Freelance Success Blog

Practical advice and inspiration, and freelance success stories

How Laughter Will Make You a Better Freelancer

Laughter will make you a better freelancerThere’s this cartoon of a guy being interviewed for a job. The interviewer asks him, “What were you doing in 2020? And the guy answers, “Looking for toilet paper.” I saw this cartoon near the beginning of the coronavirus…


5 Deadly Mistakes that Many Freelancers Make on LinkedIn

Deadly LinkedIn mistakesWhat you do—or don’t do—in your LinkedIn profile will put you near the top or the bottom of the search results when clients are looking for freelancers. Clients won’t find you, or hire you if they view your profile, if you make what I call the…


How to Be a Recession-Proof Freelancer

How to be a recession-proof freelancerDuring the last recession, freelance writer Carol Tice grew her income from $60,000 a year to $100,000. “As the world crashed and burned around me, I quietly grew my freelance income 67 percent,” says Carol, a longtime freelance writer who’s authored…


How to Boost Your Resilience During the COVID-19 Recession

Resilience during the COVID-19 recession

If you’re like most freelancers, you’ve lost a little, some, or a lot of freelance work because of the coronavirus pandemic. Now that the pandemic has led to the COVID-19 recession, things will get worse before they get better. Resilience will help you…


The Habit that Will Make You a Success—Even in a Recession  

freelance marketing habit

When you were little, you learned how to tie your shoelaces. In the beginning, you had to really think about what you were doing. And it was hard. But the more times you tied your shoelaces, the easier it got—because tying your shoelaces became a habit.

As a…


6 Freelance Opportunities in the Coronavirus Economy

Opportunities for freelancersFreelancers will have many opportunities in the new economy that’s already started as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. But it’s going to take the right actions now, along with resilience, grit, and creativity, to find them.

Experts say the long-term future is bright for freelancers. But…


11 Ways to Keep Anxiety at Bay and Focus on Freelancing

Keep anxiety at bay

Freelancers have a lot to worry about these days. Some of us have already lost freelance work due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Most of us will lose a little, some, or a lot of work. Anxiety is our natural response to stress and uncertainty…


How 11 Freelancers Are Staying Strong in Uncertain Times

Freelancers are staying strong despite uncertainty.

In less than two weeks, freelance medical writer Ginny Vachon, PhD, has seen a “huge shift” in her business. A specialist in advisory boards and meetings, Ginny spends a lot of time at in-person meetings. Those meetings have been cancelled…


4 Practical Ways to Thrive in Uncertain Times

Freelancers can thrive despite uncertain times.It’s really scary out there. First sporting events and concerts were cancelled. And hand sanitizer disappeared from store shelves. Then nearly everything began shutting down. Businesses sent people home to work. Schools closed their doors. Restaurants, bars, most stores, and lots…


What Happens When You Conquer Fear of Networking

Don't let fear of networking stop you from meeting the right people.Networking was “super-scary” for Frieda Wiley, PharmD, when she started her freelance medical writing business in 2014. Frieda knew that networking would help her build her business. But…