Wondering what niches are bests for Black freelancers to start their careers? This list might help.
Freelance Lessons From Employment: Communication
Employment has its share of issues, but it also has a ton of lessons for freelancers. This is especially true on the communication front, since you’re likely working with people who are employed themselves and/or working in an employed environment. Learning how to shape our styles and habits to meld with the employment standard can […]
Here’s How You Turn Your Employment Experience into Freelance Elevation…
So a few weeks ago I asked the community about a theme for the next year or so…using employment to our benefit as freelancers. I got really good feedback, so that’s what we’re doing! The theme is going to evolve as the year does, but to kick things off, let’s talk about some practical steps—ways […]
Are You Asking Your Niche for Too Much…or Too Little?
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. […]
5 Ways to Use Trade Publications to Master Your Niche
This post will help you with Phase 2 of the BlackFreelance Foundations Workbook…if you haven’t started yours yet, download it now! If you’ve been around here for a while, you know I’m quick to recommend trade publications to basically everybody. That’s because they changed my career (more on that later) but it’s mainly because trade […]
Why My Writing Isn’t Worth $1 Per Word
“If I do a job in 30 minutes it’s because I spent 10 years learning how to do that in 30 minutes. You owe me for the years, not the minutes.” There’s a little anecdote that gets passed around a lot in freelance-land and I think some of us are reading it the wrong […]
Want to See Your Business Blow Up? Get Some Strategic Partnerships in Your Life.
This post will help you with Phase 3 of the BlackFreelance Foundations Workbook…if you haven’t started yours yet, download it now! Last week I was laughing with one of my clients over how long we’ve been working together. It’s going on 4 years now that we’ve been building our businesses, sharing insights, and giving […]
5 Ways for Web Designers and Developers to Build Trust
I should probably start this post off with why you should even listen to me in the first place. I’m not a developer. I’m not a designer. Without a solid template to start with, I’m basically dead in the water. So this is an advanced request for forgiveness if I use any terminology wrong. […]
4 Simple Mindset Shifts for Black Freelancers
This post will help you with Phase 1 of the BlackFreelance Foundations Workbook…if you haven’t started yours yet, download it now! Getting your freelance business started on the right track involves a lot of practical steps…marketing, developing your skills, getting your strategy written out. Those are critical, but what trips most people up? It’s […]
The Best (and Shortest) Intro to Freelancing I’ve Ever Heard…
I’ve been following Seth Godin for years now, and while he occasionally can get a little bootstrappy, he’s hands down my favorite marketing guru (he’s one of the few people I’ll use that title for seriously) AND he has a long history of working as a freelancer. That’s why I’m always excited when he takes […]