Want to Start a Business or Freelance? Here’s How to Get Lucky

September 15, 2014

Because we’ve had so many visitors and personal obligations lately (mainly, a wedding), it’s been more obvious than usual that I have a flexible work schedule. In a country full of 9-to-5 workers, people tend to notice when you shift your workday to start at 1pm because you’re sight-seeing in the morning, or when you […]

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Growth Means Nothing If You’re Not Reaching Your True Goals

August 25, 2014

This week I drafted a blog post about how to deal with a quickly growing business. I was trying to figure out whether to take several new clients that want to hire us, knowing full well that would mean choosing to grow the client side of my business rather than our own brands. While I […]

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When Is It Time to Scale Your Business?

January 15, 2013

I started my business — helping other small businesses with content strategy like blogging, email marketing and social media — with one big goal in mind: supporting my lifestyle. My business allows me to put my writing skills to use and still have plenty of time to focus on my own brand, namely my guides […]

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Focusing on What Pays

August 6, 2012

When you run your own business in this digital world, it’s easy to spend all day, every day on tasks like social media and blogging and networking. Those tasks help us earn a living indirectly, and they add up to long-term success. That’s why helping others, building a community and creating buzz online do deserve […]

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Writers’ Roundup: November 25

November 25, 2011

Hope you enjoyed your turkey (or tofurkey) day! Great reads for the weekend: Writer Torre DeRoche shares her secrets to getting published and explores whether being a woman is an advantage in the publishing process. Learn how to tackle the challenges of bootstraping your business while working your day job, at Great piece from […]

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How Bartering Can Help Your Business

September 26, 2011

When you start your own business, money doesn’t exactly grow on the tree in your backyard. Every dollar you spend is one less dollar you have to pay your rent, which means you think hard about spending those dollars. My business has a low overhead because a lot of the tools I use are free. […]

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What Makes an Entrepreneur?

September 19, 2011

Years ago I never would have envisioned myself becoming an entrepreneur. I’ve long been a creator and an innovator, but entrepreneurship seemed a long ways off, mostly because business — and by that, I mean the financial side — wasn’t my forte. And yet here I find myself delving into entrepreneurship. I’m building a business […]

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I'm open for social media business!

June 22, 2010

My job hunt has taken an unexpected turn. A good one. Though I’ve applied mostly for journalism positions, plus a few other writing-heavy jobs, something different keeps falling into my lap: social media gigs. I resisted it at first. I see “social media consulting” and immediately think snake-oil salesman. I mean, who really needs someone […]

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