People that tell things as they are are THE BEST. As I was researching for “Work from Home (or Anywhere)”, I read a lot of content about remote work as being the next revolution in working, how it’s the best thing any company could offer, etc. They left a lot out. And don’t get me wrong, working from home is great. But, I think it’s irresponsible to give an unbalanced, rosy view. You should know as much as you can before you dive in headfirst, like whether there’s a jagged rock or a shark waiting underneath the surface. I...Read More
Author: Rikki Ayers
I miss the warm, salty Mediterranean and good espresso right now. I miss the feeling of waking up in a new city, excited about finding a new café with those delectable little cinnamon biscotti, while listening to people around speak a language I’m only just starting to understand. Spain. If you haven’t been yet, why? I met Angela Hathaway my first week in Spain. We stayed at Sun and Co. coworking/coliving space in Javea, a postcard-beautiful beach town on the south coast of Spain. It was like staying in hostel for grown-ups. During the day, busy remote workers and entrepreneurs...Read More
When you’re just one of many aspiring writers trying to find an available foothold in the climb to Writing for a Living status, it can help to diversify your skillset. Nadia Eldemerdash really liked the idea of being an author when she was young. As many young aspiring writers do, she studied journalism in college, where her interests in current events, politics, and popular culture grew. She’s worked in public relations and in the newsroom, and now is a freelance writer and editor who writes her own blog and creates online writing and communication courses on the side. She’s...Read More
Imogen Lamport was blogging before she knew it was called blogging. While that’s not all she does, blogging is a creative outlet she can earn money from, and in the past nine years she hasn’t run out of things to say. She’s also met people all over the world through blogging. In this episode of the Own Up Grown-Up podcast, Imogen and I talk about how to use blogging for business. From our chat, you’ll learn: Why blogging is great for introverts. Different ways to earn money from a blog. What it takes to get people’s attention and grow...Read More
One thing working from home has made me really good at is working fast. I just finished editing five podcasts, all part of a miniseries I’m excited to announce—the Remote Work Miniseries! Over the next couple of months you’ll hear from freelancers, other remote workers, and small business owners who decided to ditch their traditional office job for something more flexible and interesting. You’ll hear stories about… How to start making money from blogging And how one woman launched a freelance writing career and fell in love with analyzing pop culture An interview from my trip to Spain with...Read More
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