Anna Bassham

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5 Sure-Fire Routes to Freelancing Success

In today’s shaky economy, freelancing is on the rise. In the U.S. alone, one in three workers are now doing freelance work. That's 42 million …

Freelancing: A Beginner’s Guide to Doing It Right

Photo: EdYourdon<p>Depending on the field you’re in, freelancing can be a great way to make extra money or transition into a full-time flexible career. …

12 things every freelancer should have

<b>Being a freelancer can be a fulfilling and profitable career path.</b><p>In digital industries, where job mobility is high and five years with a single …

Small Business

14+ Ways to Escape Freelance Burnout

Between working alone and the stresses of dealing with problem clients and not having a steady income, freelancers are at a high risk for …

Do You Refuse to Work for New Clients?

<b>“For that reason, I’m out.”</b><p>If you’ve ever watched Dragon’s Den (or its U.S. counterpart, Shark Tank), you’re intimately familiar with that final …

The 6 Fundamentals of Client Building

For many freelancers, the path to new clients is a bumpy one.<p>Sometimes, successful prospecting can seem like a secret formula — or just plain luck. …

Use a Full-Time Fantasy to Figure Out Your On-the-Side Freelance Rate

Knowing how much to charge somebody is easy for full-time jobs—it was figured out the day you were hired. What if you have a job, but you're also …

Is my freelance background putting off employers?

Each Friday and Monday we publish the problems that will feature in a forthcoming Dear Jeremy advice column in the Guardian Money supplement so that …

The Complete Guide to Setting and Negotiating Freelance Rates

It's the most common question I receive from aspiring freelancers of all types: How much should I charge? The question comes packaged in various …

Employment

Seven 'Stops' To Get Your Freelance Career Going

I’ve been a free agent since the dot-matrix era. For the past decade, I’ve overseen an online community of freelancers at Upod and Upod Academy, where independent contractors gather to share tips, pitching tricks and accounts payable war stories. Here are some insights I’ve discovered over the …

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How I Became a Full-time Writer

Today is my last day of work before launching out on my own as a full-time writer. It’s also Good Friday, a day of new beginnings only made possible …

Pressgram is Instagram for WordPress

I’ve long held the belief that, for most people and companies, owning your content is more important than going viral. While there’s definitely a lot to be said for the sharing culture of services like Instagram, turning over something I’ve created to Facebook doesn’t appeal to me. It’s with that …

How and Why You Should Start a Daily Positive Journal

For the longest time, I struggled with a negative mindset. I constantly told myself what could go wrong <i>would go wrong</i>. And, I was usually right. When …

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