Life as a freelance writer, as all self-employed creative professionals know, is a hustle. Countless unpaid hours of marketing, promotion, professional development, training, networking, pitching and negotiating go into each and every contract, no matter how big or small, whether won or lost. Of all these necessary "sacrifices" of time and energy, the one thing that has more impact than anything else, yet is perhaps the least considered and honed skill of all, is the art of negotiation.
For all of you hardworking self-employed artists/creatives out there hustling for contracts in 2017, I wanted to share the most useful tips I have learned about the art of negotiation from my good friend and mentor Nancy Trites Botkin.
Here's my first blog of 2107 for HUFFINGTON POST CANADA. enjoy, share, comment, let me know what worked for you!