My Sweet November: Day 15 Accounting

6757849129_68dd2374cc_oAs promised, we’ve turned the corner. We’ve now passed by all the technical teaching of the course. This marks the first day of the maintenance portion of 30 Days or Less to Freelance Writing Success. The following lessons demonstrate how to maintain our success. The remainder of the course focuses on diversifying your online business, accounting, your brand, and spreading your business out into other fields. more My Sweet November: Day 15 Accounting

My Sweet November: Change in Posting Schedule


On Day 1, I posted a posting schedule. I had been doing pretty well sticking to it. That is, until I noticed I’m ahead by 1 day. The reason? I lumped Lessons 13 and 14 together on Day 11 instead of separating them into Days 11 and 12.

This new schedule sets me up to finish the course on November 29th. Finishing up a day early means I have time to write up a nice summation of my experiences that I’ll share with you on November 30th.

The adjusted schedule of days and posts remaining is below. more “My Sweet November: Change in Posting Schedule”

My Sweet November: Day 13 Finding Work, Bootstrap Style

Front of a traditional house in Lijiang, Yunnan, China.

We’ve cruised through the technical part of the course so far. Today and tomorrow, I’ll talk about the final techy bits of successful freelance writing.

But first, some news!

After struggling to no end with WordPress, I am proud to announce I’ve finally built up my website! Granted, it needs some more content (something I’m actively working on), but it exists! The best part? It’s 100% free!

Learning to, and then actually building this convoluted website gave me an idea. I have roughly 100 pages of notes I took while Googling, checking out library books, and watching tutorials on how to do this. These notes could help you get your page done. If all goes well, I’m going to write a course all about the easiest way to do it. And because I’m a bootstrapper all the way, it’ll be free.

Last thing before we dive in… more My Sweet November: Day 13 Finding Work, Bootstrap Style

My Sweet November: Day 11 Set Up the Pitch

Since going through Lessons 13 and 14, Developing Your Pitch: Parts 1 and 2, I’ve tried to come up with a viable pitch template for me. It’s a work in progress.

Gina Says…

She’d only started a few months prior to that and had already been featured in The Huffington Post! I was amazed. I haven’t worked up the courage to pitch to them. Mostly because I’m just scared and not sure what to write about. It’s something I’m going to have to work on.

Anyway, I digress.

In 30 Days to Freelance Writing Success, Gina says her pitch came as a result of learning from various courses. She says it should be a solid representation of what you’ve got going on at the moment. more My Sweet November: Day 11 Set Up the Pitch