Tag: business tips

Flirting with Disaster: Failure to Edit

I spelled the word “success” wrong.  In an email to an organization I hoped to one day establish a working relationship with.  This was after I spelled the company name wrong.  I can’t decide if I want to cry, yell expletives, or tear my hair out.  The dog barking in

What Makes You Extra AF?

Today I am working on an article about how hard we work to “fit in,” whether it be our keeping up with the Joneses lifestyle or copycatting business ideas.  And it comes precisely at a time when I am working so hard to differentiate my business from the masses. When

Guest Post: 5 Biggest Mistakes You’re Making with the Software You Use

One really fun thing about my work is that I never know what I am going to be writing about in a given week. It could be affordable housing policy briefs, real estate bios, construction workforce culture, or some form of a technical write up. Most of the work I

Want Great Clients? Get Your Sh*t Together.

The two most common questions I get asked when I tell people I am a writer: 1) What do you write? 2) How do you find your clients? The answer to the first question is pretty straightforward: I solve explanation problems for CEOs and founders who don’t have time to

12 Things that Freelancing Taught Me

My little business of one is on the come up. It’s exhilarating and sometimes terrifying! But, I *LOVE* what I do.  And I’m glad I took the long way here.  When people ask me how I became a writer, they expect me to say that I was an English major

Your Manager is a Stupidvisor

Any Bar Rescue fans out there? The other night I was watching Jon Taffer mercilessly tear into a group of doe-eyed employees about their behavior. I can’t recall the episode, but it sticks out because of the term he used to describe the supervisor.  After questioning the supervisor about her

Hire a Ghostwriter? Only if You are Busy.

“Why the heck would anyone hire a ghostwriter?” 🙋‍♀️ I know!  Writing is one of those things that everybody thinks they can do.  Until they are busy.  Then guess what happens?  It gets shoved further and further down the to-do list until one day it magically drops off never to

*Company Secret*

I didn’t set out to be a copywriter or a ghostwriter. I actually had set my sights on public policy analysis for the federal government. Housing and Urban Development, specifically. However, when 45 took office, he froze federal hiring, and that effectively shut me out of a special qualification period

Who Are Your Brand Ambassadors?

Who are your brand ambassadors? If you think it should be your salespeople you, my friend, are dead wrong. Let me tell you a little story about a house renovation project. These are the things that nightmares and divorce decrees are made of. It’s not really about the arguing over

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Stop Giving Your Work Away!

Creatives, artists, freelancers – stop what you are doing right now and hear me say this: Whether it is the written word, graphic design, editing, photography, video, etc., you are providing art. You are providing a skill. You are providing a craft – likely one that has taken years to

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