Earlier this week, I spent a day on Craigslist New York City researching gigs related to writing, editing, and design in order to report back on the quality of the available jobs. Because even if there's a lot of bad, and too much ugly, there had to be some good, right?
One of the few advantages of full-time work is the glorious benefit of having...benefits. Freelancers, especially those thrust into self-employment, don’t immediately think about what life is like without health insurance. Fortunately, as the gig economy continues to grow, Freelancers Union has created a new benefits system specifically for lances who need to be freed (of debilitating medical costs).
It's possible to squeeze out extra dough, as long as you know a few psychological tips. Subtle and sometimes counterintuitive pricing strategies can have meaningful effects on sales, and whether you're a copyeditor for hire or a newly enterprising designer, understanding how to get the most out of your pricing is one of the few freelancing areas you can always control.
In my 10 years as an assigning editor at B2B and consumer magazines, I’ve worked with some freelancers who've made my life easier and some who've made me want to pull my hair out. Here are seven habits that land freelancers at the top of my call list—and three that put them on my blacklist.
As painter Chuck Close said, “I always thought that inspiration is for amateurs. The rest of us just show up and get to work.” Understanding how to jumpstart your creativity and get it flowing is crucial to enduring through trying days. Here are six methods that creatives use to start their creative engines.
Each day, you go through a routine of working in coffee shops, pitching stories, conducting interviews, and writing. It's very easy to get comfortable in that routine and forget about innovating, learning new skills, and building new relationships. Fortunately, there are courses popping up in cities across America that don’t take place in traditional classroom settings.
How does a freelancer get a precious invite code to Working Not Working? And what happens once you’re in? It was time for me to dig up some more information.
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