Should Freelancers Work for Startup Equity?

Last week Ben Schiller wrote about a new app (because of course it’s an app) that wants to facilitate a different sort of connection between…

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I Don’t Sell Writing. I Sell My Experience and Service.

Two conversations I’ve had recently exemplify my current approach to managing my freelance life. First, I was given the opportunity to provide a quote for…

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What I Learned In 2017

There’s been... a lot...that’s happened in 2017. Even more so than 2016, when I was let go from my last full-time job and began what…

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Starting The Month With a New Focus

Do one thing well. That’s the thinking behind a shift in focus and strategy I’ve been working on regarding my online publishing and how I…

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Two New Looks at The Freelance Reality

Two new studies have appeared recently that give additional insights into the state of the freelance workforce and marketplace. The first comes from The Freelancers…

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Spotlighting My Experience

I’ve leaned into the reality that I’m a full-time freelancer. In many ways that’s a freeing situation because I get to do what I love…

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What I Can Learn From a Rejected Pitch

I’d sent the pitch several months ago. So long ago I had to search my memory for what it was that I had contacted the…

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Accepting The Permanent Instability of Freelance Life

Reading this story from a couple weeks ago kind of has me thinking I will never find full-time work again. What’s odd to me is…

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Multiple Outlets, Multiple Writing Voices

Over the course of my career, I’ve been able to write for a variety of blogs, websites and other projects. Those have generally fallen into…

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Creating an Ownership Mindset For Myself

(Note: This is based on one of the prompts from Robert S. Kaplan’s book What You’re Really Meant to Do.) When I was still working…

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