It May Seem Blogs Are Becoming Ghost Towns, But Readers Still Love Them

I’ve noticed a trend of late that new blog content from most of my subscribe-to list has slowed to a trickle. Some blogs I subscribed to in the past were writing 2-3 articles per week. Now, it seems they are barely scraping that per month, some even less frequently than that. Some haven’t posted for […]

Your Great Business Idea Needs Equally Great Written Content

It doesn’t matter what your business idea is, in the process of developing and marketing, or at production stage and selling to customers. Either way, it deserves good presentation. You need to demonstrate that you know what you’re talking about and to reach out to people (investors and customers) in the right way. Some things […]

Start-Ups: Don’t Neglect Your Blog!

Ah, going into business – it’s as much an exciting time as one full of fears and anxieties. You have so much to think about regardless of what services or products you expect to eventually sell to customers. Are you B2B or B2C? Should you have a website (the answer to that should nearly always […]

How to Adapt to a Freelance Lifestyle

On a recent post, I offered five bits of a advice from a five-year veteran to a new freelancer. Taking that step is a a bold and daunting one. It wasn’t that long ago for me and most of what happened between January 2013 (when I made the decision) and April (when I left my […]

The Golden Age of Freelancing is Already Here

The Future of Work is a catch-all phrase looking at the state of employment in the future. They are designed to help businesses prepare for future changes in demographics and expectations from employment. Recent focus has been on the growth of flexible arrangements and remote working. Some reports suggest that by 2022, over 50% of […]

Preparing For Your Christmas Break as a Freelancer

Welcome to a new year. By now, whether you are a freelancer or work in a “proper job” as some people insist on calling them, you are most likely back at work. Being a freelancer means you get to control your own holiday schedule time at any time of the year. Work doesn’t tend to […]

How Freelancers Can Maintain Long-Term Working Relationships with Clients

Long-term clients who come back to us month after month and year after year are like gold dust. I feel fortunate that I have so many with whom I’m working now four years after I started my freelance writing career. It amazes me sometimes when I hear how some freelancers simply give up working for […]

How to Maintain Long-Term Working Relationships with Freelancers

I feel quite fortunate that most of the work I presently have are clients with whom I have worked for more than two years. In one or two cases, I have clients that go back to my first year of operation (2013). The client knows I can be relied upon to produce the sort of […]

Cost Saving Tips for your Home Office

As any freelancer or work-from-home professional knows, you need to do all you can to maximise your profits and minimise your bills. Freelancing is precarious; you don’t want all of your revenue going on costs and not be able to afford to eat! Most of us don’t realise that there are measures we can take […]

How To Come Up With Effective Upwork Tailored Questions

Upwork can be a great resource for connecting clients and contractors. While there is certainly a lot of rubbish (on both sides), I will not knock it; it’s where I found the majority of my present clients. The good and bad clients are relatively easy to identify. There is one area where most organisations fall […]