subjects, but travel, pets, and education are my main focus areas.
years of freelancing?
lucky enough to leave my last employer on such good terms that they became my
first client, there were so many questions.
Questions everyone who doesn’t quite know what they’re getting into when they
start freelancing probably ask – So where
are these mythical “clients” anyway? Which publications will actually pay me to
write for them? Do other people actually make a living doing this? I think
part of the issue was confidence –now almost three years in, everything seems a
When you’re just starting out it’s tough to know where to look, how to approach
people, which jobs are scams—everything! Luckily it’s much easier now
(seriously, newbie freelancers, it gets better!).
– the event or circumstance that shifted your perspective or had you changing
the way you do things?
absolutely changed my way of thinking. Ask for a higher rate than offered? I
can do that. Pitch to a publication I’d normally think is out of my reach?
Absolutely. It’s not easy to find, but a network of other freelancers is
essential, I think.
freelance writers one thing to help them build a better business, what
would that be?
more money (unless you’re somehow originally offered an amazing rate). What’s
the worst they can do? Say no. A lot of freelancing is about rejection so
you’ll get used to that word pretty quickly anyway. But sometimes? Sometimes
it’ll be a yes.