Tag: work

Taking the pressure off a product launch

Taking the pressure off a product launch

Last week, I finished off a new product and put it out into the world. It’s a workbook that takes you step-by-step through the 7 stages of creating a plan for your social media, blog, newsletter, podcast… wherever you put content out into the online…

3 tips for  self-promotion (when you hate promoting yourself)

3 tips for self-promotion (when you hate promoting yourself)

So, in my last newsletter, I talked about how I had embraced self-promotion and had been ‘selling’ every day in order to promote my free Facebook group, something (maybe not that unexpected) happened. I totally lost the ability to promote myself. The group was launched,…

How to get out of your comfort zone

How to get out of your comfort zone

Did you know that ‘work for myself’ has been on my list of goals since about 2014? In fact, in January 2014, I wrote in my journal that by December 2014 “I want to have a clear plan in place for working for myself”. Do…

Pivot! Announcing something new

Pivot! Announcing something new

Is it possible to say the word ‘PIVOT’ without picturing Ross from Friends holding a sofa? For me, definitely not. But it’s still the word that comes to mind. I’m making some big plans for my business over the next few months, so I hope…

Am I in trouble?

Am I in trouble?

No. Of course I’m not. I’m never in trouble. And yet. I constantly feel like I’ve done something wrong and I’m about to get caught out. When I’m in the office (I’m back in house doing a temporary contract), if I take an extra 10…

On finding ‘the balance’

On finding ‘the balance’

This could equally have been titled: ‘Discovering that I’m actually a workaholic’ because finding ‘the balance’ so far has proved elusive. There are a multitude of reasons that I decided to go freelance, but one of them was definitely to have more of a work-life…

5 ways online content can help your author marketing

5 ways online content can help your author marketing

One of the key elements of author marketing is creating a presence online. By that I mean having a website. Being on social media. Sending out a newsletter more than once a year. Maybe even having a blog or video series. But in the 12…

The realities of freelance life with Stuart Bache and Natasha Hughes of Books Covered

The realities of freelance life with Stuart Bache and Natasha Hughes of Books Covered

This week I have two of my former colleagues on my blog! Tash and Stu are two lovely individuals who fell in love in the office, then decided to change their entire lives together. They moved to the Midlands, where their families live, started up…

The Realities of Freelance Life: Ruth Poundwhite

The Realities of Freelance Life: Ruth Poundwhite

I’ve only had a ‘multi-hyphen career’ for a a few months now, but I’ve absolutely loved the mix of things I’ve been working on. From working with authors directly to getting involved with a small publisher, it’s been so interesting to approach what I love…

The realities of freelance life: Franky Shanahan of Love Audrey

The realities of freelance life: Franky Shanahan of Love Audrey

A few weeks ago, I asked people to tell me more about their lives as freelancers. It’s not something I’m planning to do just yet, but since I technically now have a ‘multi-hyphened career’, figuring out how other people do this thing full time is…