Good Article for Freelance Writers

A recent “People@Work” article on AOL’s daily finance section focused on the 42 million U.S. freelancers. The article highlights a survey from the Freelancers Union about the lack of a safety net for freelancers, including unemployment insurance and a healthcare pool. It’s an important issue, and one I’ll be following. There should certainly be some kind of a safety net, …

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The Origin of Freelance

I love working with words. They are, after all, my main currency of exchange, 😉 One word that has always fascinated me is, “freelance.” It has a nice, “Old World” ring, doesn’t it? It conjures visions of horsemen raising their lances for a charge, sworn to no king. The term “freelance” was first coined by Sir Walter Scott in his …

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Staying Active

Before I became a freelance writer, I knew I’d hit a point where I’d be near the end of a writing or editing project and wonder, “what do I do next?” I needed to have a plan of action … or better yet, a plan to stay active. Staring at a project’s completion point, it can be easy to get …

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Liberate Your Bliss?

I’ve been a fan of mythologist/writer Joseph Campbell‘s books and appearances since I was a teen.  His famous phrase is, “Follow Your Bliss.”   It’s a lyrical way of saying, “always do what you love,” particularly in regard to your occupation. I believe that we all have things in our lives that make us happy.  Sometimes, though, we have a hard …

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Milestones and goals are important when you begin a new venture.  They keep you grounded and give you something to work toward, whether you are paying off debt, losing weight, learning to play the guitar … or staring your own business. When I decided to start my own freelance writing and editing business, I knew milestones would be critical. Now, …

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