Making the most of LinkedIn

With LinkedIn in the headlines over the past few weeks, I’ve been thinking about my own neglected LinkedIn profile with a mild sense of shame. LinkedIn has always struck me as the driest of the social networking sites. It’s all business, unlike my newsy Twitter stream and my gossip-laden Facebook feed. But I’m realizing lately that […]

Posted on July 25, 2012 at 7:49 am by Rachel · 2 Comments · Tagged with: , , ,

Get outta here: The Born Freelancer’s top 10 reasons to travel

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? Your input is welcome in the comments. The Born Freelancer no longer makes New Year’s resolutions (an almost certain guarantee that they will never be accomplished as a result of […]

Posted on January 6, 2012 at 10:00 am by story board · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , , , ,

It’s a small world, after all: The Born Freelancer warns against burning bridges

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? Your input is welcome in the comments. A 9-to-5er recently commented to me, “It must be great being freelance. You can always tell your boss where to go if they’re […]

Posted on December 22, 2011 at 8:34 am by editor · 3 Comments · Tagged with: , , ,

Dealing with gig loss: The Born Freelancer’s 10-step program

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? Your input is welcome in the comments. Getting that first gig is perhaps the novice freelancer’s hardest obstacle to overcome. But the endless hours of toil, of self-doubt and of […]

Posted on December 8, 2011 at 3:39 pm by editor · 2 Comments · Tagged with: , , , , ,

Gifts that keep on giving: the Born Freelancer’s tips on testimonials

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? Your input is welcome in the comments. I was looking at some impressive freelancer websites the other day and noticed a common element on the sites that were the most […]

Posted on November 24, 2011 at 11:53 am by story board · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , , , , , ,

The Born Freelancer makes a case for business cards

I was at a professional development seminar the other day and doing the  usual networking thing with fellow freelancers. When it came time to exchange contact info, I began to frantically look for a pen and paper. (As an economy measure I’m currently still operating cellphone-less.) One of my new-found colleagues calmly took out his […]

Posted on October 11, 2011 at 11:21 am by story board · One Comment · Tagged with: , , , ,

Fitting in face time: The Born Freelancer on the benefits of meeting IRL

This series of posts by the Born Freelancer will share personal experiences and thoughts on issues relevant to freelancers. Have something to add to the conversation? Your input is welcome in the comments. In a previous post, I wrote about the creative and health benefits of solitary walking. Today I want to talk about the […]

Posted on September 9, 2011 at 11:57 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , , , ,