Category Archives: Tips of Success

10 Ways to Make a Six-Figure Income as a Freelance Writer, Part 2 By Bob Bly

[Last week, we gave you Bob’s first 5 steps to making a six-figure income as a freelance writer. Below are his remaining steps to getting higher paying assignments, royalties, and sales – and his secret for eliminating writer’s block.]

  1. The secret to eliminating writer’s block.Profitable writers are productive writers. We write consistently, every day, whether the mood strikes us or not. “The professional writer must establish a daily schedule and stick to it,” writes William Zinsser in “On Writing Well” (HarperResource, 2001). Continue reading

10 Ways to Make a Six-Figure Income As a Freelance Writer, Part 1 By Bob Bly

[Below are Bob’s first 5 steps to making a six figure income as a freelance writer. Copywriters, like every other freelance writer, can learn a lot from Bob’s advice on setting monetary goals and increasing your productivity so that you can make more money in less time. In the next article we’ll include his remaining 5 steps on higher paying assignments, royalties, sales and his secret for getting repeat assignments…] Continue reading

The Top Ten Strategies to Employ When You Feel Like Quitting

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 Unemployment does not guarantee leisure.
(Traditional Proverb)

Ever feel like quitting? “Are you kidding?” you ask, “A better question would be, ‘How many times TODAY have I felt like quitting?’ ” Sure. We’ve all felt like “throwing in the towel” at one time or another.а If you haven’t, I suggest that you check your pulse quickly.а And here’s a real shocker for you: the notion that “winners never quit” is a crock!а Everyone – even “winners”- has not only felt like it, but has even quit at one time or another.а

The “road of life” that we each travel isn’t one endless stretch of flat, paved expressway, but rather, is filled with curves, crests, valleys, detours, potholes and bumps.а It is its very unpredictability that makes it so interesting and alluring. We just have to see what’s around the next curve. Continue reading

Stop Squeaking! Align Yourself for Business Success!

business-success.jpgEven for a remarkable business owner like you, from time to time, you may still loose motivation in continuing the expansion of a service or product line. At time, you may seem to have a hard time figuring out why this once fantastic business that got you so excited every morning is making you feel like a heavy weight now.

Remember the last time you heard that squeaky sound in your car? What happened? Parts are not in alignment and there was no lubricant, so there was tension, there was unpleasant sound. If you don’t fix it fast, there is going to be smoke and there is going to be you in frustration.

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Taking The Leap

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Look before you leap (Traditional Proverb).

Every four years, February gives us a whole 24 hours of bonus footage to add to our year. Many people take this opportunity to “do something special” with their extra day. But why wait for Leap Day? Why not celebrate the “leaps” and risks we take every day when we venture outside of our comfort zone or work to improve our lives?
Of course change, especially life-altering change, is bone-shakingly frightening sometimes. The whole concept is fraught with a veritable minefield of “what ifs” that can be hard for us to see and get past in order to reach the destination point where our dreams lie. So I offer you the following “what ifs” along with some answers to help you take that leap, whatever it may be, and land safely on the other side!

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Ten Tips to Create More Life for Your Life

pozitive_man.jpgWhen people begin to investigate career change, often they don’t want a new career at all. They love their career — but they also want time for creating a life outside work. As a lifetime leisure-seeker, I’ve created ten tips to help you get started on the quest for “more time in your life — and more fun.”

1. Decide where leisure ranks on your list of values. Are you working to pay for something that you don’t value very much?

2. Seize moments during the day, evening, lunchtime and weekend. Time management guru Alan Lakein calls this the “Swiss cheese method:” using the holes. Think “fun” in fifteen-minute segments.

3. Buy leisure time. Hiring a teenager to mow your lawn may give you an hour or more, depending on the size of your property. Get even more creative. For a price, your pet-sitter might be persuaded to take Fluffy to the vet and Fido to the groomer.

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