Freelance Writing

Reviving My Freelance Life

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I’ve been agonizing for months on how to start this blog post. So, I’ll keep it simple. I’m back. Blogging hasn’t come easy for me lately. I’ve been writing and doing VA work and may re-enter the brick-and-mortar life, but that remains to be seen. I wasn’t sure if my little community needed me to […]

Business Advice

Entrepreneurs: Stop Guest Posting For Free

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Dearest Entrepreneur: Move your hands away from the keyboard. Before you send out your next guest blog post, you should read this. Guest blogging is still a great way to get your name out there and expand your audience, especially when you’re a new blogger or business owner. But here’s the problem: the sites you’re guest posting […]

Blogging

Stop Hating HuffPo & Focus On Your Work

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*deep breaths* I am a Huffington Post blogger. And I am proud of it. *pauses to check MailChimp for unsubscribes* Recently, Huffington Post brass said they’re proud to have unpaid writers, because they know their work is authentic. I don’t agree with the reasoning behind this. A company leader should never use the words “proud” […]

Blogging

Three Steps To Becoming a Forgettable Blogger

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On your to-do list: Nominate my blog as one of your favorites in the Positive Writer’s best blogs of 2016! (Update 2/4/16: Even with three nods, I didn’t win. So this makes this post even more important.) Here’s why I’m (finally!) asking: For the past few days, I’ve been anxiously checking my email, awaiting the […]

Blogging

13 Lessons on Business & Blogging After 3 Years

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This was a rough year (so be prepared for an extra dose of sarcasm in this post). I made less money freelancing because I took a crummy full time job, had less web traffic and even had an email blast with an affiliate link that NO ONE clicked on. But, on a positive note, hooray! It’s my third […]