I happen to know a lot of writers. Some traits can be smelt (detected) a mile away, and one of them is passion. One other “sniffable” trait? Insecurity. I have attempted to piece together reasons for this state of insecurity, and one reason which comes up frequently is rejection. There is something immensely creative about … Continue reading Why You Shouldn’t be Insecure about Your Writing
To be sincere, I’d rather write up an entire lengthy article or book than edit. Editing stresses me, as well as proofreading. I like to get away from work that I’ve done as fast as possible and I’m guilty of not re-reading because it makes me feel like deleting the entire article. Stephen King said … Continue reading 7 Ways to Sharpen Your Editorial Skills- Without Breaking a Bank
Your perception game must be strong as a freelancer, especially when you would like to get referrals from clients. Many freelancers work with people whom they’ve never seen, and will probably never see, and this is one of the beauties of freelancing. However, it can also pose as a challenge because at least while looking … Continue reading Identifying Types of Clients by the Tone of their E-mails
How Should a Freelancer Deal with Dry Spells? As much as there are days filled with jobs, jobs and more jobs, there are also some terribly dry days in freelancing. One freelancer calls it the land of Peaks and Pits. The peaks are those never –ending days filled with jobs, while the pits are those … Continue reading Some Days are Dull
I’m still waiting for you to complete that statement, if you have an answer that is; because I don’t. While meeting with other people who do the same thing as you (or within the same niche), invariably, comparison rears its ugly head, and thoughts such as this begin to come into your mind: “Maybe they’re … Continue reading Comparison has helped freelancers in…
Those who inspire need the most inspiration As the month runs to an end, many of us might have drained our creative juices on tasks, and can’t wait to break away from our routines, even if only for a day or two. This is not necessarily a bad thing, as in fact, it is deemed … Continue reading Dear Freelancer: What Inspires/Refuels You?
This is me ranting. Mostly because the jobs I’ve had to do within the last one month have been HARD. Like super-duper HARD! Headache-generating HARD! Things which I really had to go out of my comfort zone to do adequate research on and which at the end of the day, make me hit my bed … Continue reading Some Jobs are Hard!
Social media can be such a beautiful place, buzzing with activity (both productive and unproductive). It’s the go-to place for us millennials when we need to get the latest gist and probably just zone out when we’re in a boring conversation, but guess what? It could also be the place for you to land really … Continue reading 5 Places to Get Freelance Jobs on Social Media
In business, the client/customer is always king, which means you’ve got to consider their needs and stay calm regardless of what they do. Right? That doesn’t eliminate the fact that sometimes, you just want to say some things back at them but you hold your tongue because…well…there’s money (and hopefully, referrals) involved! The last blog … Continue reading 5 Things Every Freelancer wants to say to clients but…
My very first freelance job got me, after spending several hours trying to do the job, a client who was clearly displeased. From her mail, I could literally feel the heat of her anger as it radiated to where I was standing. I thought I had done a good job, turns out; it was less … Continue reading How to Handle an Angry Client like a Pro