Here’s a few recent blogs and news articles for different aspects of freelancing, including for writers, musicians, building a brand, getting away from a troublesome client and tips for maintaining a healthy work/personal balance.
Getting Started and Tips
Helpful suggestions for getting things going and off the ground.
- Giving It Away: Why Fiction Authors Should Offer Free Ebooks, The Book Designer: Helpful for getting your name as an author out there, building momentum for new books to come. Similar to a business offering an intro plan, test drive or other try before buy promotional activities.
- Why you must build your own brand if you’re going to be a successful freelancer, Guerrilla Freelancing: Different ways of establishing your expertise and reputation.
- 3 Tips to Writing More Evocative Songs (without the use of an instrument), The DIY Musician: Some alternative perspectives to try when working on a new song, giving them extra time in different environments to grow into their own.
- 6 Secrets That Freelancers Can Teach Enterprises, Forbes: This includes doing a better job of assessing new markets, being able to more efficient with activities involved and showing a higher level of respect for their customers.
Getting Balance and Staying Healthy
With the constant juggling of hats and balls, staying clear of too many falls.
- Get Yourself Kicked Out of the Project in 5 Easy Steps, The Freelance Pinoy: A humorous take on what not to do for maintaining good relationships with clients. One small warning, you may enjoy the article too much and be tempted to try out a few with some clients that you’re struggling with, probably not a good idea, :).
- 7 Top Freelancing Secrets to Help You Balance Your Freelancing Work and Your Life, Freelance Folder: To help avoid problems of stress, poor health, mistakes, loneliness and others, here’s seven ways to help keep things balance and moving forward.
- Attention Freelancers: Health Insurers Will Be Calling Soon, Business Week: How different health insurers are starting to support the growing number of freelancers.