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Michael Jung and write this down
Enjoying the process: Learning to tell better stories and discovering how to shape your own story along the way.
Emily Finlay
How I’m succeeding with Hectic as a freelance marketing specialist
On getting the time, money, and quality of life I want (part 3 of 3).
Kira Johnson
Exploring Hectic: A whole new world (of managing contracts, projects, and invoices)
Taking the lead with some new features. Part 2 of 3.
Kira Johnson
When life gets Hectic: how I said goodbye to a traditional 9-5 and hello to freelancing
Becoming the main character in my own life. Part 1 of 3.
Kira Johnson
How to write a freelancer bio that attracts clients
How do you craft a freelancer bio that speaks to well-paying clients? By keeping the needs of those clients in mind as you showcase your experiences and accomplishments. Here’s how.
Michael Jung
Melanie Aksamit and who am I?
I want to make monsters: How showing up and taking the time to learn what you want can spark a beautiful, passion-centered journey.
Emily Finlay
Understanding and leveraging your chronotype as a freelancer
Work with your biological makeup, not against it! Understanding your natural energy levels throughout the day can help optimize your workflow for more productive and successful outcomes. 
Kira Johnson
Lindsey Jo Scott and mindfulness
Becoming students of life: Using mindfulness, authenticity, and self-discovery to find — and love — your place in the world.
Emily Finlay
How to publish work that gets you the freelance writing career you want
Fledgling freelance writers need to publish work that showcases their interests if they want to write in a desired niche. Here are two proven strategies for building a writing portfolio that gets you that dream career.
Michael Jung
Rediscovering your creativity
Creative slumps can be a drain on our mental health & even our freelancing. Check out some of our tips for getting out of them & rediscovering your creativity.
Marissa Morrow
Pariss 'Athena' Chandler and free to be
In search of freedom: Doing the hard stuff today to create a more inclusive, attainable, and passion-driven tomorrow.
Emily Finlay
How talking during the movie became a freelancing career: A behind-the-scenes look at reaction video creators 
“Talking during the movie” may sound like a strange job description. But many YouTube reactors are building a lucrative freelance career by doing just that. Here’s how.
Michael Jung
Rodney Evans and are we human or are we dancer
Breaking the link between who we are and what we do: Changing the way we approach, find identity in, and value our work.
Emily Finlay
Dr. Sarah Moon and I don't really wanna do the work today
Strive for inefficiency to spend more time focusing on the things you value and love.
Emily Finlay
Q&A with freelance voice over artist Becky Jo Harris
Ever dream of making a living with your voice? Professional voice actor Becky Jo Harris shares how to build a successful freelance voice over career.
Michael Jung
What else can I do with Alice Armitage
Alice is defying conventional wisdom in every way, most importantly with her new printed (yep, with paper and ink) newspaper, Pandaemonium.
Emily Finlay
4 best lighting set-ups to fit any budget
Improve your videos with a great lighting set-up, no matter what your budget.
Moxie
The benefits of writing everyday
What happens when you carve out time to implement a daily writing practice into your life? Let's chat about 5 of the amazing benefits of writing every day.
Marissa Morrow
Satta Hightower and to infinity and beyond
I am my ancestors’ wildest dream: Harnessing storytelling to build a foundation and future for the generations to come.
Emily Finlay
Cam Lee Small and in this together
We’re talking about Bruno: Exploring and normalizing mental health support through self-knowledge, mentorship, and sharing your story.
Emily Finlay
Find and land the right clients with the right approach
Put your best foot forward marketing your freelance business.
Emily Finlay
12 questions to ask your freelance client during a job interview
Asking your own questions during a job interview helps familiarize freelancers with a client’s policies and expectations. Here are 12 questions you need to ask in every job interview. 
Michael Jung
Dane and Evy Lyons and refreshing your creative spirit
Using creativity to nourish your soul, connect with who you are, and discover all of the amazing things you’re capable of.
Emily Finlay
Thomas Hicks and there's just no telling how far you'll go
Leaning into the journey that brought you here now so you can grow into the person you want to be tomorrow.
Emily Finlay
Why and how you should pitch your own freelance projects
Pitching your own freelance projects helps you control the direction of your career. Here’s how to craft some winning pitches.
