How I Budget With a Variable Income

Freelancing is great, but there are some things I miss about full-time employment: Free coffee Mingling with coworkers Cheaper health insurance And a steady paycheck. For the most part, my income doesn’t vary too much from month to month, but it does vary. Even...

How to Stay in Vacation Mode Once It’s Over

In one of my favorite episodes of Frasier, Niles is so reinvigorated after a trip to Belize that he develops a persona when he returns to day-to-day life: Island Niles. Unlike day-to-day Niles, “Island Niles” is carefree, non-judgemental, and relaxed. He...

Let’s Bust Some Freelancing Writing Myths

There’s a reason freelance writers rarely introduce themselves as such when asked, “what do you do?” It usually shuts down the conversation. People have their own assumptions about what it means to be a freelancer and those assumptions are rarely positive. As my...

A Quick Tip for Waking Up Early to Write

It’s hard to make time for your own stuff. You likely have other priorities that take up most of your day, like work. Work always gets in the way, doesn’t it? But alas, you have bills to pay, mouths to feed, and money to make. I used to run into this problem when I...

How to Thrive at Work When You’re an Introvert

This is a guest post from Will Chou of willyoulaugh.com. Introvert. That’s what I am labeled as. And usually, it’s not a good thing. Most of the Western world seems to view this classification as a handicap towards success. It sucks when you’re too shy to network or...