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Careers for Freelancers (eBook)

Interested in building a career from the comfort of your own home? Or expanding on the career you’ve already created?

Written with you in mind, this edited and updated 2nd edition of Careers for Freelancers has more ideas for you, updated explanations, and estimations on how much can be made within each career choice.

Learn about new career options and side hustles. Then decide what interests you. Buckle up and enjoy the ride.

There are many opportunities out there. Which one(s) will you choose to further your career and earn a bigger income?

11 page eBook

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Green Your Freelance Business (eBook)

Green Your Freelance Business is a helpful book for the freelancer or anyone with an office. Discover many ways to green your business activities as well as your office. If you haven’t jumped on the bandwagon yet, or if you’re looking for more greening tips, this is the eBook for you.

Green Your Freelance Business has been edited, updated with new information, and provides action steps to help you along the greening journey.

A bonus section at the back of the book offers three creative projects for freelancers. Have fun!

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Organize Your Space and Stuff (eBook)

Organize Your Space and Stuff is a compilation of many articles from How to Live the Freelance Life. Each article has been expanded on for this book, with updates on how things have changed, and action steps to guide you in setting up and keeping up with your office or office space.

A bonus section at the back of this eBook gives the reader creative projects that will aid in furthering their career and brightening their day. These projects are not to be missed. They are fun!

Organize Your Space and Stuff provides take-aways such as ideas for organizing projects and record keeping, as well as keeping track of successes. Organizing the way you do business does not have to be difficult. The eBook offers advice from someone who has tried many things, before beginning to get it right. It also offers recommendations for having a ‘greener’ office environment, and advice for keeping what you need on-hand, so it is available when needed.

103 pages (eBook)

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Give Your Business a New Year Gift

Are you thinking about ways to expand on your business this year? Or maybe you want your family to be involved in your business efforts? Consider getting your business a gift this year. After all, who knows what your business really needs better than you.

I’ve given my business a number of things over the years, including a tablet and eBooks related to writing.  One year I ordered a copy of The Well-Fed Writer by Peter Bowerman, I love gifting my business each year, and doing so helps to keep me motivated in the new year.

  • Have you been wanting to create a website you can move your free WordPress or another blog to? I like using HostGator for this purpose. The transfer is easy, and the price is reasonable.
  • Are you going to bet setting up and office this year? Looking to do so in a green way. Read Green Your Freelance Business by yours truly, and feel good about your space.
  • Pick up decorative notebooks or journals for note-taking and project planning. And don’t forget pretty pens!
  • Check out the offerings over at Freelance Writers Den, and look at their boot camp options.
  • Pick up a new laptop if you need to upgrade.
  • Are you planning to organize your office space in the new year? Read Organize Your Space and Stuff. I wrote it for this site, to help the freelancer, and it will be a huge help!
  • If you’re trying to figure out how to expand on an existing business, or what type of business is right for you, read Careers for Freelancers.
  • And if you want ideas on how to get your family involved in helping you to be successful, read Let Your Teen Help As You Build a Home Business – While Learning Valuable Skills for the Future.

There are plenty of things you can do to help your business along in the new year, and it is exciting to do nice things to aid you in building success.

(NOTE: Some of the links in this post are affiliate links for products and services I use or have used in the past. The money earned helps me to keep this blog running. Those funds are put to good use here. Thank you!)

Love, Peace & Joy,

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Give Your Business a Gift

Hi all! So far this year I’ve given my business a couple of gifts. A new tablet because the old one no longer has sound. Not sure why, but my brother-in-law is benefiting from this tragedy with a tablet he can use as a back up or to take apart and tinker with to see how they work. Personally, I’m hoping for the latter. He’s always fixed our computers, and it would be great if he could figure out how to do the same with the newer technology.

I also bought The Renegade Writer OMNIBUS: Best of the Renegade Writer Blog 2006 to 2016 by Linda Formichelli and Diana Burrell.