Michael Jung
Devonnae Williams and a dream is a wish your heart makes
Little to lose and so much to gain: How to get out of your head, be curious about people, and just do that thing you’re aching to do.
Emily Finlay
For BIPOC freelancers: Drawing from ancestral inspiration
What does it mean to look to our BIPOC ancestors for creative inspiration? Let's reflect on the idea of getting inspired by those who came before us.
Marissa Morrow
6 Ways to Ask Your Freelance Clients For a Raise and Negotiate Freelance Rate
Think asking for a raise is tough? Imagine getting multiple freelance clients to increase your rates. Here are six ways to earn that higher paycheck.
Michael Jung
How mastering synopsis writing makes you a better freelancer
Writing a good synopsis isn’t just for novelists and screenwriters. Here’s how crafting a one-sentence story can attract better clients who need your freelancing services.
Michael Jung
5 common business startup mistakes and how to avoid them
Starting a business that can meet your long-term goals requires knowing what not to do. Here are common business startup mistakes and how to avoid them.
Moxie
How to avoid scams aimed at freelancers
Managing your own freelance business also means knowing what to do when you’re targeted by scammers. Here are some common “freelance scams” and how to avoid them.
Michael Jung
Embracing discomfort – Tips from creatives who have been there
Discover tips and tricks from successful creatives like you in the freelance and entrepreneurial space that are embracing discomfort and finding clients. 
Lauren Campbell
How freelancers become sought after resources
Job boards are only one way to get freelancing work. Here’s how to get companies to approach you for your freelance skills.
Michael Jung
The complete guide to creating a daily freelance schedule
Are you starting your career as a freelancer and wondering how to schedule your time? Here is the complete guide to creating a daily freelance schedule.
Moxie
A workforce full of freelancers - would the world be a better place?
Yes, flexibility is a great benefit for independent creators, but it's not the only great reason to start your freelance career.
Moxie
6 essential books for conquering the world of freelance
Read these 6 books to get advice and insight on freelancing from experts on being your own boss.
Moxie
How to know when to increase your freelance rates (and by how much)
Increasing your freelance rates can be a daunting task if you have never done it before. Here are a few signs and tips to help you through the process.
Moxie
When do I need to invest in freelance bookkeeping software?
Freelance bookkeeping can be a tedious task that takes you away from your true passion. This post will help you decide if freelance bookkeeping software is right for you.
Moxie
3 questions you should ask yourself every month
Reflecting on these three questions could be the key that unlocks more progress and more success for your freelance business.
Moxie
8 signs it's time to quit your day job & next steps
Does anyone really know when it's time to quit their day job? If you're considering the transition check out these 8 signs for you to quit and move on.
Moxie
7 tips on how to avoid burnout as a freelancer
Freelancers can experience burnout just like regular employees. Here are 7 Tips on how to avoid burnout and keep the passion alive as a freelancer.
Moxie
5 types of freelancing jobs emerging for 2022
A successful freelance career starts with identifying your freelancing niche. Check out these 5 types of freelancing jobs that will be in high demand for 2022.
Moxie
How to start a freelance business & earn extra money
This article will give you a 7 step process on how to start a freelance business of your own. Make sure you check out our blog for more great freelancing tips.
Moxie
Digital marketing answers for freelancers: Do I need a website?
Do I need a website? A question freelancers have probably asked themselves. This article will help you decide if a website is right for your freelance business.
Moxie
Can I do my job freelance? I want a more flexible schedule
After years of experience in your field working under someone else you may be wondering, can I do my job freelance? Check out this article to help get you started.
Moxie
Choosing the right freelance accounting software
Investing in a freelance accounting software to help manage your freelance business is a big decision. This article will help you decide on which is right for you.
Moxie
How to find your freelancing niche
Freelancing is a broad industry, and finding your niche may be harder than you thought. Check out this guide on how to find your freelancing niche.
Moxie
That's all folks!
That’s a wrap: Take a look back at our favorite moments as we explore what we’ve learned and loved from season two of the Hectic Podcast.
Emily Finlay
Thomas Hicks and sounds like a plan
Why authenticity, being curious about the people you meet, and striving to be better than before are the perfect way to start your day.
