Welcome to The Self Hirer! I’m Jeanne and aside from running this blog, I work as a freelance copywriter for online businesses.

I’m a staunch advocate of the self-employed life to the point that I promote the heck out of it to anyone who’d care to listen. I believe that you’d be hard pressed to find a job out there that can provide as much freedom and flexibility as freelancing. Although it has its own drawbacks (don’t most things do?)—the positive more than absolutely outweighs the benefits.

I put up this site to serve as a go-to resource for those who want to know how to get started as a freelancer or are new to freelancing. I believe that there are many others out there who also want to make the jump, but are often held back by a number of things. 

Whether you’re aspiring to leave the 9 to 5 grind to work for yourself or planning to build your own freelance or online business, you’ll find tips here that can hopefully ensure your success in this new road you’ll taking.

Here are a few other things you can expect from the site:

  • Honest-to-goodness tips that are backed by experience, data, and the occasional salacious story. Blind items, anyone? Kidding.
  • Advice that promotes tons of “self-stuff,” like self-belief, self-love, self-assurance, and self-possession… Okay, the last one is definitely not included (unless you want to). That’s just me going ham with the thesaurus.

  • Articles on why cats, figuratively, make good freelancers. Or not, because they’ll probably sleep on their projects and ignore clients. (Don’t you wish you could be a cat sometimes?)

So if you’re currently at any kind of professional crossroad and thinking of joining our ranks, I’m here to help you get started on the right foot. Happy reading and I hope this blog leads you to the kind of work that will bring your life the most meaning (that hopefully pays well too)!