Going viral online changed my life. So, what now?

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Right now, I have a lot of titles — poet, performer, ghostwriter, editor, and (to my mother’s dismay) grad school dropout. Figuring out my life in these past two years after leaving school (aka the only thing I knew how to succeed in my entire life) has been both exhilarating…

Calling all bloggers, copywriters, and ghostwriters

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Before I found my freelance writing niche, I did anything and everything under the sun to find paid writing work. Job boards, content mills, cold emailing… you name it. That journey led me to become a member of over 20 Facebook groups for writers to find leads and information about…

Suggest these ground rules to help strengthen the discussion—and get better outcomes for everyone in your meetings

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Thanks to introversion and a soft voice, I’ve been talked over in group settings since I was a kid. For that reason, I often leave meetings feeling unheard and unable to share my expertise. Whether you’re at work or school, losing the chance to share your ideas can make it…

So, go ahead and take that break

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We have all seen some version of the same thing on social media: praise for someone who is “self-made,” any iteration of the phrase “we all have the same 24 hours” or someone promoting their personal brand.

Measuring our worth by how “productive” we are is an ideology rooted in…

No, none of these are Upwork or Fiverr

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When I decided to start freelance writing shortly after college, I found myself endlessly scrolling through Upwork and Facebook groups competing with other freelancers for jobs. As a new writer, I landed a few gigs only because I was willing to do them for embarrassingly low rates. I figured I…

Hold off on that Instagram account just a little longer.

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Social media isn’t everyone’s cup of tea. It’s time-consuming, challenging to navigate, and sometimes just downright annoying. Personally, if I didn’t rely on Facebook and Instagram to promote my work, I would delete the apps.

Even if you do enjoy using social media, promoting on various platforms is a different…

Jae Nichelle

Poet, writer, lover of sweet potatoes. Here are my questions for the world. More at jaenichelle.com.

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