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Destiny Hagest
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Hey everyone - I'm going to engage in a little shameless self promotion here, so bear with me.

I'm hosting an online employment workshop next week, and I'd love it if you could attend!



Prices are crazy cheap, since this is my very first one - it's only $50 for all four days.

I've been telecommuting since my little boy was born, and it's been a game changer for us. We live in a really rural area, and this way I'm not only able to stay home with him, but earn a steady income and be with our son all day - it really is just amazing.


Just another day at work - sitting in my nursing chair after tending to the chickens. I work every day with a napping toddler in my lap!

There are SO many of these jobs out there - you don't have to sell cosmetics or invest in anything, it's real, legitimate work. But it really took me a while to figure out how to get these jobs, there are just so many scams out there to sift through.

If you'd like to take the course, I'd love to have you! I'm only opening it up to ten people for now, simply because I want to make sure I have time to help everyone and answer all their questions. There will be conference calls, but all of the work is flexible and can be done any time during the four days.

If this is successful, I'm really hoping to turn it into one of my own residual income streams, so please check it out, and tell your friends!

Find all the info and sign up here.
 
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Your web page is down. Do you still do this?
 
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Hi Annie, not for the time being - I'm pretty absorbed in building my client base during my transition out of my role here at Permies, and just have no time for it. But I will update here in the future if and when I do it again.

On that note, there are a lot of really great resources out there to get your started - Create Your Laptop Life has a 'Sign a Client in 30' program that's great for beginners. Once I get my workflows established, I plan to take their mastermind course to sharpen my own skill sets.
 
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Destiny, could you give me a general idea of the level of ability you had when you started working online and what kind of work it has allowed you to do?

I am trying to get an idea of whether I have marketable skills at this point, or whether I would have to pursue further education to make money online.  I am known as an excellent writer (resumes, cover letters, newsletters, persuasive essays, editing and rewriting, ect), but I don't actually have any credentials beyond "I'm a darn good writer... everyone says so."

Any thoughts?

Thank you.
 
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G Duke wrote:Destiny, could you give me a general idea of the level of ability you had when you started working online and what kind of work it has allowed you to do?

I am trying to get an idea of whether I have marketable skills at this point, or whether I would have to pursue further education to make money online.  I am known as an excellent writer (resumes, cover letters, newsletters, persuasive essays, editing and rewriting, ect), but I don't actually have any credentials beyond "I'm a darn good writer... everyone says so."

Any thoughts?

Thank you.


Honestly, that's the great thing about it G, you don't really need any credentials as long as you have the ability to write. The hardest part about getting started this way is doing so without a portfolio behind you, but you can always start a blog on your professional services site to get your foot in the door and showcase your talent to potential clients.

To give myself more of an edge, I boned up on SEO and digital marketing strategies, so that I could work in tandem with these strategies with my clients, and had the familiarity with the topics to execute them and build them into my writing.

I started out ghostwriting in tech, doing software reviews and conversion articles for a pretty low rate, but I got a lot of experience and education with inbound marketing strategies, and learned about working with online teams. Since then, I've written for a number of blogs, magazines, and done several product descriptions and reviews (only ever honest, authentic ones of course), and am currently looking at branching into white papers.

I got my start on UpWork, which used to be a low paying labor mill for freelancers, but I've discovered there are in fact clients there that will pay you what you're worth, you just have to dig to find them. I'm a copywriter myself, and though a lot of paid positions with corporate level jobs want you to have a bachelor's degree, I've been able to freelance at a very nice rate without one.

A buddy of mine was in a similar position - great writer, wanted to freelance, just didn't know how to get started, and didn't have a portfolio. I did this workshop and just introduced him to some of the basic tools and client acquisition methods, and he is ROCKING it - he has more work than he knows what to do with now.

Just dive right in - you'll be so glad you did. There is just no reason you should have to commute to work with those kinds of skills.
 
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Thank you for your thorough reply, I greatly appreciate it.  So CYLL's 30 day course is highly recommended?  Are there any other courses I should consider at this point?

Thanks again.
 
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G Duke wrote:Thank you for your thorough reply, I greatly appreciate it.  So CYLL's 30 day course is highly recommended?  Are there any other courses I should consider at this point?

Thanks again.


Eh, you know, it just kind of depends on where you're at. I'm still ramping up, since I've been focused on Permies this past year, and my freelancing work definitely ended up on the back burner, so I'm just focusing on sharpening my current skill set so I can charge more. I just took a white papers course on Udemy, and my next move is probably going to be Jenny Beres' six figure freelancer boot camp. I only do courses by people that are doing what I want to do.

Once I hit the income ceiling with copywriting, CYLL is going to be my next move - it's more marketing skill focused, but a very comprehensive course. They teach everything from Wordpress to click funnels, all things that work nicely in tandem with copywriting services.
 
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