Tagged by: freelance writer

Women in Travel Summit (WITS) Travel Conference

Date Posted: June 4, 2019
Posted in: Freelance Writing, Travel Tales

Women in Travel Summit WITS logo

I recently spent a week in Portland, Maine, at the Women in Travel Summit (WITS) travel conference. To say I felt right at home would be a complete understatement! Joining together with several hundred fellow travel addicts for multiple days of inclusive seminars was a breath of fresh air I didn’t even realize I needed.

I recently spent a week in Portland, Maine, at the Women in Travel Summit (WITS) travel conference. To say I felt right...

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What I’ve Learned in 4 Years of Freelance Writing

Date Posted: January 29, 2019
Posted in: Freelance Writing

What I've Learned in 4 Years of Freelance Writing

I have been full-time freelance writing for four years now, which is also the longest time I’ve spent in any single job in my life! It’s amazing how quickly time can pass. It is also incredible how slowly certain days can seem to drag on. I’ve learned an incredible amount from these years of freelancing, including the following valuable lessons…

I have been full-time freelance writing for four years now, which is also the longest time I've spent in any single job...

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2018: The Year of Success

Date Posted: December 29, 2018
Posted in: Expat Life, Freelance Writing, Housesitting, Personal

2018 year in review expat blogger amanda walkins

Success is an interesting term for a year in which I blogged here precisely three times (this one included). By those numbers, this was not at all a successful year! But by many other standards, 2018 was a year of success for me both personally and professionally.

Success is an interesting term for a year in which I blogged here precisely three times (this one included). By those nu...

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Thoughts on Time Away

Date Posted: August 28, 2018
Posted in: Expat Life, Housesitting, Personal

Oh hello there, long lost blog! It’s been a while…but no apologies here. I’ve been busy moving around, celebrating major events with family and friends in different countries, and overall just not at all attached to this here lil ole blog.

See the thing is, doing anything for five years straight can make you feel a little run down. But doing an extensive amount of work for free for five years straight will certainly make you question your sanity! So, after five full years of blogging here, I took some time away.

Oh hello there, long lost blog! It's been a while...but no apologies here. I've been busy moving around, celebrating maj...

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A Quick Rundown of Life in Malta

Date Posted: August 27, 2017
Posted in: Expat Life, Malta Expat, Personal

We’ve been crazy busy!! In the best sort of way, though. Since I simply don’t have the time right now to offer lots of in-depth insights into where we’ve been and what we’ve done (not to say I won’t find the time eventually!), here’s a quick rundown of life in Malta lately.

We've been crazy busy!! In the best sort of way, though. Since I simply don't have the time right now to offer lots of i...

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Why I Got Rid of the Comments Section

Date Posted: April 2, 2017
Posted in: Freelance Writing, Personal

I eliminated the comments section on my blog

In case you didn’t notice, you can no longer comment on my website. That was a very purposeful, very directed decision I made recently. While I believe in free speech and I fully encourage debate, I will no longer allow vile commentary on my personal website. I’ve eliminated the comments section altogether.

In case you didn't notice, you can no longer comment on my website. That was a very purposeful, very directed decision I...

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[Infographic] How to Survive Working from Home

Date Posted: October 7, 2016
Posted in: Freelance Writing

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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Expat Stories: Earn an Income Having Fun

Date Posted: October 5, 2016
Posted in: Expat Life

Earn an income having fun as an expat

I posted an article with International Living back when I was managing Ocean Connections Water Sports. While my life has changed quite a bit since then, the idea holds true years later: it’s possible to earn an income having fun! In this edition of Expat Stories, I’m telling a bit more of my own.

I posted an article with International Living back when I was managing Ocean Connections Water Sports. While my life has...

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