Emily Finlay
3 tips on how to build your freelancer brand
When just starting as a freelancer it is important to build up your freelancing brand. This guide gives you 3 helpful tips on how to build your brand.
Moxie
How to create a solid freelance contract
Drawing up a freelance contracts can be confusing, but we're here to help. Check out this guide on creating a solid freelance contract for your clients.
Moxie
The Rocky Mountain Ringers and as the bell rings
The power of passion, teamwork, and total focus: What entrepreneurs can learn from the incredible art of playing the handbells.
Emily Finlay
5 benefits of freelance social media content managers
If you are on the fence about pursuing a freelance social media content management career, check out these 5 reasons for why this job might be right for you.
Moxie
10 ways to increase your income as a freelancer
Increasing your bottom line as a freelancer may not be as difficult as you think. Check out our ultimate guide for ways to increase your income as a freelancer.
Moxie
How to get clients as a new freelancer
As a new freelancer, attracting clients is a top priority. This guide will give you tips on how to get clients as a new freelancer and build your clientele.
Moxie
Beth Waterman and we're all in this together
Taking the driver’s seat: Practical ways to recognize and address the traumas that are controlling your thoughts, actions, and life.
Emily Finlay
What's a freelancer?
Freelance work is growing fast in popularity, but what is a freelancer? Check out this post to learn what a freelancer is and how to succeed as a freelancer.
Darryl Kelly
Alex Drummond and friends in high places
Self-Discovery: How uncovering who you are can reveal what you want to do and how you want to do it.
Emily Finlay
Ultimate guide: How to negotiate as a freelancer
Negotiating fees and rates is a key element to a successful freelance business. This guide will teach you how to negotiate as a freelancer and achieve your goals
Moxie
8 common freelancer mistakes and how to avoid them
There are plenty pitfalls to fall into as a freelancer. To help navigate this landscape here are 8 common freelancer mistakes with tips on how to avoid them.
Moxie
Todd Van Fleet and finding the 110%
See how managing expectations and then surpassing them can help you achieve creative excellence and get rehired by every client, every time.
Emily Finlay
5 tips on how to pitch yourself as a freelancer
As freelance work grows in popularity, there is more competition to land clients. Secure your next job with these 5 tips on how to pitch yourself to an employer.
Moxie
14 tips for getting started marketing your freelance business
Marketing your own freelance business can be difficult and confusing. So we provided 14 freelance marketing tips to help you lift your business of the ground.
Darryl Kelly
Reading the signs
Are you giving yourself the time and rest you need? Learn how and why resting is the best thing you can do for yourself and your creativity.
Emily Finlay
Brittany Charboneau and the story of today
The inimitable: Learning how to live the shit out of life, one penny at a time.
Emily Finlay
Eda Rosa and we all need somebody to lean on
Creating your own success by staying dedicated to your mission, being fearless in your decisions, and keeping a positive perspective.
Emily Finlay
The art of saying no
"No." People hate to hear it, and you hate to say it — but how else can you manage your workload and maintain your sanity?
Anthony Sills
Odalys Jasmine and worth it
Owning it: The secrets to loving, being, and sharing who you are so you can define success on your terms.
Emily Finlay
Is freelancing right for me?
Freelancing isn't necessarily a good fit for everyone. Follow this guide to find out if a freelancing career is something that would be beneficial to you.
Moxie
What can you systematize?
Let these seven tips help you end the year strong and ease into 2022 with confidence.
Anthony Sills
David Peterson and just asking why
Following the numbers, embracing authenticity, and finding what you suck at: Your guide to being better at what you do.
Emily Finlay
When time is everything for freelancers: How to use science to avoid the procrastination vortex (part 2)
Engage in creative risk-taking without hesitation by getting into Flow State. Feel the best and perform the best.
Erica Harrison
Psychology of Procrastination (Part 1)
It’s not because we’re lazy, unmotivated, or undisciplined. Science says procrastination is actually much more complicated.
Erica Harrison
Weekend Creative and productivity isn't one size fits all
Is it the weekend yet? Join Arabela and Elle as they share fun stories about freelancing and what they’ve learned through working together.
Emily Finlay
Nicole Swartz and legal advice for freelancers
Trademarks matter. Give your brand the protection it needs to grow without setbacks and legal liabilities with advice from an expert.
