Many aspiring travel or lifestyle writers view press trips as a great way to visit new, exotic and otherwise un-affordable destinations for free. In reality, although there are some obvious perks associated with this type of travel, press trips are hard and exhausting WORK. Furthermore, despite widely publicized protests from the writing community at large, dozens of high-profile publications will not work with writers who accept perks. Read more →
It’s happened to the best of us. We tell ourselves we have plenty of time to get an assignment done, then two days before an it is due, panic sets in with a frightening realization; we haven’t even started yet.
Even with the best of intentions, there will come a time in every writer’s life when staying up all night typing or worse, you need to ask for an extension, are the only viable solutions.
What to avoid this tough scenario? Follow these easy steps for increased productivity or at the very least, get you through that seemingly impossible cramming session. Read more →
Have Dog. Will travel.
Slovenia has a new take on the expression “lord of the castle”. In conjunction with Pets Dialog, a lucky blogger and their “best friend” stands to win an opportunity of a lifetime: a job as the caretaker of a breathtaking Slovenian castle (in Bled) plus 100,000 euros.
Some of my best freelance writing work has come from LinkedIn. And I’m not talking about low paying gigs or “portfolio opportunities” either. I’m referring to exceptional pay from high profile clients — who in turn have helped me to reach the next level of my writing career.
Am I a seasoned veteran? Not by a long shot. Just lucky then? Nope, it did take a bit of trial and error. In the end, it all just came down to good old-fashioned hard work and perseverance.
The question is, are you ready to focus on getting quality jobs and quit mindlessly hoping editors will miraculously notice you? Yes? Then read on to learn how these tried and true ‘Do’s and Don’ts’ can dramatically improve your chances on LinkedIn…
You enjoy spending time with them. You are happy to tell others how much you ‘like’ what they have to say. But when it comes time to expressing your true feelings, you get sweaty palms, clam up and walk away.
Or what if the opposite is true? You love to express your thoughts and feelings! In fact, you do it every opportunity you get. Suddenly you start to wonder why the adulation is not being reciprocated.
Are these relationship woes? Nah.
Just typical scenarios on your favorite blog’s comment section.
Sound like you? Maybe…but not quite?
Read on to see if you are committing any of these ‘comment crimes’ and find out how to make things right. Read more →