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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 February 21, 2023 at 9:00 pm by editor · One Comment · Tagged with: , ,

Taking time off when you’re a freelancer

by Robyn Roste As a freelancer, taking time off from work can be a scary thought. What if an inquiry comes in while you’re away and you miss out on a great opportunity? What if there’s a client emergency and you let them down? And what if you go on vacation and then have no […]

Posted on June 17, 2022 at 8:30 pm by editor · One Comment · Tagged with: 

A note from the departing Story Board editor

It’s hard to believe it’s been nearly a decade, but I became the editor of Story Board in July of 2012. I was fully freelance at that point, fitting writing assignments in between snack time, loads of laundry, school drop-offs, and all of the other work involved in raising two small children. Now, after nearly […]

Posted on January 3, 2022 at 10:25 am by editor · 2 Comments · Tagged with: , , ,

CFG Holiday Mixer happens this week!

CFG members, you’re invited to join the Board of Directors for our First Annual Holiday Mixer. We’ll look back on another strange year and look ahead to a ‘new normal’, if there will ever be such a thing. To help stimulate the conversation CFG member and communications strategist Robyn Roste will lead us through some […]

Posted on December 12, 2021 at 3:00 pm by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , ,

Webinar: How to Find Work

If you’re looking for more work opportunities these days, hurry and register for the CFG’s upcoming webinar How to Find Work. This online event happens on Wednesday, October 21st from 7:30pm to 8:30pm Eastern Time. One of the first member benefits the Canadian Freelance Guild established after being formed in April of this year was The […]

Posted on October 18, 2020 at 3:30 pm by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , ,

4 Pitch Templates for Freelance Writers

by Robyn Roste Although pitching isn’t the only way freelancers find paid work, it’s an important skill to master. As much as I’ve tried to avoid it over the years, pitching in some way, shape or form is a large component of my freelance business and something I need to continually practice and improve at. Industry […]

Posted on July 1, 2020 at 10:50 am by editor · One Comment · Tagged with: ,

Ways freelancers can diversify their income

by Robyn Roste   Many people are drawn to freelancing because of the lifestyle and career freedom it affords. However, the lack of stability can be stressful. During this pandemic, some freelancers have watched their work shift or outright disappear, prompting an urgent need to find new ways to earn an income. Even those who […]

Posted on June 1, 2020 at 11:00 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: 

Canadian Freelance Guild progress update

One month ago we launched our new association, the Canadian Freelance Guild. Since that time we’ve been busy creating resources for our members and looking for new ways to help self-employed creators during this difficult time. Here’s an update on what we’ve been up to. • The CFG Job Bank for members is now live! […]

Posted on April 29, 2020 at 9:40 pm by editor · 2 Comments · Tagged with: ,

How freelancers can respond to crisis in a proactive way

by Robyn Roste Freelancing at the best of times is a careful balance of optimism, drive and risk. So when a crisis, like a global pandemic and looming economic recession, hits, this balance is upended, thrusting freelancers into limbo where everything is uncertain, leaving us desperate for stability. At the outset of any traumatic event, […]

Posted on April 21, 2020 at 10:01 pm by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , ,

3 ways freelancers can build trust with clients

by Robyn Roste As a new freelancer, nothing was more exciting than bidding on and winning a gig. I’d do a happy dance and bask in the initial adrenaline rush. And then I’d get on with my day. I’d work on assignments and turn them in when I was finished, but every now and then […]

Posted on February 18, 2020 at 8:00 pm by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: ,