2 Reasons I Don’t Like Freelancing Websites

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Recently somebody was asking me where I get my writing clients from. They asked if  I was going to places like Upwork or Problogger to find my clients and my answer to that question is a big NO. I do not use Upwork or any other freelancing website to find my clients and in this video I talk about why I don’t like freelancing websites and what you can do...

WRITER PORTFOLIO: 4 Ways To Showcase Your Written Work So You Get More Clients

A writer portfolio is THE way you are going to get hired as a freelance writer. Thus, it is important that you have one. In the video below, I share 4 ways to display your writer portfolio so you can land more paying clients.  Just as a summary, the four ways to display your writer portfolio are: Your own writer websiteA page on your existing blog that lists your workA...

How to write faster: 4 secrets for writing great content FAST.

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Whether you are a blogger, freelance writer or author, writing fast is invaluable to you because it means you can put out more content and fast. As a writer myself, I realize that writing faster is important if I want to take on more clients and make more money. And so over the years, I have learned the tricks that have helped me write faster and I put them in...

What To Do When You Feel Stuck In Life and Business – 3 Practical Solutions

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Let’s be honest: running your own business takes work. Some sleepless nights. Some days when you have to wait until the client or affiliate program pays up. Launching products that you thought an audience would dig only cricket sounds to be hard. It’s rough out here! And so when a friend of mine reached out recently and mentioned she was feeling stuck in her business, I immediately could identify! This...

3 Mental Blocks You’re Likely To Face As A Creative

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“I’ve never had a mental block!” Said nobody. Ever. If you have tried to create anything at all, it is very likely you have faced some serious mental blocks that have you questioning your very existence. In fact, at least once a week, I go through my own version of “why am I even doing this?” And this is after I regularly hit 15,000 page views on this blog and...

How I Became A Freelance Social Media Manager

My educational background has NOTHING to do with marketing or social media. I have a PhD in Microbiology and Immunology and 2 bachelor’s degrees: one in nursing and one in biology (completely over-educated person over here). So how did I become a freelance social media manager? Here’s the abridged version of that story. I was in grad school and I needed extra money to pay the bills. Though I knew...

Here’s why you should to start a side business. Even if you never plan to leave your 9-5.

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This post contains affiliate links. If you’ve hung around me long enough, you know I am an advocate for starting a side business/side hustle even if you think you’re never going to leave your 9-5. A recent personal experience has brought this home for me so vividly. I am a research scientist by training which meant that when I was done with my PhD in May of 2015, I would...

I NEED MONEY! 25 Ways To Make Extra Money TODAY

I need money: 25 ways to make extra money today

This post contains affiliate links. “I need money!” If you listen to me long enough, you know I am not a big fan of debt and so the first thing I don’t do when I cannot afford something is put it on a credit card. I go for one of two things – don’t do it OR find a way to make the extra money so I CAN do it....

91 BEST Udemy Courses for Side Hustlers AND Entrepreneurs

THIS POST CONTAINS AFFILIATE LINKS. How do I start an online business? To be completely honest, there are several ways of starting a profitable online business. In this video below, I give an overview of what you can do to get an online business off the ground quickly with an emphasis on providing a service/freelancing. I suggest you watch it as a first step. In the video, I mention that...

How I turned a $5 Craigslist ad into a $40/hr freelance gig

I have been freelance writing for the past year and have loved every bit of the journey so far. Two months ago however, I decided focus on writing healthcare and health-related content. My educational background is in nursing and biomedical research so I thought “Why not?” I talk in this video how I landed a client for that business in 8 hours by e-mailing a business owner in San Diego...