Monthly Archives: September 2017


More often than not, people spend a few years working full-time with a company to build up all the skills and experience they will need to bring to their very own company once they do decide to go freelance. So, which skills are transferable from full-time work to your home office? Here are just a few of them. Time Management Just like when working in an office, you will still have plenty of deadlines to stick to when you are working on your own at home. You just get the added advantage that you can do your work whenever you […]

Bring These Office Skills To Your Home Business


freelance writing
People hear freelancing and they think, sitting around at home all day doing barely any work and making good money out of it. They think that it’s easy and everybody that does it is doing great. If that were true, why isn’t everybody doing it? Because that isn’t true. There are so many myths about freelancing and people are drawn in by them, only to find that it really isn’t for them and they’re struggling a lot. If you’re thinking about going freelance, make sure it isn’t for one of these reasons. Freelancing Is Easy Money This is by far […]

Don’t Believe These Myths About Freelancing


how to get writing clips
A huge question I get is, “Alina, how can I get writing gigs if I don’t have any clips? And how do I get clips if no one will hire me?” Ah, it’s a catch-22 that seems impossible to overcome, but there’s an easy way to build a professional writing portfolio from nothing. This project will guide you through creating your own clips portfolio that will display your writing skills, as well as act as a marketing device. You’ve Got Clips…You Just Don’t Know It Take screenshots or scan any copy you’ve written for previous employers’ website, brochures, newsletters, etc. […]

How to Get Started as a Writer Without Clips



how to make your blog awesome
Let’s get real. There has always been the eternal divide when it comes to writing: art versus money. Either create something that is niche that you love, or go for the lowest common denominator and appeal to a mass audience. When it comes to creating online content, is it possible to create a blog post that captures the attention of the masses and takes off, but stays true to your personality and niche? Some would argue that it can’t be done, yet others will gladly regale you with their success story. A story that started out with a very simple […]

Art Vs Commerce: Creating Great Blogging Content That Carries


how to start my own business
We all have that dream of being able to stand up from our desks, tell our boss what we really think of them, and storm out, ready to start a new life. However, it’s hardly surprising most people don’t do that since they generally don’t have a plan for what comes after. Thanks to the internet, it’s never been easier to do just that. Of course, that doesn’t mean that there aren’t still a lot of challenges in your way. If you really want to start your own business, here are a few things that you need to be fully […]

Think You’re Ready To Start Your Own Business? Hold On!


You don’t always need money to make money. Many solo entrepreneurs have started with nothing. It’s all about being creative in the beginning and taking things slowly – the luxuries can come later. Here are seven tips for getting the ball rolling on a tight budget. 1. Work from home (if you can) You don’t need an office to begin with – the cost of rent isn’t worth it. Start off by working from home. If you need to get out of the house to do meetings with clients or simply have some social interaction, there are always coffee bars […]

7 Tips For Starting A Solo Business On A Tight Budget



selling programs online
The online program and course industry is huge – and is still gathering plenty of momentum. According to reports last year it was worth $200 billion, and the chances are that figure is even higher as you read this. Put simply, if you have a particular set of skills and knowledge, there is a market for your expertise. All over the world, there are people clamoring to find out information on almost every subject under the sun, and, most importantly, they are willing to dip into their pockets to access it. If you are knowledgeable about direct sales, online marketing, […]

Handy Hints For Selling Online Courses