Why Freelancers in Marketing and Communications Should Have an Email List

by Robyn Roste If you spend any time studying online marketing you’ve come across advice to start an email list. And if you’re a typical freelancer who gets most of your work from referrals you may think you don’t need one. I get it. On the surface it doesn’t make sense. Why would you collect […]

Posted on May 9, 2018 at 6:00 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , , , , ,

Build your freelance business with these five easy social media tweaks

by Robyn Roste In October 2010 I joined Twitter. I had heard it was a good place to get freelance work so I put up a profile, followed a few people and tweeted when the mood struck. In general this was while I watched sports or when something interesting happened. While I was having a […]

Posted on March 19, 2018 at 9:01 pm by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , ,

Why Should Freelancers Have a Blog?

by Robyn Roste Should freelancers have a blog? Is there any value in blogging these days? These are the questions. We’ve all heard we should blog, but there isn’t a lot of talk about why we should or what we should blog about. Since revamping my blog a year ago I’ve had a lot of discussions […]

Posted on February 21, 2018 at 9:00 am by editor · 2 Comments · Tagged with: , ,

Reaping what you sow: Five writers talk about their websites

by Steven Threndyle For most of us, writing is a business. And if you’re a businessperson, you need some kind of online presence where, at the very minimum, you can post your published clips to prove to a prospective editor or client that you are, in fact, a professional. In today’s post, we talk to […]

Posted on November 23, 2017 at 9:00 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , , , ,

How To Stand Out As A Freelance Podcast Producer

by Jeremy Enns  When I moved to Vancouver to start audio school back in 2011, I knew what I was getting into. I was aware of the already long declining state of the music industry. I knew how few studios had staff audio engineer positions, and I knew how hard I would have to work […]

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Expanding Your Portfolio with Sandra Phinney

By Grace Szucs With legacy media crumbling and a scarcity of full-time writing jobs, keeping a freelance lifestyle means looking in the nooks and crannies of your own backyard. Sandra Phinney, freelance writer and photographer based in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, is a travel writer at heart, but has had to get creative to survive. “I […]

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The Freelancer’s Guide to Content Marketing

By Steven Threndyle Chances are, you didn’t become a freelancer because you wanted to learn how to write something called “native advertising.” Maybe you’re a graduate from a journalism school, or you’ve honed your freelance career by pitching, researching, and writing stories for magazines such as The Walrus, Canadian Business, or Toronto Life. But A-list […]

Posted on December 15, 2016 at 12:59 pm by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , , , ,

Social media webinar for members October 27th

Need to improve your social media skills? CMG Freelance and CWA Canada Associate Members are invited to a free webinar led by Elamin Abdelmahmoud, the social media editor at Buzzfeed Canada. Register here for the workshop, which is scheduled for Thursday, October 27th from 6 to 7 p.m. ET. After you register, you’ll be sent […]

Posted on October 19, 2016 at 6:00 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , , ,

Expanding your freelance portfolio

By Sandra Phinney I’ll never forget the day I announced to my husband, “Barrie, I’m going to be a freelance writer.” The look on his face was priceless. You see, 19 years earlier I’d said, “Barrie, I’m going to be a farmer.” That actually happened; I grew 10 acres of organic fruit and vegetables—before the […]

Posted on October 6, 2016 at 9:00 am by editor · One Comment · Tagged with: , ,

Advice on finding work and selling your skills from the Beyond Journalism panel

by Jennifer D’Agostino Last week freelance journalists came together at the Page One café to discuss life beyond journalism. The event, put on by CWA Canada and CMG Freelance, saw panelists discuss the importance, in the ever-changing media world, of using journalism skills in careers within and beyond media. Journalists were able to hear advice from a […]

Posted on June 10, 2016 at 9:00 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , , , , ,