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Surviving Life without Sick Days

We’re very big on celebrating the independent life at the $200KFreelancer. But, like every other career option, it has its downsides, too. I was thinking about that recently when I caught the flu from my kids and ended up with … Continue reading

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Is Journalism the Best Job in the World?

A friend’s son interviewed me over the weekend about the field of journalism. He was doing the interview for his history class, so some of the questions centered on my recollections of a specific mass layoff at a New York … Continue reading

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One More Sign That A Freelancer’s Blog Isn’t The End — It’s The Means To An End

A couple of days ago $200kfreelancer posted a story about Jonathan Blum, who has abandoned the high-traffic model of blogging in favor of producing quality content for a select group of clients. Right after we published, this story turned up … Continue reading

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She Traded Corporate Life for Freelancing–and Loves It!

Debbie Feldstein spent 25 years in an enviable career at the New York Emmy Awards. She worked her way up from secretary to executive director of the nonprofit, which recognizes excellence in TV programming. She spent a decade at the … Continue reading

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Financial Countdown To Freelancing

The anxiety before you make the leap to freelancing can be overwhelming. There were two crucial steps for me when I decided to quit my full-time job. The first was a conversation with my father-in-law, about the big picture. I … Continue reading

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The Mistake Freelancers Discover–After It’s Too Late

As a long-time freelancer, I have a pretty good handle on the mistakes that tend to bedevil independent scribes. Taking too many refrigerator breaks. Procrastinating by vacuuming the living room rug, doing the laundry, or polishing your son’s dress shoes … Continue reading

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A Pay-Negotiating Tool Freelancers Can’t Afford to Ignore

Staying ahead of trends in the demand for freelance services will help you figure out when it’s time to ask clients for better pay. If you haven’t come across the IQIndex, which tracks temporary workers’ bill rates, you’ll find it … Continue reading

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Prepare for the Brave New Freelance Economy: A Visionary’s Tips

Wondering if freelancing is a fad that’s going to disappear when the economy rebounds? Thomas Fisher, Dean of the College of Design at the University of Minnesota, will change your mind. In a recent article in Public Sector Digest, he … Continue reading

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5 Ways To Rev Up Freelance Income Now

Succeeding in freelancing means reacting quickly to what’s going on in the economy. Sales for some freelancers may have slowed a bit this month as clients respond to negative economic news. The reports could signify a lull in the recovery, … Continue reading

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Freelancing vs. Telecommuting

Looking for a more flexible career–but not sure if you’d be better off telecommuting at your existing company or freelancing? It can be a tough decision. I’ve been both a corporate telecommuter and a freelancer. I have to say that … Continue reading

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