Firing a client isn’t easy for any professional. It’s especially harrowing for those of us with small businesses (freelancers, I’m talking to you, too). Can you replace them? How will it affect your business? How will it affect your reputation? And, you know, can you actually fire them if you have a contract?Continue reading “How to Handle Firing a Client”
What can you do if a potential client pigeonholes you instead of taking the time to learn whether you’re a good fit as a freelance writer? Continue reading The Quick Cure for Pigeonholes
Someone save me. My book may never end! Continue reading First World Writing Problem: My Never-Ending Manuscript
“Biohack” your life for a better experience! Be faster! Be better! Be happier! Be more productive! Blah. Blah. Blah. I mean, sure the word sounds cool. And if using a cool word gets you excited, by all means please do it. I’m all for whatever helps you as an individual. But I want to dissect this buzzword “biohack” (or “biohacking”). The root of the word … Continue reading Buzzword Killer: Biohacking
I get a lot of questions about Upwork and about freelancing in general. By the way, save yourself some hassle and don’t call yourself a freelancer. Just call yourself self-employed or a business owner. You’ll save yourself a lot of frustration by doing that. People hear the word “freelancer” and they translate it to “unemployed.” Anyway, the most common question I’m asked is: how can I write an Upwork proposal that clients can’t turn down? (By the way, you can listen to this on YouTube or on Spreaker; while you’re there, make sure and subscribe, would you? And share with your friends). Continue reading “How to Write an Upwork Proposal Clients Can’t Turn Down”
New writer on Facebook to a group that’s supposed to be helpful: Should I write the book? (gives details of a novel that is historical fiction) Wannabe writer 1: No, you shouldn’t. You’re not a history teacher. You have no business writing that. Me: Write the book. I’m a paralegal with textbook credits in books used for doctorate students. Don’t worry about experience – write … Continue reading Write. The. Book.
Hey everyone, I know some of you follow me on social media and know that I post writing and editing jobs throughout the week. Of course, Buffer made that relatively easy to do…load and go, right? Yet, it was inconvenient for those of you who don’t have all day to sit around and watch my social media accounts for that. Even with Buffer, it was … Continue reading Job post changes
Each and every week, I’m sent probably half a dozen message requests from Facebook from people wanting to learn how to work from home. I’ve worked from home for several years. It’s not always easy. Of course, it’s harder when you’re first starting out. It’s not like there’s some guide that exists that explains how to take the right steps and successfully work from home. Even IF the book existed, most people wouldn’t implement it if they bothered to read it. (Edit: I wrote the fucking book. You can get it here.)Continue reading “3 Rookie Work from Home Mistakes You Can Fix Today”