Who Needs Business Cards?

May 22nd, 2010 | By Allison | Category: Business, Freelance Writing

One of your first purchases as a freelancer should be business cards. It might seem silly at first. If all of your clients contact you online, why do you need a physical business card? You won’t have anyone to give it to, right? Wrong! Here are just a few people that I’ve given my business [...]

Should you Sign an NDA?

May 4th, 2010 | By Allison | Category: Business

When you start working with a new client, they might ask you to sign a non-disclosure agreement, or NDA. They’re actually quite common, especially on bidding sites where you might not get the job. An NDA protects the intellectual property surrounding a project…but as a writer, is it a good idea to sign one?
First, let’s [...]

Understanding Kill Fees

Apr 11th, 2010 | By Allison | Category: Business, Freelance Writing

As a freelance writer, you’ve probably faced a number of contracts (or you will in the future), and some of those contracts may have a “kill fee” clause. That sounds dangerous, right?
Actually, a kill fee can really protect you as a writer in the event that the project gets canceled or your client changes his/her [...]

What Does Your Email Address Say About You?

Mar 27th, 2010 | By Allison | Category: Business, Freelance Writing

When you leave a comment here, you’re asked to include your email address (which is never shared, for the record). Now, I realize that some people leave fake email address and others use the email addresses they use with friends, which is not the same as the email you use for business.
Some email addresses I [...]