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The Born Freelancer Reflects on Reviews


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This series of posts by the Born Freelancer shares personal experiences and thoughts on issues relevant to freelancers. Have something to add to the conversation? We’d love to hear from you in the comments.   September. For some, a beginning – [Read the full article…]

Review: Two books that will boost your storytelling skills


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by Michael Strickland An increase in my pulse rate accompanies the uptick in my attention. I missed that the first time, in the fall of 2019. Now, less than a year later, I’m watching for the subtlest of changes. I [Read the full article…]

The Born Freelancer on Knowing When to Leave the Party


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This series of posts by the Born Freelancer shares personal experiences and thoughts on issues relevant to freelancers. Have something to add to the conversation? We’d love to hear from you in the comments.   In my last column I wrote [Read the full article…]

Ways freelancers can diversify their income


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by Robyn Roste   Many people are drawn to freelancing because of the lifestyle and career freedom it affords. However, the lack of stability can be stressful. During this pandemic, some freelancers have watched their work shift or outright disappear, [Read the full article…]

Freelancers face new challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic


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by Monte Stewart This is part two in a series on the ways that Canadian freelancers are weathering COVID-19. Read part one right here.   Lesley Evans Ogden shares her home office with a pet bird. Her feathered friend was [Read the full article…]

Freelancers struggle to adapt to a shifting Canadian media landscape during COVID-19 pandemic


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by Monte Stewart This is part one in a series on the ways that Canadian freelancers are weathering COVID-19. Read part two right here.   Jeff Gaulin does not believe that the Canadian media landscape will go “back to normal” [Read the full article…]

How freelancers can respond to crisis in a proactive way


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Many of us have seen contracts cancelled, clients bail and projects put on indefinite hold. So how should we respond?

The Born Freelancer on “It’s All Been Done Before”


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This series of posts by the Born Freelancer shares personal experiences and thoughts on issues relevant to freelancers. Have something to add to the conversation? We’d love to hear from you in the comments. A young freelance writer I know was lamenting the [Read the full article…]

Questions to help you reflect and plan for 2020


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There are all sorts of positive reasons to spend time reflecting on your business, asking questions and planning. Here are some prompts that will help.

3 Social Media Posting Formulas for Service-Based Freelancers


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by Robyn Roste  Having an online presence helps potential clients learn more about who you are, what you do and why they should hire you. And while most freelancers understand this, it’s still easy to overlook social media as an [Read the full article…]