Do This When Your Digital Marketing Projects Aren’t Getting Great Results

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I like to do the occasional house project. One of my favorites was building the entertainment center for the TV, VCR, and other things. But this time I had gone too far. I went to the home store to buy a wallpaper removal scoring tool. Yes, I can do this. I’m going to remove the … Read moreDo This When Your Digital Marketing Projects Aren’t Getting Great Results

An Easy Way to Exceed Expectations

This fall is my family’s 14th and final year at the elementary school where all three of my kiddos attended for at least five years of their lives. It’s going to be tough to leave because many staff members are like family. Volunteering at the middle and high schools aren’t the same as at the … Read moreAn Easy Way to Exceed Expectations

Having Multiple Streams of Income Is Key for the Self-employed Individual

Welcome to meryl’s notes blog (this here place you’re lookin’ at) in Plano, Texas (OK, the blog doesn’t live on a server in my house — but that’s where you’ll find me… in Plano, not in the server). We’re happy to be a stop in Sara Morgan’s WOW! Women On Writing Blog tour. Here’s a bit … Read moreHaving Multiple Streams of Income Is Key for the Self-employed Individual

Mommy, Where Do Clients Come From?

Well, my dear, they come from many places. If you go to the library known as Freelance Folder, you’ll see people sharing how they find their clients. When a freelancer and a client meet, they check out each other to ensure they are a fit. It may take some bio and web site reading to … Read moreMommy, Where Do Clients Come From?

Capturing the Freelance Life in Pajama Diaries

I love Terri Libenson’s The Pajama Diaries. My mom saves them for me since my local newspaper doesn’t carry the comic strip (I submitted a request for it). The strip revolves around freelancer Jill Kaplan, a mother and Jewish woman. That’s me. AND my maiden name is Kaplan. The following strip captures a day in … Read moreCapturing the Freelance Life in Pajama Diaries

Six Easy Ways to Keep Your Clients Happy

You’ve probably read or heard many experts say that keeping your clients costs less than obtaining new ones. A Bain and Company study reports that boosting customer loyalty by 5 percent improves your profits by 25 percent at the very least and can go up to 95 percent. You can’t ask for better numbers than … Read moreSix Easy Ways to Keep Your Clients Happy

Freelance vs. Full Time Writing

Deb Ng no longer works as a freelance writer and has a full-time gig. However, she still works from a home office and doesn’t sit in meetings or watch presentations that bore. The differences between full-time work from home and freelance work from home … Hours: Freelancers have more flexibility in the hours, but they … Read moreFreelance vs. Full Time Writing

Telling the Hard Truths of the Writing Life

The winner of one full copy of Spinword PC game from Joyboost from the How to Become a Freelance Writer entry is Karen Swim! Congratulations again, Karen. It’s possible to win more than once in the blog entry prizes. This entry’s prizes are a book by Tara Calishain and AWAI’s Accelerated Six Figure Copywriting program … Read moreTelling the Hard Truths of the Writing Life

10 Tips to Balance Freelance and Personal Lives

Karen Putz asks how I do it — balance full-time writing and being a parent to three kids. I should be asking her how she does it — she interviews Marlee Matlin! As I mentioned in my how I became a writer story, the whole thing started as a part-time venture while managing a part-time … Read more10 Tips to Balance Freelance and Personal Lives