Category Archives: Personal

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?…

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…

In Your Neck of the Woods Tuesday: Meet Anne Walsh, Excel Trainer

Every Tuesday, we shine the spotlight on a Savvy Freelancer reader. This week, we’re getting to know Anne Walsh, Excel Trainer. If you’d like to participate, read the details here. Name, admitted age and how old you feel? Anne, over 40, somedays 80, more often 25

In Your Neck of the Woods Tuesday: Meet Melissa Weir, Writer

This week’s In-Your-Neck-of-the-Woods Tuesday features Melissa Weir, a writer. Find out more about your fellow freelancers from around the world.

In Your Neck of the Woods Tuesday: Let’s Get to Know Each Other Better

You, my reader, are the best! When I asked for your opinion about a “business” decision, you emailed me your honest, no-holds-barred answer. When The Savvy Freelancer got hacked, you gave me a heads up on Twitter and by email. When I share something from out of the blue, or when my emails have dead…

Could You Freelance Your Way Across the Globe?

I love traveling, and I love the fact you can freelance while traveling. Today, we have a guest post from Mark James, a former freelance writer who has successfully combined freelancing with traveling. As anyone who’s done a little traveling will concur, once you’ve caught the travel bug, it’s hard to make it go away….

Do Freelancers Have More Fun?

Life’s too short to do work you don’t enjoy. So, freelancer, let me ask you: Are you having fun? I know, work is serious stuff, even for freelancers. We have to feed, clothe, and shelter our families. Or at the very least, make next month’s rent. It’s not my intention to minimize the importance of…

My 2011 Freelancing Gratitude List

It’s that time of year when we take stock of the past and give thanks for all the blessings we’ve received. I know, this post is late for Thanksgiving, but it’s always a good time to focus on the good things that have come to us. It helps put things into perspective and makes us…

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