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Guest Post – Writing on Topics That You Don’t Care About – The Existential and Practical Struggle

This is a guest post by Ciaran R. Maidwell At some point in your freelance career, you will be presented with the option to write on a topic that you either have no real interest in or that you don’t have any prior knowledge about (the former often begetting the latter). This will probably happen multiple[…]

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Guest Post – How Freelance Creatives Can Be Money Smart

This is a guest post by Tsholofelo Mabona So you have taken a plunge, quit your claustrophobic 9-5 job and dived into the world of a freelancer. And you now can explore your home country or you can travel the world. But like anything else; there are pros and cons of freelancing. I mean, sure nothing[…]

Why Are We Still Saying Sorry? | Freelance Advice

This might be more of a personal rant than genuine freelance advice, but I do think it is something that needs to be discussed.

For some or other reason creatives tend to be rather apologetic. Throughout my writing journey and freelance career I’ve never really felt that I deserved success in life. I don’t know if it is part of our Afrikaans culture, but we tend to apologize for everything under the sun.

“Sorry for bothering you, but this is not what I ordered. If it’s not too much trouble would you maybe be able to give me my the right one?”.

That is the type of sentences that will come out of my mouth when my boyfriend and I are dining out. I did that the other day, and he argued that I will never be able to be successful if I keep saying sorry for anything and everything.

It doesn’t mean that I have to be an mean-spirited person, but I should just own up to situations and demand the attention and respect that I deserve. […]

Why I Started My Freelance Career

I am sure that you have read many similar articles about well established employees who quit their 9-5 jobs and took a great risk in starting to work for themselves. My story is a little different…

I don’t have an entire list of things to complain about when it comes to the corporate life, because I haven’t really been in it. I’ve never been completely certain what I wanted to be when I grew up. I’ve always felt like I am supposed to make some

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