Solved: how to craft the perfect writer’s resume

Let’s be honest: Not every client will request a CV from you. Your profile on a freelance platform or your website is your resume, so it’ll be just enough for many people. But not for everyone. Many clients prefer a more traditional look at the experience of freelancers they hire. You might also need a…

The ultimate work-from-home checklist

Before COVID-19, I had the opportunity to switch my environment every time I needed to boost my creativity. Cozy cafes and beach bars were my go-to place of work. This helped me set clear boundaries between work time and personal time, which consequently helped me balance my life. If you liked getting out of the…

How writers can cope with unemployment

If you’re a freelancer, especially a freelance writer, you may be struggling to make ends meet at the moment, especially as pressure from the coronavirus has led to decreased marketing budgets and ad spending in many industries. In many cases, this has created a domino effect of less work for publications and, by extension, little…

What do your clients need from you right now?

It’s August, and boy, what a different summer this one’s shaping up to be. As we peek our heads out of our bunkers and businesses tentatively open their physical doors, we find ourselves, once again, in new and uncharted territory. Not quite open but not fully closed either. As consumers, we might be questioning the…

How to protect yourself from cyber attacks

When the number of remote workers increased a few months ago, cybercriminals started rubbing their hands in glee. Businesses quickly transitioned to home working arrangements with little or no notice, which left them vulnerable to cyber attacks. With 4.7 million employees (3.4% of the workforce) in the U.S working from home at least half the…

Visual marketing for every freelancer

What comes to mind first: the last article you read or the most recent video you watched? It’s probably the latter. That’s the power of visuals — they capture the audience’s attention, create lasting impressions, and have greater recall power. As a freelancer looking to attract clients, you have to create the right kind of…

Write the perfect tagline

Struggling to write a catchy tagline? 83% of buyers say it’s vital that a brand aligns with their values. The best way to let them know you do? With a clear, concise tagline that spells out who you are. But what’s the trick behind creating an engaging tagline? It all comes down to psychology. This…

A one-day initiative is offering free headshots for job seekers

On Wednesday, July 22, more than 200 professional photographers will be taking free headshots for people around the country who are out of work as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. The initiative will create 10,000 headshots in every state in the country, providing a crucial service to those in the job market who use…

Why freelancers should learn to love automation

Automation is one of the hot fields in the business world right now, and marketing automation in particular is taking the marketing world by storm. You might see term “automation” and think Skynet is coming for your job. But there’s no reason to be concerned! Automation will not replace us freelancers. In fact, it’s going…

These up-and-coming industries need freelancers like you

If your freelance gigs have been dwindling or ground to a halt in the past few months, you may have found yourself looking to expand your scope. The good news: There are more niche industries out there than you can imagine, and new ones are popping up every day. And they all need talented, flexible,…

5 fast fixes to make your web copy sparkle

Got 15 minutes? Time to boost the potency of your freelance website. Whether you have a degree in English or you couldn’t write your way out of a paper bag, you can use pro writer know-how to make a few quick and easy tweaks to your freelance website. It’ll only take a few minutes to…

How to negotiate with a new client

Many  successful freelancers will insist that you should always ask for a respectable rate and comfortable responsibilities when you take on new work. They’ll insist that this should be the case even when you’re just starting out as a freelancer — and, to a certain extent, that’s true. However, setting, compromising on, and negotiating rates…

Build a portfolio that actually stands out

If you think you can compile a few pieces of your work and call it a “portfolio,” you’re mistaken. There are around 57 million freelance workers in the United States, constituting 36% of the US workforce. That means that as a freelancer, you have to get creative and try harder to present yourself — because…

The only skill freelancers need for the future is adaptability

There has never been so much talk about the future of work. We live in an age of technological acceleration and unprecedented global events — never has so much changed in such a short time. Technology greatly influences the way we live. Today, we can order hot food that has just been made at our…