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Why You Need a LinkedIn Makeover in 2014

Posted by on Jan 14, 2014 in Marketing, Social Media | 0 comments

linkedinDid you know LinkedIn is one of the best online marketing tools for businesses and entrepreneurs? If you want to establish yourself in your field and generate business leads, you need to make sure you’re using LinkedIn, Google+, and other social media outlets to their fullest.

I had the pleasure of being a guest on Blog Talk Radio’s “Marketing Monday” where I talked about why LinkedIn is so critical to business success. Take a listen and learn why you need to pay attention to LinkedIn profile.

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A Gift Guide for Writers: 6 Ideas for a Writer’s Wish List

Posted by on Dec 17, 2013 in Writing | 5 comments

We’re less than one week from Christmas and I’m guessing many of you fall into two camps when it comes to gifts. The first camp still needs to purchase gifts for family and friends. The second camp includes people that have yet to compile a wish list detailing the things you want. In the spirit of giving, I’ve come up with a few items I think are great presents for writers. By the way, these are NOT affiliate links and I’m not being compensated for my recommendations. The gift ideas are simply things I love and want to share with my fellow writers. So go on, add them to your gift list (or buy something for the writer in your life).

bird by bird and beyond1. Admission to the “Bird by Bird & Beyond” Workshop
Anne Lamott fans, you will thank me for this one! She is giving a rare presentation, answering questions, and signing books at the Bird by Bird & Beyond event on January 18, 2014 in Petaluma, Ca. This event is brought to you by Theo Nestor, also an amazing writer, who is organizing unique events for writers that focus on craft, inspiration, community, and feature literary leaders.

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You Wanna Be a Writer? Start a Blog!

Posted by on Dec 3, 2013 in Writing | 0 comments

room_color-pencilsI am often asked how I was able to “break into” the writing business. I am fortunate that I now consider myself a freelance writer who makes money writing. But this was not always the case. It’s been a process of many years, difficult struggles, and attempting several different writing projects. But when people ask me how they can do the same, I always say the same thing: start a blog.

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Market Your Business With These 3 Tools

Posted by on Nov 26, 2013 in Marketing | 0 comments

toolsThe world of marketing is changing. It’s not just about social media and writing blog content anymore. If you’re not using the latest tools to market your business (and your clients’ companies), then you are missing big opportunities. Let’s look at three online tools that can help brand your company in new realms.

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Get Writing in 1, 2, 3 Easy Steps

Posted by on Nov 23, 2013 in Writing | 0 comments

penSo many of us love to write – or want to start writing on a regular basis – but we never seem to put pen to paper (or keyboard strokes to the computer). While I have been writing for most of my life, it was not until I took a writing class a few years ago that I received some helpful advice to get me writing regularly.

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I Was an Entrepreneur at Age 12

Posted by on Nov 10, 2013 in Business | 0 comments

summer-sticker-club2It’s been nearly two years since I left my full-time job to start my own business. But in many ways, I’ve been an entrepreneur since before my teenage years. When I was 12-years-old, I was the proud owner and editor of the “Summer Sticker Club,” a pen pal and sticker newsletter club that I ran through the mail.

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