Freelance Confidence needs a podcast. I am already part of A Little Bird Told Me, a freelance writing podcast with my freelance colleague Lorrie, but since she has been on maternity leave we haven’t made an episode. Freelance Confidence’s podcast is going to be different, though, and it won’t be […]
The rather awesome Joanne Harris tweeted a great analogy on working for free. Enjoy! If you’re sick of requests like that, sign up for the Freelance Confidence mailing list now.
Everyone has different ways of absorbing information, and the audio-visual nature of video works well for many. The barrier to entry of video making is getting lower and lower, so many individuals are making video clips with their phones and uploading them directly to YouTube within minutes… it makes sense […]
Income from freelancing can wax and wane a bit and even well-paid freelance writers can benefit from some additional income streams for extra cash and security. Listen to find out more! Links mentioned in the show Amazon affiliates Google AdSense Clickbank E-Junkie Commission Junction Affiliate Window This is what petunias […]
When you freelance, a lot of people expect that you will be keen to write for them for free. As if you have nothing better to do with your time, as if your skills are worth £0, and as if the opportunity to populate someone’s niche blog on raw cabbage […]
Constantly learning and training makes us all better at our jobs, whether we are improving our writing skills, our business skills or studying a seemingly unrelated topic – even then, there are always transferable skills and, you never know, you might find yourself with a new specialist subject! Thanks to […]
Starting out in freelance writing is an exciting time. Dreams of typing all day in a sunny coffee shop and nonchalantly telling people you write for a living are seductive. The alternative stereotype is also appealing to many: getting up at noon and working in your pyjamas, perhaps in bed. […]
Getting freelance writing clients of your own is the only real path to financial success, as the mass market websites are a thoroughly depressing fight to the bottom. However, not every client is ideal for you and your business. Check out Jody Jelas telling it like it is, as she […]
Freelancers are sometimes pressured into quoting really low prices that don’t take into account the skills, talents and experiences they offer. But this is not the route to a successful business!
For freelance writers, deciding what fees to charge is an ongoing issue. How can you be sure that the freelance fee rates you set are fair, both to ensure value for money for your client, and to be confident that you are not undervaluing your own skills and talents? Transcript: […]