Writing & Business

My Freelancing Story: The 6-Year Journey to Success

My Freelancing Story: The 6-Year Journey to Success

Get the FREE 8-day e-course for new freelancers I didn’t always know I wanted to be a small business owner. In fact, 10 years ago I never would have thought that this is where I’d be today.  It’s been an amazing and wonderful experience, and I’ve learned SO MUCH along…
How to Get Your First Clients: Day-by-Day Breakdown

How to Get Your First Clients: Day-by-Day Breakdown

New to freelancing? Click here to get the FREE 8-day Freelancing 101 mini course >> There are so many questions I get from new and struggling freelancers every day, but one of the most common is, “how can I find clients?”  Finding that first client is a big step. It’s…
10 Truths About Freelancing That No One Ever Talks About

10 Truths About Freelancing That No One Ever Talks About

Freelancing seems awesome and, let's be honest, it IS awesome. Working whatever hours you want, wherever in the world you want; choosing super fun projects to work on; being your own boss... I love it. But there are some VERY important hard truths about freelancing that no one ever really…
So you want to work from home full-time… now what?

So you want to work from home full-time… now what?

Working from home is one of my most favorite of things! It's not for everybody, but if it's right for YOU, it can be an absolutely amazing experience. After you've overcome the challenge of figuring out whether working from home is something that's a good fit for you, however, you…
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…