Y’all, Just Create a Freelance Writing Portfolio. Please.

I’m a member of a few Facebook and other social media groups. As a result (of my responses to others’

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Remembering the “Self” in Self Employment

This past week has been a mess. Between power outages and just about everything else, I have felt extremely overwhelmed.

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Setting Freelance Writing Rates: 5 Things to Know Before You Quote

I’ve made frequent mention of the fact that there are many, many subpar writers out there. They undercut professional writers

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Your Dedicated Workspace: What Every Home Office Needs

A few days ago, I had a conversation on social media with a colleague local to me. We were laughing

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Your Freelancing Community: Don’t Be Lonely No Mo’

Writer? Graphic designer? It doesn’t matter. Self-employment is a lonely business. I’m fortunate that my partner and I both work

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Not Everyone Gets a Trophy: Freelance Work Ethic

There are a lot of websites out there. And it seems as if half of them are shouting at you

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The 10 Tenets of Social Media for Business (or Anyone)

Social media is a powerful tool. As I’ve mentioned in the past, it’s the most effective way to show your

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Your Freelance Writing Rates are Hurting My Reputation

As a freelance writer, you’ve got competition. And as more and more “writers” enter the market, that competition is going

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3 Simple Steps to Begin Building Your Personal Brand

It’s one of those buzzwords that we can’t seem to shake. And if you’ve never heard it, once you read

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Considering Self-Employment? Read This First

Many, many moons ago, before there existed sliced bread, I owned a blog. The blog was a tutorial of sorts,

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