There are plenty of stereotypes about work-at-home moms and dads to be found. You’ve got the ‘loafing around in their slippers and robe’ freelancers, the ‘it’s just a phase, one day you’ll get a real job’ freelancers and the ‘sipping mojitos at a beach-side cabana with Paco the studly man servant’ type freelancers. Even better,(…)
Between wrangling the kids, keeping up with housework and juggling clients and finding a few seconds to unwind, there are never enough hours in the day. When it comes to honing your craft, learning is a constant process. Finding time to wedge a book, online course or other learning tool into your daily routine might(…)
When I’m not writing blog posts or working on personal projects, I am usually writing for clients. Frequently, it seems that many of the programs and tools that I use for my personal projects and paid work are different. The result is a computer full of clutter, files in a million formats and stuff stored(…)
You’re sitting there, staring at the screen. You decide to check your favorite blog. Then your email. Then your Twitter. Still nothing. You type a few sentences and hastily rampage all over the backspace key. It’s happened again hasn’t it? [Insert dramatic music here] Writer’s block… Whether you are working for a client, writing(…)
With a little searching, it is easy to find plenty of stereotypes about freelancers. While they are mostly untrue, they help to shed light on some important issues to the freelancing community. One key aspect that many of these stereotypes have in common is professionalism.
When I first started working as a freelance writer, I was a bit insecure, worried and, quite frankly, scared out of my mind. It was something different from what I was accustomed to. I spent hours a day planning, researching, contemplating, asking opinions and hunting down advice. It is hard to believe this was just(…)
BlogMutt is taking a unique approach to content mills. As one of the new comers into the ever-changing field of content mills, they are quickly establishing a great reputation with both writers and clients alike. I’ve been working with BlogMutt for roughly two months now. In that time, I’ve seen progress and changes made, seen(…)