How To Create The Perfect Self-Employed Schedule

How To Create The Perfect Self-Employed Schedule

When I worked for someone else, I really didn’t have a need to create a perfect schedule. The reason for this was because there was a specific time to show up for work during the week, and for all intents and purposes, the schedule was created for me.

I just sort of had to fall in line, Monday through Friday.

This is not the case when you work for yourself. Nowadays, I have deadlines that are relatively inflexible, and I just do whatever I need to do to meet them, even if that means working through the weekend, late into the night, or pulling 12 hour days on occasion.

That inflexibility as far as my deadlines are concerned does not mean that I have a very stressful life. I don’t.

Instead, What I have is a life that demands I know how to manage my time, and I’ve learned the hard way that time management can be one of the biggest pitfalls for people who are self-employed.

Today’s article is going to show you how to create the perfect schedule for yourself so that you can really have a life you enjoy if you happen to work for yourself like I do.

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If You Want To Become A Clown For A Living, You’re Not Alone

If You Want To Become A Clown For A Living, You’re Not Alone

It never occurred to me until recently that someone might want to become a Clown for a living, but when I started this blog, I knew I wanted to interview as many career types as I possibly could.

One of the first places I researched for this article was the World Clown Association. You can only imagine my joy when the person who reached out to me was the President of the association!

Her name is Pam Moody, and she is amazing.

Today’s article is going to cover what it means to practice the art of clown, why you should NOT be be afraid of Clowns, the history of the art form, and how to enter the profession if you choose to do so.

If you want to know what it takes to become a clown for a living, keep reading. I have a treat of an article for you, today!

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Here’s How To Change Your Life Even If You’re Scared

Here’s How To Change Your Life Even If You’re Scared

If you’ve been trying to change your life and take it in a new and better direction, this article might be encouraging and useful. When I was 36 years old, I knew I needed to change my life in a radical way. I just didn’t know how.

Back then, I was still married. I was a military spouse, and I felt stuck in every way. Under appreciated. Undervalued. And underutilized professionally.

I was homeschooling my daughter and doing all the homemaking things a “good wife” is supposed to do, but I knew I wanted to use more hours in my day for a something more. I knew I had more potential. I definitely had the time.

I also knew I was called by God to be gainfully self employed doing something I loved, though I didn’t have the emotional support or self confidence to really be so, back then.

If you’ve ever felt like you needed to change your life too, you know exactly how I felt back then…like your days were just slipping by without a purpose you actually enjoyed.

You want something that creates growth in you…

…something that adds that extra bit of pep in your step every day…

…something you know deep down in your bones that you were born to do.

Today’s article is going to discuss how you actually go about the steps to change your life and transform it into something you enjoy on a daily basis. I don’t believe that the whole of life is meant to be miserable. Yes…there may be difficult seasons, but joy should come in the proverbial morning.

I hope this article is useful to you and that you enjoy it!

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How To Deal With People Who Can’t See Your Life Vision

How To Deal With People Who Can’t See Your Life Vision

It’s not easy trying to create a new life vision or career for yourself, and it’s even harder to deal with loved ones when you’re in the middle of such a transition. Often, other people can’t see the long-term vision of what you’re trying to do…

…and today, I want to let you know that it’s okay.

When you decide that you want to change your life, – whether it’s to self employment or to a completely different W-2 job – the transition is challenging for both you and those who love you.

This article is going to share with you 4 impactful things you can do with loved ones who can’t see your life vision and who don’t understand your choices. These are the things that helped me when I was starting my business, and these things have helped countless others before me.

Hopefully, my recommendations today are useful to you, too!

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Here’s How To Successfully Start A Business

Here’s How To Successfully Start A Business

If you have been looking to change careers and start a business this year, you’re not alone. There are lots of people who are stuck in careers they don’t enjoy…

…and the vast majority of them wish they could do something else.

The two biggest problems when it comes to starting a business are that people either don’t know what they might do differently, or they don’t want to leave a job that already pays them well.

Going after something that you think you might really love can be slightly terrifying, too. On one hand, you might be afraid that you’ll fail at it. On the other hand, you could even be afraid that you’ll be good at it. I personally experienced the latter. And it was super strange.

Sounds weird, right? Being afraid you’ll succeed?

Well, having been someone who was once in your position, I know how all this stuff feels…so today I want to help you figure out how to successfully .

It doesn’t matter your age. If you want to start a business and totally change what you do for a living, you most certainly can. Keep reading to learn how.

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Emmett Hunter From “Atlanta” Says You, Too, Can Become An Actor!

Emmett Hunter From “Atlanta” Says You, Too, Can Become An Actor!

If you’ve ever wanted to become an actor but have felt that the industry is too competitive, the art is too difficult to learn, and only certain kinds of people are successful…hopefully, today’s interview will challenge your thinking and encourage you to just GO FOR IT!

Last year, I started watching Donald Glover’s critically-acclaimed show, “Atlanta” on FX. I’m a total Donald Glover fan. In my opinion (and in the opinion of lots of decision makers in the entertainment industry), he’s one of the most gifted creatives of his generation.

Donald Glover is an actor, writer, producer, director, comedian, rapper, singer, and songwriter, and DJ. Basically, he’s a creative polymath – exceptionally skilled in multiple areas.

I was a fan before I even knew I was a fan, because he used to write for “30 Rock.” I was watching (and loving) the show before I’d heard of him. Meanwhile, my 19 year old daughter knows EVERYTHING Donald Glover and has followed him for years.

Donald raps, sings, and song-writes under the name Childish Gambino. If you watched “Get Out” earlier this year, you heard his song “Redbone” as the film was beginning.

(His DJ moniker is McDJ. lol)

Anyway…back to FX’s “Atlanta.” I’ve never been so excited to watch a TV show in my life. When it ended, I re-watched it three or four times.

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Affiliate Marketing 101: Learn Online Marking

Affiliate Marketing 101: Learn Online Marking

If you’ve been trying to get a better understanding of affiliate marketing and how you might do it for a living, keep reading.

A little while ago, I was talking to one of my daughter’s friends who is skeptical about online marketing, network marketing, social media marketing, and affiliate marketing. Basically, he calls everything a scam.

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January, 2017 Progress Report

January, 2017 Progress Report

Welcome to my January progress report where I show you how things are going for me behind the scenes as a copywriter and blogger. I know it’s April, now, but January is where I started making some major changes in my work and lifestyle. So…it makes sense to share what happened at the start of the year and give my next progress report from there.

In this report, I share how much I earned for a specific reason…but I’m not always going to share my income. This has been a year of significant changes, and I am excited to let you in on what I do and (hopefully) inspire you to choose to do what you love, as well.

In January, I earned almost all of my income through writing, but I also made a pretty significant change and that was this: unless there’s some kind of financial emergency in my household, I really don’t want to take on a whole lot of copywriting clients outside of my primary client.

I’ll never say never, though. 😉 

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Copywriting: The Best Writing Career

Copywriting: The Best Writing Career

If you’ve been trying to figure out how to start a side business or create a full-time self-employed business, I don’t think there’s anything better than learning how to write for a living. And if you want to be a writer, there are lots of types to choose from.

You can be a novelist, or a blogger or a freelance article writer. Or you can go into copywriting. I think it’s the best writing career if you’re just starting out writing.

Now…I’m a bit partial to it because that’s what I do, but I hope you’ll hang in there with me for a few minutes so you can see the potential upside.

Hint: I know self-employed writers who earn in excess of a million dollars, annually doing what I do.

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