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Funniest Quotes From Friends and Relatives About Freelancing

Funniest quotes about freelancing

Freelancing raises many questions with people you’re close with. Since the majority of the world is sprinting to the train at 7:00 AM in nice clothes and sitting in a cubicle, the very thought of working from home and managing your own business is silly. Over my freelancing years I’ve heard some interesting statements and questions about freelancing, so I figured I’d put together a list of the funniest quotes about freelancing that came from friends and family.

After you read over my zingers, let me know what gems you’ve heard in the past.

Well, the economy is tough for everyone right now.

This is my all time favorite comment, which actually came from a former employer. I chatted with her through GChat and she asked where I was working. When I mentioned I was a freelance writer, this was her response. The funniest thing about this instance was that I went into detail a little bit, explaining that I focus on technology and that I’ve built a client list. Even after all of that she still just figured I was struggling.
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16 Best Chrome Extensions for Writing and Blogging

Best Chrome Extensions for Writing and Blogging

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Unique Ways to Make Extra Money With Your Online Project

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I like to get paid to write, but just last week I received an email asking me to send in two free writing samples, even though I submitted about forty previously written samples in my portfolio. They wanted to see that I could write in their niche. … [Continue reading]

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best things to do in Chicago for writers and creatives

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Han Solo on Beta Readers and Writing Critiques

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Whenever I write a short story and send it off to a publication, or rattle off a dozen blog posts during the week for my freelance clients, I sit back and think about if the work I'm doing is worthwhile. Do I enjoy my writing? Am I remaining true … [Continue reading]

Never Mistake Motion for Action – Decoding Ernest

never mistake motion for action ernest hemingway

Never mistake motion for action These are popular words spoken by an artist that some people like to consider famous. Ernest Hemingway dropped numerous lines that shape the way authors and writers mold words, but for some reason the motion vs. … [Continue reading]