3 Social Media Posting Formulas for Service-Based Freelancers

by Robyn Roste Having an online presence helps potential clients learn more about who you are, what you do and why they should hire you. And while most freelancers understand this, it’s still easy to overlook social media as an important piece of any online content marketing strategy. Regardless of its positive or negative impact, […]

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The Born Freelancer on Clients Who Are Slow to Pay

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.   A couple regular clients of mine recently have been slow to pay. This is a familiar scenario most freelancers will repeatedly face throughout […]

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The 5-Minute Freelancer Q&A #42 — Nicholas Hune-Brown

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. Nicholas Hune-Brown is a Toronto-based magazine writer whose long-form journalism has been published in such outlets as Toronto Life, The Walrus, The Guardian, and The Globe and Mail.  His Toronto Life feature “No Fixed Address,” an […]

Posted on September 26, 2019 at 9:52 pm by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , , ,

Freelancer Organization Tips

by Robyn Roste When I began freelancing things were straightforward. Someone would ask me for an article and I would write it. I’d write whenever I felt like it and I’d invoice when I remembered. It sort of worked. But when I decided I wanted to make a real go of freelancing, I realized I […]

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The Born Freelancer Remembers Freelancing Legend Ken Nordine (1920-2019)

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.   When asked about the most successful route to freelancing, the sage pundits’ advice often seems to fall into two distinct categories: either learn […]

Posted on August 28, 2019 at 9:23 pm by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , , ,

Lessons from the Remaking Games Work panel

by Christopher Demelo  Labour issues are quickly becoming the norm in the gaming industry. Layoffs, walk-outs, crunch, poor labour conditions and abuses of power are just a few of the ongoing issues that have been reported over the past few years. Cultural Workers Organize brought together a panel recently to explore some of the different approaches […]

Posted on July 23, 2019 at 6:00 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , , ,

The Born Freelancer on the True Value of a First Paid Job

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.   It’s a warm day in July so I’ve selected a sloppy old t-shirt to wear while writing this post. It’s faded over the […]

Posted on July 17, 2019 at 8:00 pm by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , , , ,

The 5-Minute Freelancer Q&A #41 — Ayesha Barmania

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.   Ayesha Barmania is an independent journalist, radio producer, audio artist and podcast consultant based in Peterborough, Ontario. They’re the co-host and co-producer of the Peterborough Currents podcast, which was recently nominated […]

Posted on July 4, 2019 at 9:00 pm by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , , , ,

Freelance Skill Share Extraordinaire – Pitfalls and Pitching for Freelancers

by Lesley Evans Ogden Assemble any group of freelancers at a networking event, or Google “freelance challenges,” and a common set of discussion topics tends to emerge. How can we write the best pitches? How do we negotiate contracts? And for some: How do I get started? Navigating freelance challenges to survive and thrive in […]

Posted on June 27, 2019 at 6:00 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , , ,

Five Things Freelancers Should Know About Conferences… and why you should attend a few

By George Butters  Ever heard of a fishing hole? That’s a place where fish congregate, and where savvy fishers go with line and hook. Conferences are where ideas are said to congregate, along with the people who espouse them. So for freelancers, conferences are a double whammy: attend the right conference and you’ll get the […]

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