Tag Archives: Elizabeth MacBride

The Secret of Saving For Retirement for Freelancers

The 200kfreelancer’s latest post on the AARP’s Work Reimagined site is live. The post includes five tips for keeping your retirement savings on track when you are self-employed. Among them: Take advantage of the tax breaks for saving through a … Continue reading

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First-Time Hiring? Here Are Some Tips.

The 200kfreelancer’s latest post is live on the AARP’s Work Reimagined site. Successful freelancing comes in levels: you pick where you want to go. Some people are satisfied entirely as a solo operation. Others aim to build a whole business … Continue reading

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On Middlemarch and Not Following Your Dreams

We spend a lot of time on 200kfreelancer encouraging writers, designers and other professionals to have the courage to create the lives and careers they want. We recognize how much courage such a move takes. I’m in a group with … Continue reading

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Develop A Career Consulting To Nonprofits

The 200kfreelancer’s latest post on the AARP’s Work Reimagined site is live! According to the Chronicle of Philanthropy, charitable organizations and nonprofits employ more than 17% of the U.S. workforce. The number of charities — 1.3 million at the current … Continue reading

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Focusing On These Four Moments Helps Win Assignments

Being a freelancer involves a fair amount of rejection. Even after you identify a few good target markets for yourself and develop some solid story ideas, you’ll have to send out something on the order of 10 pitches for every … Continue reading

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What Web Traffic Means To A Freelancer

Susannah Breslin is writing 30 days of freelancing on Forbes. Today, she wrote about the sense of failure that freelancers have – and uses her low-traffic blog on Forbes as an example. Sorry, but thinking about failure is a waste … Continue reading

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When You Shouldn’t Be A Freelancer

Elaine and I spend a lot of time writing on 200kfreelancer about the benefits of a flexible work schedule. Yesterday, she blogged about what her ideal work day looks like — and though it is flexible, it’s clearly not short. … Continue reading

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Serendipity For Freelancers

I’m a firm believer in serendipity, which in the professional world goes under the guise of networking. One of the keys to building a successful career as a freelancer is being open to new opportunities. You have to allow your … Continue reading

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Five Questions To Prepare Yourself For Self-Employment

If you’re considering bailing on your corporate job, here are five questions to ask yourself. The answers will help you prepare for the move. It’s unlikely you’ll be able to earn enough as a freelancer to live on for at … Continue reading

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Lia Lee, Anne Fadiman and Lessons In Narrative Nonfiction

I couldn’t let more time go by without mentioning the obituary I saw last weekend in the New York Times, for Lia Lee, the central character in Anne Fadiman’s narrative nonfiction near-classic, The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down. … Continue reading

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