Where Have I Been?

On January 1st, as I hopped on my bike to ride down to the Rose Bowl parade, I got an email on my phone. It read, “I would very much like to represent your book."  A million thoughts raced through my head. Thoughts like: There must be some mistake. Really? My book? Oh...

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 though...

My Favorite Things to Do in Copenhagen

I thought a cocktail in Los Angeles was expensive -- and then I went to Scandinavia. Scandinavian countries like Norway, Sweden, and Denmark are notoriously expensive, mostly due to their taxes (seriously, the VAT was 25%), but I was still unprepared for just how...

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 Deal With a “Vulnerability Hangover”

You just put yourself out there. Maybe you confronted a friend or asked your boss for a raise or Tweeted a passionate opinion. Now, you feel exposed. But it's too late. You can't take back what you've said, requested, or expressed in 140 characters. Maybe your hands...

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Hey! I’m Kristin. a freelance writer and journalist (you can find my stuff at Lifehacker, NY mag, the NY Times, and more). Here, I share what I learn about how to freelance, from managing money to digital nomading to figuring out why the Wi-Fi isn’t working. 

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