Freelancer Workshop

How to Build Your Business as a Freelancer
Are you a freelance creative struggling to make enough money? Or perhaps you dream of quitting your day job to become a full-time freelancer?

Do any of these describe you?
• You’re not sure where to find ongoing, well-paying clients without feeling like you’re constantly hustling.
• You’re unsure if you can truly make a living at this.
• You wonder if you’re good enough.
• You are working around the clock—nights and weekends too—and you’re feeling burnout creep in.
• You’re feeling all alone out there and would love to meet other freelancers.
• You’re fighting doubt from your parents—who want you to get a real job—as well as from your friends.

There’s a better way.

In this workshop, you will learn how to embrace the business mindset and network like a pro, which will allow you to develop financial stability through consistent work.

If you would like Melanie to speak at your networking event or conference, please email her at

About Melanie
In less than two years, Melanie Padgett Powers went from being a stifled and frustrated communications employee to being a successful full-time freelance writer and editor in the D.C. area. Her success hinges not only on her talent and experience, but her diversity of services and her conviction that she is a small business owner, not “just” a freelancer. She has secured several writing and editing anchor clients that ensure a consistent cash flow—while seeking out new clients and projects every month—which allows her to accept passion projects that might pay less. And now she teaches other freelance creatives to adopt a business mindset and embrace networking.

In March 2019, MelEdits launched a podcast on the business side of freelancing called Deliberate Freelancer. Subscribe for free on your favorite podcast app so you don’t miss a single episode. A new episode is available every Thursday morning.