Thursday, 9 January 2020

7 Steps To Freelance Writing Success

“When your livelihood depends on self-imposed productivity, you either get good at it or you find yourself in mounds of debt.” ― Nacie Carson 

Working as an independent contractor is a great way to earn money while enjoying flexible hours.
Another attractive benefit of freelancing is being able to work wherever you want, whether it’s at home or at your local coffee shop.
And for a lot of people, they see freelancing as a way to break away from the rigid structure of a corporate environment.

In the recent years, more and more people have jumped ship and gone over to the freelancing side to enjoy a better work-life balance.
After the U.S. economy took a serious hit during the recession, a lot of companies have found that hiring specialized workers is a better business model than employing full-time staff.

In fact, a Harvard study in 2016 shows that the number of freelance workers in North America alone has skyrocketed from about 14 million to almost 24 million between 2005 and 2015.
As of today, this number is still growing and will continue to do so in the next decade.

With developments in technology and a rapidly expanding freelance job market, it’s become easier than ever to get a piece of the action.

Freelance writing: Legit or not? 

With freelance writing in particular, some people are worried about getting ripped off for their hard time or getting scammed by a shady employer.

But freelancing sites like Upwork and Guru have made it possible for aspiring freelance writers to get fair-paying jobs and get compensated on time.
Furthermore, you don’t need to have an academic background in language to land your first assignment.

On the contrary, most companies are probably looking for someone who can write in a relaxed, casual tone to connect to readers.
As you’ll learn, a lot of these online writing jobs specifically avoid words and phrases that might sound too stiff or formal which would alienate their target market.
So you don’t have to worry about writing like a professor just to get started with your freelance career.

The best part is that there’s ALWAYS work to be done, which means you’ll have a stable cash flow even without punching a clock at the office.

If you’re ready to try this exciting, new venture, check out these

7 Tips To Becoming an Awesome Freelance Writer:

#1: Have a system in place 

This is the most essential part about finding steady freelance work.
Once you’ve done your due diligence, you’ll have no trouble getting clients and keeping them.
Better yet, you’ll have the advantage of working around a schedule that works for YOU.
Like I said, it’s easy to earn from online writing for the simple reason that demand for this type of work is high.

You’ll find that just about any industry has an online presence, and that means they need someone to provide them with content to increase their market reach.
It’s likely they have a blog, a social media page and an email campaign - all of which need to be updated regularly. Some might even need freelancers to help them out with writing brochures and other marketing related materials.

That’s where you come in.
The truth is that you just need a step-by-step system for sniffing out potential customers, pitching to them and writing the content they want. After that, the rest will take care of itself.
I’ll show how to do that in a bit, but first let’s move on to the next step…

#2: Play to your strengths 

Some freelance writers are better at handling large-scale assignments, like a sales report or PDF book. Others are more comfortable with an arrangement where they can quickly bang out short articles or free reports.

Obviously, the bigger jobs pay more, but require a lot of lead time, ranging from a few weeks to a few months.
Meanwhile, short articles may take anywhere from a half an hour to two hours, but you’ll get paid sooner.

In most cases, I’d suggest doing shorter assignments first to get a feel of how things go.
In the long run however, try to figure out which one option works better so you can narrow down the niche you want to write for.

=> Discover this simple method to make easy money in your spare time

Wednesday, 8 January 2020

Is Freelancing The Future Of 'Safe' Employment?

“‘Freelance' means I can take watermelon breaks and no one can yell at me.” 
― Mandy Ashcraft 
Sam, a 28-year old systems analyst for a software company, always had a soft spot for pop culture, specifically cartoons from the 80s and 90s.
He watched a ton of these growing up; so much so that Sam can do dead-on impressions of his favourite characters.
His co-workers and friends got a kick out of Sam’s take on Optimus Prime from Transformers, which he could bust out at the drop of a hat.
Little did Sam know at the time that his other talent would help him land a lucrative freelance gig. 
“Andy, one of the guys down in accounting, told me people paid good money for doing stuff like that. He showed me this freelancing site where companies hired folks for voiceovers,” Sam said.

Sunday, 1 December 2019

How To Raise Your Self Esteem

How Raising Self-Esteem Makes You Independent

Many swear by the effectiveness of raising their self-esteem in establishing their independence. Have you been curious as to what this could do for you and how you could work to boost your self-esteem? Let us help!

In this article, you’ll learn the following:
● How raising your self-esteem can help establish your independence
● How raising your self-esteem can help ensure you retain your independence
● How to raise your self-esteem - basic practices to get you started

Raising Self-Esteem Boosts Your Confidence
The major way that raising self-esteem can make you independent is by boosting your confidence. The more confident you are, the more independent you’re going to want to be.
It will inspire you to not only insist on your independence but demand you get it. As you boost your self-esteem and you become more confident, you’ll find that you have more of a command over your independence.

Daily Affirmation: Wealth Comes To Me In Unexpected Ways.

  • The universe works in mysterious ways, and my bank account is proof of this.
  • I am on the receiving end of a lot of good fortune.
  • I constantly receive money, job and investment opportunities, and favours from a variety of unexpected sources.
  • I am blessed. 
  • There are countless money-making opportunities around me.
  • Many of these just seem to fall into my lap.
  • Whether someone pays me back for a loan I have long forgotten, or I receive a discount on an item I need, wealth comes to me in one form or another.
  • I receive career opportunities from surprising sources.
  • I might receive a promotion, or a friend shows me a listing for a great job that suits me perfectly.

How To Design A Plan For Your Life

Life is to be savoured and enjoyed. Each person on earth deserves to have a wonderful life. However, in order to live a life you love, it’s important to consider a Life Plan in which you’ve formulated everything you want out of life.
  •  Your Home. This chapter encourages you to consider whether you’re living in the place you want and the type of home you prefer. Also, setting up your home to fit your wants and needs is addressed.
  • Career and Work. In this chapter, you’ll be asked to ponder your career and ask yourself if you’re getting everything out of your work that you’re seeking. Also, you’ll be encouraged to think about whether you’re doing the type of work you want.
  • Love Relationships and Family. What are your desires about your love relationship and family? Reflect on your current love relationship and whether your wants and needs are met in the relationship.

7 Steps To Freelance Writing Success

“When your livelihood depends on self-imposed productivity, you either get good at it or you find yourself in mounds of debt.” ― Nacie Ca...