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*Freelance News Roundup* —  Coronavirus Edition, Vol. 2

*Freelance News Roundup* — Coronavirus Edition, Vol. 2

Coronavirus is still with us, and boy has it taken over the freelancing-related news cycle. There’s a lot out there about why and how to freelance right now, what freelancers are facing, how they can get their hands on relief money, and what freelancers in specific industries are seeing.

*Freelance News Roundup* —  Coronavirus Edition, Vol. 1

*Freelance News Roundup* — Coronavirus Edition, Vol. 1

The coronavirus is wreaking havoc on communities around the globe, and the globally dispersed community of freelancers is no exception. I’ll be posting a series of news roundups in the coming weeks and months to keep people updated on the latest, both for freelancers in general and for freelancers in specific fields.

How to Find Work: Pitching

How to Find Work: Pitching

Here it is, the final post in my ten-part series about how to find work as a freelancer: all about pitching.  

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*Epic Freelance News Roundup* — Hello 2020

*Epic Freelance News Roundup* — Hello 2020

There’s a lot to chew on here, including some updates and reflection and about AB5 and related bills that freelancers are really ticked off about.

How to Find Work: Networking

How to Find Work: Networking

I’s time to discuss everybody’s favorite way of work-finding: Networking. This is an absolutely essential task to engage in if you’re interested in designing a successful, sustainable freelance career.

An Anecdote to Help You Think About Pricing

An Anecdote to Help You Think About Pricing

I know it’s really hard to know how to price your work as a freelancer. I always talk about how it’s an art and not a science, so you need to gather as many inputs about the client as you can to figure out how much they may be able to pay before you make a proposal. 

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How to Find Work: Marketplaces

How to Find Work: Marketplaces

As part of my series about how to find work as a freelancer, let’s talk about the one option that many newbie freelancers think is THE place to turn to find clients: marketplace sites like Upwork and Fiverr.

*Freelance News Roundup* — A Proven Route to Freelancing, How to Negotiate, Why Paris Is Best for Freelancers, and More

*Freelance News Roundup* — A Proven Route to Freelancing, How to Negotiate, Why Paris Is Best for Freelancers, and More

Freelancing is in the press a lot these days. Here are some recent articles, essays, and information from the freelance universe.

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Freelancers, stop thinking about what your work is “worth.”

Freelancers, stop thinking about what your work is “worth.”

In freelance groups I frequent, I see a lot of commentary about “demanding what you’re worth.” It’s clear from these conversations that this exhortation is meant to be an empowering one to the advice-seeker, an encouragement to value oneself and insist that the market see that value too. I’m all for empowerment. But the bad news is that a “give me my worth!” mindset is a poor one with which to actually negotiate pay.