Contrary to popular belief, a freelancer isn’t just someone who works from home in their pyjamas. Professional freelancers are consultants in their own field, be it graphic design, web development, copywriting, photography, or any other field of expertise.read more
“The world is but a canvas to our imagination.” - Henry David ThoreauYour Canvas
Why do we automatically assume that being a native speaker makes one a better writer? I’m here to prove otherwise.read more
What’s in an idea?
Well, nothing – if you don’t do anything with it. What IS an idea, after all? Isn’t it just a thought? And what use is a thought if one doesn’t put it into action? You might have a perfectly good idea, but if it never sees the light of day, well, what of it then?read more
“It’s not personal, Sonny. It’s strictly business.” – Michael Corleone (The Godfather)
This frequently cited line is, in my opinion, a lame excuse to sidestep the human element in business.read more
"Don't let someone else create your world, for when they do they will always create it too small." – Ed ColeCreate Your Own World
I used to think I needed permission to be a freelance copywriter. Up to two years ago, I didn’t dare believe people would pay me to write.
I didn’t have any prior experience as a copywriter, I didn’t have a fancy piece of paper from an established institution saying I was good enough to call myself a copywriter. In fact, going by the rules of our conventional world, I had no business wanting to be a copywriter, much less freelancing as one.read more
Being your own boss is pretty damn sweet. You choose when you want to work, what you want to work on, who you want to work with, and all that jazz.
But it would be remiss of me not to point out the downsides that come with it. It’s a bumpy ride, to say the least. But while challenging, it forces you to grow in ways you’d never imagine you could.read more
It was one of those hot, sultry afternoons. You could smell the heat of the asphalt rising in the air, the choking wafts of body odour emitting from sweaty underarms of random strangers. The fireball in the sky blazed in its full golden glory as copious amounts of sweat leaked out of him.
He bent his footsteps towards a shaded alley for some relief from the sweltering heat.read more
“If you hear a voice within you say, 'You cannot paint', then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.” - Vincent van GoghPaint