Freelance

Negotiating a fair rate for independent work

This is a problem we all deal with, am I right? No matter what type of freelance or independent work you do, charging a fair price and learning to negotiate with potential clients are invaluable skills for your business. And your bank account! I'm primarily a writer,...

The best job boards for freelance work

Now, I'm all about working with people I know. Even better if they live close enough to meet in person! (Check out my new community job board for Chicago freelance creatives) But that doesn't always work out, and it's often time-consuming and frustrating to have to...

Successful work-life balance as a freelancer

Defining my own success as a freelancer may be the single most difficult part of working for myself. To me, means limiting my projects to quality work (that pays!) and devoting the rest of my time to projects and peaceful living. The article below, from the...

Alternative ideas for self employment (off the grid!)

I am not one of those freelancers who dreams of living on my own farm, surrounded by nothing but animals and scenery. I love my space (and want to build my own someday!), but I still require access to a train line and the local library. But I found this article...