What does inflation mean for consulting wages?

What does inflation mean for consulting wages?

Recent data shows that inflation is at its highest level since 1982. And the labor market is hot, with 1.8 job openings for every worker actively looking for a job. These changes have boosted wages in recent months in industries across the economy. Most of the conversation about labor shortages and wage growth has related … Continue reading What does inflation mean for consulting wages?

How to Understand, Prevent, and Recover From Burnout, a Webinar with Keshawn Hughes

How to Understand, Prevent, and Recover From Burnout, a Webinar with Keshawn Hughes

Burnout is a hot topic in the business world today, and is especially relevant to self-employed workers like contractors. Freelancers and consultants may have already felt isolated professionally before the pandemic, but COVID has added personal isolation to that picture. Additionally, freelancers live with the reality of always having to plan their future work, and … Continue reading How to Understand, Prevent, and Recover From Burnout, a Webinar with Keshawn Hughes

How A Little Tough Love Helped Me Achieve Freelance Success

How A Little Tough Love Helped Me Achieve Freelance Success

When I first decided to go full-time freelance, my husband gave me the huge gift of a little tough love. I was scared to make this leap, and so I was soft-pedaling the decision: “Maybe I’ll give it a try,” I was saying. “I’ll just see how it goes.” When you’re in the jar you … Continue reading How A Little Tough Love Helped Me Achieve Freelance Success

Want Job Security? Here’s Why You Should Consider Freelancing

Want Job Security? Here’s Why You Should Consider Freelancing

I was reading a chapter book to my eight-year-old at bedtime a while ago – a story about a girl named Ruby whose father supports a family of six. Everything gets real all of a sudden when Ruby’s dad loses his job – a reality millions of people are living with since the global pandemic … Continue reading Want Job Security? Here’s Why You Should Consider Freelancing

Six Figures vs. Barely Getting By: A Tale of Two Consultants

Six Figures vs. Barely Getting By: A Tale of Two Consultants

Last year, I had a coffee networking meeting with a fellow freelance writer in my city. We chatted about the ins and outs of freelancing, but it became clear to me almost immediately that we were talking about two very different types of jobs. We both call ourselves “freelance writer,” but our approach to the … Continue reading Six Figures vs. Barely Getting By: A Tale of Two Consultants