Freelance writing gigs suck big time!

Or they can if you let freelance writing gigs get you down. Let me explain… One of the things all new freelancers struggle with is self-confidence and, to be honest, that's something that never really goes away completely. No matter how experienced you get, there will always be times when you wonder if your writing is quite good enough. As you become a better writer and gain more traction, that creeping feeling of self-doubt tends to manifest itself slightly differently. For example, I recently landed a job, working for an agency, where I had to come up with three different styles of brand communication voice for a client of theirs. Although it's the kind of thing I've tackled several times before, writing for a brand-new client (even through an agency) is one of the most challenging parts of freelancing. It's also the time when that little bit of self-doubt can creep back…

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The Coronavirus (Covid 19) Unexpected Affect on Freelancers and Work from Home Entrepreneurs

There’s an old saying that it’s an “ill wind that blows no one any good” and the current Coronavirus is nothing if not an ill wind of proportions few of us could have anticipated. To try and contain the pandemic, many office workers, usually subject to the daily commute, are being forced to pre-emptively self-isolate and work from home. Over and above this, schools are being forced to become more creative in an effort to ensure our kids’ education continues despite the Coronavirus. There’s a growing realization (probably long overdue) that education doesn’t necessarily consist of a teacher stood up in front of 20 or 30 learners and we do have the technology to make remote learning a reality for a growing number of our kids. Both my children (16 and 19) did formal schooling up to age 14 and went on to study the GED remotely from home. It doesn’t seem…

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Is Upwork a legit opportunity for freelancers?

Upwork is a legit and established online freelancing platform that offers freelancers, of all skill levels, the opportunity to make money working remotely for clients who are willing to pay for their services. Let’s get that one out of the way right up front. You’ll likely hear all kinds of different opinions about Upwork and I’m going to take the time in this post to set the record on Upwork straight. You might hear things you don’t want to hear, you might get a healthy dose of reality, but the opinion you get will be from someone who has worked on Upwork since 2015 and has earned tens of thousands of dollars in that time. So, yes Upwork is legit. Three questions you probably want an answer to Is it easy? Sometimes and sometimes not. Like anything, you have good runs and bad runs. Is it frustrating trying to land gigs there?…

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Best affiliate online programs for savvy beginners

The best affiliate online programs for beginners are programs that are stable, have proven training and support and offer you the opportunity to promote them with confidence for a fair commission. What to look for in the best affiliate online programs The affiliate program you choose must have a solid track record and be likely to stick around for a long time to come The program must set your expectations realistically and not make claims that can't be backed up The program should offer industry-leading training that helps you avoid getting off on the wrong foot Support must be easily and quickly accessible should you have a question or get stuck You should look for commissions of at least 30% when you promote the program Your commissions should be recurring and come in every month like clockwork In this article, I'll show you how to go about selecting the best affiliate marketing…

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Work at home opportunity scams to avoid

Whether you're looking to make a little extra on the side or you want to create a full-time, job replacing income, finding the right work at home opportunity can open up the doors to financial stability, money security and peace of mind. However, it's difficult sifting through the vast array of opportunities online to find something that actually works, let alone provides you with a decent amount of income for your efforts. Over the course of years working online, I've tried and tested just about every work at home opportunity you can think of. I've been fortunate enough to work for myself, at home, since 2000 so you might say I have some experience of this. During this time, I've noticed certain similarities that keep repeating themselves over and over. I've come to realize that there are certain money-making schemes you should avoid completely because they take up huge amounts of time…

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How to make money from YouTube videos

Here are 6 tips that show you how to make money from YouTube videos: Understand that YouTube is a search engine just like Google, so you need to approach it in the same way. Keywords and SEO are important tools in your efforts to make money from YouTube videos. There are some popular types of video you should make - how to's, top 10's and more. The structure of your video is important - an intro, opening graphic, an early call to action and an outro. You need good video production software to record and edit your video. The secret to success with your YouTube channel is consistency, adding value for your viewers and practice. How to make money from YouTube videos Right now, successful YouTubers are making an absolute killing with their videos. I did some research and discovered that the current top earner, a YouTube team by the name of…

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Affiliate marketing software – STOP wasting your money

The best way to avoid wasting your money on affiliate marketing software is to take your time, carefully consider what the software does, and above all be realistic about whether the software can deliver real value to your affiliate marketing business. Look, I'm all for an easier life and any tools that can help me achieve this are firmly on my radar. There are many wonderful software products around that can help you get things done more quickly and easily than you can manually. In fact, some jobs would be impossible without the help of a piece of software and we have come to expect to find software or an app to achieve just about anything these days. But, a word of caution - affiliate marketing software can be helpful or totally useless, it's up to you to decide which applies to the latest all singing, all dancing affiliate silver bullet being…

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Blogging for beginners in 2021 – complete guide

Here are 16 easy steps to start blogging Beginners need to be clear on why they're starting a blog and their blogging subject material Decide on the type of blogging you want to do - educational or entertainment Concentrate on adding value with your blogging, put yourself in the shoes of your readers Carefully consider the characteristics of your ideal reader (wants, needs, desires), their buyer persona Pick a niche that interests you and you're happy blogging about Make sure your niche is profitable if you want to monetize your blog Select your blogging platform from WordPress or a website builder (WordPress recommended) Pick your WordPress theme - beginners should start with a free theme Select the WordPress plugins/widgets you need to get started Decide on a name for your blog Get a logo produced that reflects your brand - optional for beginners Create your starting post or page on your blog…

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InterFunnels review – sales funnel software

I want to start this Interfunnels review by revealing what successful affiliate marketers (who make six or even seven figures per year) do differently from affiliates who never make any real money. The straight answer - tools and systems Professional affiliate marketers understand they must have the right systems in place that allow them to make money 24/7, even when they sleep. They build FUNNELS that convert prospects into customers on autopilot, like clockwork, day-in-day-out and often for many years to come. Successful affiliate marketers set up lots of sales funnels. They “set and forget” them knowing they can rely on a consistent stream of money coming in. They’ve created recurring, passive income. So, what’s holding you back? If big-time affiliate marketers are being mega-successful with sales funnels (and they are) why aren’t you doing it? There are probably a couple of reasons, right? Sales funnel software/builders are too expensive, ClickFunnels is…

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How to be successful online – 3 top tips

My 3 top tips for online success If you were to ask me (short and sweet) the three most valuable things I've learned through my Freelancing and Affiliate Marketing businesses, they would be: #1 Never lose focus Losing focus is the big mistake that everyone working online (including myself) makes. It's understandable. There's so much information out there that it can be tempting to jump from one idea to another without making real progress in any of them. I hate the term "shiny object syndrome" but it does sum up the problem nicely. Don't be all over the place, remember FOCUS - Follow One Course Until Successful I've achieved my best results and built my businesses most successfully by being laser-focused on one thing at a time and concentrating on it unill it's working. In practical terms this means Decide on your business model - freelancing or affiliate marketing Decide on your product or…

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