Archive for January, 2013

5 Social Media Mistakes That Doom Your Chances of Getting Hired

Social media provides many opportunities to communicate with others, but if you make silly mistakes, you can send the wrong message that tanks your next deal, job, or promotion. Does your social media profile say you are professional, know what you’re doing, or are just the person to work with on a particular matter? Or […]

Grow Your Writing Career Through Your Relationships

Whether you are a freelance writer, marketer, author, or other person who writes words for impact and income, you’ll need to properly leverage relationships if you want your business to grow. Relationships provide access to opportunities. But leveraging relationships isn’t just about asking your friend to put in a good word for you. In fact, […]

“The time is always right to do what is right”

Readers in the U.S. celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day today. His words transcend time and resonate with all people.

3 Critical Tips to Help Protect Your Data and Ideas

Writers spend a lot of time creating. They’d hate to see those creations lost. Yet, data disappears every day. Many of us think getting an antivirus program running is enough. But it’s not. Here’s what you can do to prevent or minimize the risk of data loss. Get backup to the backup This is hugely […]

Rewrite the Story of Who You Are

Unfinished novels are tucked away on his computer. His blog hasn’t seen a new post in months. Writing contest deadlines come and go. He promises himself he will write. He wants to. But doesn’t. If this sounds familiar, you are not alone. I’ve gotten a flurry of emails lately from people on the Writer’s Living […]

5 Ways to Get Repeat Business From Your Clients

So you’ve landed the project. Yay! You do the work, get paid. And then … nothing. You don’t hear from the client again. If this sounds familiar, then you can increase your client retention rate by tweaking your business processes. It might not be that the client isn’t interested in working work with you again. […]

Why You Will Need to Approach Your Relationships Differently to Succeed in 2013

We’re in a bit of a strange place. We can have access to more people than ever before, thanks to social media, but the quality of our actual relationships is declining. That is because while we can contact more people, we aren’t connecting with them. Not in a meaningful way. If you do anything online […]

Why You Need to ‘Hurt in Your Talent’

“Use what talent you possess. The woods would be very silent if no birds sang except those that sang best.” — Henry Van Dyke   Who wants to sing when Christina Aguilera, Mariah Carey, Celine Dion, or Beyonce are belting out tunes? Not many of us would feel confident to stand next to them and […]