‘Advice’

The Born Freelancer on Being a “Real” 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? Your input is welcome in the comments.  I was talking to a freelance colleague of mine recently who was being dismissive of a fellow freelancer: “Pffft! He isn’t a real freelancer; he’s […]

Posted on November 18, 2014 at 9:00 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , ,

Motivation and its evil twin: procrastination

by Lesley Evans Ogden   To make a go of it as a freelancer, an abundance of motivation is crucial. But as we all know and hate, motivation doesn’t come in steady waves. It tends to ebb and flow over time, sometimes waning when we need it the most. Procrastination is one of those nasty […]

Posted on November 12, 2014 at 9:00 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: ,

The 5-Minute Freelancer Q&A #18 — Andrew Braithwaite

In this regular feature, Story Board asks Canadian writers to share a few details about their work habits and their strategies for navigating the ups and downs of freelance life.   Andrew Braithwaite is a Canadian-born writer currently living in San Francisco. He’s written about food and wine, architecture, travel and culture for such publications as enRoute, Wine & Spirits, the Globe and […]

Posted on November 6, 2014 at 9:00 am by editor · One Comment · Tagged with: , ,

The Born Freelancer on Achieving “Ah Ha!” Solutions

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? Your input is welcome in the comments.    It sits there like a landslide, blocking your creative journey and costing you time, energy and temporary sanity. I’m talking about a creative impasse. […]

Posted on October 24, 2014 at 9:00 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , , ,

The Born Freelancer on the Canadian Broadcast Museum Foundation, Part 3

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? Your input is welcome in the comments.    Recently The Born Freelancer sat down with CBMF Executive Director and lifelong freelancer Kealy Wilkinson to discuss a number of important issues relevant to […]

Posted on October 3, 2014 at 9:00 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , ,

Time management tips for freelancers

by Lesley Evans Ogden   Start the clock. Time management. Blog post. Story Board. Click. The Toggl timer is ticking, and while you spend precious time here, I’ll share with you some of the useful nuggets about time management that I recently learned at Courage Camp for freelancers. The camp was led by freelance journalist […]

Posted on September 24, 2014 at 7:00 am by editor · 3 Comments · Tagged with: ,

The Born Freelancer on the Canadian Broadcast Museum Foundation, Part 2

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? Your input is welcome in the comments.    The Born Freelancer recently sat down with CBMF Executive Director and “long time broadcast person” Kealy Wilkinson, a lifelong freelancer,  to discuss a wide […]

Posted on September 16, 2014 at 9:00 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , ,

Tasty buckets: identifying your motivations as a first step towards freelance business planning

  by Lesley Evans Ogden Recently I had the pleasure of attending “Courage Camp,” a master class on the business of freelancing. Run by freelance journalist Christie Aschwanden, with fellow instructors Bruce Barcott (journalist and author), Laura Helmuth (science and health editor at Slate), and Julia Galef, (President and Cofounder of the Center for Applied […]

Posted on September 5, 2014 at 6:05 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , ,

The 5-Minute Freelancer Q&A #17 — Peter Alexander

In this regular feature, Story Board asks Canadian writers to share a few details about their work habits and their strategies for navigating the ups and downs of freelance life.   Toronto writer Peter Alexander has done a little bit of everything — he’s written for print, television and the web. Recently, he’s been working on digital advertising and marketing for […]

Posted on August 29, 2014 at 9:00 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , , ,

www.you.com… Working your Freelance Website

by Rebecca Hass   Of all the things you put time and money into as a freelancer, a website is one of the most important self-marketing tools at your disposal.   Why it matters  Your website will be the face of your business. It’s the first impression someone will have of you and your work. […]

Posted on August 27, 2014 at 9:00 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , , ,