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Freelancing

Think like a business owner. Not a freelancer.

Not all journalism grads will work as full-time staff for a news organization. Maybe after searching on JournalismJobs.com and following up with journalism school contacts, you’ll choose to become a

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Retirement options for freelancers

Freelancing has its perks – including freedom. One of the downsides is the missed opportunity to participate in a company retirement plan that matches your contributions. But if you’re fretting

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Navigating through finance as a freelancer

Freelancing is a double-edged sword: it comes without the security and benefits of a full-time job but allows for greater flexibility to pursue a wider range of opportunities and lifestyle

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How journalists can get (and keep) an audience

Audiences these days are fickle. I’m talking about digital audiences, not the type that sits in a theater or concert. They are choosy and particular because their time, energy, and

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Four easy steps to establishing an LLC

What is an LLC? LLC stands for Limited Liability Corporation. It’s a legal status granted to businesses that allow more flexibility than a corporation, while at the same time providing

How to cover business stories from home

The COVID-19 pandemic has completely changed the news media environment. Many companies have closed their newsrooms and asked journalists to work remotely while staying safe at home. Here are some

How to track down (almost) anyone’s email

Whether you’re pitching a freelance story to a new-to-you editor or contacting sources to schedule interviews, you lean heavily on email. But some people make their email addresses absurdly hard to

Create your digital go kit

Most of us live and work in a mobile world and in business reporting, there’s often a good chance that you will have to be on the road. But it’s

How to plan a break from freelance writing

Whether it’s a few weeks off for holiday travel or a month or more of parental leave, there’s no one-size-fits-all approach to taking time off from freelancing. Unlike their corporate

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