Blog Update: We Are Guest Blogging For Other Sites

We have an exciting announcement today. We started this blog to show the digital publishing community our thoughts and ideas on the current state of publishing and it’s future. That future is really bright and we’ve written tons of blog posts sharing our insights.

Today, we are expanding our online presence as a thought leader in online publishing by guest blogging for The Write Life, a site for writers about the art and business of writing. The post “Freelancing is a Real Job: Tips for Responding to Critics and Skeptics” was written by our very own Emily Steck about how and why freelancing is an untraditional, but meaningful employment.

How To Explain Freelancing Is A Real Job

By Emily E. Steck

Freelancing is the future for the work economy, but the work force today is stuck in the past. Here are some tips to explain your job as a full time freelancer.

  • Compare It to Owning a Small Business

    By Emily E. Steck

    Freelancing full time makes you a Renaissance Worker, effectively running your own business. You have just as many responsibilities (if not more) as a company-employed worker, but you are in charge.

  • Emphasize Professionalism

    By Emily E. Steck

    The image of the pajama-clad freelancer secretly spurs jealousy. Reinforce how professional you are by emphasizing your 40-hour work week, even if you do wear your pajamas to work. 

  • You Are an Authority on Your Field

    By Emily E. Steck

    You are an authority on the field you work in. Talk about the challenges and successes you have had in your industry and comment on topical events. Explain exactly what you do all day.

  • Offer Statistics

    By Emily E. Steck

    One in three working Americans are currently freelancers. That's 42 million people. By 2020, half of the workforce will be freelancers. 

  • If This Doesn't Work, Respond with Some Sass

    By Emily E. Steck

    For some people, logic and statistics might not be enough. You know these people. Respond with some sass and make them jealous ofof you working in your pajamas with your dog.

As we progress as a company (and rack up more blog posts) we’ll have even more thought leadership opportunities available to us. We also have other guest blogging opportunities in the works so stay tuned and thanks for the support!

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