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Linklist: HELP! I’ve Been Scammed! – What to do when you’ve been duped.

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Internet scams are very prevalent in my (our?) line of work.  If you are a freelancer, you have probably had doubts about certain gigs.  Eventually, you may get involved with someone running a scam.  The question is, “What do I do now?”

Continue reading Linklist: HELP! I’ve Been Scammed! – What to do when you’ve been duped.

How I Got the Gig: Jack-O-Lantern Farm Brochure

A few months ago, one of my professors mentioned that a local business owner needed a brochure made for his company.  I approached her after class, and she set me up with the Mr. Larry Carpenter, owner of Jack-O-Lantern Farm in Muscle Shoals, AL.  After a quick visit to the farm, I started working on the brochure.  This is the brochure I made for him:

Jack-O-Lantern Farm 1

Jack-O-Lantern Farm 2

I’m very happy with it, and so is Mr. Carpenter.  In fact, he told me that he is going to recommend me to other local vendors.  In a few minutes, I’m going to start designing a business card for myself and drop those by the farm on my way to Florence on Monday.  It is so exciting to have finally reached a point in my life where I need a business card.  I didn’t think that would happen so soon after graduation, yet here it is!

How I Got the Gig: Writing for EscapeWizard.com & WhatsCheaper.com

If you have visited my Freelance Writing Samples page, you will know that I write for two travel sites (EscapeWizard.com and WhatsCheaper.com).  I thought I would take a moment to explain how I got the gig and how you can find one, too.

In February, I left the nest and moved into an apartment.  I had more free time and I decided to pick up a few freelance gigs.  I started checking the classifieds in the local papers.  I also checked job sites like Monster.com and SnagAJob.com, but I didn’t find a single hit. Continue reading How I Got the Gig: Writing for EscapeWizard.com & WhatsCheaper.com

Say YES! to Your Writing

One of my classmates said that she sat down to write an eight page paper for her rhetoric class.  After a grueling couple of hours, she sat back to see what she had accomplished: a paragraph!

She said to me, “I told myself something had to be wrong.  It shouldn’t take that long.  What’s wrong with me?”

After a brief Q & A period, I figured it out.  Continue reading Say YES! to Your Writing