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Reality Blog: A Freelancer’s Vacation Planning

Reality Blog: A Freelancer’s Vacation Planning

August 12, 2015

One of the great advantages of the freelance lifestyle is setting your own schedule. Taking time off whenever you need to. No limits on when or how long your vacations last. Or so they say. The reality, I’ve found, is quite different. Vacations are extremely disruptive. And I haven’t even started mine yet! Now, maybe some of you have the ability to drop everything at a moment’s notice and jet off to some tropical paradise, where you’ll be sipping…

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The Amazing 50-Minute Focus Technique

July 24, 2014

…r solitaire on the computer? Be honest! Well, you could easily double your productivity by doing what you already know how to do : remain totally focused on one thing and one thing only — the project — for just 50 minutes. This technique, developed by my friend and marketing guru Dean Jackson, is called the 50-Minute Focus. You simply select a project you want (or need) to work on, get a timer and set it for 50 minutes, then work on that project i…

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The Mindset That Unlocks B2B Copywriting Success

5 Habits of Highly Successful Freelancers

November 12, 2013

I have the pleasure of knowing several highly successful freelancers, some of whom are top names in their respective fields. I also know many very talented freelancers who are struggling. Try as they might, they just can’t seem to build any momentum in their business. Clients seem elusive. Good projects, scarce. So what’s going on? Over the years, I’ve observed that the most successful freelancers — the ones that get the best clients, projects, a…

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The 3 R’s for Maximizing Your Seminar Experiences

June 30, 2014

The ‘three R’s,’ first named in The Lady’s Magazine in 1818, referred to the basic skills of literacy that schools were expected to teach — “reading, ‘riting, and ‘rithmetic.” This trifecta (three conditions required to complete a goal) proved so memorable a mnemonic (memory aid) that it’s often employed for other trifectas. My own trifecta dawned on the red-eye flight back from the B2B Intensive in Phoenix. A full flight packed like twelve sardi…

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Need an Energy Boost? Be a Finisher

November 19, 2013

Feeling a little drained? That’s not uncommon for busy freelance professionals. We have so much that needs to get done. Usually by an insane deadline. (No wonder we drink so much coffee!) But … “It’s not what we do that makes us tired,” says Steve Chandler in his book 100 Ways to Motivate Yourself. “It’s what we don’t do.” You see, as freelancers, we’re often juggling multiple tasks and projects at any given time. In your business, for example, y…

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Copy Tip: Recording and Transcribing Interviews

May 15, 2014

Last summer, as I interviewed Ed Gandia over the phone, he gave me a simple suggestion that I knew would completely change my life as soon as I implemented it. Specifically, Ed’s advice was to always record interviews and have them transcribed in order to increase your writing speed and efficiency. Generally, his advice was to outsource tasks that can be done by someone else, in order to focus on your high value skills. His tip caught my attentio…

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Is Outsourcing Right for You?

April 17, 2014

…hich ones? Ed Gandia has helped many successful copywriters maximize their productivity and take their freelance business to the next level. His work with freelancers has given him insight into when it’s time to consider outsourcing some tasks. On this call Ed will tell you: What you should consider outsourcing What you should never outsource How to know when it’s time to consider outsourcing How to work with a virtual assistant or other remote pr…

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Reality Blog: 5 Ways to Manage Negative Influences

Reality Blog: 5 Ways to Manage Negative Influences

July 29, 2015

It all started off well. I woke up. I was eager to spring out of bed and get my day started. Stuff to do, you know. Instead, I slowed myself down. Practiced a little meditation. Now I was feeling calmer, more focused. Already, I knew my day would be more productive than if I had simply slid from my bed straight to the computer. I planned out my day while I took a shower. Now I felt calm, focused, and refreshed. Plus I had today’s to-do list firml…

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Reality Blog: Beware of The Writer’s Life

Reality Blog: Beware of The Writer’s Life

January 13, 2016

A freelancer’s life is tough. Sure, you can set your own schedule, work in your pajamas or bathrobe, and take time off whenever you want. But therein lies a problem, too. Beware the writer’s life! Umm, wait a minute, you say. I thought we wanted to live the writer’s life. Isn’t that the point? Yes, we all want to live the so-called writer’s life. But no, that isn’t the point. The writer’s life means different things to different people — in that…

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Reality Blog: Discovering the Power of Habits

Reality Blog: Discovering the Power of Habits

September 2, 2015

…right now … it’s hard, you know? Which brings me to the other “force” I mentioned earlier. Because there’s one thing that could have helped me through this bit of turmoil without so much lost productivity. This article is reserved content for B2B Writing Success premium members. To continue reading this article please log in or become a member today….

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