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Start Becoming A Freelance Writer - Talk with Karen M. Black
April 15, 2020

Career Redo Success Club

Career Change Challenges,
Creative Solutions!

, Start Becoming A Freelance Writer - Talk with Karen M. Black

March 16, 2020 - Issue #016

Talk with your own Mentor(s) to quickly learn more about your desired career. It may save time and money through a concentrated learning process. Avoid the mistakes of others. Try multiple Mentors or multiple careers to allow you to focus in quickly on your own dream career.

“Your Mentor + Quality Insight = Dream Career”

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  • Quotes/Jokes: Freelance Writer Jokes and Fun Quotes
  • Videos: 4 Common Career Change Mistakes To Avoid
  • News & Advice: What To Do If Your Job Is Affected By COVID-19
  • Blog Updates: Karen M. Blace - Freelance Writer
  • Career Change News: The Case For Career Pivoting and 6 Tips For Working Remotely
  • Ask the Editor: I want your questions!
  • Feedback: Love to hear from you on any subject.



1. Three guys are sitting at a bar...

#1: “…Yeah, I make $75,000 a year after taxes.”

#2: “What do you do for a living?”

#1: “I’m a stockbroker. How much do you make?

#2: “I should clear $60,000 this year.”

#1: “What do you do?”

#2: “I’m an architect.”

The third guy has been sitting there quietly, staring into his beer, when the others turn to him.

#2: “Hey, how much do you make per year?”

#3: “Gee… hmmm… I guess about $13,000.”

#1: “Oh yeah? What kind of stories do you write?”

2. A visitor to a certain college paused to admire the new Hemingway Hall that had been built on campus. 
"It's a pleasure to see a building named for Ernest Hemingway," he said.
"Actually," said his guide, "it's named for Joshua Hemingway. No relation."
The visitor was astonished. "Was Joshua Hemingway a writer, also?"
 "Yes, indeed," said his guide. "He wrote a check."

“Asking a working writer what he thinks about critics is like asking a lamppost how it feels about dogs.”
~ Christopher Hampton

“I can write better than anybody who can write faster, and I can write faster than anybody who can write better. ”
~ A. J. Liebling




Don’t wait for the perfect job — find one that is better!

Joseph Liu give some great points in his video on the 4 most common career change mistakes. One of his key points is “Don’t wait for the perfect job — find one that is better!” Spending all of your time and effort on “perfect” is not the way to go.

Another great point is don’t try to figure it out on your own. One great approach to take is to talk with someone who is experienced in the career field that you wish to enter. Ask questions to find gain more insight. What is it really like to work in that job? Why do some people fail? If you don’t know what you are getting into, you will want to change again.

Plan your way around these mistakes!

The video is 5:01 minutes long.

Click here to see the video by Joseph Liu


What To Do If Your Job Is Affected By COVID-19

Recently, send out an email with a link to a new section on its website. The put together resources that help guide individuals to help this directly impacted by the virus.

On that page they state: “At Indeed, our mission is to help people get jobs. That means continuously updating jobs and working directly with employers around the world. Here you'll find advice, resources and community conversations to address the impact of COVID-19 on your job.”

Three of the topics they covered are:

  • How to use indeed to job search during COVID-19
  • Unemployment and job loss support
  • Indeed community

Other topics on that page that they present are 1) COVID-19 and your job: Tips and actions to consider and 2) COVID-19 Job resources by state.

I hope this help you, your family or friends in some way.

Indeed COVID-Article

Of course, you can always contact us to learn more about opportunities to become an entrepreneur and work wherever you wish.



Are you interested in becoming a freelance writer?

Freelance writing is an attractive job for many people for various reasons.

Karen M. Black is a freelance B2B copywriter, plain language consultant and the author of two self-published books. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology, and a Master of Business Administration from Rotman School of Management in Toronto and has worked at home since 2006. She’s also created a SEO optimized website that creates a steady flow of targeted traffic.

If you would rather work at home more and fill your inner need, then this just might be the time for you to consider becoming a freelance writer.

Discover more about Karen at the link below:

Our Karen M. Black article.


The Case For Career Pivoting

Greg Blatt presents his take on the world as it changed over the past 30 years with regard for working with the same company.

Of course, it used to be commonplace to do just that. However, now most people have several employers and even several career fields.

Many people are trying to fill the need they have in their gut or their heart. I’ve just got to work with “_____”. That is my passion. My first job got me a few dollars, but I need more than that.

See what you think about his views.

Check it out here.

Article on The Case For Career Pivoting

6 Tips For Working Remotely

Talk about a timely article. This one came out just a few weeks before the COVID-19 crisis. Blair Heitmann wrote this article to help anyone find better ways to work remotely.

She comes up with six items that I feel are truly helpful in keeping one’s sanity working from home. Since we all are doing more of that these days, and probably will for some time, I wanted to share it with you.

One of my favorite tips from her is “Prioritize your wellbeing”. Take time to take care of yourself

What is your favorite tip?

Six Tips For Working Remotely


Here we are again. I would love to help you get the answers you need in your career change process. Please feel free to contact me with your questions or comments. Mention that you question comes from our newsletter section and I will place the response in this section for all of our readers.


Comments? Ideas? Feedback? I’d love to hear back from you. Just reply to this newsletter and tell me what you think!

May the wind be at your back! If not, then persevere! Show Grit!

See you in the next issue,

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