Tis the Season for Setting Freelancing Goals

At the beginning of 2016 I decided to get serious about freelancing and switch to full-time. The research began and this blog was started in February because I got really frustrated trying to find concrete advice on actual steps to take to launch a business and land higher-paying clients. Everyone wanted me to buy this … Continue reading Tis the Season for Setting Freelancing Goals

How Long Does It Take to Become a Freelance Writer?

If you're thinking about starting a freelance career, especially if you want to drop a 9 to 5 job and start freelancing full-time, one of your biggest initial questions/worries is how long it's going to take you to establish yourself. You have bills to pay, mouths to feed, all that jazz. Switching a stable job … Continue reading How Long Does It Take to Become a Freelance Writer?

Are You Making Enough Money Freelancing?

Setting rates is one of the hardest things about starting a freelance business. When I first started out, grabbing any job I could, I just took whatever rate the client was offering if I thought I could do the job. When I launched PurpleInkPen, I was wiser about rates, but I had decided to raise … Continue reading Are You Making Enough Money Freelancing?

90-Day Pitch Challenge: Completed

Today marks the final day in the 90-day pitch challenge I started alongside the launch of my official licensed business, PurpleInkPen, on May 1st. The challenge came from Gina Horkey and her site Horkey Handbook. You may remember Gina from my Expert Roundup post a little while back. The idea of the challenge (which you … Continue reading 90-Day Pitch Challenge: Completed

5 Tips to Ease Perpetual Proposal Pain

Freelancing allows you to work from the comfort of your own couch, let's you choose your own assignments and lunch breaks, and can be done while wearing pajamas. There are plenty of perks. But freelancing is a job, and every job has its downsides. One of the biggest headaches is sending out countless applications, advertisements, … Continue reading 5 Tips to Ease Perpetual Proposal Pain

Expert Roundup: The Scariest Obstacles Freelancers Face

You're in for a treat, fellow writers, because over the past two weeks I've had the privilege of chatting with ten talented, kick-butt freelancers who have agreed to give you input on some of the most daunting obstacles they faced starting out in their careers. The fact that all ten are women is a coincidence … Continue reading Expert Roundup: The Scariest Obstacles Freelancers Face