. Deadlines — looming and past — can throw all semblance of therapeutic out the window.
A Freelancer’s Guide to Managing Job Uncertainty During the COVID-19 Crisis
The inevitable uncertainties that everyone is bound to face at some point in life should cause anxiety. Why? Because when your brain can’t figure out what lurks around a corner, everything goes haywire. Look no further than the COVID-19 crisis for a clear picture of this fact.
It is clear that the COVID-19 crisis has persisted longer than anticipated. If you are reading this, then you likely have a lot of unanswered questions in your thoughts. When will you get your next gig? Is a client considering terminating your contract? Here’s a freelancer’s guide to managing job uncertainty in the face of the COVID-19 crisis. [Read more…]
10 Daily Challenges in the Life of a Freelance Writer in the Time of COVID
2020 has certainly been quite something. As if hurricanes and wildfires weren’t devastating enough, March arrived, and with it came a deadly, global pandemic. And it’s not done yet. [Read more…]
How to Find Recession-Proof Writing Gigs
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.
I was really shocked to see that a lot of freelancers are losing work because of the pandemic, mostly because I’ve been busier than ever. Clients are giving me more work since the recession started.
So why are so many freelance writers struggling right now? [Read more…]
5 Types of Content to Pitch During a Pandemic
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…]
How to Fix Your Body Clock
Just when we thought we already got the hang of working from home, here comes a new test to conquer. Because of the ongoing pandemic, we are all advised to stay indoors and observing social distancing. The idea of not going outside should be easy since we’re almost always at home, hustling virtually. However, new challenges reveal themselves as each day goes by – one of them is how to fix your body clock. [Read more…]
How to Launch a Freelance Writing Career in More Than One Language in the Midst of the Coronavirus Pandemic
The coronavirus pandemic has left people around the world out of work. Many of them are turning to new freelance careers to replace lost income streams. In this article, we look at freelance writing as a career – in particular, freelance writing for those who are fluent in two or more languages.
There are plenty of companies out there that employ freelance writers. Translation agencies, for example, provide multilingual content writing services to clients around the globe – and thus employ freelance content writers from across the world. [Read more…]