Shana Thompson Author: Shana Thompson


5 Ways to Overcome your Freelancing Blues

If you’re a freelancer, you’re going to get questions. So, you can sleep until noon, right? So, you can work in your pajamas, right? And, of course: Doesn’t it get lonely? In truth, freelancing can be lonely if you let it be. But the fact is that you, as a freelancer, have the opportunity to […]

Three Basic Rules for Freelancing Online

We receive a lot of questions from freelancers via Freelance with Us. We’ve answered grammatical queries, questions about how to find clients and more. But the most common question we receive is about how to set freelancing rates. There’s no cut and dry method to setting your freelance rates. That said, there’s a bit of […]

Non-Paying Clients: Protecting Yourself

It’s fair to say that most people who are just beginning freelancing will experiment with one of the platforms. Guru, Upwork, Fiverr and others are sites we’ve reviewed on Freelance with Us – you can check out those reviews elsewhere on the site. The benefit to the platforms is that most offer protection to both […]

Social Media and Your Freelance Career

  Social media is becoming increasingly popular, and it’s not just for “the kids” anymore. According to Pew Research Center, 69% of adults are on the social media platforms. From Twitter and LinkedIn to Instagram and Facebook, social media is quickly becoming one of the most popular ways to communicate. If your freelance business isn’t […]

Freelance Insurance: Can you Insure Yourself as a Freelancer? 

We’ve had a lot of questions come in over the past few weeks about how we survive as freelance writers. We’ve heard it all. “How do you make enough money to eat?” “How does freelance insurance work?” “Do you have to pay taxes?” Well, those are actually all good questions. And we’ve covered a few […]

Rent a Coder Reviews: Honest Review of this Service

Here on Freelance With Us, we primarily hear from readers who are in the editing and writing professions. And we tailor our website to suit you – offering reviews of services and products like SEO companies, self publishing services and software programs. It’s with freelance writers in mind that we wanted to bring you a […]

The Best Professional Tax Software for Freelancers

Everybody’s got to do it. No matter in which country you base your business, you’re going to have to face the tax man eventually. As a freelancer, this can be quite overwhelming at times. In the United States and most other countries, employment has its perks. One of those perks is that your taxes are […]

The Persuasive Essay: What is It (Samples, Examples, Guidelines)

Could you sell water to a whale? Thinking about running for office? Maybe it’s time you try your hand at a persuasive essay. A persuasive essay, also known as an argument (or argumentative) essay, is designed to bring the reader to agree with a certain point. The essay is a logical one, and despite its […]

How to Become a Freelance Journalist: Tips and Guidance

Whether you’re already a freelance writer or are just starting out, you may be curious as to how to become a freelance journalist. Freelance writing and freelance journalism are slightly different things, and we’ll cover the scope of the differences within this article. Ready to learn how to become a freelance journalist? Read on! What […]

Reflective Essays: What Is, How to Write, Examples

In a previous article, we talked about narrative essays. A narrative essay is one which tells a story, and is usually written from the author’s point of view. Reflective essays are similar to narrative essays in that they’re typically written in the first person. But there are differences between the two. Let’s explore reflective essays […]