Writing & Business

My Top Five Tips for How to Be a Better Writer

My Top Five Tips for How to Be a Better Writer

Sometimes you just aren’t in the mood for writing. But if you have a deadline to deal with, or if you are writing content for a client, you don’t really have much of a choice! You might not feel inspired to write, but you have to write anyways. I have…
My Two Best Money Tips for Freelancers

My Two Best Money Tips for Freelancers

As a freelancer, you get to be the boss, secretary, office manager, employee, and bookkeeper, all rolled into one. And no doubt you are stronger in some of these areas than others! Most people become freelancers because their strong skills are in being an entrepreneur and / or in the…
3 Reasons Why Elance Is a Great Option for New Freelancers

3 Reasons Why Elance Is a Great Option for New Freelancers

When you first start out freelancing, it can be tough! Building a client base, getting work experience, and making a living can take a long time. Although a lot of traditional online freelance bidding sites, such as Elance or Freelanced, aren’t the best way to get long-term freelance work (particularly because…
Tips for Working at a Coffee Shop

Tips for Working at a Coffee Shop

Last week I talked about why I like working out of coffee shops… so this week, I’ve got some tips for you on working at a coffee shop successfully! 1) Have a plan for what type of work you’ll do. Don’t just decide that you’ll go work at a coffee…
What I like about working out of coffee shops

What I like about working out of coffee shops

It took me almost a year of freelancing full-time before I began working out of coffee shops semi-regularly. Then, during the past few months, I was transcribing some university classes for deaf and hard-of-hearing students, and a couple of my classes were spaced a few hours apart. It seemed silly…
My Freelance Life: One Year Later

My Freelance Life: One Year Later

Can you believe that it was just one year ago yesterday that I started freelancing full-time? How the time flies! Every day when I wake up, I am so grateful and happy for making the decision to strike out on my own and start my own business. I love being…
“I get to” vs. “I have to”

“I get to” vs. “I have to”

I'm in Vancouver right now! Today I want to leave you with this question: What do you *get to* do today? When I came across the article How to Quit Being Overwhelmed For Good a few days ago, the concepts in the article really resonated with me. I've had an…