Content creation is an umbrella term for the variety of content that I can create. My areas of expertise include, but aren’t limited to business, marketing, lifestyle, social media, technology, personal development, branding, careers and education.
As a copywriter, I’m responsible for all the website and corporate copy. This can range from about us pages, faq’s, newsletters and any other promotional content.
As a blogger, I would work closely with your brand and marketing team to create articles and blog post that are original, relevant and informative to your audience.
The social media management package is customized according to your needs. Whether it be social content creation or hands-on management and scheduling – I would love to help your brand grow.
Hi there! My name is Anneke Steenkamp and I'm a South African Freelance Writer. During June 2012 I quit my job and started my journey as a freelance writer. The Joy of Unemployment is my way of helping others and myself to become experts in our particular fields. This platform will give you insights in social media, marketing, recruitment, career and self-development. This blog is not just limited to the freelance writer but anyone in the creative field. To be a healthy writer you need to have a healthy mind and, therefore you need to feed it with positive energy and content; allow me to spoon feed you. This website also doubles as my writing portfolio so you are more than welcome to enquire about my services and hire me. The Joy of Unemployment is just the beginning of a story that’s end is as unknown to me as it is to you.
As a freelancer, there is nothing better than to hear about the success of your fellow creatives. Such is the case with one of my friends from school who moved to New York to pursue her dream of becoming a producer and actress. I’ve always known that she is destined for greatness, and her achievements[…]
Guest Post by Cassie Phillips I would like to thank Anneke for publishing this article. Her site is a great place for tips and tricks to succeeding as a freelancer and for everything you need to know to have a successful career online. After reading this, I highly recommended you check out her post on[…]
Guest Post After so many businesses incorporated content as a core part of their business strategy, the demand for freelance writers has grown immensely. However, for the freelance writer, it has also become very challenging to meet the expectations of clients ranging from different industries. The type of content we see in newspapers, educational books, novels,[…]
Since reading Better than Before, by author and happiness expert, Gretchen Rubin, I’ve started to come to terms with the type of person that I am. You know, sometimes we see ourselves the way we want to, instead of the way we are. By accepting and acknowledging our daily excuses, fears, and objections – we can learn to change these ‘bad’ habits into something good.
I’ve come to learn that I’m an obliger, and all obligers need accountability in order to achieve their goals. Because meeting outer expectations are more important than meeting inner expectations for obligers, we need an outside factor to adhere to.
I’ve been neglecting my personal blog for months, and with that, I haven’t really made time for personal writing. So, I’ve decided to create this 5 Day Blogging Challenge as a freelance writer, for the following reasons:
- Accountability for daily personal writing
- A tool of measure of my daily productivity
- Personal promotion and exposure
- Creating conversation about the everyday life of a freelancer
By merely documenting this week’s freelance activities, I also eliminated the barrier that prevents me from writing for my own blog.
Blog titles and Topics.
Since I don’t have to spend time deciding what to write about, what’s trending and overthinking content that’s been written about – I won’t be able to avoid writing these entries.
So let’s get started.
The day in the life of a freelance writer, social media manager, and copywriter.
15 February 2016 – Freelance Routine
So, this post might not be too enticing for readers that find themselves in countries where wifi is freely accessible, but it’s a freelance problem, none the less. If this post comes off a bit naggy, I do apologize, but I thought it would be a good idea to highlight one of the lowlights in my freelance living journey.
Recently, my fiance and I visited his sister in Canada. There we experienced exactly how smooth things can be run in a country. Of course, we were on holiday and didn’t do much work – but I did continue to manage on of my client’s social media pages. Scheduling, comment, and uploading seemed effortless and I managed to get more done in less time.
So, fast forward – we came back to South Africa in the beginning for January. I was ‘rested’ and ready to take on the new year. Little did I know, I wouldn’t be able to get the kickstart on the year that I wanted.
Starting off your career as a freelance writer can be challenging if you do not know the tricks of the trade. It takes time and efforts before you build a reputation as a freelancer and clients turn their heads to your service. The challenge is to retain clients with an effective customer relationship policy. For any new freelancer, this can be a little tricky as they lack practical experience to deal with clients.
Presenting here are 8 expert’s tips on how you can deal with clients and succeed as a novice freelance writer:
Article by Linda Craig. Most students do not revise for their exams as much as they think they do. If they were to log every minute they spend revising through the week, they would be woefully saddened by how infrequently they revise and by how little they do. These are the things students need to[…]
This is a Guest Post by Paresh Dhake
Branding is the process of establishing the name and image of products or services in the minds of the consumer usually through advertising campaigns. Branding creates a differentiated and unique market presence that has the power to attract and retain clients for the brand. Any company and/or its products/services has become a household name is considered to have made a success of its branding campaign.
Creating a brand is like turning a flywheel. […]
This is a Guest Post by Tina Jindal
Being self-employed is easier said than done. Even though the job profile is a little relaxed, it does come with its own bag of complications.
Who is to say that the highly lucrative offer you just landed – legit?!
Work at home scams are everywhere. Opportunists are waiting to feed on the ignorance of the rookie and the over-confidence of the seasoned. It is best that you learn how to identify such cheats in order to make your work-search easier and more successful.
Here is a list of the most important factors to look out for so as to manoeuvre around the red flags and say “check!” to the best positions available.
Guest Post by Anshuman Kukreti
“Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.” –Thomas Edison
It’s all about the freedom you enjoy
Since your childhood you’ve been advised to study sincerely, get good grades, secure a job and work hard like your boss to live life comfortably. But, they didn’t tell that you’ll be spending the majority of your time working on someone else’s terms, being afraid to even take a day-off and cry relentlessly for a pay hike.
Not to speak ill of it, but amidst all this endless hustle, one starts exploring other avenues as well!
So, what is the plan B going on in your mind?
The discussion to follow will walk you through some significant reasons to consider being self-employed rather than working under someone else. Simply put, why self-employment is awesome!