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How to Get Periscope Videos onto YouTube

Several readers have asked about how to get Periscope videos onto YouTube. Here’s the process I followed during my short-lived Persiscope experiment. For a few months earlier this year, I answered reader questions via video. I’d like to continue the series, but I’m still kind of putting my life back together. As part of my …

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How to Build Your Reputation as a Freelancer

“Reputation, you know – a lifetime to build, seconds to destroy.” —Captain Shakespeare, Stardust (movie) People say lots of things about me. Sometimes those things aren’t particularly flattering. But, even with the haters, my overall reputation is such that, 10 years after I started writing online, I’ve got a good business and people throw terms …

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Do You Know Why You Write? A Purpose for Every Post

Before you say yes to another writing gig, or agree to another pro bono post, stop and think about why you write. I’ve started thinking more about why I do things and prioritizing what matters to me. I have a chance at a new start in life, and I’m using this change to focus on things that I …

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My 4 Favorite Freelancer Personal Branding Tips

Personal branding is essential for a freelancer. If you want to succeed, these freelancer personal branding tips can help. Last month, I moderated a panel devoted to freelancer personal branding. The venue was the FinCon Expo, where I’ve presented before. The panel was aimed more at what editors are looking for in freelancers, and I …

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