Creating Lasting Connections

May 18, 2022

The real key to becoming a successful freelancer is making lasting connections with clients. Yes, you should deliver a good product, on time. That helps solidify your connections, but there’s more to it. It’s about who you are and the level of customer service you offer each client.

You may not think of yourself as a customer service agent when you’re professional title is content writer (like me), but interpersonal skills play a huge role in every job. If someone doesn’t like you, it...

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A Personal Update

April 20, 2022

To be perfectly honest, I really never thought I’d make it as a freelancer. There’s so much uncertainty around the role, so many worries about income, I didn’t, at the beginning, see how I could make this work.

Fast forward a little over five years. I’m still at it, with a growing client list, and a growing bank account. I’m even working for an actual journalistic publication, which makes my college degree so very happy.

The idea of freelancing has changed, I’ve changed, and I see this...

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How Many Hours Does A Freelancer Work?

March 17, 2022

Looking at this question while I type out the headline, I can’t help but laugh. I know it’s a question a lot of freelancers have, but the thing is, freelancers set their own hours. This could mean each week is different, it could mean workaholics put in way more time than those who are good at setting boundaries.

What’s important to understand is how to manage the time you do work, even if your answer to the question, how many hours do you work as a freelancer? is all of them.

Guessing at...

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My Favorite Reads of 2021

February 16, 2022

It was a record year for me, finishing 35 books just before the ball dropped. There were a few great ones, and I ended up kind of hitting a theme. I got stuck among the pages of a few not-so-good ones too. I revisited a lot of authors and even managed to squeeze in a book my middle schooler read for class so we could talk about it.

What were the standouts in 2021? Here you go, in no particular order:

1. The Inheritance Games (Jennifer Lynn Barnes)

Completing two of the three in this YA...

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Remembering to Move Around

November 24, 2021

On the days when I’m the busiest, I sit a lot. As a freelancer, it’s way more than I’d be in my seat if I worked in an office.

I don’t have to get up to walk to meetings. I don’t have anyone to wander over and talk to when I need a break. I sit to work, to talk, to eat my lunch. There are days when my FitBit barely squeaks over 5,000 steps because all the walking I’ve done is during my 30 minutes on the treadmill.

It’s not good to sit this much, but as a freelancer, it’s up to you to...

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