Link Love Friday

It’s been quite a week. It started slowly, with little going on, but as the week progressed, the workload intensified, as did the contact with clients. I’m still trying to get to an agreement with one client, but in the meantime another contact from my magazine editor days got in touch. Seems I’ll be working with him and his group regularly. I’m excited about it. He’s a great person and one of those business people you enjoy watching build and grow business. He’s succeeded because he knows what he’s doing. I want to be around that kind of person. And I just plain like the guy.

Today I’m recovering from a very busy yesterday and trying to finish up some loose ends while nursing away what I suspect is a cold. So instead of my usual drivel, I wanted to share what I think are some of the best posts I’ve seen this week. To be honest, these are some of the best posts ever, starting first with our own Jenn Mattern (notice how I “possess” her in a non-creepy way – she’s just great).

Enjoy your Friday and your weekend, everyone!

Free Business Resources for Freelance Writers: Bookmark this post – seriously. Jenn is practically handing you a better career.

Building New Income Streams When Client Work is Slow: This applies to every writer, not just beginners.

Be Yourself When You’re Writing – Who Else Can You Be?: Told as only Anne Wayman can tell it.

Give a Little, Get a Lot: Michelle Rafter shows us when working for free can actually benefit.

Referral bonuses: What do you think? Let Susan Johnston know.

Freelance Follies Jake Poinier gives us a good laugh. Thanks, Jake.

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  • Devon Ellington October 21, 2011 at 12:29 pm

    Exciting news for you, great!

    All those posts are great, but Jake always rocks, doesn't he? We're so lucky he's "one of us."

    The Write Angles conference fucked me. They weren't honest with me and this weekend is just going to be a nightmare. It may be more detrimental to cancel at the last minute, but I'm awfully tempted.

  • Lori October 21, 2011 at 1:29 pm

    I can see why you're tempted, Devon. They really did screw you over. What's your gut telling you?

  • EP October 21, 2011 at 4:08 pm

    Thanks for those links. I particularly liked the "E-book" information under "Building New Income Streams When Cleint Work is Slow." I've been a bit lazy here (I've wanted to put out an e-book for quite some time now) and maybe this will give me the push I need. It looks to be very informative.

  • Jodi Kaplan October 21, 2011 at 4:55 pm

    Oh my, I'd never seen that Freelance Follies site before (lived it though!). Thanks for the laugh!

  • Jake P October 21, 2011 at 5:06 pm

    Well, now I am blushing! Thanks for the kind words, y'all. I've got another episode in the works for Halloween week.

    Love the Halley's Client connection with your magazine bud, Lori. Those are some of my favorites–it's like finding a $20 bill in a pair of jeans you haven't worn in 6 months.

    Have a great weekend!

  • Wendy October 21, 2011 at 9:24 pm

    Thanks for the video, Jake. I was going to comment at your blog, but it doesn't like me.

  • Paula October 21, 2011 at 9:50 pm

    I've tried a few times, but nothing is coming through when I click Anne's link. (Did you tick of the tech gods again, Anne?)

  • Jake P October 21, 2011 at 11:28 pm

    Sorry for the comment issue, Wendy. For some reason, Tweets occasionally auto-create a time stamp that's several hours after the current time, and it makes WordPress freak out. (I assume you got the message that says "You're commenting too fast!") I just fixed one that was dated 10pm tonight, so you're free to drop by and comment 🙂

  • Cassie Tuttle October 22, 2011 at 12:52 am

    Thanks for the links, Lori. Especially LOVED Jake's Freelance Follies!