*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: Nepotism

How to Find Work: Nepotism

Some people stay away from working with family members for fear of the appearance of impropriety, but as freelancers who are always on the lookout for new clients, we don’t tend to have time for such compunctions.

How to Find Work: Piggybacking

How to Find Work: Piggybacking

The better the relationship you have with those you work with, the more likely they will be to hire you again … and again … and again. At each new job they go to, they always hire you whenever the need for a freelancer of your kind arises.

Earning $30,000 and $250,000 — Both Freelance Writers

Earning $30,000 and $250,000 — Both Freelance Writers

A $250,000-earning freelance writer makes more than eight times the income of a freelancer who makes $30,000. Yet both call themselves “freelance writers.” What gives?

No Wonder Women Like Freelancing

No Wonder Women Like Freelancing

Is it any wonder that we are increasingly turning to self-employment to design the kind of work life that actually works for us?

Striking Out for Freelance Gulch: An Extended Metaphor for Starting a Freelance Career

Striking Out for Freelance Gulch: An Extended Metaphor for Starting a Freelance Career

Perhaps you live in the big city of corporate workplaces. Things are logical and centrally planned, you’re told what to do and when to do it, you receive money for going through motions, and everything is calm and predictable. Your decision-making power is limited; it 

How to Find Work: Asking

How to Find Work: Asking

In my post about the 10 ways I find freelance work, I list one thing that seems like it’s too obvious to write down: “Asking.” I can hear the skepticism now: “Right, so I’ll just nip out and ask someone for some work and come 

5 Essential Pieces of Advice for Beginning Freelancers

5 Essential Pieces of Advice for Beginning Freelancers

There is no magic freelancing bullet that will get you in the game without a lot of hard work, tenacity, and persistence. But there are some important things you can do at the start to make your chances of quickly revving up your business much more likely.