You may have noticed that my blog posting has gotten sporadic. That is just not me. I won’t bore you with the details. I’ve had a bit of an upheaval in my personal life. With that being said, I’m going back to what I used to do years ago with this blog. I’m using an editorial calendar and I’m going to try to stick to it. Of course if there’s breaking news or if I have a promotion going on, those will take priority. Thanks for sticking with me.
I have some exciting news for you today! My latest book, 7 Tips For The Sophisticated Freelancer, is available for purchase on Amazon! Whoo hoo! You can get your copy now for the introductory price of 99 cents. Just click on the words, 7 Tips For The Sophisticated Freelancer today to get your copy.
You’ve probably seen the reports of unusually cold temperatures here in the metro Atlanta area. If you’re wondering how you can help, there will be a coat drive coming up that will benefit the Atlanta Day Shelter for Women and Children. Here are the details:
Date: Saturday, January 25, 2014
Place: 1105 Northside Drive (McDonald’s)
Time: 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM.
What to bring: Gently used children’s coats.
You were cleaning out your closet anyway to start the new year off fresh. Why not start the year off by helping someone out less fortunate than you?
I realize I haven’t been talking about my own books that much on here. Believe me that will change next year. I do want to let you know that today is the last day you will be able to get them for 99 cents. On January 1st I will be raising the price on my two Kindle books. So if you have been on the fence about purchasing these books, head over to Amazon right now and purchase your copies of Tips For The Sophisticated Marketer and Tips About Twitter For The Sophisticated Marketer. You can head into the new year with tools that will help you promote your business effectively. Each of these books is priced at 99 cents. Get yours today!
It has been said that if you fail to plan, you plan to fail. I believe that to be true, especially with blogging. However, it is hard to plan without the proper tools. So I have created a template to help you. This is an Excel spreadsheet that you can edit. In order for me to give this awesome tool to you, just fill the following form out with your name and email address. In addition to the spreadsheet, you will get these blog posts via email. You will also be eligible to get other goodies and special deals throughout the year.
I just wanted to let you guys know that I am changing hosting providers. You may recall from my post about what to look for in web hosting providers that I was hosting with hostgator. Up until recently they have been an excellent company. They got bought out and I’ve been hearing about people’s websites getting arbitrarily shut down. They even sent me an email about how I was draining resources and suggested I buy a more expensive hosting package. To their credit, they did help me fix a problem with my blog. However, I don’t like knowing that they could just shut me down if they feel like I’m using too much bandwidth or something like that. So I decided to try out a new company that I saw recommended on the Warrior Forum.
If you read my blog regularly, you will notice that I have not been posting on here that much. I’ve been trying to figure out what direction I want to take my business in. I get approached by people in my network with a lot of different opportunities and I have been in deep thought about what I need to focus on in the next few years. It was a toss up between network marketing or focusing on my writing and my crafts. After much deliberation (and having two people on Facebook refer writing clients to me), I have decided to quit doing network marketing for a while and to focus on my writing and my crafts. I don’t have anything against network marketing. I think it’s a great way to learn about sales and business. Right now, I just need to spend more time developing my own brand.
I’m happy to report that the CISPA bill is dead for now. It didn’t pass the Senate! Yay! So thank you for whatever you did to spread the word about this bill. This proves that we can use the Internet to make a difference. Now let’s keep our eyes open to make sure that they don’t try to pass anything else crazy.
You may notice the ribbon at the top corner of my website saying stop censorship. That pesky little bill is back. While we were all worried about the bomber in Boston, the CISPA bill that we all yelled and screamed about last year passed the House. Now it’s on its way to the Senate. Please take some time to click on the ribbon on my page and send a message to your Senator saying that you want them to vote against this bill. Basically what it will do is make it so that your private data is no longer private. Your data can be given over to the government without your knowledge and you will have very little recourse once it is handed over.
I want to announce the small business event hosted by The Edge Connection: The Business Forward Breakfast. It is tomorrow and if you can attend it, you should register and attend. I had a chance to catch up with Patricia Harris, CEO/Executive Director of The Edge Connection for an interview to give you some more information about The Edge Connection and the event.
Take it away Patricia.