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.
Focus and productivity are essential for doing your job, no matter which industry you are in. No matter who you are, sound can affect your focus and productivity. For some, it is the lack of sound that helps them focus, and for others, background noise or even music helps them stay in the zone and on track.
In the instances of those who enjoy or even require sounds while they work, sound can be a great advantage. For instance, when you are working on a repetitive task or one you would usually find mundane or uninteresting, adding your favorite playlist can make the task more enjoyable.
According to Fast Company, when a task is well-defined and repetitive in its nature, music can be useful while you do the task. Having the additional background music while you work can help your focus, and it will also help to improve your mood. When your mood is improved, so is your productivity as you will be feeling motivated and good about the tasks ahead.
It is no secret that our minds tend to wander and this is especially true when we become bored or uninterested in what’s in front of us. When you add music to your environment you will be brought back to the moment and be able to focus on what you need to do.
Guest Post by Megha Raizada
Many people will agree that there is nothing better than being one’s own boss. That’s probably one of the most important factors why most people quit their jobs and become freelancers. Why wouldn’t we? You have a lot of freedom to work on your own terms. You choose the days you want to work, the place from where you want to work and even the pace at which you want to work. But it also comes with its own set of challenges and difficulties, some of which you otherwise don’t have to face in a typical office environment. While arranging your workspace, finding clients and taking complete responsibility for the projects received are all big challenges a freelancer has to face, the most daunting of them all is time management. […]
The recent rise of video marketing on Social Media platforms have left me feeling quite anxious. I totally understand the appeal and tremendous influence that video marketing has as a part of your social strategy. Your following wants to get a glimpse into the lives of the ‘real’ people behind the brand.
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[…]