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Free Work, or more specifically writing for free: when is it a good idea?

Free Work, or more specifically writing for free: when is it a good idea?

Free work is one of those things that triggers a lot of anger. And…well…understandably so. We live in an age of unpaid internships and an overwhelming amount of debt. So of course people get angry when they’re asked to work for free! So when should you accept free work? There are occasional exceptions to whenRead more about Free Work, or more specifically writing for free: when is it a good idea?[…]

Freelancing Lessons & Insight Based on Three Years of Experience

Freelancing Lessons & Insight Based on Three Years of Experience

If you’re looking for freelancing lessons and insight I have a lot to share. Because I’ve done something that not a lot of people have done: Got to year three of the journey. Sure, I feel like there’s so much left to learn. But that’s been a pretty consistent feeling overall over the long-term. SinceRead more about Freelancing Lessons & Insight Based on Three Years of Experience[…]

Why I won’t contribute to a publication for you. My backlink & affiliate policy

Why I won’t contribute to a publication for you. My backlink & affiliate policy

Why I won’t contribute to a publication for you I’m not interested in writing for a publication on your behalf. No idea what I’m referring to? Here’s an email that I get a lot from companies goes something like this: Hi Rosemary: My name is Jane Doe and I work for Company X that has specialties XRead more about Why I won’t contribute to a publication for you. My backlink & affiliate policy[…]

Is Mentioning You’re A Freelancer On A Resume A Bad Thing?

Is Mentioning You’re A Freelancer On A Resume A Bad Thing?

Last night I updated my resume, after finding a great looking day job posting on LinkedIn. In case you’re curious what it was I applied for: Toronto hot spot, the Drake Hotel is hiring a Digital Media Specialist, according to their LinkedIn company page. Don’t worry friends, this doesn’t necessarily mean the death of myRead more about Is Mentioning You’re A Freelancer On A Resume A Bad Thing?[…]