Buying gifts for my business makes me feel good because I know I’m buying things that will help my writing career in the coming year.

I’d like to offer up information on my eBooks, that would help you along your writing career. I know you’ll take many good ideas from them and that you will be able to put those ideas to good use in furthering your own writing career.

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Organize Your Space and Stuff is a compilation of many articles from How to Live the Freelance Life. Each article has been expanded on for this book, with updates on how things have changed, and action steps to guide you in setting up and keeping up with your office or office space.

A bonus section at the back of this eBook gives the reader creative projects that will aid in furthering their career and brightening their day. These projects are not to be missed. They are fun!

Organize Your Space and Stuff provides take-aways such as ideas for organizing projects and record keeping, as well as keeping track of successes. Organizing the way you do business does not have to be difficult. The eBook offers advice from someone who has tried many things, before beginning to get it right. It also offers recommendations for having a ‘greener’ office environment, and advice for keeping what you need on-hand, so it is available when needed.

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Green Your Freelance Business is a helpful book for the freelancer or anyone with an office. Discover many ways to green your business activities as well as your office. If you haven’t jumped on the bandwagon yet, or if you’re looking for more greening tips, this is the eBook for you. Green Your Freelance Business has been edited, updated with new information, and provides action steps to help you along the greening journey. A bonus section at the back of the book offers three creative projects for freelancers. Have fun!

A Freelancer’s Helper

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In this special report, A Freelancer’s Helper, I will show you the value of having people to help you with every day tasks while you work. Each person will have different needs, and this report will help you to decide what help would be best for your circumstances.

* A Mother’s (or Father’s) Helper

* A Part-Time Housekeeper

* A Yard Worker

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Let Your Teen Help As You Build a Home Business: While Learning Valuable Skills for the Future

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This 2nd edition of Let Your Teen Help As You Build a Home Business: While Learning Valuable Skills for the Future, has been edited and updated, with more information on the important ways that your teenager can help out during this transitional period and beyond.

By coming together as a family, it’s possible to successfully create a career you can have from home. With your teen as part of your team, you will go far.

Teens can be a big help with:

* Helping with some of your business tasks.

* Teaching you about technology.

* Helping you to plan different aspects of the business.

* Helping with their siblings sometimes.

* Helping out around the house.

By having your teen help out they’ll learn valuable skills to take into adulthood, to use at home and in their career. This will put them ahead of other young people who were not given these opportunities.

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Enjoy these eBooks in the coming year, and let me know what you found helpful and what you’d like to see here on the blog.

Shannon




Top 10 Ways to Get Things Done

I have a confession to make. I’m not always the most organized person, though I am trying to get better at all the organizational stuff. It takes time, through trial and error, for some of us to pull of organized, and I’m learning new things each year.

I’ve spent a lot of time simplifying, which has been a great help.

  1. I keep a journal of writing ideas, separated into sections with sticky tabs. One section for each writing platform.
  2. I keep a writing prompts journal for fiction, and recently went through them organizing certain prompts by story series I want to write. Each series has its own folder.
  3. I have meetings with myself. I keep a sturdy notebook for note-taking, and this helps me to stay on track. I usually have these meetings with myself at Aroma Joe’s, as a treat for all I have accomplished.
  4. I take unnecessary items, like papers, folders, and notepads, off my desk before starting work. Less clutter is better for concentration.
  5. I use todoist.com to organize different projects. I have an app on my phone that is easily accessible, for adding and deleting items.
  6. My back pack has an area for my laptop and folders, with a pocket for pens and other little necessities and another for notepads and post-its. I use it as my portable office.
  7. I bought a desk with the income tax refund for last year. It has shelves and drawers that keep most of what I need organized.
  8. Another sturdy notebook, sectioned off and labeled with sticky tabs, serves as my note center for information such as general marketing, product ideas, and self-publishing. This helps me to keep hundreds of little notes organized. I now have far less sticky notes and scraps of paper cluttering my desk now, stands, and other areas.
  9. I utilize folders in My Documents to organize digital files. This, for example, helps me to keep the files for an ebook, book cover, marketing plan, etc., all in one place.
  10. I have another journal for names. This journal is sectioned off with the labels Female, Male, and Surnames. These are the names I have come across and want to use in stories.

