Month: November 2020

The Planner That Helps Me Win at the Freelance Life

Before I became a full-time freelance writer, I juggled being a high school English teacher with regularly writing stories for half a dozen different publications.

Now that I freelance full time, my schedule can be just as busy as I’m doing freelance journalism for publications, freelance content writing for businesses and non-profits and working to grow the See Jane Write brand and community.

Related Reading: What Life as a Full-Time Freelance Writer Is Really Like

So, how do I keep track of everything? How do I make sure I’m meeting my deadlines, growing my personal brand, and still making time for self-care and hanging out with hubs? Two words — Day Designer!

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It’s time for another edition of Currently!

With this feature, I share with you what I’m currently into in hopes that you’ll find something that inspires you.

So let’s review what I’m currently watching, reading, writing, planning, and loving.


What is freelance writing?

Over the past week or so, I’ve been posting a lot about freelance writing both here on this blog and on Instagram. Today someone on IG asked, “Exactly what is freelance writing?”

The person who asked said she thought it was a “dumb question” but it’s not AT ALL. In fact, I know people who have been writing for years who don’t fully understand what freelance writing is.

So, here’s a crash course in Freelance Writing 101.


Why I Know You Could Succeed As a Freelance Writer

I want to tell you why I know you could succeed as a freelance writer.

But first, I want to tell you a story.

I should be broke right now.

In May of 2019, I quit my teaching job to be a full-time freelance writer and focus on growing See Jane Write. At first, everything was going well. I was getting writing gigs and speaking gigs and even landing opportunities to get paid to travel.

Then 2020 happened. Cancer happened. The COVID-19 pandemic happened.