Finding the Needle: How to Use Classified Ads and Aggregate Sites for Freelance Work

When you first start looking for freelance work, it can be difficult to know exactly where to look.  There are quite a few options out there, and finding ones that fit your needs can be a hassle.  As I said in last week’s post, which you can find here, I … Continue reading

Finding the Needle: A Freelance Guide to Finding and Landing the Job

So you’ve decided to take the plunge, huh? Well then, welcome to freelancing!  It’s a wild, sometimes frustrating, always competitive, and occasionally nerve-wracking, but if you’re anything like me, the idea of going back to the 9-5 job won’t be considered.  This life isn’t for everyone, but if it’s for … Continue reading

5 Things I Wished I had Known Before Becoming a Freelancer

So our “5 Things” series on Emerald Musings is coming to an end.  Before that happens, I definitely want to thank all our wonderful contributors — there is no way that I could have done this without you!  So without further ado, here is my humble contribution to the series. … Continue reading

The Emerald Musings “5 Things I Wish I Had Known” Series Begins in April

Greetings, Everyone! Since I’ve managed to get some wonderful guest post contributions over the years, I decided to go to the well again and see what I could get.  And you ladies and gentlemen certainly didn’t disappoint!  So, starting in April, we’re featuring a new guest post on every Friday … Continue reading

Squirming as a Freelance Professional

So yesterday, as part of my job as a freelancer, I did something that made me squirm, just a little bit. I edited a blog post that contained information and opinions that were very distasteful to me.  Nothing illegal mind you, and thankfully there was no words that would put … Continue reading

How to Get The Work You Want- A Guide for the New Client

Often, the world of freelance work is seen through the eyes of the freelancer.  Projects are seen as things to be described through the lenses of time spent, research done, and creativity utilized.  And, as always the needs of the client are at the forefront of any good freelancer’s mind. … Continue reading