It’s officially the holiday season, and it’s only a few more weeks till the end of the year!
Normally, this time of year is when a lot of people are focusing on holiday parties, buying gifts, decorating the house, and taking time off. Which makes it the perfect time to ramp up your work and hit the ground running come New Years!
Yep, that’s not exactly the traditional advice for the season, but while everyone else is being lazy and distracted, we can get ahead of the pack.
I’ve got lots of fun and exciting things going on in the background (be sure to sign up for my newsletter to get a sneak peak).
Along with the redesign of my site, which hit a road block, I’m working on some new projects. I plan to start the New Year off with a bang!
Top 5 Favorite Posts
Two Simple Things You Can Do Today to Make Finding Clients Dead Easy – Sean Ogle. Starting your own blog is the best way to set yourself a part from everyone else in the industry. But don’t stop there! Spread out to complimentary industries.
The 2 Biggest Reasons You Can’t Decide on a Career Direction – Brazen Careerist. If you’re having a problem finding a career direction, you might need to change your social environment and surround yourself with peers that inspire you.
How to Raise Your Rates by Offering Less Value (Yes LESS Value) – Social Triggers. This video completely changed how I viewed my services and I even changed my Hire Me page to reflect this epic advice (and I think you should too).
How to Take a Vacation When You Work for Yourself - Alexis Grant. Taking time off when you work for yourself isn’t impossible, you just need to prepare in advance, be organized and cut out anything that’s non-essential.
5 Uncommon Time-Saving Tips to Start a Side Business – Part-Time Webpreneur. Whether you’re willing to admit it or not, you do have time to start a successful side business. Stop being lazy and wasting time watching TV, especially negative news.
Popular Posts I’ve Written
A Costly Debt Trap Every Adult Should Avoid – PT Money
Why You Should Raise Your Freelance Rates – Careful Cents
Don’t forget to check out the weekly Two Guys and Your Money Podcast. Myself and several other amazing bloggers are featured each week, along with fun and educational interviews!
As part of my New Year’s Resolution, I’m on track to publish at least one guest post per month. Below is the list of guest posts for September. Thank you so much to everyone who let me contribute.
Freelance Business and Blog News
Here’s the latest and greatest news and updates for November.
1. New staff writer opps
Even though the last couple months were low points for me, November was much better as far as my freelance business goes. I got the awesome opportunity to be a new staff writer for PT Money. I also have another big writing opportunity in the works, just gotta work out the details and sign the contract.
I’ll be writing a post in the next week or so, about how I find new (and well-paying) clients and continue to grow my freelance business.
2. Join the freelancers club
This month, in the Careful Cents Freelancers Club (feel free to join), we share some fun projects that are going on, including exclusive webinars, chances to get featured in news media and some of the latest ebooks. The Club continues to grow while building an awesome and supportive community.
Books I’m Reading Now
To continue making progress on my New Year’s resolution to read more, here are some of the books/ebooks I’m currently reading.
The Debt-Free Spending Plan – JoAnneh Nagler
Successful Freelance Writing Online – Tom Ewer
How was your Thanksgiving? Have you started your Christmas shopping already?