Freelance Boot Camps FencerWriting Biz Blog . . . by Kevin Corbley

  • Two Aspects of Freelancing That Caught Me By Surprise – One Good, One Not

    Two Aspects of Freelancing That Caught Me By Surprise – One Good, One Not

    Even though I had been freelancing part time for years before I finally took the full-time plunge, several things that I didn’t expect caught me off guard not long after I started my business. Two are particularly noteworthy. One was a pleasant surprise, but the other was a shock. Here they are. Consider yourself warned. The Good: My opinions and advice became more valuable – My last real job was a relatively high-profile one for a company that was a major player in the same industry where I launched my freelance writing business.Read More
  • Three Things That Addicted Me to Freelance Writing

    Three Things That Addicted Me to Freelance Writing

    When I jumped into full-time freelance writing 25 years ago, I hoped to make a career of it, but I still had my doubts. To hedge my bets, I was helping a friend get a new magazine off the ground, a job that took about a week per month. He wanted me onboard as editor once the cash flow improved, and I viewed it as a good fallback if the writing thing didn’t work out. But within three months, I was hooked. The freelance writing lifestyle was so addictive I vowed to do everything I could to make a living at it. I knew then I was never going to punch a timeclock at the magazine or anywhere else for that matter.Read More
  • Five of the Smartest Things I Did When Starting My Freelance Writing Business

    Five of the Smartest Things I Did When Starting My Freelance Writing Business

    As I wrote in an earlier blog, I sure made a lot of mistakes when I started as a full-time freelance writer, but I learned from every one of them. On the plus side, however, I also made some really smart decisions about how to run my business in those early days. Most of them have stuck with me through to today, and I have no doubt they played a big part in surviving the first few years. Here are five smart ideas for starting your own business: Focus on Honing Business Skills – The smartest decision I made was to spend as much time as possible sharpening my business skills.Read More
  • Podcast Ep. 6: Are You Ready to Freelance Fulltime?

    Podcast Ep. 6: Are You Ready to Freelance Fulltime?

    Are you writing at a professional level? That’s a critical question to ask yourself before jumping into fulltime freelance writing. In this podcast, I talk about ways you can ease into freelancing to ensure your articles, blogs and other writing assignments are of sufficient quality to make a living. In addition to writing issues, I […]Read More

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