‘Advice’

How to Procrastinate Procrastinating, Part 1

Overcoming our human desire to sometimes put off work, called procrastinating, all comes back to Sir Edmund Hillary’s quote: “It is not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves.”

Posted on May 30, 2024 at 5:00 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: 

Find Your True North: With a Little Help from Douglas Gibson, “The Cartographer of Canadian Publishing”

Whatever you write, follow your path. Find your north. And if you’re anything like Gibson, along the way you’ll help another weary traveler to find their own.

Posted on May 15, 2024 at 5:00 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT

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, […]

Posted on May 14, 2024 at 5:00 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , ,

The Born Freelancer on Writing for Inanimate Objects

There is a good living to be made in writing for puppeteer or ventriloquist by the hard working, talented and slightly mad. Creatively speaking, of course.

Posted on May 7, 2024 at 5:00 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: ,

Get Access to Access Copyright Royalties

Have you filed your Access Copyright claim for this year? The claim period opened on April 1 and runs until May 31. If you’re not sure what Access Copyright is, read on…

Posted on April 30, 2024 at 5:00 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: 

4 tips for writing about me pages that work

Writing someone else’s page is often much easier than your own. Partner up with a buddy to write and edit each other’s work. Don’t hesitate to take inspiration from another freelancer’s “about me” page, but remember that your story and voice make all the difference in the world.

Posted on April 23, 2024 at 6:00 am 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 […]

Posted on April 16, 2024 at 6:00 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , ,

12 ways to repurpose old content to create new content

Not everything you craft is going to find a home. Brilliant stories will be rejected. Beautiful paragraphs get cut. Blog posts die on page three of Google. You can’t win them all, but you can recycle, reuse and repurpose.

Posted on April 2, 2024 at 6:00 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT

Finding Better Clients Through Positioning

by Robyn Roste Last year was a good freelance year for me, but by the fourth quarter I was feeling spread thin. In theory I knew what I needed—fewer, higher paying clients—but I was tired of guessing and muddling my way through. I wanted someone to draw me a road map. In December, I hired […]

Posted on March 12, 2024 at 5:00 am by editor · 4 Comments · Tagged with: ,

Working the side-hustle life as a freelancer

Search side hustles or gig economy on Google and it is easy to be bombarded with lists of the best bang-for-your-buck, low-pressure jobs that will provide supplementary income. And what topped Forbes’ list? Freelancing.

Posted on March 7, 2024 at 6:00 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: ,