Is $100 a Day Enough?

I keep seeing blogs and forum posts that promise "You too can make $100 a day freelancing!" as though doing so is the greatest accomplishment a new writer could achieve. While it's a place to start, I think it's a low place to start. It makes us lazy -- the "all you...

Best advice for those just starting out?

What advice do you think would be helpful for someone just starting out? Any common pitfalls that a beginner should avoid? I'm looking for any general advice you might have, but specifically I'm looking for tips on: 1) Generating ideas 2) Getting jobs 3) Marketing...

Pricing mobile app content

Hello to everyone, I've recently been contacted by a healthcare start-up company that wants me to write mobile app copy for their business. Without disclosing too many details of the project, he wants what appears to be a large number of screens initially - up to 15...

Conflict of Interest

Every now and then I come across a client who, for whatever reason, is under the impression that previous work I did for a different client may cause a conflict of interest. Current situation -- a magazine editor thinks my writing about Topic A for Client A would...

Those Jobs You Don’t Want

I'm well beyond the point in my career where I'll take whatever comes. I'm to the point, in fact, where I won't take a gig if it isn't ideal. Here's my top criteria for even talking to a client about a gig: It has to appeal to me The pay has to be ideal The job can't...

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