Posts tagged with ‘Freelancing’

  • "Get a Real Job" and Other Freelance Buzz Kills

    By Jennifer Mattern on June 9, 2014
    Ah, the joys of working as a freelance writer. You get to work from home, spend the day in your pajamas, have no boss looking over your shoulder, watch soaps in the middle of the afternoon, run errands whenever you feel like it, and to top it off everybody respects you. Yeah. And then you wake up. It's funny how […]
  • Making Money as a Freelance Writer: What’s Most Important

    By Rebecca Garland on November 8, 2012
    If I were to ask those just starting out what is most important in having a freelance writing career, I'm guessing most would tell me what seems obvious. You have to write well. And it’s true that you do need sufficient writing skills to build a career as a freelance writer, but that’s not what is most important. In fact, […]
  • 3 Basic Business Skills All Freelancers Need

    By Jennifer Mattern on September 19, 2012
    Successful freelancing involves more than having the ability to write (or design, code, or whatever service you offer). Freelancers also need some basic business skills to manage and grow a freelance business. These are the skills that allow you to attract clients, manage finances, and make appropriate plans for the future. Let's look at three basic business skills all freelancers […]
  • Things to Consider When Choosing Freelance Working Hours

    By Jennifer Mattern on July 12, 2012
    One of the biggest perks of freelancing is the fact that we can set our own schedules. But how should you set that schedule? How do you determine what your working hours will be? My "normal" working hours are 5:00 am - 12:00 pm, Monday through Thursday. But that doesn't mean I always stick to that, especially now that I have my […]
  • What do You do With Your Freelance Freedom?

    By Jennifer Mattern on June 20, 2012
    We all know that one of the biggest benefits of freelance writing is the freedom it provides. We get to set our own hours. We choose our work days. We don't have to ask for permission to take a day off when we need one. And we can work wherever and however we please. Better yet, we don't have to […]
  • 5 Awesome Made-Up Things About Freelancing

    By Clint Osterholz on November 3, 2010
    Jenn's post on 5 Frightening Facts About the Freelance Life really put me in a bad mood, especially since I'm doing so much writing nowadays. In retaliation, here's some stuff that's completely untrue about freelancing that you probably never knew! You Can Get by with One Client That's certainly what I did! I get paid a bazillion words to do […]
  • Interview With Business Consulting Buzz

    By Jennifer Mattern on September 23, 2010
    I just wanted to pass along a quick link. I was recently interviewed for the Business Consulting Buzz blog. Check it out! In the interview you'll find out how my crazy work schedule is working out for me (working Monday - Thursday, usually getting up at 4am and working 5am through noon). You'll also get some tips on query-free marketing […]
  • 8 Things Freelance Writers have in Common with Satan

    By Yo Prinzel on July 9, 2010
    Good morning my little fiends, how are you today? Well, however you were doing, you're about to get doing better (huh?) because I’ve decided that it’s high time for all of us to come out of the hellfire and acknowledge just how much like Satan we freelance writers are. Yes, we freelance writers have much in common with that red […]
  • 10 Things I've Learned While Freelancing

    By Yo Prinzel on May 14, 2010
    April 17th marked my 1-year anniversary as a full time freelancer. This month marks my 2-year anniversary as any kind of freelancer. During this time I've learned a lot of stuff that may or may not be useful to you. 1. The easy way is usually not the best way. Chances are good that if nothing in your career ever […]
  • Late Shift

    By Jennifer Mattern on April 6, 2010
    Note: This post originally appeared at on February 9, 2010. The Freelance Theater audio play series is now a part of All Freelance Writing. One of the sometimes best / sometimes worst aspects of freelancing is how much time you'll spend working alone. While it can be nice to avoid the politics and drama of a traditional office environment, […]