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6 Future-Focused Skills Freelance Creatives Can’t Afford to Ignore

Ilise Benun, author of seven books for creative professionals, has a good trick for helping clients uncover new writing niches: “Just add the word ‘tech’ and you’ll find an emerging market.” She illustrated with an example of one client who wanted to work in a very particular field. “She said to me, ‘I want to work with horses.’ So I said, ‘horse tech.’...

Fri Feb 18, 2022 01:49
Getting Paid via PayPal? The IRS Wants to Know

There are two absolutes in life that are famously inescapable. One is death—I know, grim. The second is, of course, doing your taxes—perhaps equally as grim. But you can add a third unmovable fact to that list, and that’s the certainty of annual changes to the tax code. Much to the dismay of self-employed professionals everywhere, the IRS likes to...

Fri Feb 11, 2022 02:45
HealthTech Content Is Hot: Here’s How to Break In

The Future-Proof Freelancer series explores ways in which freelance creatives can ensure career longevity. From improving accessibility and inclusivity to exploring AI copywriting assistants and more, this series will cover some of the skills freelancers should learn today to stay competitive in the marketplace of tomorrow. In 2021, freelance content...

Wed Feb 2, 2022 18:30
How to Make 2022 a 10-Month Year

Forget the four-day workweek—a ten-month year may be just what you need for a productivity boost. Michelle Jackson is living proof that such a lifestyle is possible. A freelance personal finance writer and podcaster, Jackson finds that working nonstop throughout the entire year is counterproductive. “Endless focus on work [for 12 full months] is a...

Fri Jan 21, 2022 02:40
Can Freelancers Capitalize on the ‘Great Resignation’ and Raise Their Rates?

Pricing yourself is one of the trickiest parts of the freelance dance. Do you go with a flat fee? A dollar per word? How about an hourly rate? Add imposter syndrome into the mix, and it’s no wonder that so many freelancers keep their fees the same for years on end. But the times they are a-changin’—and it might be high time for freelance creatives...

Fri Jan 21, 2022 02:40
The Professional Freelancer’s Guide to Twitter

Hi, my name is Emily, and I’m a Twitter addict. Now you’re supposed to say, “Hi Emily.” As a professional writer, my relationship with Twitter is especially fraught. On the one hand, my therapist says I need to make some aggressive cuts to my daily screen time, and Twitter discourse does make me feel angry, sad, and outraged about lots of minor news...

Wed Jun 12, 2019 20:48

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