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...

3 Work-At-Home Skills That Won’t Go Extinct

Remember VHS players ? If you lived through the late eighties and early nineties, VHS was EVERYTHING ! In the late nineties, that trend was slowly overtaken by DVD players. And then came BluRay. And then… You get the point. Most technological advances last for a short while and then are replaced by the newer invention. Work-at-home skills abound but will all of them stand the test of time? In...

Q1 2018 PROGRESS REPORT : How much money I made, increasing my credit score & more !

Hello bosses ! It has been a fair minute since I actually wrote a blog post. I am starting the second quarter of 2018 with blog posts once again after going deep with YouTube during the Q1 of 2018. Let’s get to it. At the beginning of the year, I read Michael Hyatt’s book, Best Year Ever. I highly recommend the book. (Here’s the link again, in case you want...

10 Unique Ways To Make Money With Amazon in 2018 (For Regular Folks Like You and Me)

If you didn’t already know that Amazon is hands down one of the very best companies in the world right now, you must living be under a rock. And they are the best not just because they do billions of dollars in business each year but because of the opportunities they give to regular people like you and me to make money with their platform and prosper. If you have...