‘Advice’

5 tips to maximize your Twitter potential

by Amber Richardson   In the Information Age, it is near impossible to sell yourself (and your work) without using a multi-platform approach. While your story may have warranted a large headline on the front cover of a national paper, chances are it’s not far-reaching unless you promote it via social media. Ashley Ramirez, an [...]

Posted on July 23, 2014 at 9:05 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , ,

The Born Freelancer on the Merits of Unplugging

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.    This blog’s recent hiatus reminded me of the importance (to me anyway) of occasionally unplugging from the internet in order to properly recharge. Some of [...]

Posted on July 11, 2014 at 9:01 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , ,

Money in the bank: tips for freelance accounting

by Hannah Hoag Not long ago, one of my regular clients had some hiccups with their accounting procedures. Every month or so, I’d have to contact the department to inquire about a payment and track down the source of the problem. Sometimes the payment had never been processed. Other times the cheque had been lost [...]

Posted on July 4, 2014 at 8:13 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , , ,

The Born Freelancer on Turning a No Into a Yes

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.    When selling your freelance services one of the greatest assets to possess is the ability to turn a “no” into a “yes”. Of course, [...]

Posted on June 20, 2014 at 8:05 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , ,

The 5-Minute Freelancer Q&A #16 — Ryan Bigge

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 Ryan Bigge works as a content strategist, consultant and digital copywriter. He’s also a cultural and technology journalist who has won four National Magazine Awards. [...]

Posted on June 11, 2014 at 9:05 am by editor · 2 Comments · Tagged with: , , ,

Gadgets and Gizmos. What are the top apps for freelancers?

by Lesley Evans Ogden Ever thought that if you just worked more efficiently, you could save precious time to spend: with your family/significant other/cat in the outdoors exercising learning new skills making more money writing an award-winning screenplay doing yoga on a standup paddleboard the list goes on… As a freelancer, time is money. The [...]

Posted on June 4, 2014 at 9:00 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , ,

The Born Freelancer on Being “Special”

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.    In my last post I briefly posited that the future of successful freelancing may well lie within specialization such as law, medicine, etc. and [...]

Posted on May 30, 2014 at 9:00 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: ,

Selling Yourself, Selling Your Ideas

  Constantly selling yourself is one of the hardest parts of freelancing. Even when we have great ideas and solid writing skills, many of us don’t know where to begin when it comes to self-marketing. CMG Freelance held a panel discussion on self-marketing last Friday in Toronto at the Westin Harbour Castle Hotel. Vancouver-based freelance broadcaster Paolo [...]

Posted on May 28, 2014 at 6:04 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , ,

The Born Freelancer on the Value of Having a ‘Plan B’

 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.    Definitions:  “A Plan” or “Plan A” – The ideal career/lifestyle. For most of us it’s creative freelancing. “B Plan” or “Plan B” – A [...]

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

The Born Freelancer on Interning for Free

 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.    Whenever I read stories about corporate media insisting they have no money to pay their hard working interns (such as Derek Finkle’s [...]

Posted on April 17, 2014 at 9:05 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , , ,