A newsletter subscriber recently asked me: When you were first starting out, did you have any websites or reference materials that you found helpful connecting with people looking for freelance work?  I’ve been thinking about this a lot, trying to come up with relevant tools and resources I used as […]

The weird way I became a successful freelance writer

A little while ago, I wrote about how to freelance like a boss, which offered tips for writers starting out in the wild world of self-employment. Invoice2go then turned that advice into a handy infographic, with insights from several successful small business owners, including m’self. Give ‘er a read below, and, in the […]

Starting out as a freelancer? Read this advice

I’ve been freelancing for about a decade. It started as a side gig to make my full-time job seem more bearable. I told myself that if I could get paid to write essays about dating a girl who wanted to be Harry Potter, then sitting in a cubicle 40 hours a week […]

Freelance Like a Boss: 6 Tips for Emerging Writers

I wrote a freelance article on wedding fitness recently, which is almost more embarrassing than the fact that they (AOL) rejected it. “Contributing factors may include that it was passively written, or not well-researched.” Such tips might be helpful if the sentences themselves WEREN’T WRITTEN IN A PASSIVE VOICE. According […]


I applied to be a “funny horoscope writer” today, which required a sample horoscope for a Leo, which is funny because one of the first songs I ever wrote was called “horrorscope” and it was about being madly in love with a Leo. It had the words, “If you asked […]

Off the charts – a made-up astrological reading for Leos