In an age where writers are often rewarded for the speed, not the depth, of their reporting, great sourcing is quickly becoming a lost art.
Just like any other freelancer, freelance graphic designers have to wear many hats if they want to make a living. So where do freelance graphic designers look for inspiration in order to keep up with the industry?
It happens to the best of freelancers: You keep an eye on your receivables, but a check never showed up. You've read and re-read the terms of your contract and scanned the junk mail in the recycle bin, but there's no money to be found. What should you do?
For the report, titled “How to Live the Freelance Life—Lessons from 1,000 Independents,” 88 percent said they would keep freelancing even if they were offered a full-time job. That’s a strong statement, and not one everyone would expect.
Collected here are the words of editors at some of the most well-regarded publications around like the New York Times Magazine and the Wall Street Journal. I’ve asked them what freelancers can do when pitching to score a standout writing gig. Here's what they had to say.
As someone who has a brain that constantly tells her to look at an email instead of approaching a possible contact, I’ve found my own ways to network. If you’ve been struggling to make the right connections, these strategies can help your career without breaking your embarrassment barometer.