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Winning the Lottery vs Other Unlikely Outcomes

Billions of dollars are spent on global lotteries every single week. Players are attracted by the life-changing jackpots and the small ticket price, but they ignore the ridiculously high odds simply because the human brain can’t quite comprehend odds that high. It hears something like, “You’re more likely to be hit by a meteor on […]

The Truth About Crowdfunding: Chances of Success

The idea of crowdfunding is something that appeals to many writers and creative types. You have an idea, you tell the world your idea, and they give you the money needed to make it a reality. It’s perfect, or at least it’s perfect on the surface. The problem with crowdfunding is that those on the […]

How Much Can You Make on Freelance Writing Platforms?

I got into freelance writing after spending a few years as a self-published—and then traditionally published—author. I got into the habit of working around the clock—writing, editing, promoting at all hours of the day. And when I swapped the world of self-publishing for traditional publishing, I had a lot of free time on my hands […]

Do Qualifications Matter as a Freelance Writer?

I dropped out of school at a young age and never developed a formal education. I was fortunate enough to be a very curious kid and a bit of a loner, so I spent my days reading, creating, and learning—albeit not under the guidance of a tutor—and that ensured I didn’t have the mental capacity […]

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 […]

What you Need to Run a Digital Content Agency

  Digital marketing agencies are all the rage right now. Entrepreneurs are taking advantage of the gig-economy to make millions by acting as mediators, delegators and negotiators. It’s a great time to be a freelancer and a better time to be an entrepreneur. But if you are one of the former and want to become […]

Financial Advice for Freelance Writers: Five Top Tips

Whether you’re moving from contracted work to freelancing or this is your first job, take a look at these top financial tips to help you get stated. 1. Don’t Forget Healthcare and Insurance When you’re a freelancer you can’t rely on employers to sort out your life insurance and health insurance. This is something you […]