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…

Who Says Freelancers Can’t Have a Regular Income?

As a freelancer, you’re probably resigned to the fact that your income is unstable. Your freelancing projects — and income — ebb and flow, depending on your marketing efforts, business seasons, or just plain luck. But did you know you can have a regular, predictable income? Yes, even if you’re a freelancer. The way to…

An Income Challenge to You, Savvy Freelancer!

You are now reading the blog post I’ve been putting off. You will soon find out why. If you will recall, a couple of weeks ago I wrote about one of my greatest fears. As a result of that fear, I resolved to create multiple streams of income. Well, I have gotten so desperate motivated…

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….

10 Alternative Sources of Income for the Full-Time Freelancer (or Employee)

Do you know what I hate and am terrified of? The idea that my income depends on one client, or one job. How scary that should this client drop me, or this business fold up, my family’s lifestyle and well-being would change drastically. And so I vowed that I would never depend on the one…

iPad Apps for Writing

My iPad has become one of my writing tools, with the helps of these apps: 1. Evernote 2. Wikipanion 3. iThoughts HD 4. Plaintext 5. WordPress 6. Dropbox 7. Kindle For details, watch the video: What iPad apps do you use for writing? PS: I also got a kick out of making an iPad screen…

Keeping My Files Secure

Many, many months ago, I wrote about how important it is for freelancers to keep our data safe… and that after much research, I decided to use Jungle Disk for automatic file backups and archiving. Fast forward to today. I have since added another main computer and my Jungle Disk storage costs have gone sky…

How to Reward Referrals

One of the best sources of clients is referrals. Prospects who’ve been referred to me by clients often hire me with almost no hesitation. That’s because they’ve already been “presold” by the referrer. I like to fuel referrals by rewarding those who send them my way. I know my clients and friends send me referrals,…

When A Prospect Can’t Afford You (Or So You Think)

Have you ever prepared a proposal for a prospect and, in your heart, you know he or she can’t afford your services? What do you do then? Do you put your proposal together haphazardly, knowing it won’t lead to a paying project anyway? Or do you jump at the first opportunity to give the prospect…

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