Writers’ Roundup: January 6

January 6, 2012

It’s the first Friday of 2012! It also happens to be… my birthday. As of today, I’m officially in my early-30s, which is rather terrifying. Thankfully, I have plenty to look forward to this year: my sister’s wedding, launching my first digital course, traveling to Latin America, attending WDS for the first time, and best […]

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Q&A: Writer Kimberly Palmer on Selling via Etsy

November 28, 2011

I’m always fascinated to hear how young professionals manage to succeed with a side hustle. Working on a project or even growing a business on the side of your day job is not only becoming more popular, it’s also a fabulous way to move toward your professional goals. That’s why I wanted to chat with […]

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The Juicy Money Details Behind Leaving My Job

October 26, 2011

Writing this post is what convinced me to start Solopreneur Secrets, a weekly letter about transitioning from employee to free agent. Check it out if you haven’t already. Last week I spent an hour Skyping with this guy. We’d never talked before. He saw an interview with me about becoming a slasher, felt like we […]

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What It Takes to Pull Off a Great Launch

October 13, 2011

I’ve been a mad woman this week. My new guide, How to Take a Career Break to Travel, launches Monday, and there are what seems like a million moving parts that need attention. You’d think writing the guide would be the majority of the work, but I’d say it’s only about half. The other half […]

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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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Entrepreneurs Unpluggd Interview on “Slasher” Lifestyle

September 18, 2011

If you’re interested in learning more about how I’m cobbling together an income doing what I love (or simply wonder what my voice sounds like), check out this interview! I’m planning to blog more about the logistics of having several income streams rather than a full-time job, so this interview with Tim Jahn of Entrepreneurs […]

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How It Feels to Leave Your Job & Work for Yourself

August 24, 2011

In one word: terrifying. Actually, now that I’ve made the decision, now that there’s no going back, I feel excited. Since Monday, my first day of working independently, I’ve felt totally pumped! But a few weeks ago, while I was still deciding whether to make this move, I felt mostly terrified. I did not feel […]

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One Way to Save Money for Your Leap

April 28, 2011

Saving money is one of the best ways to prepare to take a leap in life, whether your leap is taking a career break to travel, writing a book, starting your own business or something else you’ve yearned to accomplish. Setting yourself up financially not only puts you in a position to afford to make […]

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Smart, Nonintrusive Ways to Monetize a Blog

April 13, 2011

I’ve become a student of entrepreneurship lately, spending much of my free time watching interviews with entrepreneurs and reading about their strategies, and even picking their brains at work. After all, many of us are entrepreneurs in our own right, figuring out how to cobble together a living doing what we love. (Self-publishing, by the […]

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