Should I Go Back To The Steady Paycheck?

Should I Go Back To The Steady Paycheck?

Should I Go Back To The Steady Paycheck? My transition to freelancing was a relatively easy one. While I didn’t make the smooth transition of building a side income slowly while fully employed (though I was building solo-employment skills), I did have the benefit of a layoff that left me with economic resources. This meant […]

Creating Your Best Portfolio

Creating Your Best Portfolio

Your portfolio is an experience. Testimonials, samples…I stressed about getting those together into a great package when I first started freelancing as a writer. What I didn’t realize at the time, was that the traditional portfolio—that collection of art work, photographs, successful projects—was just one of many checkboxes that clients were looking to tick before […]

The Most Respectable Negro: Whiteness And The Response To The “Good” Black Worker

The Most Respectable Negro: Whiteness And The Response To The “Good” Black Worker I freelance because I’m Black. I’m not implying that freelancing is universally great for Black people…far from it. What I am saying, is that my racial experiences in the workplace are a major factor in my decision to pursue full-time independent work. […]