Karisa Tate

Karisa Tate is a creative who's been writing professionally for the past 6 years and has covered everything from large entertainment companies to small businesses. Karisa has a passion for marketing, entertainment, culture, and mental health, and especially loves writing pieces that help other freelancers succeed. When she's not at her keyboard, she can be found both on and off-screen working as a writer/producer/actor.

Content Writing

10 Content Marketing Examples to Inspire Your Content Strategy

Any content marketer knows that coming up with fresh, new ideas is no walk in the park, but an effective and engaging content marketing campaign can be a real game-changer for a brand.

Successful content marketing allows you to create a personal connection with your audience, share your unique thoughts and ideas, and turn followers into customers.

There’s always the risk that your audience won’t respond to your message, but when they do, the rewards and conversions can be huge and well worth t

Why Social Media Managers are Underrated & Undervalued

If you’re a part of the 21st century, you’re likely familiar with social media. And not just familiar, maybe you consider yourself a bit of an expert. You know how to take the perfect “Instagram worthy” photo, just what filters to add, and you’ve even crafted a list of hashtags that will get you noticed.

You’ve probably seen a listing for a “Social Media Manager” and thought “I could do that.” But I’m here to tell you, after years in this profession, this role is much harder than most people

Tips to Develop and Maintain Relationships with Clients

Building a strong client relationship goes beyond what’s written in your contract. You want to create a relationship where your clients don’t just feel like colleagues, but instead, they feel like partners.

Freelancers depend on their clients for business, so it’s important to keep building and growing those relationships over time. Remember, a strong client relationship can lead to bigger and better projects, and possibly even referrals in the future (the biggest compliment from a client). T

The How & Why of Becoming a Freelancer with Details for 2021

For many, freelancing is the ultimate dream!

You get to sit in your sweat pants, work from home, and the clients come in rolling in. Right? Not quite!

Well, you’re right about sitting at home and working in your sweat pants. But if you think that’s all freelancing requires, you’re mistaken.

Just like any other job, freelancing takes a ton of energy, dedication, and time. It actually takes more time than most jobs because you’re the boss. Everything falls to you.

All freelancers ha

2 Shopping Agreements Signed + More Good News

In many places around the world, the leaves are changing colors, Halloween decorations are popping up on doorsteps, and the smell of fall is in the air. This year is starting to wind down. And what a year it has been!

Now that we're in the homestretch, let's take a moment to forget the chaos and celebrate some writers!

Our members are what keep us going, which is why we're so excited anytime they experience any level of success - a finalist placement, an award win, a festival selection, a s

The Top 10 Most Creative Job Titles & Why They Work

What If Your Job Title Doesn’t Fit What You Really Do

Job titles are a part of every profession. We are a society obsessed with labeling things, but what if you’re a multi-tasker in charge of everything?

The title of Director of Operations, doesn’t seem to fit properly. Sure, you’re in charge of ensuring the company runs smoothly, but there’s so many other responsibilities you’re tasked with as well, which this labeling doesn’t account for.

Generally titles are used to tell others what

Why It’s So Important to Have an Effective Social Media Strategy

In the past 10 years, social media has exploded!

In fact, 97% of marketers now use social media today (that’s almost 100%!) Just think! Through a few platforms, you can reach millions of people. Millions! And this could all happen in seconds.

This might seem overwhelming, and it’s no easy job, which is why it’s so important to invest in a good Social Media Manager who can come up with a tailored social media strategy for your business.

Social media has the power to take your business

How To Find Work As a Freelance Social Media Manager

Being a social media manager is one of the more exciting jobs -- you get paid to post on a company’s social account, can work from anywhere with reliable Wi-Fi, and spend most of your job scrolling through social media.

Although it might sound like all fun and games, I’m here to remind you that it’s also an extremely time-consuming and highly competitive job.

To compete with the competition and earn money as a freelance social media manager, you’ll need to:

With so much competition, make sure

Your Voice Matters

No matter where you're at in the world, your voice and your story matters. Don't ever forget that. :)

Words are powerful. They have the ability to bring about change. The below writers shared their unique voices with the world and look at the incredible reception they received!

We ALL need to keep using our voices to make ourselves heard. If you're one of our US writers, we want to remind you that your voice is more important than ever with the upcoming election. You have a chance to use it to

6 Questions To Ask a Business Coach Before Hiring Them

One of the best parts of being a freelancer is the independence that comes along with it -- you’re in charge of your entire business! However with all that freedom, it’s easy to get lost along the way. If you’re feeling stuck or like your business could use a boost, this is where a business or career coach could come in hand to help guide you.

You might think that business coaches are only for successful people, but on the contrary, coaches often help small businesses or freelancers get off

The 5 Top Overlooked Careers for Creative Individuals

When most people think of creative careers, they often think of “actors, musicians, or artists”. Yes, these are creative professions, but they are extremely hard to break into and often mean lives of uncertainty.

Luckily, if you’re a creative individual trying to determine what field to pursue, several careers have emerged recently that allow you to exercise your creativity while still making a living wage.

If you’re looking to pursue your art but not go broke, we’ve outlined a list of 5
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