Three Ways to Enhance Your Freelance Career and Elevate Your Brand

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Freelancing is a multi-headed beast. It can be one that you ride to success in your field from a completely individual perspective, or it can be one that threatens to eat you and starve you away from the work you need. Of course, being a freelancer means taking both the bad and the good while making the best of both of them. Any freelancer knows that being ungrateful about your position right now is the quickest way for it to fall, because an entitled freelancer is one who neglects putting in the effort to sustain their status. We know you are a functional and well deserving freelancer however, meaning that you are likely going to expand your operation in due time when you feel ready. To do so you will need to be armed with some tips that can truly help you elevate your platform. The following tips should help

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How to Write Email Much More Efficiently Then You’re Doing Now

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If you know that you have to send out many different emails every single day then you will understand how frustrating it can be when you' re staring at a blank screen with no idea what to say. You may even waste more time staring at the screen than you do actually writing the email and this can cause you real problems. A well-written email is very easy to understand and most of all, very easy to reply to. If you want to get more conversions or if you want to make sure that you are engaging your customers in the best possible way then there are a couple of things that you can do about this. Think About It You should always have an idea for your email before you type anything. You need to think about the reason why you are writing and what kind of response you

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Ghostwriting: An Essential Guide

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When people think of the career of a writer, they tend to imagine a world of bylines, uncovering your own stories, and constant publicity for your own work. While this is true of some writing careers, there is an element of writing work that tends to be underestimated: ghostwriting. If you’re contemplating a writing career, or looking to further the one you already have, then ghostwriting is a subject you’re going to want to learn more about. Below are the most common questions people have regarding ghostwriting-- as well as the answers you need to set your career on the right track. What is ghostwriting? Ghostwriting is writing as you normally would, but not under your own name. You don’t receive a byline for the articles you produce; in fact, the article may appear under another person’s name entirely. For example, say someone is an expert lawyer, with a wealth

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What You Should Be Doing in Your Spare Time Online

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Has this ever happened to you? You settle down to be productive working online, but then a notification pops up. Or, perhaps you just find yourself unable to resist the possibility of checking the news. Once you reach the end of the article or midway through reading it, you click a link that leads you to another and another...and another. Ultimately, despite starting work online at 9:00 am, you’ll be lucky if you managed to completely one sentence. Sometimes, we’re not even planning on working online. Instead, we set out with the agenda of time wasting, allowing ourselves to drift through the digital smorgasbord. But this is a mistake because rather than drifting we should be using our time proactively. Here are a few things that you should be doing online when you have time to spare.   Working On Your Digital CV One of the best possibilities is to

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How to Make Sure You Nail Getting the Promotion

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Looking at going after that new promotion in the company? But there’s one drawback you really want to finish the book you’ve been writing and become a published author. Why not do both? After all, there are going to be expenses to publish and to market the book. Try these four tips to help you get that promotion and to keep you from being a starving writer. Even if you’re comfortable in your place of work and you know everyone that you work with, there’s something extremely nerve racking about going for a promotion with the company. There’s the fear of failing and not getting the position that you’d hoped for, and there’s also leaving beloved colleagues behind while you take yourself further in your career. Many people struggle to get themselves together for their promotion, so here’s how you can make sure you nail getting the promotion you deserve.

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Book Review – A Journey Within

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Publisher: Artistic Origins (April 30, 2017) Category: Memoir, Adventure, Inspirational Tour dates: Oct-Nov, 2017 ISBN: 978-1-940385-05-1 ASIN: B071YRHTY4 Available in Print & ebook, 181 pages Buy Journey Within by J. Mitchel Baker Amazon Book Synopsis The true story of a simple man who has spent his life working amidst the quiet embrace of nature and her animals. Despite the happy normalcy, his soul calls out to him through a series of visions urging him to search for the higher design in his life. His inner voice beckons him out into the wilderness, away from all that he knows and understands, to find the higher meaning of himself. After nearly a decade of stubborn denial, he removes his self-imposed blindfolds to embark on what is to become his personal journey into the unknown. What he finds will forever change his life. Instead of meaning, he finds a tempest. Finding courage through his

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Gateway to Everywhere: A Love Story as Big as California Book Spotlight and Excerpt

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Finalist in the Book Excellence Contest and Eric Hoffer 2017 Book Awards [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2CrYsLxCyWo[/embed]   Blue Ink Book Review - “Ernest Frankel's colossal novel, Gateway to Everywhere, opens during China's Boxer Rebellion and ends with Pancho Villa's Mexican guerillas. In between, readers will find absorbing entertainment. The story rapidly unfolds over the decade-¬plus timeline. There's constant conflict--man vs. nature, man vs. man, man vs. self. Descriptions are thoroughly colorful, whether in China, at sea, or in the desert. Frankel's 600-¬plus-page saga is reminiscent of Ferber's Giant or Michener's Hawaii--a highly readable adventure from a rollicking period of American history." Midwest Book Review - "A riveting read from cover to cover, author Ernest Frankel deftly interweaves history and fiction. “Gateway to Everywhere" reveals this author's impressive flair for originality and exceptional storytelling skills…very highly recommended, especially for community library General Fiction collections." -- Midwest Book Review, Small Press Bookwatch: James A. Cox,

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Six Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read

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One thing you should never stop doing as an entrepreneur is learning. As they say, knowledge is power! While you are likely to be a bit short on time, fitting in a few hours here and there to read a book comes highly recommended, especially when it is for the benefit of your business. If you don’t know where to start, read on to discover some of the best books for entrepreneurs. “Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World” – Cal Newport This is an incredibly interesting read that has been put together by the blog author of Study Hacks and Georgetown professor, Cal Newport. In this book, Cal turns the idea of talent on its head. He looks at why it is becoming increasingly rare to focus without distraction, and why this is so cognitively demanding. He likens deep work to a super power, and enlightens

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Five Ways to Self Edit Your Book

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So, you’ve written your novel and now have a first draft in your hands. Ready to send it off to literary agents or publishers? Well, not so fast! Sure, you will no doubt be super excited about completing this project, but before you can send it off to other people, you need to make sure that it has been thoroughly edited. Ok, so editing isn’t an author’s favorite job, but you really do need to make sure that you give your book a good going over before you start submitting it. Otherwise, potential publishers and literary agents might read it and pick up on a wide variety of mistakes - that’s not going to show you off in a good light! It’s important that you understand how to self-edit your book and these following tips can help you do just that. Leave It For A Month Or So It’s no

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Journey Within by Mitchel Baker

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Publisher: Artistic Origins (April 30, 2017) Category: Memoir, Adventure, Inspirational Tour dates: Oct-Nov, 2017 ISBN: 978-1-940385-05-1 ASIN: B071YRHTY4 Available in Print & ebook, 181 pages The true story of a simple man who has spent his life working amidst the quiet embrace of nature and her animals. Despite the happy normalcy, his soul calls out to him through a series of visions urging him to search for the higher design in his life. His inner voice beckons him out into the wilderness, away from all that he knows and understands, to find the higher meaning of himself. After nearly a decade of stubborn denial, he removes his self-imposed blindfolds to embark on what is to become his personal journey into the unknown. What he finds will forever change his life. Instead of meaning, he finds a tempest. Finding courage through his animals he forges onward in search of his own truth.

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