This post will help you with Phase 1 of the BlackFreelance Strategy Workbook…if you haven’t started yours yet, download it now! Sometimes we ask people for more than they can give. And sometimes we do the same of our niches. Here’s what I mean. I started in the world of paid writing in combat sports. […]
8 Project Management Tips for Frustrated Freelancers
Sometimes I sit back and think about the fact that project management is a whole career. People get paid salaries plus benefits just to keep projects running. As freelancers, we’re taking on what basically amounts to advanced project management…but we don’t talk about it all that much. That’s a problem. When I hear people expressing […]
Have You Tried Role-Based Freelancing?
If all the different responsibilities that freelancers have makes you nervous, you’re not completely off base. We’re taking care of marketing, strategy, customer service — all while trying to produce the actual work! It’s a lot, and unless you enjoy wearing a bunch of different hats, it can be overwhelming. That’s why I’m a big […]
Lifestyle Design — During a Pandemic
I was telling my cousin last week that time restricted eating had left me with nasty cravings for egg sandwiches. She was amazed that I’m even trying to keep any semblance of a fitness or dietary routine going right now. I told her that I’m keeping it up for one reason — control. I’ve been […]
Planning Your Own PTO as a Freelancer
Freelancers know instability. But the impact of CORVID-19 has thrown a lot of us for a loop. It’s one thing to navigate fluctuating income. It’s another to have whole industries shut down, even if it’s only for a few weeks. The risk of sickness or the responsibility to care for someone else adds another layer. […]
5 Reasons You Shouldn’t Start with Passion
This post will help you with Phase 1 of the BlackFreelance Strategy Workbook…if you haven’t started yours yet, download it now! I’m just gonna come out and say it — passion doesn’t reliably point to a healthy freelance business. If you get that, you can honestly stop reading right there, because you’ve probably saved […]
So You Want to Be More Productive…But Why?
This post will help you with Phase 1 of the BlackFreelance Strategy Workbook…if you haven’t started yours yet, download it now! I’m always paying attention to what topics get Black freelancers interested, so when this article (it’s about what a 6-figure freelancer does every day) turned out to be one of the most popular, it […]
What BlackFreelancers Are Thankful For…
As we’re closing out 2019, I wanted to check in with the community to see what everybody’s thankful for in their freelance business. (I know for me, it’s entirely too easy to get caught up in producing and totally look past all the growth and great things that are going on.) Here’s what everybody’s saying… […]
Discovering Your Niche: What Can I Do with Storytelling Skills?
This post will help you with Phase 2 of the BlackFreelance Strategy Workbook…if you haven’t started yours yet, download it now! Narrowing down your niche is one of the hardest things you’ll do as a freelancer. It’s also one of the most important. If you take the time to choose, test, and refine […]
You Should Be Able to Afford Health Insurance.
This isn’t a PSA for ACA open enrollment because honestly, if you can’t afford health insurance right now, you can’t afford it. What I’m here to tell you is that even if health insurance seems like an expense too far today, eventually, it should be within reach. I’m mostly talking to those of us who […]