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Here's Why the Calendar is the Unsung Tool that Will Help You Brainstorm Ideas Editors Will Love

Time is often the freelancer’s worst enemy—looming deadlines, tight appointments, and impossible schedules can invoke terror in even the most organized writer. Those scenarios may make the calendar feel like a ticking time bomb,…
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Sarcastic Comebacks to Ridiculous Questions About the Freelance Life

  To just about every adult in my life, freelancing is naturally very foreign to their way of being. These well-meaning, advice-laden folks don’t operate in the gig economy, yet many have made it their personal mission to help…
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5 Smart Freelancer Moves to Start the New Year

  Post-holiday season is a tempting time for overworked freelancers to enjoy a break in routine and generally be okay with a slow week or two. However, even if I don’t have many articles to write, end of December and early…
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The Only Freelance Horoscope You'll Ever Need

  Self-employed journalists have been known to consult Tarot Cards, tea leaves, or the moles on their arms in search of professional wisdom. Here’s a tongue-in-cheek horoscope for freelancers who finds themselves in need of a little…
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5 Crucial Freelancer Tipping Points

There aren't a lot of thresholds freelancers can point to as our careers progress. But there's some common ground we should all cover if we want to build stable careers, specifically related to productivity and recognition. With a hat…