Second set. Making the leap From Kim: Q: As far as freelancing goes, how did you decide to make the leap into being your own boss? What was your first project? A: Gee, I wish I had this neat story about how I weighed the pros and cons of going independent. Of how I sat there(…)
The first set of answers to Friday’s questions. A bunch to follow. Semper Paratus From Molly Blake: Q: I’m going to ASJA next weekend in New York. It’s my first big writing/journalism conference and I’m going alone. Totally alone. What do I bring? Should I have copies of my clips? A: I’m guessing there will be(…)
Here’s what we do. Ask any question you like. I’ll do my best to answer. (Or at least fake it.) What are you wondering about? What are you wrestling with? Should you do X or Y? (That’s too simple, always do “Y”.) What is vexing you right now? Anything related to freelancing, clients, pricing, work(…)
It works like this: A client sends an assignment flying back: “This is not right at all. Everyone felt it was a bit flat, off the mark. We have to rework this, or try something else. Call me.” No, we don’t get all huffy and testy. We don’t panic or go fragile. We do not(…)
If you have two assignments on the desk, which do you work on first? The one that is due first? The harder, more challenging one? The one you like the least? Nah. I always work on the one that will pay me sooner.