How Clients Can Help Freelancers Grow Their Business

Learning to effectively market one’s freelance business is a matter of trial and error. It’s one of the most difficult (and thankless) aspects of the job, but a necessary one. I love writing but I can’t afford to neglect reaching out to other businesses to ensure a stream of clients. There is no guarantee ofContinue reading “How Clients Can Help Freelancers Grow Their Business”

I Never Thought Freelancing Would Last This Long For Me

A little over five years ago with a divorce on the brink of finalising, I walked out of a job and moved some 70 miles back across the country to my family home. Then, as a man in his late 30s and still with debt accrued paying for a Master’s Degree he’d finished nearly fourContinue reading “I Never Thought Freelancing Would Last This Long For Me”

How to Attract Top Rated Upwork Freelancers

It’s the autumn and for many freelancers, that’s the busy period. Almost every year without fail, October has taken a sharp upturn in the volume of work. Just last week, I was receiving 3-4 invitations to interview every day on Upwork. It also means I will rarely use my connects to pitch for work. AutumnContinue reading “How to Attract Top Rated Upwork Freelancers”

Tips for Negotiating a Rate Increase – Or Quitting a Contract

Undoubtedly, anybody who enters this game of freelance content writing will go through many changes. In the beginning, you’ll be on call and ready to answer an email at the drop of a hat. You would probably have taken any job within reason to get your name out there and for some precious income.

Tips for Working Smarter as a Freelancer – Winter Edition

It’s beginning to look a lot like… snow, wind, cold and rain moving sideways. Christmas may be just around the corner, but it’s easy to forget just how bad the weather can be here in the northern hemisphere at this time of year. It’s easy to put the heating on, sit down with a hotContinue reading “Tips for Working Smarter as a Freelancer – Winter Edition”

Seven Reasons You Should Hire a Freelance Content Writer

No matter the size of your business, you have probably asked yourself this question: Do I outsource work on my business blog to a freelance content writer or should I hire full-time employees? If you’re a sole trader or employ just one our two people, you probably do not have the budget to hire aContinue reading “Seven Reasons You Should Hire a Freelance Content Writer”