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[…]
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[…]
I don’t know if any of you are familiar with Gretchen Rubin and her novels, The Happiness Project and Happier at Home – but she classifies people in four categories of tendencies when it comes to their approach on internal and external expectations. I’m not going to go into too much detail with regard to[…]
Okay, so this might sound rather weird. But if you know me, you will understand that I tend to put myself last when it comes to growth. I’m obsessed with helping others and I get my energy for seeing how my input can influence someone’s life. Unfortunately helping others can also be a form of[…]
As you might have realized, I’ve been a bit missing in action with regard to my blog. But I’m back – and I mean business. This week I’m featuring a guest post by a recent freelance friend. Freelancing can be a rather lonely journey, so it’s always pleasant having a fellow writer reach out and[…]
This is a guest post by Rusja Foster
Being a travel writer was never a profession that I ever thought I’d be in, but it kind of happened accidentally. I’d always loved to write, whether it be stories, poems, essays or songs, and then later on in life I got bitten by the travel bug and somehow the two just sort of melded together. […]
I don’t know about you, but I’ve been itching to make a change. But for some or other reason I’ve been perfectly happy with playing it small at work, home and life in general. This is something I’ve been struggling with, so let’s make sense of it together…
5 Reasons Why You Are Happy With Playing It Small
Fear of the Unknown
One of the biggest reasonswhy I think people are playing the supporting actor/actresses in their own lives is because they are afraid. We don’t recognize how powerful we can be, should we get the chance to control the dialogue in our own lives. The unknown is exactly that – a world that hasn’t been explored. Instead of approaching it with fear, we can approach it with curiosity. With the right state of mind and go-getter attitude you are capable of planting your flag in the abyss. […]
This might be more of a personal rant than genuine freelance advice, but I do think it is something that needs to be discussed.
For some or other reason creatives tend to be rather apologetic. Throughout my writing journey and freelance career I’ve never really felt that I deserved success in life. I don’t know if it is part of our Afrikaans culture, but we tend to apologize for everything under the sun.
“Sorry for bothering you, but this is not what I ordered. If it’s not too much trouble would you maybe be able to give me my the right one?”.
That is the type of sentences that will come out of my mouth when my boyfriend and I are dining out. I did that the other day, and he argued that I will never be able to be successful if I keep saying sorry for anything and everything.
It doesn’t mean that I have to be an mean-spirited person, but I should just own up to situations and demand the attention and respect that I deserve. […]
During one of my frantic blog stalking expeditions I came across a reference to a site that I’ve never heard of. I decided to do some investigation into the subject and find out just what Repost is about. If this is something that can benefit our freelance […]
So as it happens my blog has been playing second fiddle to my article writing for other websites and clients. Productivity in the workplace seemed to be as unrealistic as losing 10kgs in a week. As a freelance writer I can never seem to shake the feeling of being lazy or not working enough. […]