Writing & Business

The WHY of Burnout: Your Burnout Assessment

The WHY of Burnout: Your Burnout Assessment

Last week during the #CreativeCoffeeHour Twitter chat, one of the questions that came up was around what we can do to manage emotional burnout in creative work. I mentioned the importance of assessing WHY we feel burned out, and instantly had others asking me for tips on how to understand…
What Should You Include In Your Blog’s Newsletter?

What Should You Include In Your Blog’s Newsletter?

*Everyone* tells bloggers that they need to have a newsletter or some kind of email marketing* going on if they want to go pro with their blogs. It makes sense---after all, once you have someone's email address, you've been given access to connecting with them on a one-on-one basis (and…
10 Reasons Why Bloggers Should Offer Freelance Services

10 Reasons Why Bloggers Should Offer Freelance Services

A few weeks ago I guest-blogged over at Amy Howard Social about how to leverage your blog as a platform for freelance writing services. Today I want to expand on that and cover the top 10 reasons why bloggers should offer freelance services!  Note: this applies to bloggers who want to go…
2 Tips on How to Make Time For Blogging

2 Tips on How to Make Time For Blogging

Join my FREE 8-day e-course for new freelancers to get actionable worksheets + more >> Making time for blogging can be challenging when we have other aspects to our business (or are in university... or have a 9---5 job... or all three!). In this video, I'm sharing two important tips…
How do you know when to spend money on your business?

How do you know when to spend money on your business?

After investing very little in my business for years, these past few months I have started making a lot of business-related purchases. From software to home office equipment, I've spent more in the past few months than I had spent in a very long time for my business! And this…
Why Your Freelance Business Failed (and what to do about it)

Why Your Freelance Business Failed (and what to do about it)

No one wants to fail. But unfortunately, quite a lot of freelancers do fail in their businesses. Freelancing can be hard! It can be overwhelming and challenging to succeed as a freelancer. But success is possible! You can be a super successful freelancer when you have the right strategies and systems…
How Should You Set Rates as a Freelancer?

How Should You Set Rates as a Freelancer?

Interested in freelancing? Join my FREE 8-day e-course for new freelancers This is one of the BIG questions that every freelancer asks themselves. What's the best way of setting rates---hourly or by the project? And should you confirm the amount in advance or give an approximate range upfront? There are so…