These tools help me greatly. Want to learn more about organizing, from someone who knows this task is not always an easy one? Get my eBook Organize Your Space and Stuff. It will help you with your organizing challenges.

Organize Your Space and Stuff by Shannon L. Buck Organize Your Space and Stuff provides take-aways such as ideas for organizing projects and record keeping, as well as keeping track of successes. https://www.amazon.com/Organize-Your-Space-Stuff-Freelance-ebook/dp/B01BIEZYHK/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8Organize Your Space and Stuff is a compilation of many articles from How to Live the Freelance Life. Each article has been expanded on for this book, with updates on how things have changed, and action steps to guide you in setting up and keeping up with your office or office space.

A bonus section at the back of this eBook gives the reader creative projects that will aid in furthering their career and brightening their day. These projects are not to be missed. They are fun!

Organize Your Space and Stuff provides take-aways such as ideas for organizing projects and record keeping, as well as keeping track of successes. Organizing the way you do business does not have to be difficult. The eBook offers advice from someone who has tried many things, before beginning to get it right. It also offers recommendations for having a ‘greener’ office environment, and advice for keeping what you need on-hand, so it is available when needed.

If you get anything from the eBook, please leave a review.

Shannon




Why I Wrote for Examiner.com

Photograph by Shannon L. Buck copyright May 2016.While my main goal is to be earning a full living from my writing at some point, money is not the only reason I write. I also write to help others. By getting information out to people who may need it, I feel like I’m contributing to a greater good.

I had three channels with regular readers, but these channels did not really earn a lot of money. Not enough to live off, any way. It was only a revenue share site. The three channels weren’t meant to earn much, because they were meant to help. They were: Bangor Easy Meals, Bangor Frugal Living, and Bangor Single Mom. They aren’t only for readers in the Bangor area, people in different countries read them. You can too, but only for a limited time.

Examiner.com emailed their writers at the beginning of the month to let them know the site will be closing on or around July 10, 2016.

So I’m doing a few things:

  1. I’ve already went through my documents and the site to be sure I have a copy of each article.
  2. I’m deciding which articles, after some editing and adding to, I might be able to use on Frugal Recipes: Spending Less to Eat Healthy or Frugal Is Fabulous! These are my blogs.
  3. And I’m deciding how I might reuse other content, also after updating and editing. Maybe an eCookBook, an eBook for single moms, and some eBooklets or mini eGuides.
  4. I’m also considering starting a new blog for single moms. Or single parenting in general.

There’s plenty of material to do any and all of these things. I’ve had two of the channels since 2011, and the other since 2009. I’m going to miss writing them, but times are changing. It’s time to do some new things with all that information, after updating each.

This has added a little extra work on my part, but I think everything will work itself out in the end. While it was nice getting paid some here and there, I never counted on that money for anything important. It was not a reliable source of income each month. No set amount for payments.

Reclaiming my articles, and re-purposing their content, will allow me more freedom with any writing projects I use them for in the future. Freedom to do what I want, write what I want, is a huge plus.

While writing for those channels was fun, I’m looking forward to other things now.

If you wrote for Examiner.com, make sure you have copies of everything so you, too, might do something bigger and better with the content.

Happy writing!

Shannon L. Buck




Write Now, Publish Later

Organize Your Space and StuffThis article was originally posted to the blog on January 13, 2013. It has been updated and was added to the content of my recent eBook, Organize Your Space and Stuff. All of the pre-2015 organizational articles, with the exception of What is Your Theme Word? Mine is Prepare were deleted from here, then updated and put into the eBook.

