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What Freelancers Need to Know About Insurance

Ready to think through all the ways you could become too sick, injured, or otherwise debilitated and unable to work, destroying your ability to earn a living? Welcome to insurance, the worst thing to think about. But worse still is being financially unprepared when bum luck does befall you. While it’s hard to consider paying for something you might—and...

3 Ways You Can Be A Good Freelance Ally Right Now

From the outside looking in, it may seem like Black freelancers are thriving. Our ideas are being heard. We’re building relationships with editors. And publications of all kinds are eager for our stories. But behind the scenes, we’re exhausted and anxious. Will our voices still matter after the protests abate? Are we being tokenized? How can we deliver...

Contently’s Clients Are Looking for B2B Tech Writers

Contently powers the content marketing programs of the world’s most valuable brands through its complete content marketing solution: expert content strategy, an industry-leading content marketing platform, and the highest-rated creative network on earth. As part of that mission, we connect our clients to skilled freelancers who can help them create...

Contently’s Clients Are Looking for ID & Fraud Writers

Contently powers the content marketing programs of the world’s most valuable brands through its complete content marketing solution: expert content strategy, an industry-leading content marketing platform, and the highest-rated creative network on earth. As part of that mission, we connect our clients to skilled freelancers who can help them create...

Contently’s Clients Are Looking for Analytics Writers

Contently powers the content marketing programs of the world’s most valuable brands through its complete content marketing solution: expert content strategy, an industry-leading content marketing platform, and the highest-rated creative network on earth. As part of that mission, we connect our clients to skilled freelancers who can help them create...

Contently’s Clients Are Looking for Decisioning Writers

Contently powers the content marketing programs of the world’s most valuable brands through its complete content marketing solution: expert content strategy, an industry-leading content marketing platform, and the highest-rated creative network on earth. As part of that mission, we connect our clients to skilled freelancers who can help them create...

Do Freelancers Need Financial Advisors?

Early in her career, Robin Miner-Swartz didn’t worry too much about financial planning. As Lansing State Journal staffers, she and her now-wife just assumed they were all set. “Betsy and I were both journalists at the same company,” she says. “And that meant we both had the same 401k, we had the same pension. We had this now-antiquated idea that we...

Contently’s Clients Are Looking for Designers & Illustrators

Contently helps brands create and manage content. As part of that mission, we connect our clients to high-quality writers, designers, photographers, and filmmakers who can help them. We periodically post information about new freelance opportunities on this site. If this posting interests you and fits your skills, please apply at the bottom of the page....

Writers, It’s Time to Talk About Diversifying Our Sources

Despite being a Black and Puerto Rican-American writer based out of Istanbul, most of my sources have been white Americans throughout my career. I’m not alone. It’s no secret that news media tends to rely on limited perspectives in reporting—namely those of men, many of them white. Chalk it up to factors like systemic inequality, gender bias, ableism,...

Should Freelancers Sweat Cybersecurity?

As you’re sipping an oat milk cortado in a coffee shop or laying on the couch next to a snoring dog, it’s easy for freelancers to become a bit removed from the everyday woes of most working people. Office politics? No thank you. Traffic? Poor things. Personal hygiene? Swore that off a long time ago. But one menace is unavoidable whether you collect...

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