Category: Freelance Writing

[Infographic] How to Survive Working from Home

how to survive working from home - My Kind of Monday

This guest post comes to you from Connor at My Kind of Monday. I saw his infographic and just had to share it with you guys. Here he is to explain the pitfalls of working from home, and how you can avoid them. Enjoy!


It can be incredibly exciting making the decision to work from home. The flexibility in being able to work your own schedule and set your own deadlines is often what attracts people to freelancing from home.

This guest post comes to you from Connor at My Kind of Monday. I saw his infographic and just had to share it with you g...

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Guest Post: 5 Realities of Freelance Work Nobody Tells You About

realities of freelance work nobody tells you about

In case you haven’t noticed the lack of posts here lately, I have just been swamped with other work and haven’t had the time to dedicate to blogging here. Luckily, there are so many other wonderful writers out there with ideas to share! For any of you other freelance writers, Jess Signet has some great insights for you on the realities of freelance work nobody tells you about.

Enjoy!


In case you haven’t noticed the lack of posts here lately, I have just been swamped with other work and haven’t had the...

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International Living Roatan Information

International Living Roatan Correspondent

I’ve been covering LOTS of great businesses and lifestyles for expats in Roatan lately, so if you’re not an International Living subscriber, you’re missing out! You can always head to their basic information pages to learn more about Honduras in general, and Roatan specifically. Additionally, on my author page you’ll find some articles that are open to the public, though some in that list are password protected.

I've been covering LOTS of great businesses and lifestyles for expats in Roatan lately, so if you're not an Internationa...

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Working on the Road

working on the road

Freelance writing is new to me as of this year, so it’s been a steep learning curve in terms of finding clients, diversifying my portfolio, and actually making enough money to pay my bills. As a self-motivated worker I’ve been able to manage my own time fairly well – of course I have days I get distracted by social media, or my dog, or the sunshine – but for the most part I’ve been able to balance work and play as a self-employed freelance writer.

Freelance writing is new to me as of this year, so it's been a steep learning curve in terms of finding clients, diversi...

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Blog Stats and a HUGE Thank You!

Happiness quotes

I monitor my blog stats fairly regularly, mostly because it shows me what people search for that leads them to me and what it is that interests them most once they’re here. I can see search terms, referrals, and what you actually click on to learn more. That’s pretty cool! It helps me to narrow in on the type of information you’re seeking. On top of all that, you’ve all been increasing my numbers over the past year to the point that I can start working with advertising partners on my blog. Very cool!

I monitor my blog stats fairly regularly, mostly because it shows me what people search for that leads them to me and wh...

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Freelance Writing from Paradise

Amanda Walkins writer

In an effort to offer some inspiration to other aspiring freelance writers out there, I wanted to share an update on my writing career since announcing that I’d left a salaried job and gone full-time as a freelancer. As scary as it can be to venture out on your own, I live in a place with a great cost of living that allowed me to quite easily take this chance. Worst case scenario: it doesn’t work and I need to find another job. No big deal!

In an effort to offer some inspiration to other aspiring freelance writers out there, I wanted to share an update on my...

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The New International Living Roatan Correspondent

International Living Roatan Correspondent

BIG NEWS!

I’ve just signed and sent the contract so it’s official: I am the new International Living Roatan Correspondent. After writing for them intermittently over the last year and a half, I’ve been offered the opportunity to become their official Roatan Correspondent, meaning they have someone writing about Roatan regularly who lives here, works here, and knows what daily life here is like. Be on the lookout for even more highlights of expats living in Roatan soon!

BIG NEWS! I've just signed and sent the contract so it's official: I am the new International Living Roatan Corresponden...

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Top 10 Reasons Why I LOVE Working From Home

why I love working from home

While I don’t do it every day – what with cafes to be enjoyed, interviews to conduct, and socializing to do – I’m working from home several days a week now. After a few months of this, I’ve gotten into a fabulous lack of routine filled with reasons why I love this work style.

Here are my top 10 reasons why I love working from home:

While I don't do it every day - what with cafes to be enjoyed, interviews to conduct, and socializing to do - I'm workin...

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Personal Announcement: Working in Roatan

working in Roatan

After almost two years working in Roatan at Ocean Connections Water Sports, building it from a small dive shop to the sprawling company it is today with 15 full-time staff, two buildings, and two major activities offered (SCUBA diving plus the BOSS underwater scooter), I have officially passed over the reigns. I put endless hours into that business and I’m proud to say it’s become a promising sustainable job opportunity for many locals.

After almost two years working in Roatan at Ocean Connections Water Sports, building it from a small dive shop to the sp...

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Cross-Post: A Crash Course in Island Scootering

This post originally appeared on Women Who Live on Rocks on January 15, 2015.


“Just treat it like you’re playing a video game,” he tells me. “Except don’t crash – you don’t get to start over like in a video game.”

Helpful hints from my loving boyfriend.

Of course, what he doesn’t realize is that I’ve probably only played about 1% of the video games he has in his lifetime, so perhaps relating them to my current situation isn’t a helpful analogy after all.

This post originally appeared on Women Who Live on Rocks on January 15, 2015. “Just treat it like you’re playing a video...

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