Archive for March 2010

Mom, Dad…I’m Going to be a Freelancer

Mar 28th, 2010 | By Allison | Category: Featured, Freelance Writing, Working at Home

Most parents just want to see their children be successful and happy, but unfortunately that can turn into power struggles when it comes to career choices. Although your life is ultimately your decision, it is often hard for parents to stay out of the decision, since many help pay for college. They want to see that their money wasn’t wasted. Telling your parents that you’d going to avoid the job search and instead be a freelancer can be daunting.



What Does Your Email Address Say About You?

Mar 27th, 2010 | By Allison | Category: Business, Freelance Writing

When you leave a comment here, you’re asked to include your email address (which is never shared, for the record). Now, I realize that some people leave fake email address and others use the email addresses they use with friends, which is not the same as the email you use for business.
Some email addresses I [...]



Why You Should Use Flickr for Stock Images

Mar 25th, 2010 | By Allison | Category: Freelance Writing, Tools and Reviews

When I wrote at Bizzia, I did a post about how it isn’t fair to upload pictures to Flickr without understanding your licensing options, and then persecuting others for using your pictures. Basically, I had received a really nasty email from someone who had uploaded his pictures under a creative commons license, but then got [...]



The Truth about Academic Writing Online

Mar 23rd, 2010 | By Allison | Category: Freelance Writing, Types of Jobs

When I first started writing, I found a gig that I thought was perfect – writing academic papers. The company sold their business as wanting great college-level papers that students could use as a reference when writing their own papers, professors could use as examples, and so forth. You may have come across some of [...]



Five Places to Get Really Easy Recipes

Mar 22nd, 2010 | By Allison | Category: Health and Cooking, Life After Graduation

I’m sort of a weirdo when it comes to young adults because I love to cook. Recipes that include words like saute, blanch, and dice don’t confuse me, and I’m familiar with products like cornmeal and heavy cream. Wait. Don’t click the back button. I promise that I’m not going to ask these things of [...]



Three Things I’ve Learned from Grey’s Anatomy

Mar 22nd, 2010 | By Allison | Category: Freelance Writing, Writing Tips

I love Grey’s Anatomy. Sue me. I know the show isn’t nearly as good as it used to be. I know that it’s a chick flick turned into a TV show. I know that the actors are a little elitist.
I still love it, and I have since about season two, when my college friends got [...]



Rock Star Freelance Writing?

Mar 21st, 2010 | By Allison | Category: Featured, Working at Home

You might be new to this biz, but it won’t be long before you start seeing the term “rock star” thrown around online in relation to writers. Clients advertise wanting a “rock star writer.” Some bloggers call themselves “rock star bloggers.” Just look through the archive of your favorite writing site (other than this one, of course), and you’ll probably find at least one reference to “learning to be a rock star.” But you know, I’ve read some bad things about that term too.



Rocking a Budget (and why you have to)

Mar 21st, 2010 | By Allison | Category: Finances, Life After Graduation

Life After Graduation. LAG. It seems fitting for most people, sadly enough. It was for me, at least. I’m a pretty goal-orientated person, and I also consider myself very financially responsible. But nothing in college prepared me for dealing with my finances in the real world. I was thrown to the lions and given a [...]



Why Your Journalism Professor Sucks

Mar 19th, 2010 | By Allison | Category: Featured, Freelance Writing, Tools and Reviews

College is an odd bird for writers. When I go back and read pieces I wrote in high school, I’m sometimes a bit embarrassed for myself. There’s a lot I had to learn about writing, even though I received a lot of praise from teachers at the time.
So college taught me those things, right?
Erm. Not [...]



Why You Need an Office

Mar 15th, 2010 | By Allison | Category: Featured, Working at Home

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