Author Archives: Alexis Rodrigo

Freelancing Success: All In Your Head?

When I was starting out as a freelancer, I recognized I needed “something else” to succeed. Something beyond skills, talent, connections, or opportunities. I later learned it was called “mindset,” and it’s something I’m still mastering today. I interviewed  business coach Therese Skelly to give us an overview of the “success mindset” – including some very practical tips. Read…

7 Ways to Find Freelancing Work: What’s Working Now

This is what it must be like to get back in the dating game after being married for years. You feel like you’ve missed so much and you don’t know the landscape and culture anymore. You wonder if you’re still attractive. You put on your best clothes, but they seem outdated. You’re not cool anymore….

Top Free Tech Tools to Help You Run Your Freelance Business

So many wonderful apps spring up, they make my head spin! Today, we have a guest post from fellow stay-at-home Mom and freelance writer, Lauren Rose, on new online apps that are especially useful for freelancers. Which ones have you tried, and how do you like them? Or which ones are you excited to sign…

Update on My Income Challenge

In February this year, I posted an income challenge to myself. My goal was to earn $1000 a month in affiliate income at the end of six months. It is now six months later, and I’m here to announce that I have failed at meeting this goal. In terms of income, I did accomplish my…

In Your Neck of the Woods Tuesday: Michael Murphy, Web Designer & Developer

It’s time for In Your Neck of the Woods Tuesday again! Today, we’re learning more about Michael Murphy, a long-time reader of The Savvy Freelancer: Name, admitted age and how old you feel? Michael R. Murphy. 38 but feels like can swing pretty wildly between 13 and 83 depending on the week I’ve had. Canuck…

In Your Neck of the Woods: Meet Louisa Mercado, Personal Assistant and Transcriber

This week, meet a freelancer from the Philippines: Louisa Mercado, a personal assistant and transcriber. What’s life like in her neck of the woods? Name, admitted age and how old you feel? Louisa Mercado, I’m 33 but I feel like I’m still 26! I think that’s a good thing, no? Canuck or Yankee? or Other?…

Five Simple Strategies for Increased Productivity and Freelancing Joy!

My beautiful and talented friend, Sharon Ffrench McMillan, has just been exploding her freelance business. On top of that, she still has a full-time job! Understandably, her big challenged used to be how to expand her business without working well into the night, or burning herself out. Well, that is no longer an issue for…

In Your Neck of the Woods Tuesday: Mayra Moreno, Freelance Designer

It’s time for our Tuesday meme! Today we’re getting to know Savvy Freelancer, Mayra: Name, admitted age and how old you feel? Mayra Moreno, 35, 28 Canuck or Yankee? or Other? Mexican-american! What do you do as a freelancer? I’m a graphic and web designer Still employed or freelance all the way? Or still dreaming…

In Your Neck of the Woods Tuesday: This Is David, British Freelance Writer Who “Thinks In American”

We continue to meet freelancers who read The Savvy Freelancer, with our Tuesday blog meme, “In Your Neck of the Woods.” Click here if you’d like to participate. Name, admitted age and how old you feel? David Masters. I’m 29, but five years old inside. I’m still Gazing in wonder and curiosity at this big…

Ways You Keep Your Freelance Business Small

Freelancers say we want to grow our business, earn more income, and get better clients. And yet, most of the time, we ourselves keep our freelancing business small. Don’t believe me? Read on. Here are the different ways we sabotage our freelance businesses, or keep it from growing.

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