November Teleclass: How Do You Do It All? Balancing Family Life and Home Business in the Real World

Mary Jo TateJoin us Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2015 at 3:00 p.m. EDT for an
hour-long member teleclass with NAIWE Expert Mary Jo Tate:
How Do You Do It All? Balancing Family Life and Home
Business in the Real World. We hope you’ll join us!

Having a home business provides a wonderful opportunity for freedom, flexibility, and fulfillment; but it can also create frustration, exhaustion, and chaos. You may be paralyzed by an overwhelming to-do list and become trapped in a crisis-management approach to life. As a single homeschooling mom with four sons and a home business, Mary Jo Tate knows just how hard the challenges can be! She shares powerful strategies to help you move past the juggling act and find balance so you, your family, and your business can flourish.

Mary Jo Tate, an international editor and book coach for 30 years, specializes in helping entrepreneurs, speakers, and other experts author a book whether or not they can write. She also teaches moms how to balance family life and home business and how to find peace in the space between the ideal and reality. Mary Jo is the author of How Do You Do It All? Proven Strategies for Balancing Family Life and Home Business in the Real World, Get Started as a Freelance Editor, Critical Companion to F. Scott Fitzgerald; and Flourish: Balance for Homeschool Moms. Visit her blog at http://www.FlourishAtHome.com for a free e-book, From Frazzled to Focused: 7 Planning Tools for Busy Moms.

Instructions for Joining the Teleclass

Members will find call-in information for teleclasses in the member area of the NAIWE.com website. NAIWE teleclasses are totally free for members ($12 each for non-members).

If you’re not a member and you’d like to join in time for the teleclass, you may click on this “Join NAIWE” link to do so. If you would like to register for the teleclass only, you may do so by visiting the Teleclass Registration page. We hope you’ll join us!
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Download the handout to print or follow along below.
 How Do You Do It All?

Balancing Family Life and Home Business in the Real World

by Mary Jo Tate, author of How Do You Do It All?

www.HowDoYouDoItAll.com

The Challenges of “Doing It All”

  1. Grow, Know, and Go
  2. Get Out of Your Comfort Zone
  3. Stop Struggling with Juggling
  4. Balance Is Not a Myth
  5. Three Kinds of Circumstances
  6. Find Peace in the Space between the Ideal and Reality
  7. Life Management, Not Time Management
  8. Setting Goals
  9. Seven Essential Planning Tools

The How Do You Do It All home study course includes:

  • 7 hours of audio
  • transcripts of every class session
  • customizable planning forms
  • bonuses on finding clients and using testimonials to market your business

Use coupon code 7tools20 for a $20 discount at

www.HowDoYouDoItAll.com

 

Introducing April Michelle Davis, NAIWE Social Media Marketing Expert

April Michelle Davis, NAIWE Social Media Marketing ExpertApril Michelle Davis is the founder of Editorial Inspirations. April Michelle draws on social media as a promotional avenue for her editorial services, as well as her classes and speaking engagements. She uses Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and other forms of social media as touch points with potential clients. Because of April Michelle’s success in reaching the social media market, her book, A Guide for the Freelance Indexer, was initially promoted solely online.

April Michelle provides exceptional editing, indexing, and proofreading services to both publishers and authors. Each task is approached with a greater understanding of the various aspects of the publishing process. The intent of the author and the publisher is always kept in mind—from the first word to well beyond the end.

Based out of Richmond, Virginia, April Michelle hosts in-person and correspondence courses for editing and indexing. Google “april michelle davis” and you will find that most every result on the first page is about her, or Google “editor indexer” and the first result is April Michelle.

Sign up for April Michelle’s course, Editing 101, at www.editorialinspirations.com/services/classes to learn how to use social media to your benefit. You can learn more about April Michelle at her NAIWE site, AprilMichelleDavis.NAIWE.com.

