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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

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

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

5 Social Media Tips for the Busy Entreprenuer

Running your own business is exhausting. There are countless demands on your time and it can be a struggle just to keep all the cogs turning. Then, when someone tells you that beyond paying your bills, getting new clients, and making a living, you "have to have" an active social media presence. BAM! It can seem like a slap in the face and a completely unnecessary waste of time. How could Facebook be more important than closing a new client? How can Twitter outweigh being able to pay your bills? [...]

By | June 11th, 2015|Blog, Content, Digital Marketing, Freelance|0 Comments

Listening to Your Freelance Clients

It's amazing how reality and your perceptions rarely line up. No matter if you did all your research beforehand, when you're actually in the middle of the situation, it's an entirely different story. What's worse, your head can understand, but your heart may refuse to listen. And so when you finally arrive at your destination, instead of excitement, you're left with a sick stomach and wondering if you made the wrong decision. I've arrived, and I have a stomach ache. I find this especially ironic considering that, according to the Huffington Post, [...]

By | June 8th, 2015|Blog, Freelance, Writing|0 Comments