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What’s Up Wednesdays: Entrepreneurial Spirit

January 27th, 2010 by

I’ve always enjoyed writing so this freelance writing career was a natural fit and one of the best decisions that I’ve made in my life. At the same time, it can be daunting to consider all the other things that come along with an entrepreneurial endeavor like this.

With that in mind, we take a look around the Web to see what other bloggers have to say about running a business and finding success. Enjoy the speedlink!

Free Money Finance usually blogs about how to best manage your finances, but a recent post discussed ways that people make bad career decisions. You may be tempted to take the easy job or you may be lured by a bigger salary, but you shouldn’t be basing your choices on these criteria alone. Do what you love and find a way to make a living from it.

Rebecca Bollwitt is probably best known among Internet and social media circles, but she also recognizes the credibility that being a a published author can bring. Many of her online cohorts, including Darren Barefoot and Tris Hussey, recently release books of their own and I have one on the way that I co-wrote with John Chow. There’s just something about the legitimacy of seeing your name in print.

Charlie Gilkey takes some inspiration from one William Shakespeare, describing how you can write for write for three different audiences at the same time. If you want to achieve some entrepreneurial success, you need to find a way that you can speak several demographic while sounding like you are focusing on one. It’s like writing horoscopes, wouldn’t you say?

Thursday Bram enjoys working from home as much as the next work-at-home professional, but she also yearns for the camaraderie of colleagues too. That’s why she’s looking to establish some co-working space in Maryland, not unlike the co-working space that The Network Hub offers to Vancouverites.

Jennifer Mattern knows that it’s a lot easier when you have clients come to you rather than the other way around. That’s why you need to build your brand presence or, as Jennifer calls it, your “writer platform.” Comment on other blogs, conduct seminars, join professional organizations, and set up a public portfolio.

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2 Responses to “What’s Up Wednesdays: Entrepreneurial Spirit”

  1. Rebecca says:

    Thanks for the shout out today & would love to hear more about your book when you have it all done.

    Cheers!

    Rebecca

  2. Tris Hussey says:

    Thanks for the shout out! I here that your book will be in print shortly! Congrats!

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