Going Big Or Staying Small: A Necessary Choice?

Freelancing has come a long way since I started my first business in 2000. Back then, you had to either have  a big company or give the appearance of having one. I spent a fortune on having folders, stationary, and business cards designed and printed. And of course they all had to match the website I had built too. Thankfully, times have changed. With employer and employee loyalty at an all time low thanks to the continued (and inevitable) outsourcing of jobs as well as reduction of … [Read more...]

And We’re Back!

It's been more than 10 months since an update came to Life Of The Freelancer. Now we're back to continue helping our fellow freelancers succeed. And when I say "our" I mean "my" as it's a one-man operation over here. Since moving to Thailand in November of 2010 a lot has happened in my world and I've learned a lot of lessons about freelancing that I want to share with you, if you will allow me to do so. What To Expect When LOTF was in full swing I was posting interviews with freelancers … [Read more...]

And Now It’s Time To Say Goodbye

Hey Robert Dempsey here. I hope you had a great weekend and are looking forward to another great week ahead. I've had so much happen in the past few weeks I don't even know where to begin. But I'll spare you the lengthy message and get right to the point. After 9 months on the Internet I am shutting down Life Of The Freelancer, effective one week from now, on April 11th. Comments have already been closed on all posts. I appreciate you being an email subscriber. I hope that you gained … [Read more...]

How To Get Actionable Advice From Hundreds Of Freelancers

I'm very excited to bring you a huge announcement today. Since Life Of The Freelancer was launched in July of 2010 we've gotten tens of thousands of visitors to the site. The podcast has been growing like mad and there are more than 2,000 regular listeners subscribed on iTunes. Before I get to the announcement I'd like to thank you for being a regular visitor and subscriber. I know how hard it can be freelancing, and the entire purpose of Life Of The Freelancer is to help you build a … [Read more...]

Winning An Emmy To Freelance PR – with Sarah Maronn

Sarah Maronn is a self-employed freelance PR professional. She left the TV news business (after winning an Emmy) to work for a PR agency. Last year though she left agency life to work on her own and quickly gained several clients. Working out of Denver, Colorado, Sarah is building her PR empire at SNO Public Relations. In this interview with Sarah find out how she made the transition from big media to PR, and then strike off on her own. … [Read more...]