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Freelance Writers

Give Your Prospects Some TLC -- Thought Leadership Content

John Bowen | Posted 08.25.2015 | Business
John Bowen

All entrepreneurs want to get their branding message out and attract more customers. But traditional hard-sell techniques no longer cut it with ever-more cynical consumers.

Observations of a Freelancer

Jamie Silverman | Posted 12.09.2014 | Business
Jamie Silverman

For almost a full year, I was in an amazing relationship -- with my career. We had tremendous respect for each other, the perfect amount of give and take. The near perfect year of my advertising career was the year I worked as a freelancer.

WATCH: The Life-Changing Decision That Gave These People More Time And Freedom

HuffPost Live | Posted 03.03.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Leading a career of freelance work means foregoing the security of knowing where that next paycheck is coming from, but it's a choice that comes with...

New Writer? Don't Make These 3 Rookie Mistakes

Allena Tapia | Posted 01.23.2014 | Books
Allena Tapia

One constant my Internet readers will hear from me is how engaging and fulfilling it is to be a freelance writer. But, that doesn't mean there are no bumps on the road to the paid writing life.

Freelance Writing: An Interview About Inspiration, Obstacles and Advice

Patricia Leavy, PhD | Posted 11.10.2013 | Books
Patricia Leavy, PhD

As an author I am routinely interviewed by freelance writers while I promote my work. Over the years I have developed a curiosity into their world of writing.

3 Clever Ways to Increase Your Worth as a Freelancer

Brazen Life | Posted 10.14.2012 | Business
Brazen Life

With so many options available -- from setting an hourly rate, a fixed price, a one-time charge or a combination of all three -- it can be difficult and overwhelming. So how do you determine what you're worth as a freelancer?

Why The Life Of A Freelance Journalist Can Suck

The Awl | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

People like my resume--here's a PDF! But a resume is only the skin of a career. And, even then, it's skin with a lot of make-up on it. People live the...

Should Travel Writers Accept Freebies? I Say Yes

Simona Rabinovitch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Simona Rabinovitch

I rode a teenage elephant through the Thai jungle, partied till dawn from Ibiza to Reykjavik, and joined a Buddhist monk meditation ceremony as thousands of lanterns were released into the sky. Most of these trips were free.

The Freelance Generation

Lila Nordstrom | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Lila Nordstrom

As somebody who primarily works in a field dominated by self-employed people, I know how important labor protections are for the wandering work pool -- a pool that has expanded enormously lately.

Freelancer Exodus

Hava Volterra | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Hava Volterra

LA is a city of strivers. And sometimes freelance work is more suitable for those types. The problem is that those gigs are among the first to be cut when companies are under pressure.

In Defense of FREE: Why I Don't Care That Arianna Doesn't Pay Me

Raymond Leon Roker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Raymond Leon Roker

When you really look at the traffic the average site generates, you see the Web is actually a big lonely place. And without real traffic, you're just preaching in an echo chamber.

Notes From These Pajamas: The Diary of a Freelance Writer

Josh Rosenblatt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Josh Rosenblatt

Thinking about the beauty of the universe; about the fleeting preciousness of life; about the fact that I haven't been outside all day; about the fact I may not have gone outside yesterday either.