President at Matt Schwab Media/Working Wonders
What services does your company provide?
Creative, Social Media
About Matt Schwab Media/Working Wonders:
I am a freelance writer for athletic clubs, daily and weekly newspapers, and two community college athletic programs.
How do you define success?
Giving my accounts more than they ask for and delivering quality content.
What makes your company unique?
As an independent contractor, I have turned around the dynamic of working solely for a daily newspaper. With a variety of accounts, I now have greater flexibility and more earning power.
Who in the industry inspires you and why?
Jeff Chapman, a mentor and award-winning journalist, showed me how best to diversify. Bud Geracie, highly regarded Mercury News sports editor, challenged me to aim high in all aspects of journalism.
What is a tip for success that you would provide someone in your same industry?
Keep the door open for new accounts, be proactive and never forget that you are expendable as a freelancer. You never know which account will prove to be the best one, so maintain a professional in all aspects.