Author: Robert McGuire

Freelance Graphic Designer Uses Low Overhead To Give Clients What Agencies Can’t

Freelance graphic designer Emily Fitterman has over 25 years experience as an art director and in graphic design. She graduated from School of Visual Arts with a B.F.A. in advertising and honed her craft working for companies such as Random House, Penguin Publishing, PETCO and Jackson Hewitt. Emily has been freelancing for eight years for clients ranging from financial companies to self-published authors to nonprofits. What’s your specialty? My services are freelance graphic design for print and web. My clients vary — corporate, financial, non-profit, small business, self-publishers, etc. I mostly do print design, although the word “print” has...

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How This PR Consultant Is Branching Out Into Content Marketing

You’ll find PR consultant Michelle Garrett at the intersection of public relations, content marketing and social media. As a PR consultant, content creator, blogger, speaker and award-winning writer, Michelle’s articles and advice have been featured in Entrepreneur, Forbes, Muck Rack, Ragan’s PR Daily, Meltwater, Spin Sucks, CIO, Upwork, Freelancers Union, SheKnows, CommProBiz and others. Michelle was named a Top 100 PR Influencer by Onalytica and was recently named to the advisory council of National Organization American Women in Public Relations. What services do you provide to your clients as PR consultant? I specialize in writing — that is, creating content...

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Semi-retirement Jobs In the Gig Economy: Interview With Career Expert Nancy Collamer

Nancy Collamer is a career coach who specializes in helping people later in their careers develop semi-retirement jobs. Her book Second-Act Careers shares with readers 50 plus ways to create income on a flexible basis, whether full-time, part-time or freelance. Nancy’s professional background was in corporate HR, and then she opened a private practice in career counseling in 1996 after earning a master’s degree in career development. For 15 years, she specialized in one-to-one coaching for working mothers who wanted to work on a flexible basis. She was also one of the first career bloggers, writing for Moms Online which...

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Growing A Freelance Copywriting Business Now That the Nest Is Empty

Mary Guinane runs a freelance copywriting business specializing in direct response fundraising. For the last fifteen years she has provided direct mail and online copy for international, national and regional nonprofit organizations. As a freelancer, Mary has provided compelling copy to clients such as Guide Dogs for the Blind, Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund, MADD, CureSearch, Toys for Tots, Children’s Hospital in Omaha, Atlanta Humane Society, Free Library of Philadelphia, Good Shepherd Rehabilitation and the Epilepsy Foundation. (You can learn more about Mary’s freelance copywriting business at her website.) You’re transitioning from part-time to full-time freelancer. Tell us about that. I’ve...

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Ultimate Guide to Gig Economy Data: A Summary of Every Freelance Study We Can Find

How many people are in the gig economy? We’re very interested in this question at Nation1099, and, as it happens, it isn’t an easy question to find answers to, especially since the gig economy is growing and changing very fast and people mean many different things by the term. Employment in general is undergoing dramatic changes, often summarized as “the future of work” or Workforce 2.0. Anyone following workforce trends will have seen eye-popping numbers about the gig economy along the lines of “one third of all workers are freelancers” or “half of us will be in the gig...

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