When life outside of freelancing hits hard

When life hits hard
Life happens. This past couple of weeks has especially been tough for me.

My grandmother, whom I loved dearly, passed away, my car has thrown in the towel, and Twitter – out of nowhere – suspended my personal account. Three very different stresses all at the same time… depression, stress, and anxiety. They’re real, and they hit hard. [Read more...]

Step-by-Step Guide to Building the Foundation to Your Freelance Business

Building Your Freelance Foundation
Freelancing is exciting and liberating – yet – daunting and difficult.

You’re either held back from the fear of taking such a huge risk with your career or you’ve already taken the leap, but things don’t seem to be going anywhere.

Isn’t it frustrating? You know succeeding as a freelancer can be done, but, how do you get there?

It’s not easy and it takes a lot of hard work, but you’re right, it is possible. Although there may not be a paved road, there is a general process you can follow to get to where you want to be. [Read more...]

How to establish your expertise as a freelancer in a saturated market

Freelance Expert
According to a recent estimate from Freelancers Union, there are over “42 million American independent workers.”

How are you supposed to stand out in such a saturated market?

What needs done for potential clients to see you as an expert in your line of work?

It’s not easy, but by no means is it hard either. Establishing yourself as an expert and standing out in a saturated market comes down to two things: finding your niche and branding around that specifically.

There’s a bit more to it, so let me elaborate. [Read more...]