You’re a freelancer. You’ve kicked off the cubicle shackles, told the water cooler “peace out, bro, I’m buying a Brita pitcher,” and the only printer you’ll be smashing in a field while listening to rap music is the one you buy yourself. (For the record I don’t recommend that unless you’ve exercised all your options.)… Continue Reading
When you’re a freelancer, you gain a few new titles in addition to the one you use to introduce yourself at uncomfortable networking parties. You’re not just a “freelance copywriter,” you’re also the head of marketing, president of sales, and number one coffee gopher.
Your services aren’t going anywhere unless you can market yourself, and … Continue Reading
No matter what industry you’re in, whether you’re self-employed or someone-else-employed, in order to thrive professionally, you’re going to develop what I call a “trade toolbox” This toolbox is likely going to be a mix of figurative (skills, knowledge, connections) and literal (hammers, product management software, measuring cups), and improves with each year you’re in … Continue Reading
For new or established freelancers who are looking to scale their business and require a professionally crafted website, the task of searching for a proper solution can be surprisingly complex. There’s a large and increasingly popular demand for workers who can create and maintain a company’s website. The vast majority of these workers do so … Continue Reading
I don’t know about you, but I’ll never forget the first freelance job I landed on my own.
After getting burned by a company that had committed to helping me get started, I realized that I didn’t need to hitch a ride on someone else’s bootstraps. I realized that I could do my own research, … Continue Reading
You’ve attended holiday family gatherings, right? For me, there are always a few things guaranteed to happen:
- My kids eat only bread, while other people’s children happily eat Aunt Patchouli’s kale salad.
- I eat precisely three too many bites of pie, and seriously consider drinking from the gravy boat.
- One of the uncles or grandpas
Most college degrees come with a class or program designed to help you make the transition into the workforce. If you choose not to get a college degree, the workforce transition is still available. Job interview training, safety regulation courses, and certification programs barely scratch the surface when it comes to the resources available for … Continue Reading
The holidays are coming, friends. This is not a drill.
Let’s say your mom is being passive-aggressive about how long it’s been since your last visit. Or maybe your best friend from college (who you never really talk to, but still call your best friend) expects a thoughtful, personalized gift that needs to be shipped … Continue Reading
Answer me this question: Do you need to take time off work? Now, I know, I know you’re living that sweet, sweet freelance life. I know you’re doing what you love. I know you’ve got the freedom to close up “shop” for two hours so that you can go to your son’s midday soccer game… … Continue Reading
Ah, autumn… that whimsical, crisp time of year that makes a whole lot of people feel strongly about spices, and which kinds of decorations should, or should not be out in their favorite stores.
It’s a reminder that you have no idea where your scarf is, a reminder that Netflix is about to release a … Continue Reading