“The one thing that is ‘typical’ about a day at the forge is that there is a lot of mess and noise, and that I sweat buckets and come home very dirty.”
“What your clients come to you for will be a huge signal for what your focus could be. They are attracted to a certain quality within you. If you pay attention, your clients will call it out from within you. My clients were speaking to me all along. It took a while, but I listened in and came to my true focus. It takes time. Let yourself grow. It is a sacred journey.”
Autostraddle’s webmaster Cee Webster has been a freelance web developer for 15 years. Here, she shares her thoughts on freelance working, ‘winging it’, the challenges of juggling many projects, and the perks of working when you choose.
What’s going on with Gawker, what’s going on with Reddit, Facebook’s algorithm, coming up with ideas as a freelancer, why many entrepreneurs are comfortable taking risks, and more!
In Follow Your Arrow, we’re talking a lot about building a business out of doing what you love. But what if you don’t have just one thing? What if you have so many interests you wouldn’t know where to start creating a business? Meet Emilie Wapnick, who has built an entire community around helping people just like you!
Even if your career goal is to totally nail every single element of your role eventually, acknowledging that you’re already crushing a few tasks will ideally build your confidence as you work on mastering the whole shebang.
Topics include “the cult of Vice,” the folding of Scratch Mag, mental illness in business environments, the theory of 1,000 True Fans, Trollbusters and more!
Welcome to this new column featuring interviews with queer and trans women running all kinds of businesses! We’ll talk about the challenges, what drives us, tools and tips, workspaces, marketing, and realism. First up: Beth interviews herself about her business, Little Red Tarot.
Vice is launching a women’s vertical, Ad-Blocking goes mainstream, the story behind Buffalo Exchange and other resale shops and other important business and journalism related news that you MUST READ.
The panelists for our A-Camp workshop on “Turning Your Passion Into a Business” chat on the benefits, drawbacks and rewards of starting your own business.
Caitlyn Jenner’s press strategy, millennials’ news consumption, how Clickhole gets shit done, stuff about money, a call for our new column on solopreneurship and more!
Looking at #talkpay from a different angle, “the journalism industry is a mess,” some scary social media stuff, five Entrepreneurial lessons we can learn from Cookie Lyon, stories I wish someone would pitch us and just lots of desperately important news you cannot live without.
Gov. Mike Pence can’t give us a straight answer, good news for Ferguson protestors, Ellen Pao’s gender discrimination lawsuit and more news for you!
The very first edition of a biweekly link round-up of stuff I’ve read and thought about relevant to the work we do here: online media, women in business, entrepreneurship, journalism, start-up culture, publishing, advertising, management, freelancing, literature, queer visibility, etc. LET’S TALK BUSINESS, LADIES.
If you’re in the startup business, it’s hard to find investing groups or startups to invest in that aren’t dominated by men. Luckily, that’s changing.
It’s just awesome to be able to point at a very visible, recognizable and powerful government position that is based on having a massive amount of technology knowledge and say “LOOK WE EXIST LOOK LOOK LOOK.”
People view women as easy targets, so negotiators opportunistically lie through their teeth. Oh, the joys of being a woman.
Fifteen badass ladies in the history of computers and the web and the badass things they did.
Here, the message isn’t for girls to put their little noses to the grindstone; this campaign largely targets adults, calling for reflection on internalized sexism.
If all goes according to his plan (and it very well may not) this will be a year of leaps and bounds for many of the Americans who felt left behind in 2013. Women, people of color and those living in poverty could all benefit from Obama’s plans to use executive orders rather than waiting on a gridlocked Congress to pass anything to his desk.