You need to watch your own tail

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watch your tail freelanceOn Halloween night a few years back, a young girl dressed as a lion marched up to my wife on our front patio and said, “My mom says that you shouldn’t have candles in your pumpkin, because my tail is flammable.”

My wife replied, “Well, I guess you’re going to have to watch your own tail.”

This post isn’t about safety around open flames or teaching kids about manners. It is, however, about personal responsibility in freelancing. [Read more…]

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Book review: The Freelancer’s Bible

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The Freelancer’s Bible came out late last year, so I’m a bit late to the party with this book review. That said, the advice given by author Sara Horowitz, founder of Freelancers Union, is timeless enough that the time lapse doesn’t affect my opinion: It’s a very solid book, and its nearly 500 pages offer plenty of well-researched information to consider incorporating into your freelance business. Without further ado, some thoughts on its applicability to various stages of the freelance life cycle. [Read more…]

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