Freelance, Work From Home and Everything In Between

Have A Great Travel Story? Cash in On It Now!

Have you ever found yourself wishing you could get paid to travel? It might seem impossible, especially because there seems to be a never-ending pool of talented writers who somehow seem to be able to [...]

5 Easy Steps to Avoid That Post-Holiday Work Slump

Welcome to 2017! If you're sitting at your desk (or at a coffee shop, or even on the couch) wondering how to get back into the swing of things, you're not alone. It's pretty rough [...]

Quick Resume Tips: Figure Out Your Skills

Is that “skills” section sitting blank on your resume, mocking you with its emptiness? It can be tough to figure out what your skills are and which ones to write down when you go to [...]

The Blind Interview: 10 Tips for Acing Your Phone Interview

Sometimes it feels like you have to go through countless rounds of interviews in order to get a job. After you submit your initial application you might find yourself doing an HR phone screen, an [...]

Are You a People’s Person? Tips for Working as a Freelance Social Media Consultant

I admit it, I’m a social media dinosaur. When I first signed up for Facebook I needed a .edu email address. Way back in those days, the “hot new” social network was just for college [...]

Top 10 Ways to Jumpstart Your Freelance Career in 2017

As the New Year holiday draws near, you might be so focused on celebrating that your career can feel like an afterthought. That’s ok for now, but as soon as January 1st comes around, you [...]

Get Your Money – Tips for Freelancers Who Hate Asking for Their Fee

Do you find yourself constantly wondering why you aren’t getting paid? Do you hate that you can’t rely on certain clients to pay on time, meaning some months your budget seems impossibly tight even though [...]

8 Ways to Freelance Around Your Holiday Plans

Freelancing can be an enviable career. After all, you get to choose your hours, your projects, and where you work from every day. Your family probably envisions you sitting in a coffee shop sipping a [...]

When and How to Ditch Awful Clients (Nicely!)

True story: Once upon a time I had a client so frustrating that I set my Skype status to ‘hidden’ so she would never know when I was online. After we stopped working together I [...]

Making Money in College: How to Make Extra Income and Still Earn Good Grades

If you’re in college you are probably torn between always wishing you had more money and never having enough time to actually make the money you need. After all, you should be focusing on your [...]

Write for a Living: The Best Freelance Writing Job Opportunities

If you’re like me, then you want to make a living doing something you enjoy. Now, we all know we can’t do that 24/7/365. No matter what field you’re in, there are going to be [...]

20 Tips on Making Your First Impression: The Interview Preparation Guide

Are you interview ready? If you are serious about getting your dream job, you are going to need to put in a lot more work than just showing up in a suit and answering some [...]

10 Do’s and Don’ts: Tips for Interviews That Will Get You Hired

If you’re seeking interview advice, then you have already won a small battle. The simple act of landing an interview can be an extremely tough road littered with blanket rejection emails and unanswered job applications. [...]

How to Become a Freelance Writer: 5 Non-Obvious Tips

If you hadn’t noticed, I’m a pretty big fan of freelancing. When I first heard that you could work without going to a standard office job, I was fairly skeptical. Wouldn’t it feel like a [...]

“I’m a Neat Freak” and Other Reasons You’ll Love Working From Home Doing Data Entry Jobs

If you’re considering doing data entry jobs from home, you might be wondering what the benefits are over working in an office. Data entry can be done from nearly anywhere once you know the process [...]

Why Should I Become a Writer? 15 Inspirational Quotes about Writing to Motivate You

Writer’s block can give you the blues, no matter how much you typically enjoy writing. Every writer is intimately familiar with the frustration and disappointment that comes with searching for the perfect words, the correct [...]

Be Your Own Boss in 3 Easy Steps

Are you sitting at your job wondering why you’re there in the first place? Or maybe you’ve been bored to death in yet another pointless meeting, pushing back your deliverables timeline for no good reason. [...]

Why is it so Hard to Get a Job? 10 Simple Tricks to Get Hired

Getting a job can seem like an impossible task sometimes. Job searching is typically a stressful game of not just what you know but also who you know. More than anything, getting a job can [...]

Are You Good With Words? Writing Jobs Where Your Talent is Appreciated

If you have a way with words, you may assume that everyone else does as well. Being a talented writer is often an innate skill that you either have or you don’t. That isn’t to [...]

Burn After Reading: Nightmares of the Freelance Proofreader

Proofreading is basically taking someone’s work and polishing it until it shines. It sounds simple, that is until you consider the extremely wide range of documents a freelance proofreader sees every day. Many writers and [...]

When “Parent” is Not the Only Job: Work from Home for Moms and Dads

Being a parent is one of the most challenging and simultaneously rewarding careers out there. While it’s almost more than full time because you have to put your heart and soul into every minute of [...]

Interview Diplomacy in Writing: The “Day-After” Email

If you’ve been lucky enough to land an interview, you’re probably anxiously waiting for an answer back. Whether it was a phone interview or it happened in-person, there is a way you can show you’re [...]

8 Writing Styles Every Freelancer Should Perfect

You might think that writing is all the same. In fact, I’ve had plenty of clients act confused when I seem hesitant to take on a project outside of my writing skill set. “But you’re [...]

Stay or Quit? What Should You Do with a Job that Makes You Sick?

Even if you absolutely love your job, it can still make you sick. We all spend so much of our lives focused on working and making money, that it’s often easy to miss when something [...]

Turn Them Down with Dignity: How to Gracefully Decline a Job Offer

Searching for a job is tough, and if you’re lucky enough to get a job offer it should be an exciting time. For the most part, this is true. But sometimes you will find yourself [...]

Work From Home: Essential Tips

After years of commuting to the office and then thinking of nothing but home every minute you were there, you finally decided it was time to make home your workplace. You applied here and there, [...]

The Biggest Secrets About Working from Home: Making it Work for You

When I started working from home, it was just one day a week. I was working for a medium-sized company and each team member was allowed to set one WFH day. At first it was [...]

10 Ways to Build Your Career from Home as a Freelancer

As a freelancer, you need to be both the employee and the boss. That means you choose the companies you work for, the projects you take on, and you make your own schedule. It also [...]

How to Quit Your Job on Friendly Terms? 10 Smart Tips for Leaving the Door Open

Exploring other career paths is completely normal, but you may be worried about hurting your relationship with your current employer. While some people go with the mentality that “it’s just business, nothing personal,” that approach [...]

Rates Per Hour or Per Word: How to Set Your Freelance Writing Rates

Congratulations, so you decided to launch a freelance writing career. That means no more long commutes to the office, stiff office dress codes or mandatory water cooler chit-chat. Now that you are your own boss [...]

Freelance Editor – Getting Started, Job Specifics and Pitfalls to Avoid

Do you love the written word? Do you have an eye for detail? A passion for correct grammar? Do you cringe upon finding typos and misspells in leading publication? If so, then professional editing may be [...]

Becoming Your Own Boss: Freelancing – What is it and How Does it Work?

It’s five o’clock in the afternoon. The buzz that once filled the office floor slowly begins to dissipate, as colleagues begin to punch out and head home. You look up from your sombre cubicle in [...]

7 Must-Use Sales Techniques For Freelancers

Which sort of freelancer will sell more? What do you think? Which freelancer is best positioned to make the sale and get the customer’s business? The answer is simple: the customer choses the one they like… [...]

Dealing with Your First Clients—7 Tips from a Freelance Designer

Your manager is a headache, your job is tedious, and your income is nowhere near what you desire it to be. Do these statements ring true for you? Let your manager adjust to life without [...]