With the constant news of lockdown and an ever-increasing number of coronavirus cases, anxiety is inevitable. The stories of economic downturn, recession or depression can be overwhelming and daunting. Typically, freelancers are the first casualty of an adverse economic environment. So, it is not surprising that freelancers are reporting that projects have been put on … Continue reading "Why You Must Continue To Pitch During A Global Crisis"
Frequently, I come across blog posts or social media posts that say that it is impossible to earn six-figure (in USD) as annual revenue from freelancing writing business. To be honest, I myself believed it not too long back. The persistent negativity in the freelancing world makes it easy to believe in this. The rates … Continue reading "Six-Figure Freelancing Is Not Easy. Are You Upto It?"
Last few years have completely changed my perspective of freelancing. When I started freelancing about five years back, all I wanted was to earn the same amount as my last-drawn salary. However, a change in circumstances led me to approach freelancing with much more focus and vigor. To put it mildly, I had to cut … Continue reading "Excerpt: What Do High-Income Freelancers Do Differently?"
I faced a weird situation a few years back. I was doing all the right things: pitching consistently, following up regularly, networking, maintaining a good relationship with existing clients, and so on. Even so, my income remained static month after month. It was frustrating and I was disheartened. I discussed the problem with an old … Continue reading "Don’t Let These Mindset Issues Stunt Your Freelancing Growth"
The transition from being a journalist to a content marketer is anything, but easy. In the previous post I discussed how you use the same skill sets for both but the two professions demand a totally different mindset. To begin with, the switch from journalism to content marketing is usually under duress. As the opportunity … Continue reading "LOVE-HATE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN JOURNALISTS AND CONTENT MARKETING"
I have been a journalist all my life and have written for some of the biggest media houses and online publishers in India and abroad. In the past few years, I have been increasingly involved into non-journalistic or content marketing work. This made me realize how the journalistic skills that I acquired over the years … Continue reading "JOURNALISTIC SKILLS CAN POWER YOUR CONTENT MARKETING CAREER"
After working for over a decade with the countryâ€™s best media brands, it was a tough call to start freelancing. Not just the thought of losing regular income but also the perks of working for the biggest media house made me mull over my decision for days and weeks. Finally, the idea to break free … Continue reading "THREE YEARS OF FREELANCING, ALL THAT I LEARNT AND UNLEARNT"
Years ago, my professor in journalism school had told us about the crucial role that a knowledgeable and helpful senior can play in molding a reporterís life. According to him, this mentor is generally either a senior reporter or a senior person in the reporter’s beat who directly or indirectly helps him in understanding the … Continue reading "YOU NEED THESE MESSIAHS IN YOUR FREELANCING LIFE"
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