While it is possible to become an instant success after writing your first few pieces, chances are its going to take some time for you to hit your stride and gain a steady roster of clients. If your experience is similar to mine, you’ll progress through three distinct phases during your freelance writing career. Here’s an outline of those three stages.
1. I’m making what I can!
This could be defined as your “I’ll Write Anything!” phase.
You need to make money so you take any job available to you even if it means you aren’t really making all that much money at it. We’ve all been there as its tough trying to get a reputation in the business. A large number of job boards and forums have a rating system so if you are willing to undercut your competitors and make very little in order to get those first jobs under your belt and get positive feedback. Continue reading “Three Stages Of Your Freelance Writing Career” →
Google Analytics is a fantastic resource that allows you to gain insight into the traffic you receive, the sources of where that traffic came from and what visitors did once they arrived at your site. Unfortunately there are those that try to take advantage of your reports by sending you invalid traffic, something commonly referred to as “Ghost Referral Spam”. This has become a problem with a few clients so I thought I would go over this particular issue and give you an outline on how to filter and remove it from future Google Analytics reporting. Continue reading “How to remove ghost referral spam from your Google Analytics accounts” →
The demands of my online business were driving me crazy, and I finally came to the realization that I needed some help if I was going to grow my company and stay sane in the process. This lead me to start exploring outsourcing. As a freelancer myself, I knew what type of entrepreneurs I enjoyed working for, and I strive to be one of those people.
After a few initial stumbles, I came up with a system of finding talented people and getting work done quickly and efficiently. These projects have varied from coding projects to tasks that are completed by virtual assistants on a regular basis. I am currently working on a course and book in this area and thought I would start things off by sharing some of the benefits that I have personally experienced over the last couple of years. Continue reading “Benefits of Outsourcing – 7 Benefits That I Have Personally Experienced By Outsourcing” →
One of the common questions I receive from new freelance writers is “How to compete with overseas freelancers?”. Over the years I’ve had a lot of experience in this field, including some fantastic successes mixed in with brutal failures. Here’s some tips that I can offer you based on my own experience.
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I have had a couple requests for a quick training session on how to share files and folders on Google Drive. It’s very simple to do and a great way to get files to friends, family, co-workers, peers, etc. Here’s the video and if you have any questions, please let me know!