One of the inexhaustible topic areas in Writing and Freelance is Inspiration and this is because it is what fuels Freelance/Writing like petrol to a car. More reason there is and always will be new angles to anything said or written about this topic because it is that topic that never goes away. There is … Continue reading FREELANCE INSPIRATIONS: ARE YOU EXPLORING ENOUGH?
If I had a dollar for every time I hear a university student make the statement "I'm broke", I would be a close competition to world's richest man Bill Gates. Maybe I would have built a university. Being a student requires hard work and for most university students, one of the biggest problems of schooling … Continue reading 5 useful tips for every student freelancer
Yes! You read right! There is an Employer-Freelancer code or should I just say there really should be an Employer-Freelancer code? Because in my mind, I like to believe there is one and just because it is invincible doesn’t mean it’s not existing. What is an Employer-Freelancer Code? An Employer-Freelancer Code is simply that piece … Continue reading The Employer-Freelancer Code
Passion waxes, and passion wanes. It’s almost like drawing a graph that goes up, gets to a peak, and then there’s a sharp drop. Life has been dissected and what was once fun, once a great way to both have fun and make a living has been broken down- until all that’s left are bones. … Continue reading 5 Ways to Have Fun Freelancing in Africa
Tom Mwiraria is a pen and paper wielding Kenyan and Pan-Africanist, passionate about a peaceful, healthy, democratic and prosperous Africa. Additionally, He is a lover of humanity, folklore, wildlife and heartlands. Currently, He is an affiliate member of Writers Guild of Kenya; Short story writer at Kasoma Africa, Freelance Writer at Optlinx Writers (Founded in 2011), … Continue reading From Banking to Freelancing: Meet Tom Mwiraria; the Prolific Kenyan Freelancer
Hi freelancer! How has the freelance business being? Technology has paved the way for a new level of interaction unheard of and unseen in its breadth and reach. There are quite a number of social media platforms through which you can advance your craft and you would agree with me that Instagram is one of them. … Continue reading 10 Instagram accounts every freelancer needs to follow
Having a great freelance business isn’t hinged on how talented you are, or your skills at doing whatever you do as a freelancer. Mostly. Truly, it becomes a dilemma when a talented writer makes only a minute sum of money from freelancing. Sad, right? However, someone who is probably less skilled is making a lot … Continue reading Freelancing doesn’t mean free. Treat your freelance business like a business
Hey, freelancers! Meet Ella Chikezie, an African Freelancer! Ella Chikezie is a final year Biochemistry student at The University of Port Harcourt, a blogger, writer, and an entrepreneur. How long have you been writing? I’ve been writing since I learnt to hold a pen. Lol. But, professionally I’ve been writing for 2 years. How … Continue reading Meet Ella Chikezie, an African Freelancer!
Client retention is one of the most hassling matters which freelancers have to consider. Do you spend more of your time chasing down new clients rather than working repeatedly with your existing clients? Then this post is just for you. Let's face it: we all want to make cool cash. No one wants to keep … Continue reading Dear Freelancer, Here’s how to find (and keep) those clients!
In almost all careers, there are notable freelancers. From medicine, to law, to writing, to web designing- just name it, freelancers abound- in other words, individuals who aren't employed as permanent staff for any particular organization or industry but carry out tasks in some of those organizations. Ever heard of 'contract staff'? Well, if you are one, then … Continue reading The Right Freelance Contract Determines Your Pay!