Here is the updated version:

My schedule is a hectic one. I don’t have the opportunity to write every day, but I want to start keeping somewhat of a schedule for my blogs and Examiner.com channels. Doing so will allow me to stay on track, and give my readers for each venue something to look forward to.

Each blog and channel allows me to write posts or articles and schedule them to publish on a specific date. By using these features I’m able to get as far ahead as I want with my writing, and have everything scheduled to post when I want. I’ll be utilizing this feature much more this year than in previous years.

During the busy season at the inn, I don’t have enough time to write regularly. In November (NaNoWriMo month!), I do not have time to blog much at all, and certainly no time to write articles.

By using this type of feature, I can keep everyone reading by doing all my work during the off season and scheduling it for later.

This means that, for the next two or three months, I’m working triple time: At the inn, writing current posts and articles, as well as doing marketing tasks, and writing for the on season.

Let’s see how it all works out for me.

How do you handle busy times?

July 2015:

It is possible to get all blog posts for a two week period written in just one day, scheduling each to publish on the desired days. If you write a few posts or articles each time you have a chance, you will be ahead of the game in no time. Simply write the post, edit, add a photo, and set the schedule.

If your blog is set up to do so, each post or article will also automatically post to specific social and professional networking sites. All you have to do is respond to comments.

ACTION STEPS:

  1. Write and edit a blog post, adding an image and whatever else you like.

  2. Schedule the post for a specific day, as well as a specific time if you have that option.

  3. If you have a day or two a week to set aside for writing blog posts, go ahead and do your best work creating a variety of posts and schedule them to publish every other day or so over the course of a couple of weeks.

Shannon L. Buck

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Doing Risky Things

I’ve always wanted to write fiction, and I love writing nonfiction. I want to be able to write what I want, when I want. Some stories a writer chooses to publish might be a little ‘riskier’ than others, for one reason or another.

I recently published Alone, a story I like to call a short-short. It is short enough to read on a break at work, or while in a waiting room. This story is ‘risky’ because it is a sad one, though it was actually one of my most popular ones pre final edit – the reason I decided to polish it up and sell it. Not everyone wants to read a sad story.

In all honesty, I didn’t think (back then) it would go over as well as it did. But I’m glad it did, of course. Every writer wants their stories to be read by many people. I would love to know why so many people like the story.

So risky, in this sense, is about writing what you’re not sure others will want to read and waiting to see how it goes. That is what I did with Alone. I had no idea why I wrote it, but I remember feeling the emotion. I thought others might feel that emotion as well.

So I added this story to my continually growing collection of published fiction, right along with my growing collection of nonfiction.

All writers (who want to) should be writing in both genres. And we hope our readers will enjoy both formats. Or, if not both, at least one.

Alone

You’ve watched the members of your family die from a disease they cannot name. One they cannot stop. Then, when no one is left for you to turn to, the disease catches up with you. Do you stay at the hospital knowing they can’t help? Knowing there is no hope? Or, do you follow your instincts and do what you want?

It is a lonely world when you are alone.

Happy reading!

Shannon L. Buck




Another Goal Met! Published Serenita

I don’t know what your goals for the year are, but mine include publishing the short stories I’ve written over the years.

I have been working diligently on this, as well as my nonfiction goals.

My new story is Serenita:

Where do you go when you have to escape a world your government has taken over and destroyed? When you’ve done your best not to let the new society bring you down, but there is so much violence you can’t even spend time outside with your family or feel safe going to the grocery store? How do you escape a world of war?

It isn’t easy meeting all these goals, but I’ve been diligent about completing each step. It takes time, but I’m learning so much. I’m glad I decided to get these out this year.

I’ve been reading about the goals others have been meeting this year, and truly hope you are meeting all yours. If not, share why. Maybe we can come up with ideas together on how you can meet them.

Shannon L. Buck