How To Be Confident in Your Entrepreneurial Journey

What is the most important part of being an entrepreneur? Confidence. You have to believe with every fiber of your being that you‘re doing the right thing, on the right path, and that the hard work is totally worth it. Sometimes I joke about working 14 hour days, so I must be a hustler, but it was true. I started my business while I still had a full-time day job, …

How Saying “No” Has Made Me Successful

You are allowed to say no to work you don’t want to do. When I first started my business, I said yes to everything. You need a press release? Sure! You want help with a sales strategy? Of course! Oh, you need me to design the information architecture for your new website? Why not! I didn’t know how to do half the things I said yes to. But I kept saying …

Relationship Building for Freelancers: How to Get & Keep Clients

Apparently, most writers aren’t good at marketing and many salespeople aren’t the best at writing. Or at least that is what people keep telling me. I am lucky enough to be both, which has been extremely successful for me. It has truly been my superpower, which allowed me to be my own boss and get my business up and running very quickly. Relationship building is an extremely important skill. Many …

Freelancers & No Paid Time Off

If I don’t work, I don’t get paid. This has never been something that bothered me, as I have long been the type to work more than necessary and then bring my laptop on vacation and do an hour or two a day while we relaxed. I have no problem doing a bit of work. After all, I still get the vacation — I sleep in, eat great food, don’t …

How To: Write a Book in 3 Months

The 5 Steps to Writing A Book Have you always thought about writing a book, but it just seems so daunting and impossible? This is one of those times that you really have to think past the big picture. Much like every difficult journey, writing a book starts with a single step. Breaking down the book writing process into more manageable, or at least more realistic and approachable steps is key …