Leaving Work Behind

4 Compelling Reasons You Should Start Your Own Blog Today

Written by Anne Dorko on June 13, 2017. 0 Comments

Calendar, laptop, and desk.Blogging can be addictive, though it’s (arguably) way healthier for you than vices such as coffee and sneaking extra potato chips out of bag while your friend isn’t looking. The side effects of blogging include a sense of accomplishment, a portfolio of content, and much more.

If you’ve been thinking about starting a blog, I encourage you to jump in with both feet! By starting now, you can immediately sharpen your skills and reap the numerous benefits. Blogging only takes a little time and energy, while opening doors to many new experiences and opportunities. Don’t be afraid to give it a shot!

In this article, I’ll cover four reasons for you to go write and publish your first blog post today. There’s no reason to wait any longer, so let’s get started! Keep Reading

3 Mistakes I Made When I Started Freelancing (And How to Avoid Them)

Written by Alexander Cordova on May 30, 2017. 0 Comments

A boy with his head on his hands.A lot of people jump straight into freelancing in the hopes of striking it big quickly and quitting their day jobs – myself included. However, what they often find is people looking to take advantage of their work, which causes them to feel disillusioned.

My first year or two as a freelancer wasn’t what I would call ‘peachy’. I made a living, but if I didn’t make certain mistakes along the way, the whole process could’ve been much easier. There’s no doubt they’ve impacted my income over time.

In this article, I’m going to walk you through the biggest mistakes I made when I started freelancing, tell you why you should avoid falling into the same traps, and how to go about doing things in a smarter way. Let’s get started!

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4 Reasons Why Every Freelance Writer Should Start Their Own Blog

Written by Anne Dorko on May 16, 2017. 2 Comments

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Blogging is a multi-faceted tool for any freelance writer, even if you don’t find the energy to blog consistently. As a good example, I’ve made thousands of dollars over the years as the result of quickie blog posts I wrote on a whim!

If you want to be a freelance writer, I cannot overemphasize the importance of having your own blog. Whether it’s serious, creative, or a public journal, a personal blog can help you on your journey. This is because the best way to become a writer is to get out there and start writing!

In this post, I’ll show you four different ways running your own blog can help you in your career as a freelance writer and beyond. Let’s get cracking! Keep Reading

What’s the Best Platform to Launch Your Blogging Career?

Written by Alexander Cordova on May 2, 2017. 0 Comments

A laptop next to a cup of coffee.Creating your own blog is a dream shared by many. After all, it’s not only a great way to talk about what’s going on in your life, it can also enable you to share your professional expertise, and network with others. In addition, you might even be able to turn it into a secondary source of income.

Taking your first steps as a blogger doesn’t need to be complicated. All it takes is to figure out what you want to write about, find the time to post regularly, and choose the right platform for your efforts. After all, the right tool can make your life as a blogger much easier.

In this article, we’ll introduce you to three top blogging platforms, discuss their features, and offer our advice on why you should consider them as you begin your journey. Let’s kick things off with WordPress!

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3 Rookie Freelancing Mistakes I’ve Made as a Writer

Written by Anne Dorko on April 25, 2017. 3 Comments

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There’s no getting around the fact that being a freelance writer is difficult. However, it can be a lot easier when you learn from the mistakes of those who have gone before you.

While I still consider myself a freelance writing rookie in many areas, I do have a small amount of experience under my belt to share with you. Some of the most difficult struggles come from a fundamental misunderstanding of yourself, and the only way to push through is to acknowledge those issues early on so you can find ways to adapt.

In this article, I’ll share three crucial mistakes I’ve made as a rookie freelance writer. There may be no silver bullet solution, but I hope that self-awareness and some experienced advice will help point you in the right direction.

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