Month: June 2018

It’s the Wild West Out Here, People

A decade ago when I started out as a full-time freelance writer, things looked a lot different. I certainly wasn’t alone out there, but competition was not exactly hot and heavy. Here’s how it went pretty often: Me: “Hello, I am responding to your job posting for a freelance writer. I have a very small …

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Lay of the Freelance Writing Landscape

I wrote in a previous post that a key principle for succeeding as a freelancer is having a clear understanding of the lay of the landscape in whichever field you’re working. Freelancers in every field will have particular considerations based on how the industry works, and it’s essential to have at least a general sense of …

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