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.
The next state in the Grand Master Plan has arrived. (Woo-ha!)
This is the last big leap before, well, the Last Big Leap. Onward and upward, kiddies!
Taking stock of how far I’ve come, and what that means for anyone hoping to restart their dreams.
If you’re genuinely interested in joining the league of side hustlers, I’d like let you know you’re getting yourself into…
I’ve officially requested one day off work each week to focus more on my writing—and my boss agreed to it! Here’s how I did it and what I learned from it.