Clients & Gigs

5 tips for freelancers who are thinking about ghostwriting

Ghostwriting can be an interesting and lucrative form of freelancing that too many people sleep on.


Advocacy

More evidence that freelancers are stronger together

Freelancers are more powerful as a united community.


Clients & Gigs

Jay-Z’s 4:44 and our cultural obsession with entrepreneurship

When you enter a life of entrepreneurship, know that your experiences will be as unique and highly configured as you are.


Money & Taxes

Let’s talk about the "M" word

Because freelancers often enjoy certain levels of autonomy and independence, we are perfectly positioned to have more honest conversations about money.


Clients & Gigs Community

Why we need to pay attention to millennials on diversity and entrepreneurship

One of the greatest gifts that millennials give us, especially as entrepreneurs, is that they are changing the culture.


The ‘Wonder Woman’ effect on women entrepreneurs

Why female business owners need to be more visible, accessible and encouraging of one another as the workplace and economy continues to change.


Advocacy

Why freelancing skills should be taught early

It's critical to prepare younger generations for the changing economy.


Community

Why mentorship matters

Take the time to seek out people who will give you honest feedback and keep you inspired.


Clients & Gigs

Freelancing and the racial divide

Studies suggest that there is a racial divide in freelancing, but the larger question is why?


Clients & Gigs

Are you ready for the future of freelancing?

The more diverse your skill set, the more opportunities you'll have. Here's how to prepare for the future of freelancing.


Clients & Gigs Health

How to avoid burnout

It is not uncommon for entrepreneurs to hit a wall. The key is to come up with coping strategies to help you deal with it.


Clients & Gigs Money & Taxes

The 3 biggest mistakes that second career freelancers make

Before you launch your second career as a freelancer, learn from these three common mistakes.


Advocacy

Why Freelancing Ain’t Free (Nor Should It Be)

When I discovered that Ebony, one of the most iconic Black magazine outlets was allegedly not paying some of its writers, my mouth, literally, dropped.


Clients & Gigs

4 keys to successful networking

Networking is not always the most comfortable activity. Here are four tips for being a successful networker.


Money & Taxes Creativity

How to get started with crowdfunding

Successful crowdfunding campaigns have some key elements in common.


Creativity

The riskiness of writing about race in a colorblind society

It is interesting how and when things come back to us. I am currently rereading Ralph Ellison’s 1952 novel Invisible Man. I haven’t touched the book in years,…


Clients & Gigs

Is the customer really always right?

As a customer, I love the old adage, “The customer is always right.” As a freelancer, I am not as enamored with it. In fact, I find that if one…


Creativity

Why support systems are essential to freelance life

I live in a mid-size city that is known more for its sports prowess than it is known for its creative communities. I admit that I am slightly envious of…


Clients & Gigs

How to gain traction as a new freelance writer

Being a freelance writer can be extremely hard work. It is rare that the work comes to you; often, you have to go find it. Part of the difficulty is…


Advocacy

Why intersectionality matters for freelancers

A few weeks ago, I wrote a blog about the lessons that I have learned as a freelancer in her 40s. The blog was my attempt to encourage others to…