5 Awesome Made-Up Things About Freelancing

Jenn’s post on 5 Frightening Facts About the Freelance Life really put me in a bad mood, especially since I’m doing so much writing nowadays. In retaliation, here’s some stuff that’s completely untrue about freelancing that you probably never knew! You Can Get by with One Client That’s certainly what I did! I get paid a bazillion words to do a monthly column and I

Freelance Fitness

Many of you may or may not know it, but I’m on a fitness kick right now. That means that I am interested in fitness, and it feels like I have been kicked right in the head. I hate things like exertion, so I’m not exactly what you’d call a jock. Sweat tends to scare me, as I do not trust when my body leaks

5 Freelance Productivity Tips

A lot of people email me. They are like, “Clint. You should probably pay your credit card bill.” They’re unprofessional emails, and I refuse to deal with a bank that can’t personally call me and ask me nicely if I’d like to give them money as a gift since they’re having a tough time this month. But those aren’t the emails I want to talk

How to Become a Craigslist Ad-Posting Perv

We post an awful lot of career advice here on AFW. I’m not sure if you’ve been keeping track of everything going here, but we have everything from tax advice to job leads to different types of writing you can do on a weekly basis. It’s a lot of work, but we love to do it. At least, I do. I can’t speak for Yolander,

My Elevator Pitch

I figure since the winner of the elevator pitch contest is imminent that I should share with you some of my own pitch. I was reluctant to do so as I think often when you hear an effective one it can really intimidate you, so here’s what I have decided to do: I’m going to share my method, but not my pitch. Sound good? I

Freelancer Mandatory Dress Code

As some of you may or may not know, there is a freelancers’ union that is free to join. Many freelance writers join for group benefits like discounts that you would normally find in an office setting. They also have a pretty good health insurance plan and even a 401(k). They also have formed a political lobby and often keep members in the loop on

Five Signs You Might Be a Blogwhore

Dear reader, I’ve called you here today for an intervention. Oh sure. It started out innocently enough. You started out at Blogspot (maybe even Livejournal!) and put your ideas out there. It was pretty nice catching up on your infrequent and irregular posts. Once in awhile you would put up several posts in a week, other times you wouldn’t update for months on end. It

Becoming A Freelance Writer in 5 Easy Steps

There are many resources out there dedicated to helping people create a successful freelance career.  Several of these resources are grim, treating the whole affair as if it were a matter of life and death.  In reality, it is actually quite easy to become a freelance writer.  All you need to do is follow these five simple steps, and you are well on your way