Emily Finlay
The Hectic Podcast with Adrianna Baros
Gaining creative freedom by taking risks, dreaming big, and going after the crazy things that excite you.
Emily Finlay
The Hectic Podcast with Cognoscenti Creative
From employment to entrepreneurship: How to capitalize on your experiences and surround yourself with the right people.
Emily Finlay
How to start freelance social media management
Social media is a great way to boost your freelancing business. This guide will teach you how to get started with your freelance social media management.
Michelle Lee
The Hectic Podcast with Evy Lyons
Building brands, teams, and muscles. Discover what it means to create a personal brand that reflects you.
Darryl Kelly
The Hectic Podcast with Samuel Hilbert and Alex Oh
Drink in Alex and Samuel’s story, following their journey from dating to starting a business to changing the way everyone experiences wine.
Darryl Kelly
The Hectic Podcast with Megan Williams
Learn how a healthier relationship with work has helped Megan grow her business, work fewer hours, and make more to fuel her ideal life.
Darryl Kelly
6 freelance lessons learned from Olympic athletes
What are the characteristics that prepare Olympic athletes to perform at the highest level? I scoured studies and scrutinized world-leading research to find out.
Anthony Sills
What to do if your freelance client hasn't paid you
There are so many upsides to being your own boss. But sometimes, you have to chase down money. Here's what you can do if your freelance client hasn't paid yet.
Moxie
A guide to charging clients as a social media freelancer
Are you wondering how much you should charge as a social media freelancer? This is how to correctly and fairly price your services.
Moxie
How do I find clients as a freelancer?
If you are new to the world of freelancing, then finding new clients may be one of your biggest struggles. Here is a guide on how to successfully find clients.
Moxie
What are the best communication tools for freelancers?
As a freelancer, open and clear communication with your clients is imperative. Learn about the best communication tools every freelancer should have here.
Darryl Kelly
How to create a winning freelance project proposal
One major step to landing new clients is creating project proposals. Learn here how to create a winning project proposal that doesn't oversell.
Moxie
The Hectic Podcast: Dr. Sarah Moon
Dr. Sarah Moon is a licensed clinical psychologist, DEI consultant, educator, and writer who is dedicated to helping her clients move from just surviving to thriving in the world.
Darryl Kelly
The Hectic Podcast: Jessica Lawson
Jessica Lawson has always loved to cook. From her toddler days of using a stool to help her grandma in the kitchen, cooking has been a safe space.
Darryl Kelly
Where to find support for mental health for freelancers
Sorry freelancers, but there’s no way you can ignore mental health
Anthony Sills
What are your tips for working productively with clients?
Working productively with clients can be a challenge for even experienced freelancers. Learn about the best tips for productive collaboration here.
Darryl Kelly
Do freelance copywriters need social media?
As a freelance copywriter, you may be wondering if you need social media to promote your business. Discover if you need social media for your business here.
Moxie
7 Insanely actionable self-care strategies that will help you beat burnout
Taking care of your mental health as a freelancer is about more than just practicing meditation or scheduling days off.
Anthony Sills
6 ways to get new clients as a social media manager
As a social media manager freelancer, your primary concern is figuring out new ways to find new clients; discover 6 innovative ways to find them here.
Moxie
What are things to avoid on your first freelancing project?
One benefit of being a freelancer is choosing what jobs you want to work on. Learn what to avoid when choosing a freelancing project here.
Moxie
10 steadfast rules for managing freelance client expectations
Successfully managing client expectations is easier said than done. We're here to help with these 10 steadfast rules to ensure a happy client.
Moxie
How to manage your workload as a freelancer?
Juggling projects, time, and your personal life as a freelancer can be tough. Click here to learn how to effectively manage your workload as a freelancer.
Geoffrey Mina
7 tips for succeeding as a freelance digital marketer
If you want to succeed as a freelance digital marketer, then you need to read these 7 tips that will help you stand out from your competition.
Moxie
Why are some freelance clients so difficult to deal with?
You're bound to come across difficult clients but there are steps you can take to limit difficulties and protect your relationships and reputation.
Anthony Sills
New freelance client? Do these 5 things right away
Starting a new freelance client engagement can be exciting as well as a little confusing. It helps to know exactly what you should do immediately after accepting the project.
Anthony Sills
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