I hope you are enjoying the holidays with your family and friends! I’m hosting a big gathering this week so instead of writing my usual bit of advice, I’m going to point you to a few fantastic articles that were published for freelancers in 2017.
By Jen A. Miller for Poynter (Full Time to Freelance is recommended in this story. Yay!)
Key Takeaway: You don’t need to jump off a cliff and go it alone when you leave your full-time job. Check out these resources that will help you plan a successful transition. You’ll be running your own successful freelance editorial business in no time.
By Emily Triplett Lentz for Help Scout
Key Takeaway: Being too risk adverse can actually hurt your chances of achieving your goals. Dream big and stretch what you think is possible. You may surprise yourself.
By Erik Sherman for Inc.com
Key Takeaway: Confidence matters as much as competence. Charge what you’re worth and negotiate for the absolute highest fee possible.
By Jennifer Goforth Gregory for The Content Marketing Writer blog
Key Takeaway: Not all clients are created equal and it’s OK to turn one down—especially if you pick up on any of these nine red flags.
By Fidelity Viewpoints
Key Takeaway: If you don’t have a retirement savings plan in place, you need to develop one for 2018. And, it’s not too late to contribute to an IRA or SEP for 2017 tax savings. Contact your accountant or financial adviser for details.
Want to earn six figures? Take advice from a freelancer who does. Andrea M. Rotondo is a project manager with expertise supervising remote editorial teams. She’s also an editor/writer with more than 25 years of experience working with top brands like Ancestry.com, Fodor’s, the National Education Association, and Cruise Critic.