I grew up in India in a family that saw both massive wealth and backbreaking poverty. In 1947 when the country was split into two, my grandparents, who lived on the “wrong side” of the border fled from their mansion … Continue Reading
Ever been told there are no well-paying markets left for freelancers and that it’s exceptionally difficult to make a living as a freelance writer?
I’m ever-the-optimist because not only have I made a fantastic … Continue Reading
It is now April and for many of us in the UK and India, the financial year 2016-17 will end this week and a new one will begin.
I have spent the last few days looking over my accounts, doing my numbers, and … Continue Reading
In February this year, the New York Times published an interesting article on US President Trump’s coverage in the media, and the results, while not entirely surprising do explain why concerned freelancers are … Continue Reading
Last week, I attended the London Book Fair, an annual industry event that sees thousands of publishers, literary agents, retailers, distributors, and of course, authors, come together from all over the world to talk … Continue Reading
I’m a very goal-oriented person. I have weekly goals, monthly goals, and yearly goals. I also have daily goals.
While some people view goals as limiting, I’ve found that setting the right goals and moving towards … Continue Reading
One of my students emailed me a few weeks ago asking for help. She’d been trying to get new clients and increase her income for a while, she said, without much success.
I asked her the same question I ask anyone … Continue Reading
That dream magazine? You know, the one that arrives every month? The one whose pages you touch lightly, turning them carefully as you read every line, every paragraph, every advertisement?
You know that magazine … Continue Reading
Here are three things I know about you:
You work hard, write well, and care passionately about the work you do. But you’re not earning the money you deserve or living the life of freedom you once envisioned for … Continue Reading
Somewhere around the middle of last year, I got a panicked email from my accountant in India. He’d just finished doing my taxes—several months late due to my tardiness—and had realized that my tax bill was going to … Continue Reading