Part-Time Freelancer: Lessons From the Day Job

My freelance life happens on the side. I spew stories, status updates and massage the writing of others 40 hours a week for the nation’s largest distributor of promotional products. It’s a good, challenging job. I learn something new every day and usually go home exhausted. But I’m a compulsive writer, so I can’t kick more »

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Flu-lancing: How to Prepare for Medical Emergencies as a Freelancer

Flu-lancing: How to Prepare for Medical Emergencies as a Freelancer By Erin Griggs   Full disclosure: I had this blog post about freelancing and unexpected medical emergencies drafted a few weeks ago, based upon an experience I had earlier this spring…and then I broke my left wrist the very next week. So the advice I more »

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Copyrights, Trademarks & Intellectual Property Smarts

Instructor: Duncan McQueen As a creative ‘solopreneur,’ you need to protect your work. From information and ideas to logos and other creative works (design, photography, illustrations, writing and more), there are many things you can do to protect yourself as well as your client. Come find out exactly what you need to know about these more »

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Getting Your Freelancing Business Started: Make Sure You’re Not Doomed Before You Launch

Newbie: Wordslinger’s Freelancing Odyssey This isn’t a how-to article that extolls all the things that I did as the “right” way to go about starting up a freelancing business. Because I screwed up plenty — I think most people do. It’s figuring out a way to keep the mistakes from happening again in the future more »

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What is FreelancersU?

We’ve been getting questions lately about what we are and why we’re doing it. So, we figured we ought to repost this info for those of you who might’ve missed it the first time around. Coming from the CopyDiva herself, our fearless headmaster (head mistress??), Julie Cortés. <– Dat’s me! Freelancing has always been around more »

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