The Biggest Misconception People Have About Professional Writing? It’s All Fun and Games

I am in the middle of my seventh year as a FT professional writer. Oh, and I work from home. I started working from home as a writer in 2013 on a part-time basis. By 2014, I had enough clients to make this my only means of work (yes, with kids and a spouse and pets…even with people screaming it can’t happen). As someone who does not have a traditional job or someone who treats writing as a side-hustle, I’ve learned a lot over the last seven years…but the biggest lesson?

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Don’t Make Shit Hard for Your Students

Recently, Bull & I attended an online acrylics paint class. We didn’t attend the live version. We used the replay. Initially, I planned to attend the live class about a week ago. I was disappointed when life happened and I couldn’t. It turned out, as usual, that was for the best. Because the instructor of the class who has apparently taught before, made shit extremely difficult for beginners. As a seasoned educator and work from home mom, don’t make shit hard for your students.

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3 Work from Home Tools I Use Every Day

When you work from home, you need the right tools. And there are a lot of work from home tools out there…and some of them are incredibly expensive. If you’re starting a business, it can be overwhelming to choose the right work from home tools. You could also be shocked by the price tags attached to many of them. I’ve worked from home as a copywriter, editor, ghostwriter, and SEO expert (all rolled into one fun-sized human standing at only 5’2) since 2014. Here are 3 work from home tools I use every day (and a simple breakdown of how I use them).

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The Day I Knew I Had to Start a Work from Home Business

I think that most of us have this moment where we just know we have to start a work from home business. I think that, sure, some people are more entrepreneurial minded than others. To some degree, I am. I was always fairly happy in jobs that allowed me to work independently (I work fine on a team, but I don’t like being micro-managed and I don’t like having to babysit other people although I don’t mind answering questions, training people, or helping people…hell, I taught college and loved that). After two or three years though, I generally felt restless in a traditional job or there wasn’t enough flexibility to deal with what was going on in my life. Yet, I think that most of us have a moment where we just know or knew we had to find a way to start a work from home business. Here’s what happened to me.

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6 Things I Did During the Polar Vortex

I live in Oklahoma. The middle of February is, from my memory, the coldest and suckiest time of the year. It isn’t that I love weeks on end of triple digit heat, but I damn sure do not like the snow (or ice). It’s been a couple of weeks since I’ve gone outside. In fact, there’s a good 12″ of snow in my yard (still…although it’s melting). It isn’t that unusual for me to stay home because I am extremely introverted. So, here is a boring listicle of 6 things I did during the polar vortex.

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Oh, the Irony

You’ll recall, with sweet, sweet irony (I hope), that the pAtRiOtS (the idiots of the insurrection and those on Parler) that somehow thought the liberals were in bed with the Russians…and then screamed about how their freedom of speech was being trampled upon when Parler was shutdown and, you know, when various social media companies decided to enforce their Terms of Service…

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