Years back, when I was duking it out for $15 per article, I often dreamed not of riches, but of prestige. My goal wasn't to make a million bucks—it was to be Norman Mailer.
While everyone zags their way to big writing events, you zig. That's how you wind up getting work from unexpected sources.
Freelancers should all have an area of expertise, but that doesn't mean they have to limit themselves to one.
By Kieran Dahl