Loosing a client with no notice can be devastating for a freelancer’s bottom line. Here’s how to shore yourself up to weather a sudden loss.
It’s time to start maximizing the meaning in my hours rather than the billable rate they command.
We constantly sell ourselves short, downplay our skills and accomplishments, and kowtow to whatever crapportunity is tossed our way. I call “Bullshit!”
The biggest things I’ve learned from one full year of freelancing full-time (that I so wish I’d known when I started).
If you have any interest in becoming a freelancer writer, or taking your career to the next level, I’m teaching a must-enroll course.
Now, before you worry I’ve given up on the dream, the pants I’m referring to are yoga pants. Super-ridiculously-comfy yoga pants, usually with a witty adorable t-shirt and one of several zip-up sweatshirts (and these slippers, because they are awesome). But, they are still pants, and there is a reason why I wear them: I […]
Lately, any time that isn’t “billable” feels like wasted time to me.Color me obvious, but this doesn’t quite seem like what a lifestyle business is supposed to be like.
I never would have considered my day job as a paralegal to be a particularly “active” position, but now that I’ve been a full-time freelancer for a month, I’ve come to realize how infinitely more sedentary it is—at least for someone like me. At my day job, there were plenty of things that forced me […]
It’s been a little over a month and a half now (how the frack did that happen?) since I quit the day job, and I have to admit it’s taken me that long to get fully acclimated to this whole “working for myself” thing. Some things I’m still getting used to, like not being sure […]
It’s been a long and winding (and often crazy) road, but I’ve finally reached the Quit of Quits. I know, I don’t fully believe it yet, either.
When I first started out as an entrepreneur in 2010, I wanted one thing: FREEDOM. I craved freedom like most girls crave shoes. Or carbs. I wanted freedom to do what I wanted, when I wanted, where I wanted, and how I wanted. And I certainly wasn’t willing to settle for anything less. In fact, […]
Freelancing isn’t a get-rich-quick scheme by any means. In fact, you’ve gotta be prepared to make some sacrifices and take some hits in order to get a freelance biz off the ground—and then to keep it running, month after month after month. Our budget changed dramatically once I went down to part-time at the office […]
My name is Cordelia, and I am a hustleraholic. But not for long…
For anyone who works from home, freelances, slashes, hustles, has their own business….or wants to know some of the pains you would go through if you did…I had way too much fun writing this one: 7 Things You Should Never Say to Someone Who Works from Home As always with Brazen posts, please […]
Working from home can save you all sorts of things, but it has its costs, too. Here’s my analysis, as I start embarking on this venture.
(alternately titled: “Let’s Get It Started. (Huh!) Let’s Get It Started in Here. (Ha!)”) So, you may have already guessed by the title (since you’re all smart cookies), but this week begins my first week doing part-time at the day job! Or should I say, the “second job,” because really now the freelancing is […]
These progress reports feel like they’ve been coming rapid-fire since I embarked on my Freelance or Bust journey. It seems like just yesterday, I was dumbfounded to be able to take my Freelance Fridays off, and it was only a wee month ago that I got the Brazen Assistant Editor position that had me debating […]
It is with barely repressed *squee* ing that I am thrilled to announce that I’ve been hired on as the new Assistant Editor for Brazen Life! As you may know, I already do bi-monthly posts for Brazen, but now I’ll be getting my hands into the behind-the-scenes stuff: editing posts, contacting media affiliates, moderating comments, […]
So you know I’ve been hustling to get my freelance business off the ground and soaring. And you also know I’ve taken a step closer to that by buying myself a day of breathing room each week. What you may not know (because I’ve been remiss in telling you) is what it’s been like leading […]
Hear ye, hear ye! It is with great pleasure that I would like to announce I’ve officially taken the first step on the road to ultimate freelance freedom: I’ve requested one day off work each week to focus more on my writing—and my boss agreed to it! This is a step I’ve been contemplating for […]