This Freelance Starter Kit Fits in Your Back Pocket and Has Everything You Need to Launch Your New Career

Freelance Starter kit


If you’re new to freelancing, here’s a handy starter kit to get your business moving.

This kit is made up of seven tools. The first two address the foundation of your freelance business–two things you need that are non negotiable: your website and your branding.

The other five tools can be used every day. Each one together helps you land clients, produce great work and get paid. 

Let’s take a look at what’s inside my freelance starter kit: Continue reading…

Blog Marketing Tips that Work. Period. [EP 14 The Blog Chronicles]

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On this episode of The Blog Chronicles, we’re going to talk with Hernan Vazquez about blog marketing tips.

He is an entrepreneur who has founded 3 internet marketing companies which earn high six figure revenues per year. Hernan consults with business owners as well, helping entrepreneurs get more leads and sell more stuff using the internet.

On this episode I’m going to ask him about his system for increasing online sales, how he helps business owners grow, and his strategies for business blogging.

He’s based in Argentina, so let’s step into my skype studio and have a chat with digital marketer and entrepreneur, Hernan Vazquez. Continue reading…

How to Generate Traffic to Your Blog [EP 12 The Blog Chronicles]

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Hello and welcome to this episode of The Blog Chronicles. I’m your Host Matthew Loomis.

This show is sponsored by Build Your Own Blog dot net. The full-service destination for people that want to start their own WordPress blog and achieve long-term success.

My guest today is Ana Hoffman. Ana runs a popular blog that’s all about generating website traffic, how to do it. The best ways to generate traffic, the not so best ways of generating traffic. What works, what doesn’t work. Continue reading…

Tribe Conference: My 6 Personal Tips and Takeaways

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In September of 2016 I attended my first Tribe Conference and enjoyed the experience.

The Tribe Conference is definitely a conference worth attending if you are a blogger, writer, author, podcaster, or creative entrepreneur.

I say “creative” entrepreneur because the atmosphere has a creative vibe to it.

I didn’t meet any insurance salesmen. Most people attending were not corporate types. (Yay!)

This is a group of people who have a passion (like coaching or fiction writing) and want to meet other like-minded people and learn how to share their passion online. Continue reading…

How to Find a Career You Love in a Scary New Economy [Episode 09 of The Blog Chronicles]

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The economy is changing fast.

Globalization keeps rolling. Robotics won’t stop growing.

And good jobs are not easy to find. We are several years into an “economic recovery,” while the market trends upwards…

Yet now, part time jobs are the new norm.

The “people-to-people” economic era has arrived–a new dawn the internet makes possible. It is the driving force behind these rapid changes.

As the internet deconstructs old business models, new ones are rapidly emerging.

These job market conditions led to an explosion of “freelancers” and “entrepreneurs.”

By necessity, people are getting scrappy and innovative in their money making pursuits. Continue reading…

How to Log In to Your WordPress Dashboard from Your Bluehost Account

how to log in to your wordpress dashboard

Having trouble logging in to your WordPress dashboard?

It happens.

Sometimes an unexplainable glitch occurs or maybe there’s an explanation, but hey, you’re new to blogging so you can’t be expected to know everything.

If you still cannot log in to your WordPress dashboard even after changing the password, or you can’t seem to change the password, I found a handy little trick to get you where you want to go. Continue reading…

How to Make Great Digital Storytelling that Attracts People [EP 15 The Blog Chronicles]

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Welcome to this episode of The Blog Chronicles.

My guest is a professional blogger and entrepreneur who runs her own online business called Kotaw– a Los Angeles based creative digital storytelling agency.

She’s a former journalist who uses 3 types of storytelling to make branding magic for businesses like Apple, Disney, Coca Cola, Lifetime and NPR. Her branding journalism and public relations clients have been featured on E! Network, ABC News, Cosmpopolitan, Marie Claire and Good Housekeeping magazines.

She has also written a bestselling memoir about her terrifying experiences with an ex husband that was made into a Lifetime Network movie. Continue reading…

2 Scary Bigfoot Stories This Oregon Blogger Swears are True

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My guest today is David Boozer.

He is the professional blogger I had on back on Episode 10 How to Make a Big Foot Print with Your Blog. Episode 10 How to Make a Big Foot Print with Your Blog.

Today we’re going to continue talking about Bigfoot, only this time we are going to be doing a much different type of Blog Chronicles episode.

Today we’re not going to focus much on blogging, we are going to talk about the literal Bigfoot, also known as Sasquatch. This episode is totally for fun, I thought this season, here at the end of October was a perfect time to bring David back because back on epsisode 10 he pointed out that he’s had a couple of experiences with Big foot up in Oregon (which is where David lives.)

Let’s do something different here and talk about Bigfoot. He will share his stories and talk about this creature that many people absolutely think exists. Continue reading…

How to Make a Big Foot Print With Your Blog -[EP 10 of The Blog Chronicles]

how to make a big foot print with your blog

A blogger goes hiking in a Douglas Fir filled forest somewhere in Oregon…

All is serene and relaxing until he hears a weird noise.

He pauses, stops on the trail and listens.

There it is again. A strange clicking sound…

The blogger has heard stories about Big Foot sightings in these parts…

More clicks echo through the tall conifers…

The blogger scans the forest nervously.

Clickety Click Clack Clack Click Click

With a heart rate already at running speed, the blogger takes off down the trail. Gulping in clumps of fog with each breath. Trying not to trip over rocks and roots…running… Continue reading…

How to Be a Hero Loving Life Growing Champions [Episode 08 of The Blog Chronicles]

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If you want to know how to be a hero, you came to the right blog…

Hang around Jaime Buckley for awhile and you inevitably find yourself exploring the topic.

“How to be a hero” is a subject that enters the thoughts and dreams of every boy and girl at some point, which is why Buckley’s Wanted Hero tween serial fiction is so popular over on Amazon.

Along his unconventional journey, Jaime has been successfully growing his business with Fiverr, being a dad to 12 children. and somehow working from home (with 12 children.) He’s another example of succeeding in today’s new economy–the internet lifestyle–the “people-to-people” economy that we are now in.

Blogging has played a big role in Jaime’s growth. Continue reading…