I Am A Fugitive From A Content Mill

You want 300 words on bathroom sink stoppers? A blog post on exfoliation? Something pithy about work overalls? I am SO THERE FOR YOU.

Actual 2014 Earnings: How a Freelance Writer Makes a Living

It’s time to look at some year-end numbers.

Thinking About Year-end Numbers: How a Freelance Writer Makes a Living

I’ve been curious all year if I would manage to hit $50,000 in gross earnings by December 31, 2014.

On Being a Public Person: How a Freelance Writer Makes a Living

When you have a public voice, what you say becomes crucial. I have a responsibility not only to the other people I write about, but also to the larger community.

On Creative Freedom: How a Freelance Writer Makes a Living

So I want to tell you a bit about my creative freedom.

Trying to Define “Enough:” How a Freelance Writer Makes a Living

I’m starting to get twitchy about the amount of work I have to do and the amount of time in which I have to complete it. I’m good at calendaring and timeblocking when I need to work on each piece, but there’s not a lot of breathing room in my schedule.

On the other hand, I’m doing extremely well for cash.

1 Source Of Income: Good. 12 Sources: Better!

I paid two months of COBRA premiums with my winnings from Cash Cab, since I no longer had a job and was able to do things like be on a game show at two in the afternoon on a Monday.

Sustainability and Compromise: How a Freelance Writer Makes a Living

Here are a few more statistics for all of you, because they’re interesting to me: my year-to-date gross earnings as of August 6, 2014 are $25,576.22. I expect to beat $40K by the end of the year; now I’m curious if I’ll beat $50,000.

Getting Paid to Write as Myself: How a Freelance Writer Makes a Living

Advice to New Freelance Writers: How a Freelance Writer Makes a Living

“I’d really like advice for pitching to publications when you have very little published work on your resume/CV. How do you get started?”

The word “publications” in this case is very vague.