Business Resources for BIPOC Freelancers

Chief Executive Auntie Year-End Report 2020

Chief Executive Auntie Year-End Report 2020

I’ve never done a comprehensive yearly review of my business, but I’ve spent a lot of time this year hanging out with more mature freelancers and this is something that they do, so I’m going to do it too. This isn’t to show off (though, I actually do want a fucking...

Mini Episode 28: My Business Skip List

In this episode I discuss the words and phrases I don't use in my brand communications and why it's not really about "not offending people." (Which seems like a perfectly worthy goal to me, but what do I know.) To ask a question or leave a comment, you can call or...

Are you a panda or a trash panda?

Are you a panda or a trash panda?

Let’s talk about niche. In ecology, a niche is the unique place an organism occupies within its community. This includes its habitat, its spot on the food web, and the adaptations it has for surviving in that environment.  In business, a niche is the intersection...

Why “no guts, no glory” is bull

Why “no guts, no glory” is bull

I recently looked in my 2016 planner (good thing I never throw these things awaaaaay) and found a diagram I’d drawn at the very beginning of my freelance journey. [image description: A grid with two rows and two columns. The columns are labeled “low risk” and “high...

Your Business Life Essence

Your Business Life Essence

Long before there was Animal Crossing, I started playing a very silly and gently addictive game called Merge Dragons. But it actually taught me a lot about managing resources in my business. Merge Dragons is a puzzle game that involves merging like objects to form...

How Do I Price This: Data Entry for Real Estate

How Do I Price This: Data Entry for Real Estate

This week on HDIPT, a question from Kara about turning hourly rates into a flat monthly pricing: The client is looking for a flat-rate fee per month rather than an hourly charge to add listings to their real estate website. There's some variability -- spring and fall...

How Do I Price This: Copywriting Descriptions

How Do I Price This: Copywriting Descriptions

Welcome to HDIPT, a blog series where Auntie answers all your specific pricing questions! Today’s question is from Marsha about copywriting: My realtor (and good friend) really liked the copy I wrote for my condo listing and wants to hire me to write copy for all her...