Freelance links: Impostor syndrome, clients, and entrepreneurship

freelance linksDeadline and invoicing day, so this is going to be a speedy one. As a follow-up to last week’s post on freelance creatives and impostor syndrome, the first of today’s freelance links is from another freelancer who’d gotten the same sense that chatter on the topic had increased: In “Imposter syndrome and editing,” Katherine Trail suggests using a “win jar” to boost spirits or dispel moments of doubt. I’ve got a bulletin board that serves the same purpose: When a freelance client pays me a compliment, I print it out and tack it up. [Read more…]

Freelance link roundup (and a bonus Kindle Countdown)

freelance link roundup 2Before getting into today’s freelance link roundup, I wanted to give a quick heads-up about the Kindle Countdown promotion on the new Dr. Freelance Advisor Guide, Juggling on a High Wire: The Art of Work-Life Balance When You’re Self-Employed. The ebook is just 99 cents through Saturday morning, then steps up to $1.99 for the following two-plus days. Laura Poole has put together lots of strategic advice for solopreneurs who want to be more effective at task management, time management, and overall life balance. So check it out! [Read more…]

Friday freelance link roundup

freelance roundupBefore we get into the freelance link roundup, a quick anecdote from the only real-life roundup I’ve ever been involved in. At the time, I was the managing editor at Golf Illustrated magazine, and my wife and I had been invited on a fam trip to the Flathead Lake region of Montana. (Absolutely gorgeous area. If you ever get the chance to go—take it!) Over the course of the weekend, we played golf and went whitewater rafting, and then spent a day on a dude ranch. [Read more…]

Friday freelance link roundup

freelance link roundupDeadlines and a pile of long-term projects absorbed my energies this week, but there’s always time for a Friday freelance link roundup, eh? Truth be told, not all of these are about freelancing directly—as I always recommend, you should have an eye out for related concepts that can be applied to your business. If you’re a freelance writer and only read freelance writing blogs, or a freelance graphic designer who only reads (you know where I’m going here) blogs about design, you’re missing out! [Read more…]

Friday freelance link roundup

freelance link roundupHaven’t done a Friday freelance link roundup in ages, so let’s giddyup! Here’s rundown on a few thought-provoking blog posts I came across during the past week:

6 Ways to Prove Your Writing Chops to Prospects. “No matter how long you’ve been at this, you’re only as good as that one line item clients want to see.” Lori Widmer dives into one of the common challenges that affects veteran freelance writers and graphic designers as well as those who are new to the game: a client who requests samples specific to their industry—and you don’t have anything in your portfolio to do the trick. [Read more…]