How to (REALLY) work from anywhere in the world

HOW TO WORK FROM ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD

This summer, I had the privilege to visiting my home country Ghana, West Africa after 16 years of being the USA! The trip brought back many pleasant memories and helped me reconnect with some of my oldest friends. Here’s a picture of my son and I on our first day in Ghana. But the thing that impressed me so much, was that I was still able to run my freelance...

2 Reasons I Don’t Like Freelancing Websites

why I don't like freelancing websites

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 website A page on your existing blog that lists your...

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.

start a side business

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 (2019 edition)

Looking for the best Udemy courses to take in 2019? Perhaps, you’re asking yourself: “How do I start an online business?” While there are several ways to start a profitable online business, the best way to start making money online quickly is to offer a freelance service. If you don’t know what to offer as a service, I recommend you pick a skill. Learn that skill over the nest 30-60 days...

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...