Category: Freelance

The (5th annual) Freelancer Christmas Party

The (5th annual) Freelance Christmas Party

I’ve been a freelance journalist unofficially since 2010, when I went on maternity leave with our son and made the decision not to return to full-time out-of-the-home “real” work. It took a few years for me to realize I was missing out on some…

Breaking out of the box

Sometimes you need to shake things up and do something that feels unnatural, and it ends up being the best thing you could have ever done.

Five weird-but-awesome desk hacks

I had another post planned for today, Werk It Wednesday, but then I got a package in the mail and decided to change everything and write about a topic inspired by the delivery IMMEDIATELY! These desk hacks are not even specific to writers or…

My top three tips for new freelancers

I’ve been freelancing here at home since my youngest was about three months old, and I’ve made a career out of it since he was a year old. It’s my entire livelihood and I’ve gotten rather good at it in the last six-ish years thanks to…

Breaking the (work) cycle

I’ve been going through a strange period professionally, lately. Sometimes I can’t even believe how much things have changed in the last almost-six years since I started freelancing. I barely remembering longing to line up work and hustling to fill my time with assignments….

How to work faster from home

Today I’ve got a few quick work-at-home tips for your non-procrastinating pleasure! Of course, these tips are also useful if you’re an in-a-real-office type who maybe doesn’t wear yoga pants and have semi-dressed children under your desk* but they’re especially important for those of…

Work-at-home Q&A: Author Jon Tattrie + novel giveaway

I’m trying out a fun new (hopefully regular) feature today where I put my interviewing skills to use and chat with other work-at-home parents. There aren’t that many of us, so I always pounce on the ones I meet and discuss their work/life balance…