The Canadian Freelance Guild’s Job Bank was one of the first member services launched following our founding in early 2020 with the merger of the Professional Writers Association of Canada and the Canadian Media Guild’s Freelance Branch. And despite its [Read the full article…]

 Should You Self Publish? Or Follow The Traditional Route? We lined up four Canadian Freelance Guild members who’ve been there. Join us. Hear their stories. Ask your questions. Julie Barlow, author of eight books including Sixty Million Frenchmen Can’t Be [Read the full article…]

Please allow my holiday gift to you to be this advice: Never take your online safety for granted. When you least expect it, you might be manipulated by the most simple and basic social engineering.

In 2022, freelance writer Vanessa Chiasson determined to negotiate her rate on every assignment in 2022. She shared about her experience on Story Board.

The New Version of the CFG Job Bank is LIVE!!!


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The Canadian Freelance Guild’s Job Bank was one of the first member services launched following our founding in early 2020 with the merger of the Professional Writers Association of Canada and the Canadian Media Guild’s Freelance Branch. And despite its [Read the full article…]

Ask the Experts: How do you publish your first book?


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 Should You Self Publish? Or Follow The Traditional Route? We lined up four Canadian Freelance Guild members who’ve been there. Join us. Hear their stories. Ask your questions. Julie Barlow, author of eight books including Sixty Million Frenchmen Can’t Be [Read the full article…]

The Born Freelancer Gets Hacked!


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Please allow my holiday gift to you to be this advice: Never take your online safety for granted. When you least expect it, you might be manipulated by the most simple and basic social engineering.

New on Story Board: In 2022 Vanessa Chiasson negotiated every freelance assignment rate


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In 2022, freelance writer Vanessa Chiasson determined to negotiate her rate on every assignment in 2022. She shared about her experience on Story Board.

Our New Member Services Page


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Not long ago, navigating the services that CFG offers on our website meant visiting a land of links from a drop-down menu with no way to get a quick, broad view of what’s on offer to members, or even basic [Read the full article…]

Journalism or Content Writing


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Journalism or content writing? A journalism grad will spend in the neighbourhood of $50,000 to obtain a degree (then fight tooth and nail to get a foot in the door), content writers can watch a few videos, throw up a five-minute website on Weebly or Wix and be off to the races.

Taking time off when you’re a freelancer


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As a freelancer, taking time off from work can be a scary thought. What if an inquiry comes in while you’re away and you miss out on a great opportunity? What if there’s a client emergency and you let them down? And what if you go on vacation and then have no work to come back to because you stopped prospecting? These fears are all possible scenarios so they’re important to think through. However, rest is necessary to fuel creativity and avoid burnout. So how does a freelancer take breaks without losing money, clients or opportunities? Here are a few ideas.

The Born Freelancer Talks with Mary Ito About Podcasting


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Mary Ito’s latest bold venture has been to return to freelancing in order to take on a number of projects including an exciting new challenge: podcasting. Never one to do anything by half-measures, it will surprise no one familiar with her work to learn Ito has launched not one but two original podcasts this year.

Webinar: The Anti-Hustle Method for Freelancing Freedom


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As a freelancer, being a “one-person business” can feel stressful and exhausting—but it doesn’t need to be! If you’ve ever struggled with managing your time effectively and staying on top of your never-ending task list, this workshop will help you become the productive boss of your own life and business.

Why I killed my newsroom career

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I still want to be a journalist. I quit my last full-time job in October and started freelancing. I sell single malt scotch whisky at a Scottish public house on weekends for extra cash. I have enough energy to develop interests I didn’t study in university. I’ve started a podcast about outdoor adventure sports. I don’t have an office job. I don’t have a salary. I don’t have the career I planned for. I’m fine with that. I am happier. I have control.