This piece in the New York Times yesterday about writers getting asked to work for free reminded me about the ongoing struggle freelancers have to get paid. I'm a big believer in fiscal transparency — to the point where I've been known to ask people questions about money that I later realized were super awkward. But… Continue reading freelance financial transparency
Q. Do you have any tips for networking? I've debated asking a fellow freelancer about getting work, but I'm afraid of stepping on her toes. A. When I started freelancing, I thought that meeting other freelancers was the best way to get gigs. They get gigs, and I want gigs, so they can give me some… Continue reading never network alone
Inspired by Neil Gaiman's two-of-three rule, I made a two-of-three rule specifically for pitching magazine articles.
Join me for a casual Google+ Hangout about getting started in freelancing for magazines! All are welcome — both newbies and experienced journalists. I had this idea from some fellow Kent State alums asking me questions about how I went freelance. And I previously wrote about how to pitch magazine articles and a treatise on… Continue reading #freelancechat
I totally quit my job last week. It wasn't some kind of take-this-job-and-shove-it table-flipping experience. It was totally civilized and without raised voices or tears. I gave five weeks' notice, and my last day is going to be Sept. 4. So what's my deal? I remained employed for the entirety of the great recession—no small… Continue reading OMG I quit my job