Had some Twitter thoughts on breaking into gaming as a writing niche. Yes…this was inspired by Pokemon Go. If you want to see the original thread, it’s here, but here’s an overview. This stuff makes me think it’s a good time for writers to start establishing a specialization in gaming…how? Since there aren’t a whole lot […]
Quick Thoughts: Conference Materials
It’s conference season in my industry, and everybody and his mama, cousins, and best friends are scrambling to put together words that get (and keep) people’s attention. If you’re a writer or graphic designer (or even videographer or podcaster) make sure you not only keep a calendar of your industry conferences (easy to find by […]
From Nurse To Writer…
This post will help you with Phase 1 of the Black Freelance Foundations Workbook…if you haven’t started yours yet, download it now! I see writing gigs for nurses specifically quite frequently, and honestly, the healthcare field is in dire need of writers with practical insight into patient experiences and how everything runs internally. Any nurse looking […]
Your Support Network Probably Won’t Look Much Like That White Guy’s You Follow…
This post will help you with Phase 1 of the Black Freelance Foundations Workbook…if you haven’t started yours yet, download it now! I ran into my youngest uncle yesterday. He stands a striking, but inviting 6’7″ and has always been nothing short of magical to me and my brother. He ordered suits from Japan and lived […]
Black Digital Marketers…What’s Up?
This post will help you with Phase 1 of the Black Freelance Foundations Workbook…if you haven’t started yours yet, download it now! I swear, every time I even breathe the words “social” and “media” too closely together, I get favorites and retweets and shares from all kind of “gurus”, “mavens”, and “specialists” and their smiling […]
Gig Inspiration: H&M’s Messy Twitter
Quick Thoughts: Getting In The Heads Of Your Clients
As bad as my 10+ year stint in traditional employment was, I did walk away with some skills that were particular to the work I did. One of those was following up. I’m not a natural “chaser”, so having to learn to officially schedule and plot time to run behind clients was something I had […]
Quick Thoughts: Ideas For Music Producers And Artists
Podcast editing can be a pain, and it’s something a lot of people are bad at or flat out intimidated by (I’ve done it, and I’d pay to never have to do it again)…but it’s also something I’m sure a lot of Black music producers and artists could do great work on…your editing skills could […]
Quick Thoughts: Do You Know Your Industry Colors?
Every type of business or community has signals — language, images, shapes — that signal insider understanding. Colors are a big one and your site should reflect that. Use the guide below to get started after choosing your freelance specialization. If you don’t see yours here, visit five or six leaders in your industry and […]
Quick Thoughts: The Savior Of Black Economics — Entrepreneurs, Business Owners, Or Freelancers?
I really wish that we, Black people, would start addressing the “work freedom” question in more nuanced ways, simply because there is more than one path to economic wokeness. I’m a firm believer that we worship Entrepreneurs as the saviors of Black economics entirely too much. Not everyone is born an Entrepreneur or even enjoys […]