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Survival 101: Succesfully Work from Home

It's a jungle out there, and it's a madhouse in here. Why? I work from home. Yes, I said the magic phrase, "work from home." It gave you the tingles, didn't it? 80-90% of the U.S. would like to telecommute at least part-time, and that's because it sounds amazing. Are you picturing waking up, grabbing your laptop, and working from bed? Sure you are! You're also probably imagining weeks in nothing but pajamas, working whatever hours you want, and freedom to do whatever you want. I hate to burst your bubble. [...]

By | July 14th, 2016|Blog, Content, Freelance, Personal, Writing|0 Comments

How Ironman Training Is Helping My Freelance Writing

About three weeks ago, I made a split second decision. I was going to compete in an Ironman. Why not? I run a freelance writing business; I have the time to train. At least, that's my thought. What Is an Ironman? If you don't know what an Ironman competition is, let me break it down. It's a race encompassing three disciplines: swimming, biking, and running. The race is 140.6 miles long and racers have 16 hours to cross the finish line. It's broken down into a: 2.4-mile swim 112-mile bike [...]

By | June 17th, 2016|Blog, Content, Digital Marketing, Freelance, Writing|1 Comment

An Epic Social Media Infographic for Freelancers

I love social media. But, let's be honest, it can also be a big fat pain in the ass! I either hate it or love it. It depends on the day. The truth is that I hate how often social media changes. It seems like every few weeks new rules, updates, and requirements are posted. How's a busy freelancer supposed to keep up-to-date? I know it's something I struggle with. I get so focused on my clients that I forget my own social media and blog. It's a common problem, [...]

By | June 2nd, 2016|Blog, Content, Digital Marketing, Freelance|0 Comments

10 Useful Resources for Writers

When you're a writer, the Internet is your best friend and the bane of your existence. It can either swallow your time with social media, funny comics, and news or it can help you research, learn, and grow more than you thought possible. It's all about how you spend your time online. Let's be brutally honest for a second. Getting distracted by the Internet is probably more likely. It's just so easy. But, when you know where to go, it's a resource like no other. I've compiled my 10 favorite resources [...]

By | May 23rd, 2016|Blog, Content, Creative, Writing|2 Comments

9 Content Writing & Client Satisfaction Tips

The biggest struggle of any freelancer, any business, is client satisfaction. Sometimes it can feel like you are doing your very best, and yet nothing you do is good enough. And unfortunately, sometimes it seems like when it rains it pours. When it comes to content writing, sometimes I hit it the nail on the head, and sometimes I fail. As a freelancer, failure is the worst. There's no one to blame but yourself. If they don't like your content writing, it feels like a reflection on your entire being. Failure [...]

By | September 1st, 2015|Blog, Content, Digital Marketing, Freelance, Writing|0 Comments

How to Stay Focused as a Freelancer

In a world of instant gratification, a myriad of distractions, and a higher workload, the ability to stay focused has become more important than ever. It's especially important for a freelance writer, or anyone in the freelancing business to keep their focus. Since according to the Huffington Post, 34% of the workforce in America are now freelancing, figuring out how to stay on track, get work done, and be efficient is vital to success. To be perfectly honest, staying focused as a freelance writer is incredibly difficult. I can't tell [...]

By | August 10th, 2015|Blog, Content, Freelance, Personal, Writing|0 Comments

11 Steps to Write a Great Blog

I need you to write a great blog. What does that even mean? Who's grading the blog to determine whether it's great? What level of greatness is expected? Everyone blogs nowadays, is a great blog even possible? It's true, blogging is a pervasive part of business. What it takes to write a great blog today is not what it took just a few years ago. There's no secret formula to help you write a great blog, but there are definitely key elements that every blog has no matter who is writing it. [...]

By | August 7th, 2015|Blog, Content, Digital Marketing, SEO, Writing|3 Comments

4 Step Social Media Plan for Small Business

Being a small business on social media is the epitome of being a small fish in an ocean. You are competing with millions of companies shouting out for attention at the same time. It can seem like an impossible job to get noticed on social and to make it work for you. And while there’s no definitive key to success, a well thought out social media plan may help you succeed. Write a Blog A blog is the first and one of the most important pieces of any social media [...]

By | July 14th, 2015|Blog, Content, Digital Marketing, SEO|0 Comments

7 Tips to Work with a Ghostwriter

The past few months have been an incredible learning experience. I've dived into freelance writing with both feet and immersed myself in a world unlike any I've ever known. The great news is that I'm not alone. There are an incredible amount of freelance writers making a living in the field. It means fierce competition, but it also means other writers can understand my struggle. Ghostwriting has been unexpectedly difficult. It's what I want to do and I'm skilled at ghostwriting, but to be honest, I've discovered that many individuals and [...]

By | July 10th, 2015|Blog, Content, Creative, Digital Marketing, Freelance, Writing|2 Comments

How To Write a Story: Discover Your Voice

I love talking about voice. Voice is one of those things that makes the most difference in your story. The right voice can make your story memorable for all the wrong or all the right reasons. When thinking about how you can discover your voice, there are a few different aspects to think about. Personal Style How you write, speak, and think will have the biggest impact on your voice. You have to know and understand your personal style before you can ever be a successful storyteller. Why? Your style will [...]

By | July 6th, 2015|Blog, Content, Creative, Writing|0 Comments