Friday, February 27, 2015
WAHM Lesson #3 - Always have a business card on hand.
In my business card case, I usually carry four or five. Today, during the snowpocalypse I decided to stop by Taco Bell near my house. I went through the drive thru and the exchange went something like this:
TB - Hi, how are you today?
Me - I'm fine, thank you. How are you?
TB - There's no place I'd rather be.
Me - You're a fucking liar.
TB - You're right. My window has the north facing wind and snow blowing in when I open it. May I take your order?
Me - I would like two Crunch Wrap Supremes and a medium Mountain Dew.
TB - Okay. That's two Crunch Crap Supremes and a medium Mountain Doodle. (total) You'll pay at the second window.
---at the second window---
TB - I don't say this often, but I love you. I hate most everyone.
Me - That's nice. It's also the natural course of business. There are times when I hate everyone and I'm self employed...well, except I really like the guy that paid me almost $200 to write his paper on fracking.
TB - You write papers?
Me - Yes. I write more than that, but that was a nice, cushy gig.
TB - Are you serious? My wife is finishing her dissertation and it's driving her crazy. Are you able to write and edit highly educated and technical work?
Me - Well, I'd hope so or my last client is really fucked. The paper was for a master's level course. I assure you I'm competent. I have a degree and I am a former college professor.
TB - Holy shit! I think it's my lucky day!
I gave him my last two business cards. He thanked me profusely because apparently his wife is losing her mind over the dissertation.
Moral: always engage with people who engage with you...and always have a business card with you!
Anyway, if you check out Gumroad today (Feb. 27) then you'll find something cool.
Business and Legal Writing
- Financial Writer - Artisan Creative
- SEO Article Writer
- Digital Marketing Writer
- Remote Legal Blogger
- Ghostwriter for entrepreneurship book
- Curriculum workbook for business course
- Staff Writer - TV Guide
- Human Interest Writer - Bauer Media Group
- Junior Writer - 24 Seven
- Content Coordinator - Wargaming America
- Entry Level Creative Services Writer - Greenway Health
- Content Marketing Writer - Rightside
- Writer and Editor - Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
- Web Content Writer - The Creative Group
- Freelance Food Writer - WomensForum.com
Monday, February 23, 2015
On Mondays when a lot of corporate employees wake up, they wish that they wouldn't have to go in. Maybe they dream of another job. Maybe they dream of working from home. Maybe they just dream of being on the beach with a drink in hand.
It doesn't really matter what the dream is that they have. They all have the same theme. They want something different. If you want something different, can you continue to do the exact same thing over and over again? No. If you want something different then you must do things differently.
Being different and doing things in a different way is okay. Of course, there are plenty of people ready to ostracize you. So, it does take a thick skin.
You're different. If you find that living life just like everyone else is akin to wearing clothes that are five sizes too small, then it's time to find ways to be different. That doesn't necessarily mean that you quit your job today. However, it does mean that you make a plan with actionable goals and begin to take steps to achieving your goals.
You can do it.
Wednesday, February 18, 2015
I'm doing editing for two major websites and an up and coming self help author. Then, there is (of course) the ghostwriting. I'm also working on a business development Udemy course for a client. Oh, and let's not forget the research project on hydrofracking. One of my ghostwriting projects is due the 25th and has to be 20k words. In reality, that's not too bad. I just need to buckle down and get it done.
Needless to say, I've done a lot of mass deletion on my inbox during the last month or two. With freelance writing you can earn an extra $30 a week or bigger sums. I don't like to talk about money. My company makes enough to be comfortable. There is a full time income for part time work. However, you must realize that although you might write or edit part time that it is still a full time mental commitment.
With that said, don't forget to invest into your freelance writing future. You can pick up Crash Course Freelance Writing on Amazon or on Gumroad. You'll learn how to generate your own writing leads.
Business and Legal Writing
Beauty and Fashion Writing
- Content Writer - The Connors Group
- Staff Writer - BH Media Group
- Jr. Online Marketing Writer - Blinds.com
- Website Content Writer
- Teeth Whitening Content
- Magazine Writer / Editor
- Ebook: How to Hire the Best Dental Employees
- Write a memoir
- Freelance Writer and Editor - NC State Univ.
- Writer / Editor - American Cancer Society
Friday, February 13, 2015
Anyway, my goal with this review isn't necessarily the recipe itself. It is more about the quality and taste of the ingredients that I purchased from Aldi's. First, let's take a look at the basic recipe.
- 1 can cream of chicken soup
- 1 can cream of mushroom soup
- 2 lbs. hamburger
- 2 c. shredded cheddar
- Nacho Cheese flavored Doritos