One day, you decide to start freelancing. Maybe you lost your job, and maybe you quit your job. Maybe you can’t afford childcare or maybe you don’t want to use childcare. No matter what the reason, the fact is, you’re a freelancer now – and probably working from home. What does that mean for your social life?

For most of the working world, socializing is built into their schedule. On the subway, at the office,

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There are always new and exciting productivity apps being launched and recently, I’ve been on a mission to try as many as I can to compare them to the collection of my daily helpful apps. Since there are so many new apps released from all around the world every day, I like to take a few weeks every 3-4 months to see if I find something so awesome, it ends up replacing a long-time favorite of mine.

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What are some of your morning habits? Do you have a particular routine that you follow? Is there anything that you must do before your day can begin? No really, I want to know!

A while back I read a very inspiring article posted on Lifehack.org that fell completely in line with habits that either I already had in my morning or those I wanted to have.

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*This post has been updated as of 9/17

If you’re looking for ways to make money with your blog the good news is, there are plenty of ways available. Some avenues are simple and quick but may only bring the kind of money that will cover your business expenses. Other avenues are right on par with the “Tortoise & the Hare”, reminding you that “slow & steady wins the race.”

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Yes, Every Blogger Needs To Be On Social Media

I read somewhere recently that a Blogger should have a solid following on at least 3-4 major social media platforms before launching their website. They shouldn’t suddenly try to gain a following on a platform that’s new to them.

The idea being, you should already have a social media marketing strategy in place. It’s the same idea behind having 5-10 blog posts ready to publish before your site launches.

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I’ve recently learned how to design my own Visual Content; Website & Social Media Images/Headers/Footers and Marketing/PR Materials, etc. All while gaining the knowledge of basic graphic design tools for absolutely free on Canva! It’s a wonderful website where you can choose from thousands of layouts, texts styles, background colors/patterns (or upload your own!). You can learn to apply these components to create visual content that’s dimensionally suited for a pin on Pinterest,

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Most all professional blogs & websites, along with print magazines and newspapers, have an entire Editorial Department managing the Editorial Calendar for each section of the blog/website, magazine or newspaper. If someone in the Editorial Department happened to forget to publish an article at any of these news/media content sources, it would be chaos. The same goes for your blog/website or any site that wants to be taken seriously. Okay, maybe chaos is going a little overboard if you’re just starting your blog or if your site isn’t a major,

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Original content. That’s what having your own self-hosted website is all about, right? It’s a platform to open up and share about the topics that interest you and your audience. Of course, it takes a little time to gain an audience then check out Google Analytics for the week/month and see exactly which categories they respond to the most. But the question is if your audience say, only responds to 3 or 4 categories….do you drop the rest and never write about them again?

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RSS literally means Rich Site Summary or as it’s often referred to, Really Simple Syndication. It uses a family of standard web feed formats to publish frequently updated information such as blog entries, news headlines, audio & video. Social Media Scheduling Apps such as Hootsuite or Buffer, allow you to enter RSS feeds from your chosen websites to share content other than your own with your social media followers.

You might be thinking to yourself,

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Guest blogging can be an extremely consistent and fast way to build your email list and relationships with the people in your market. Sure, you need to get several things right to get 100+ subscribers from each guest post you write. But the first step is to find a site that accepts guest posts. You might have some ideas of sites where you could write, but hopefully you get a few more ideas from this list of guest blogging sites.

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When I was 11 I began suffering from horrific panic attacks, as early as my first semester in sixth grade. My mother assumed I was nervous about a boy and didn’t think anything of it. Right….I was just throwing up every single morning as a result of these apparently harmless “butterflies”. It was “a pre-teen phase that (I) would soon grow out of,” she said. She was right. One day during the summer after sixth grade,

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What Blogger doesn’t love a long, detailed list of blog topics and writing prompts, easily accessible from their laptop? It sure makes creating your editorial calendar for the month a lot easier! If you don’t already have an editorial calendar for your blogging business, I talk about several reasons you should be using one in my article, Why Your Blog Needs an Editorial Calendar.

The list of 100 Blog Topics that I’m referring to is from the CEO of Owner Media Group and NY Times Bestselling Author,

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