Relationship Building for Freelancers: How to Get & Keep Clients

Apparently, most writers aren’t good at marketing and many salespeople aren’t the best at writing. Or at least that is what people keep telling me. I am lucky enough to be both, which has been extremely successful for me. It has truly been my superpower, which allowed me to be my own boss and get my business up and running very quickly. Relationship building is an extremely important skill. Many …

Freelancers & No Paid Time Off

If I don’t work, I don’t get paid. This has never been something that bothered me, as I have long been the type to work more than necessary and then bring my laptop on vacation and do an hour or two a day while we relaxed. I have no problem doing a bit of work. After all, I still get the vacation — I sleep in, eat great food, don’t …

End of an Era & New Chapters

I have been working 2 jobs for months. I’ve been working in my corporate sales job in the staffing industry during the day and then building and running a writing business in the evenings and weekends. My husband has been having an unlimited amount of nag-free video game time, and I have been so busy I could barely catch my breath. We were both loving every minute. When I decided to …

Networking: Standing Out in a Crowd!

Depending on who you ask, networking is either relatively enjoyable or a necessary evil to suffer through. If you were to ask me, I’d be able to regale you with anecdotes from hundreds of career fairs, association meetings, networking meetups, and client visits. I genuinely enjoy the face-to-face connection you get in a networking  situation. You get a more casual environment to meet people, discuss business, but also pepper your …