You probably have some questions for me. But I promise not to be offended if you don’t. Here are some things you might be thinking about asking, or maybe not. Either way, there are questions and answers on this page. Like it or not.
Why should I hire a freelancer?
There are really endless reasons why you should hire a freelancer. I don’t take vacations without my laptop. I’m always available. Who of your current staff is willing to take a phone call in the middle of the night? Which one of your current staff members is willing to hold a kickoff meeting at 3 a.m. to accommodate worldwide schedules? OK, so some of them might, but they won’t like it. Plus, I don’t steal office supplies and don’t contribute to office drama.
OK, I give. Why should I hire you?
There are endless reasons to hire a freelancer. There are a few more than that to hire me. I’ve been freelancing for 10 years and I have a degree in Technical Communication that says I worked my tail off in the frozen tundra of Northern Utah because I want to do this. I have the passion and drive, and perhaps best of all, I like to work. I don’t work because it pays the bills. I work because I have a passion for helping my clients with amazing copy. Also, my rates are pretty incredible.
What services do you provide?
Let me answer this question with another question: What services do you need? I have done almost all of it. While the bulk of my experience has been in writing web content, I also have experience editing academic journal articles, legal transcription, copy writing, and ghostwriting. But if you’re a lawyer or a real estate agent, I would particularly love to work with you. Bankruptcy and real estate transactions are definitely my favorite. If you have a unique project, let’s talk about it!
How much do you charge?
I know this doesn’t seem fair. I would love to be able to tell you I charge a set amount regardless of the project, but I want to have a conversation with you about it. Let’s sit down. Let’s have some coffee or tea, or meet over Skype. I’d love to give you a personalized quote after reviewing the project scope briefly. The amount varies widely based on what the project involves and whether you’re interested in paying any portion of my fee in chocolate milk, which I have been known to accept.
How do I pay you?
Ah, this is my favorite question of them all. I take payment via Venmo, Paypal, and check. I bill twice a month on the 5th and the 20th. For ongoing projects, I will not complete a second project for one client until the first has been paid (I’ve been burned before). For larger projects and one-time deals, I require 50% upfront and then 50% at completion. The good thing about this is that the project isn’t complete until you say so. I don’t do things halfway.