The freedom to design my day was a little bit of a shock. Sure, I knew I wanted to reclaim my time and create a flexible schedule when I started freelancing, but when I actually got it? The realization of what I’d actually done was a little disorienting. I’d broken the deal…the deal of letting […]
Are Toxic Employer Habits Leaking Into Your Freelance Business?
This post will help you with Phase 1 of the BlackFreelance Foundations Workbook…if you haven’t started yours yet, download it now! Low pay. No work-life balance. Leadership with no vision. Unreasonable production expectations. Pressure to do unpaid work. If most of us heard all that about a traditional job we’d label it “toxic” without a […]
How’s Your Relationship…with Work?
This post will help you with Phase 1 of the BlackFreelance Strategy Workbook…if you haven’t started yours yet, download it now! If anybody needs to examine their relationship with work, it’s freelancers. We have more opportunity to shape our lives the way we want (instead of squeezing life in around a career)…but we also have […]
How I Started a Slower, Calmer, 4-Day Work Week
This post will help you with Phase 1 of the BlackFreelance Strategy Workbook…if you haven’t started yours yet, download it now! I got lucky early in my freelance journey. My vision of what was possible wasn’t shaped by hustlers, or grinders, or people who saw struggle as synonymous with freelancing. The people I was following […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
The Fastest Path to Freelance Confidence
Track your wins. That’s it. That’s the solution. It seems like it takes more than that, and sometimes it does. But for most of us, giving yourself real, tangible credit (that we can revisit) is the first step in keeping healthy confidence as a freelancer. And that’s because we forget. We forget […]