Negotiation can be a tricky process. On the one hand, most freelancers are eager to please prospective and current clients; we don’t want to be difficult, and we want to earn reputations as collaborative, friendly folks. On the other hand, it’s easy to walk into a negotiation ready to find compromise – and walk out having agreed to less money, more work, and fewer professional boundaries. Too often, freelancers give away their power – negotiating with less confidence than is ideal, and earning imperfect deals for their efforts. So how do we slow this power leakage? Here are 3 ways ...
Dr. Tyrone Jaeger’s So Many True Believers out February 16 on Queen’s Ferry Press
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“While the collection’s subject matter covers a lot of ground – from drug addiction to cults to life on the streets to the usual stuff of stories, love, sex, deceit – at the heart of So Many True Believers is an attempt to understand the degree to which our lives are shaped by belief, often beliefs that run against our better judgment,” said Jaeger, who came to Hendrix in 2008 as Writer-in-Residence, a newly created position supported by the Hendrix-Murphy Foundation Programs in Literature and Language.
About this time every year, a former colleague, in his Lowcountry drawl, used to opine: “I see hard times a-coming.” What I see a-coming are cold nights, a stack of short story collections and someone you’re in literary sync with who’ll listen as you read aloud.
Enjoying a successful and flexible freelance career holds tantalizing promise for those looking to get off the nine-to-five office schedule. In order to achieve success as a freelancer, however, you must adjust your life balance to the ebb and flow of the work, without allowing your freelancing commitments to dominate all of your time. It is possible to balance ...
February is a great time to be alive when you're a book nerd. The publishing world is positively blooming this month, with tons of fantastic new books bursting into existence. Debut authors and old favorites alike are putting out books in the days to come, promising a various and delectable month
This is a post from a member of the Freelancers Union community. If you’re interested in sharing your expertise, your story, or some advice you think will help a fellow freelancer out, feel free to send your blog post to us here. While freelancers are entitled to many perks that come with the job, such as flexible work schedule and the ability to work from home, there is also the less glamorous side of it which doesn’t get mentioned a lot. One of those thankless aspects of freelancing is the fact that every freelancer needs to be a jack of all ...
The labor force is changing, and freelancers have found themselves at the center of the tumult.
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If you're a content creator you stand on the edge of a brave new world. Companies have no incentives to look out for your interests, and the government turns a blind eye. The history is fair warning to know just who you're creating for, and what their track record is.
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