‘Advice’

Finding Better Clients Through Positioning

by Robyn Roste Last year was a good freelance year for me, but by the fourth quarter I was feeling spread thin. In theory I knew what I needed—fewer, higher paying clients—but I was tired of guessing and muddling my way through. I wanted someone to draw me a road map. In December, I hired […]

Posted on February 5, 2019 at 8:43 pm by editor · 4 Comments · Tagged with: ,

CMG Freelance resolution for 2019

CMG Freelance president Don Genova has some advice for you now that we’re into 2019…

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The Born Freelancer on Being a Frugal Freelancer

This series of posts by the Born Freelancer shares personal experiences and thoughts on issues relevant to freelancers. Have something to add to the conversation? We’d love to hear from you in the comments.   Let’s talk money. (Got your attention, didn’t it?) Today I want to talk about the money we spend. Or rather, shouldn’t. You see, […]

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The 5-Minute Freelancer Q&A #39 — Lesley Evans Ogden

In this regular feature, Story Board asks Canadian freelancers to share a few details about their work habits and their strategies for navigating the ups and downs of freelance life. Lesley Evans Ogden is a B.C.-based science journalist whose clients include Natural History, Scientific American, BBC, Nature, and CBC. Her work can also be found here on Story Board. She just […]

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Overcoming Imposter Syndrome: Lessons from Katie Jensen and Vicky Mochama of Vocal Fry Studios

By Cara Fox If I’m honest, for many years the only thing that kept me from freelancing was the fact that I didn’t feel good enough. No matter how many qualified people told me I was capable, complimented my work and prodded me to keep going, it wasn’t enough to make me feel “credible.” What […]

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New Year’s Resolution #1: Take Care of Yourself First

By Christine Peets If you choose to make New Year’s resolutions, you might notice the same themes arising year after year. They often involve trying to be healthier by getting more exercise, eating healthy food, balancing the work/life stuff, etc. etc. Or, as Jerry Seinfeld would say, “Yada, Yada, Yada.” Those with chronic illness or […]

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The 5-Minute Freelancer Q&A #38 — Angela Mombourquette

In this regular feature, Story Board asks Canadian freelancers to share a few details about their work habits and their strategies for navigating the ups and downs of freelance life.   Angela Mombourquette is a Halifax-based freelance journalist who has written for such publications as The Walrus, Halifax Magazine, and the Chronicle Herald. She is also the author of the […]

Posted on December 27, 2018 at 3:00 pm by editor · One Comment · Tagged with: , , , ,

The Born Freelancer Reviews the Zoom H4N Pro Digital Recorder

This series of posts by the Born Freelancer shares personal experiences and thoughts on issues relevant to freelancers. Have something to add to the conversation? We’d love to hear from you in the comments.   OK, so nobody will ever accuse me of being an impulse-shopper. I’ve been looking into buying an up to date portable digital recorder […]

Posted on December 20, 2018 at 3:00 pm by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , , , ,

The Fine Art of Picking a Niche

By Nkiru Asika This isn’t an article about whether you should choose a niche. I believe that specialization is key to stand out from the writer-saturated landscape. Jack of all trades and all that. If your writing business is still new like mine, (I launched as a B2B lead generation writer in July), then you […]

Posted on December 13, 2018 at 2:04 pm by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: ,

Ann Douglas on the seven stages of book publishing

Thinking about writing a book? If so, Ann Douglas has some advice for you. Douglas, whose many published books include the “Mother of All” parenting series, gave a presentation at the recent Level Up writers’ conference in Toronto. Her talk focused on the process of publishing non-fiction books through traditional publishing avenues. She offered reams of helpful […]

Posted on November 27, 2018 at 6:00 pm by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , , , ,