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A Time for Big Ideas: Freelancing & the 3-day weekend

Having grown up in a small tourist town in Northern Michigan, Memorial Day weekend has always been a different experience for me and mine. Tawasians don’t leave town for three-day weekends. 508 more words


Oops: Cash Flow for Freelancers

If you pay tax estimates, you know it’s currently the worst time of year. While everyone else is planning to blow their tax return on a Memorial Day excursion, we have just paid our tax bill for last year and our first quarterly estimate in April, and for some infuriating reason, the second quarter is about to be due in June.  1,020 more words

General Life Whatnot

Story Ideas: I hate you; I love you; I need you; where are you? Confessions of a lazy writer.

Story ideas: They are the hardest part of writing for me, with no close contender for second place. I wish this was due to that mystical concept that inspiration is elusive, requiring a muse or divine intervention or some such nonsense. 652 more words


An introvert’s guide to avoiding conference overload

Following on from last weekend’s fabulous ITI Conference in Newcastle, I had intended to include these tips at the end of my conference write-up, but I ran out of space (oops!). 1,264 more words


Simon Strong’s portfolio career #3

This is the third in a series of 6 blog posts by Simon Strong about his portfolio career. Reading how people have created their own portfolio career can be useful to inspire you to create one yourself. 420 more words


Freelancing With a Tiny Freeloader: Everything is the same and everything is different

Well, I had a kid. And here I am, back behind my desk, working on the new challenge of keeping a tiny person fed, clothed and housed with the same old task of typing thoughts into the internet. 773 more words


Allowing yourself wriggle room

When you’re up to your eyes in work, it can be hard to keep track of the essential nuts and bolts that hold together a freelance business. 1,195 more words