Ernest Hemingway is regarded as one of the world’s greatest writers. After running some nerdy reading level stats, I now respect him even more.
What happens when you gather hundreds of journalists in the same place? Networking on steroids.
We all want to earn more money, but for the freelancers who are seriously seeking a raise, knowing why January is the right time to ask can make all the difference.
I can’t live without my smartphone, tablet, laptop, and desktop. But when it comes to keeping a schedule, I kick it old-school—on paper.
Today, workers are interrupted about every 10 minutes by instant messages, tweets, and Facebook messages. Remaining focused is a matter of changing your working environment, not just trying harder. And freelancers are more than capable of doing both.
For small businesses, hiring a professional writer is as worthy an expense as hiring a professional designer or lawyer. Learning how you can align small business needs with your editorial skills is an under-appreciated way freelancers can increase their income.
If there’s any one takeaway from these studies, it’s that Horace Greeley was right all along: Go West, young freelancer.
Just because work slows down at the end of the year doesn't mean December and January have to be unproductive months. Smart freelancers will take the time to do things like set specific goals, review finances, and plan to develop new skills.