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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…]

The Born Freelancer on Clients Who Are Slow to Pay


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It’s not unusual for freelancers to be faced with clients who are slow to pay. So how should you deal with these clients in a productive way?

The 5-Minute Freelancer Q&A #42 — Nicholas Hune-Brown


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“It’s the only way, really, to tell these kind of stories.” Dave Greber Freelance Writers Awards winner Nicholas Hune-Brown on the freedom and advantages of freelancing.

Freelancer Organization Tips


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Time management, scheduling techniques and efficient administrative systems will help you stay on track and move your business to the next level.

The Born Freelancer Remembers Freelancing Legend Ken Nordine (1920-2019)


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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.   When asked about the most successful route to [Read the full article…]