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Trials and Tribulations of Starting Out as A Freelance (Copy)Writer
So, you are starting out as a freelance writer. The first thing you have to realize is that the ascent is on: "starting out". It really doesn’t matter whether you have the natural talent for writing, or if you have done some writing beforehand. You could have even been a journalist under a full-time contract or a PR person, or you could have done a lot of writing in your civil service job. Still, it was your dream that one day you could start out as a freelance writer. Fiction, non-fiction, ghostwriting, within a time frame and from a place of your choosing. To be a writer and your own boss at the same time, what more could you want?
The Minimalist Guide to Formatting Your eBooks
First and foremost, most, if not all, of this information can be found or gleaned from the Smashwords Style Guide by Mr. Mark Coker, and/or the Amazon guides in their authors' community forums at the following URLs respectively:
The Young Professional's To Don't List
It's useful to focus on what young professionals (YP) should DO to achieve a successful career, but it's also instructive to define what they should NOT DO.
IoT: Unlocking New Business Opportunities
Creating smart, connected products is the pathway to unlocking new business opportunities. The Internet of Things (IoT) explosion makes one wonder if all and each connected product will maintain its position on the market after a year of its launch. So, what's in an IoT product?
Run Your Own Newspaper (Part 2)
My excitement at becoming a Media Baron soon turned to fear… what now? Well, the beauty of a takeover means almost everything is in place, the only missing ingredient is your own X-factor. So here are the pieces of the newspaper production puzzle that I inherited and put in place:
Run Your Own Newspaper
I was recently watching a European Champion's League game on TV in my local social club when I got a tap on my shoulder. A guy I'd met, but rarely spoken to, started talking about the local newspaper and how he couldn't run his own business and the newspaper at the same time; the upshot was he asked me to take over the newspaper. 'It's yours if you want it,' he said. After the initial surprise I rapidly became taken with the idea, especially when he talked about advertising revenue paying for the running costs and, if there was enough money left over, paying for my efforts into the bargain.
Every single filmmaker, whether it be on a large or minuscule scale, has to have a production meeting with their cast and crew weeks before their set shooting date. The purpose of these meetings is to layout the foundation of your project, solidifying small details, and breaking the ice between strangers to ensure a fun and laid back set. But how does one organize a production meeting and what is there to even talk about? Lets find out.
The Secret of Your Success
Once you've left the relative womb-like safety of tertiary education, it's up to you to struggle through the commercial sector. And they expect results. However, the professional minefield that is corporate life can be successfully negotiated. Frequently, the best advice often comes from the most unlikely sources. So here then, based on the wisdom of fictional characters in popular culture, is our ultimate survival guide.
A quick quiz for the challenged. In the complex modern world that we all live in, everyone is regularly confronted with tough moral dilemmas. How do you respond when you find a hundred dollar bill on the sidewalk? What do you do when you get undercharged at a restaurant? When you hear a toddler screaming from inside a burning house, do you try to rescue him even if it means you’ll be late for your Zumba class?
Want to Live, Travel, and Earn Money Abroad?
To anyone familiar with oft-visited Central American cities, Boquete, Panama is well known as the valley of eternal rainbows and city of flowers. However, what started as a popular destination for retired expats 20 years ago has quickly transformed into a business hub for working professionals and families who want to travel, relocate and earn money overseas.
How Do I Write a Script?
Young filmmakers begin exploring their field of study when they are in a unique prime of their youth. They are trying to find their individual identity and stepping out of their comfort zone as they do so. But regardless of what personal plight they are going through, filmmakers usually start from the same branch, screen writing. But what if the thought of writing a script terrifies you or you have the ideas but are intimidated by the limits of your own imagination? Well in today's article, we will explore different methods to write a beautiful and professional grade script.
What Is Standout Leadership?
We don't need great leaders, we need leaders who standout among their peers. A simple but useful way to crystallize the essentials of standout leadership is to express what it IS and what it IS NOT.