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The Born Freelancer on Clients Who Are Slow to Pay


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It’s not unusual for freelancers to be faced with clients who are slow to pay. So how should you deal with these clients in a productive way?

The 5-Minute Freelancer Q&A #42 — Nicholas Hune-Brown


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“It’s the only way, really, to tell these kind of stories.” Dave Greber Freelance Writers Awards winner Nicholas Hune-Brown on the freedom and advantages of freelancing.

Freelancer Organization Tips


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Time management, scheduling techniques and efficient administrative systems will help you stay on track and move your business to the next level.

The Born Freelancer Remembers Freelancing Legend Ken Nordine (1920-2019)


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This series of posts by the Born Freelancer shares personal experiences and thoughts on issues relevant to freelancers. Have something to add to the conversation? We’d love to hear from you in the comments.   When asked about the most successful route to [Read the full article…]

The Born Freelancer on the True Value of a First Paid Job


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This series of posts by the Born Freelancer shares personal experiences and thoughts on issues relevant to freelancers. Have something to add to the conversation? We’d love to hear from you in the comments.   It’s a warm day in July so I’ve [Read the full article…]

The 5-Minute Freelancer Q&A #41 — Ayesha Barmania


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Advice on setting your freelance rates, the advantages of working on passion projects, and the importance of mentorship for emerging journalists.

Freelance Skill Share Extraordinaire – Pitfalls and Pitching for Freelancers


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Navigating freelance challenges to survive and thrive in the gig economy was the focus of a highly interactive workshop held recently in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Five Things Freelancers Should Know About Conferences… and why you should attend a few


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For freelancers, conferences are a double whammy: attend the right conference and you’ll get the ideas and the contacts for interviews at the same time.

The Born Freelancer on (Not) Having Your Ideas Stolen


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When you’re a professional freelancer, you quickly come to the realization that your ideas are the very foundations of your creative existence. And so you must learn to protect them.

The Born Freelancer’s Q&A with “Light Writer” Maggie MacPherson


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This series of posts by the Born Freelancer shares personal experiences and thoughts on issues relevant to freelancers. Have something to add to the conversation? We’d love to hear from you in the comments.   As a word person (primarily) I’ve always been [Read the full article…]