I felt pretty much zero panic about how I would continue to earn my living and support my family. I honestly didn’t give a single thought to my livelihood in that crisis moment. And that’s because I’m a freelance writer.
Month: July 2019
There seems to be a general perception that freelancing is inherently insecure, that no matter how long or successfully you’ve been doing it you’re always just a few beats away from a devastatingly bad month. But this isn’t true.
There are a lot of people out there with a lot of advice about freelancing. Me included.
You can read scores of blog posts about how to drum up business, how to choose a niche (or not!), how to fight impostor syndrome and isolation and feast-or-famine and the urge to procrastinate by dressing your cat in adorable, Instagrammable costumes.Continue reading If You Learn One Thing About Freelancing, Make it This
Just because the career is amazingly flexible doesn’t mean it’s magical. It’s pretty dang hard to design and execute a full-fledged career as a freelancer while simultaneously parenting.
Similarly, you are also able to set up your lifestyle how you’d like to, including the costs and benefits of your job. You can decide what work-related expenses are worth it to you to take on, what benefits and supports you need to live happily and securely, and how much time you want to take off to devote to leisure or family.
Like all the other pros/cons I’ve covered in this monthly column so far, this ability to customize your costs and benefits is both a pro and a con.Continue reading Pros & Cons of Freelancing: Customized Costs and Benefits