How ‘Cosmo’ Staff Writer Anna Breslaw Does Money

“They talk about “creativity” and “earning money” as if it’s a binary, when actually there’s a lot of crossover there. I didn’t grow up with a lot of money, and I knew if I was going to do this for a living I wasn’t gonna burn screenplays to survive in my squatter apartment.”

How to Get a Freelance Gig: Tips From Someone Who Hires Freelancers, Part III

It’s time to wrap things up with this short series–and what a coincidence, our final installment is about wrapping things up at your freelance gig and taking steps to improve your chances of turning one gig into several.

On Being a Public Person: How a Freelance Writer Makes a Living

When you have a public voice, what you say becomes crucial. I have a responsibility not only to the other people I write about, but also to the larger community.

How to Get a Freelance Gig: Tips From Someone Who Hires Freelancers, Part II

Okay, so now you know how to get a freelance gig—and you got the offer. Congratulations! The next thing you need to know is how to be the best damn freelancer ever, the person who aces the business parts of freelancing as well as the doing-the-work parts of freelancing.

Second Shifts: Finding Extra Income in the Side Hustle

Talking with my friends in similar positions to mine, it started to seem like having a job and a half at 25-ish was the norm, or at least a norm, rather than an anomaly. According to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, in August 2014, about 6.8 million people held more than one job. A little over half of those, 3.6 million people, had a secondary part-time job in addition to a primary full-time job. Although multiple job-holders only make up just 4.7 percent of the employed population, that adds up to more than the populations of Los Angeles and Chicago put together. Even for those with non-essential side hustles, it’s a response to wage stagnation, if nothing else; more is more, so work if you can get it.

How to Get a Freelance Gig: Tips From Someone Who Hires Freelancers

Freelancing: It’s an art, it’s a hustle. It’s also a tough (but rewarding!) way of making a living. Know what else is tough (and rewarding)? Being the person who hires and manages freelancers. Here’s how you, dear freelancer, can help me transfer money from our budget to your pocket.

It Has Been Made Clear to Me That I Cannot Have It All

By the time I got back to the apartment, greeted by a smiling baby, it was 11:30 a.m. I’ve been up for five hours, haven’t done a lick of work, and have to feed the baby again at noon.

On Who Pays Writers & Being Really Interested In That $50

n+1 has published one of their Editorials with that smooth, authoritative voice that gets me every time. It Tells Us About The World like a maestro conducting an orchestra of discriminating tab-openers, who nod in time with the paragraph breaks. That all-knowingness, so calm on the surface but you know his eye is twitching from all the drafts and redrafts. Copy of copy of copy of August 2014.

Kima Jones on ‘The Wrath of The Math’

Kima Jones is a poet and a writer, but that is only one of her many jobs—she also has a full-time job and a part-time weekend job.

Why We Are Moving To Canada This Week

This should go well. Let’s talk about health insurance.