Being a lady doesn't come easily to me

There. I admit it. I decided this now, looking back on the hours it took for to prepare for this meeting, looking at my filthy computer screen, smear marks obscuring my view. Somewhere, sometime, I switched from tomboy to woman, but the finer details got lost in translation. I value ladydom. But it's not easy. ...more

How NOT to Make Money Writing

You want to make money writing. Specifically, you want to make money writing content. That's EASY to do. Everyone wants content, so content buyers are everywhere. A couple of days ago I received an email message from a content writer. The message provides a great example of what NOT to do to make money writing content. ...more

Everything You Wanted To Know About Freelance Writing

In addition to being the News & Politics Editor at Literally, Darling, Bridey is a freelance writer. She’s a contributor at HelloGiggles, Trazee Travel, and WildSpice. She has work forthcoming in BUST, BITCH, as well as at PANK and LARB. She has also appeared atHuffington Post, xoJane, NO TOFU, and A Practical Wedding....more
thanks for the insight! i'm new to the freelancing world and found all of your points very ...more

Are Freelancing Websites Worth the Time and Effort?

 Freelancing is a very brave choice for a work at home mom, but also can be a great and rewarding thing as well.  Working on your own terms, being home for your children and having that flexibility is something that we all dream of, right?...more

7 Ways to Make Holiday Cash

 Gifts, trips, parties … this time of year, it’s time to start thinking about paying for the holidays. Here are some creative holiday jobs to make some money and have fun!Party PlannerDo you love to plan parties? If so, consider planning a party for someone. Start out small: less than 50 people and see how it goes. Being a party planner would consist of sending out invites, keeping track of RSVPs, hiring the caterer, helping your client plan the menu, etc. It may also include being at the event to make sure things are running smoothly....more

Three Ways to Wow Your Clients This Week

 Like it or not, when you are a freelancer, you are in sales. Only unlike the traditional salesperson that is typically selling a product or service for an organization, the thing you are selling is yourself…and by that I mean your expertise, your professionalism and your customer service....more
Laurend1985  No kidding. I wrote the article and I am guilty of letting these things slip! ...more

TGIF(inally!): Working for the Weekend

Since I (mostly) work from home, you wouldn’t think the weekend means much to me.I (more like, Eric) make myself take weekends from writing (ish) in an effort to keep the last ounce of my sanity intact. And, since Eric works outside of the home, we look forward to all the time together....more

Free(lance) at Last

Today is my first day of self-employment. It is both exhilarating and terrifying. I feel lost and liberated.I never thought this day would come. I assumed I would always love office life. Working in teams, strategic planning, coworker happy hours. Sign me up for overtime! Work was a happy place of refuge and I excelled at being a model employee....more

How I Make Money as a Freelancer

I keep getting a lot of questions about my freelance work that I do. So I thought, why not write a post about it, and get the information out there....more

Time To Slow Down - The iPhone Went Into The Washer

Busy doesn't begin to describe it. A week or so ago, I lost my 'main' freelance job. It came out of no where. I just got up one day to work, opened my email, and boom that was it. She lost a client and she had to let me go. I was disappointed, but I totally understood. Sooooo.. I applied for several jobs hoping I could find one to fill that spot....more