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.

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The Tyee’s David Beers talks hiring, growth and the value of freelancers

  by Rachel Sanders David Beers says Canadian journalism is richer because of its freelancers. The former Editor in Chief of the Vancouver-based independent online magazine The Tyee has moved into an executive editor role and the magazine is seeking a new Editor in Chief to bring fresh perspective and energy into the ten-year-old publication. Beers says The Tyee was originally conceived […]

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Professional liability insurance for freelancers in the works

Freelance contacts are sprouting some worrisome clauses these days, with many publishers attempting to shift responsibility for defamation onto writers. As a result, Writers Coalition (the plan developed by Actra Fraternal Benefits Society to offer group insurance to independent content creators) is looking into the possibility of offering professional liability insurance to freelance writers. Jason Saulay, […]

Posted on January 17, 2013 at 9:10 am by Rachel · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , , , ,

What’s your business vision?

It’s the most wonderful time of year: that magical season when every freelancer’s mind turns to thoughts of receipt filing and year-end invoicing. But if you have a work lull approaching over the holidays, the end of the year is also a good time to look ahead. Toronto freelancer writer, trainer and author Paul Lima says […]

Posted on December 12, 2012 at 9:30 am by Rachel · One Comment · Tagged with: , ,

Greetings from the new editor of Story Board

This is a tough time to be a freelancer. Let’s be honest: it seems like every single day there’s another discouraging report about the painful decline of traditional media. With newsroom layoffs, magazine closures, and budget cuts at CBC, paid work for writers appears to be dribbling away with increasing speed. But we should never […]

Posted on July 11, 2012 at 7:30 am by Rachel · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: ,