If it Smells Like a Fish, It’s Probably Phishing

Money is important, but never be so eager for it that you fall into the trap of a phishing scheme. Here’s what to do and what to watch out for to keep yourself safe.

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Don’t Let Setbacks Become Spirals

I recently started using a scheduling system to map out my day. Why? Because I have a lot of projects to work on, and time management is not something that comes naturally to me. I have a slightly obsessive personality in that once I start a task, I want to complete it. And I won’t…

Something Just For You

Hi! I wanted to take a moment to give you an update and ask for your feedback. I’m considering creating a course that will take you through the process of starting, developing, marketing, and running your freelance writing business. However, I want to know if a) that’s something you’d be interested in, and b) if…

Educating Clients on What You Do (Without Looking Like an Ass)

In the freelance writing industry, we as writers come across a unique challenge. It goes like this. You go to a job board or to look at a request for a job, and the client is asking applicants (or you specifically) to tell them all about your experience in a given subject matter. The reason,…

The Anatomy of a Freelance Life

I’m currently writing the third book in the A Freelance Writer’s Guide To series, which is entitledĀ A Freelance Writer’s Guide to Setting Up Shop. It’s all about how to set up your business, including the mindsets you need to have, what you need to do first, and how to conduct your first thirty days. As…

Why I Hate the Word “Lucky”

I’d love to come back from an absence with a more positive title, but this one is important. It’s been getting on my nerves for a long time. This week, however, I’ve heard it so often I just had to write about it. The word “lucky” gets used quite often, and the way it’s used…

2016 is an Open Door

If you see life as a series of things that happen to you, you’ll feel like a victim, be miserable, and give up a lot faster than you would if you had a different outlook.

But if you choose to see life as a series of things that simply happen – and you understand that while you may not get to choose these events, you get to choose how to react to them – I believe you can create massive change in your business and your life. Positive change.

So here’s to a year of going for it, seeing the new year as an open door to beautiful things, to growth and potential, and to making the commitment to produce as much as you can and to choose the best and most positive outlook whenever you can.