You Don’t Need an Achilles’ Tendon to Be a Freelance Writer

You Don’t Need an Achilles’ Tendon to Be a Freelance Writer

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.

Pros & Cons of Freelancing: Unlimited Earning Potential

Pros & Cons of Freelancing: Unlimited Earning Potential

So far in my “Pros & Cons of Freelancing” column, I have covered the joys and challenges of being your own boss and of managing your own time. This third installment will address another core topic of full-time freelance life: Money. Much discussion of money…

Pros & Cons of Freelancing: Your Time Is Your Own

Pros & Cons of Freelancing: Your Time Is Your Own

I’m writing this monthly series about the joys and challenges of full-time freelancing, and it turns out that in many cases the joys are the same as the challenges — usually two sides of the same coin. That is certainly true with the question of…

Pros & Cons of Freelancing: You’re Your Own Boss

Pros & Cons of Freelancing: You’re Your Own Boss

Now that freelancing is exploding in the US workforce, everyone has an opinion about it.  Is it the best, most freeing career path ever or a hell of insecurity and stress? Is it a giant engine of creative empowerment or the downfall of civilized society?…