How to Blog Your Way to a Book Deal: Teleclass with Nina Amir

NAIWE Members, you’re invited to
join us for a member teleclass-
3:30 pm EST on Wednesday August 15, 2012
with NAIWE’s Blog to Book Expert, Nina Amir

Nina Amir, Blog to Book Expert, NAIWESome say the blog-to-book craze reached its height back in 2009, but more bloggers are landing deals and having their books released per month currently than at that time. Agents and acquisition editors continue to troll the Internet looking for blogs to turn into books because they want to find books as close to a “sure thing” as possible. A blog with an established readership and a blogger with a built-in fan base or platform represents a successfully test marketed book idea.

Rather than just blogging and then repurposing your posts into a book, or booking your blog, learn how to write, publish, and promote a book on the Internet using blog technology. Blogging a book is the easiest and quickest way to write a book and promote it at the same time. If you can write, you can blog. That means you can blog your way to creating a successful book—one that attracts readers and publishers. You can produce a manuscript, and promote and publish your work one post at a time in cyberspace. If you attract enough readers, you may also get “discovered” by an agent or publisher.

Learn how you can blog your way to a book deal or to create a blog that attracts readers, agents and publishers. This class also will touch on how to book a blog and why a successful blog ensures a successful self-published book.

This session will outline how writers who blog or blog a book:

  • publish as they write
  • build author platform while they write
  • get noticed by agents and acquisition editors

Session takeaways:

  • Why all aspiring authors should blog
  • What to blog about
  • 10 reasons to blog a book
  • The pros and cons of blogging vs. blogging a book
  • 6 things you need to do before you blog a book
  • 3 things you need for your blog to get discovered
  • The elements a blog needs if it is to become a book


Nina Amir, Inspiration-to-Creation Coach, inspires people to combine their purpose and passion so they Achieve More Inspired Results. She motivates both writers and non-writers to create publishable and published products, to craft careers as authors and to achieve  goals and fulfill their purpose. She blogged her book, How to Blog a Book, Write, Publish and Promote Your Work One Post at a Time (Writer’s Digest Books), in five months. Find out more about her, the products and services she offers and her blogs at www.ninaamir.com. You can sign up for a free book, author or blog-to-book coaching session or receive her FREE 5-Day Published Author Training Series by visiting www.copywrightcommunications.com.

Members will find call-in information for the classes in the member area of the NAIWE.com website. You’ll find it by logging in on any page of the site, then going to the Library link, then to the Expert Teleclasses link. NAIWE teleclasses are totally free for members ($27 each for non-members).

If you’re not a member and you’d like to join in time for the teleclass, you may click on this “Join NAIWE” link to do so. If you would like to register for the teleclass only, you may do so by visiting the Teleclass page. We hope you’ll join us!

How to Get Most Out of Everything You Do: A Teleclass with PR & Entrepreneur Expert, Diana Ennen

Join us for a member teleclass-
3:30 pm EST on Wednesday April 4, 2012

with Public Relations Expert Diana Ennen

You’ll learn:
  • How to write a great how to article on topics specific to your expertise.
  • How to get the most exposure for that article by adding it to your blog, newsletter, etc., and submitting it to the top ranking article submission sites as well as industry-specific places.
  • How to take it a step further and get even more exposure with your social media by creating tweets, facebook postings, etc., right from that article.
  • How you can review your website stats and online search stats to see what keywords brought the visitors to your site and with that knowledge create a Google Adword campaign.
  • And as a bonus, we show you how to create a video of your article and add it to your YouTube channel.

Dianna is President of Virtual Word Publishing, www.virtualwordpublishing.com. She has been in business for 25 years and has authored five books on starting a business including the best-selling book, Virtual Assistant the Series: Become a Highly Successful, Sought After VA. Today she specializes in PR and marketing. She has been featured on Fox News, CNN Radio, CBS4 News, etc., and co-hosted a radio show for over 3 years.

Members will find call-in information for the classes in the member area of the NAIWE.com website. You’ll find it by logging in on any page of the site, then going to the Library link, then to the Expert Teleclasses link. NAIWE teleclasses are totally free for members ($27 each for non-members).

If you’re not a member and you’d like to join in time for the teleclass, you may click on this “Join NAIWE” link to do so. If you would like to register for the teleclass only, you may do so by visiting the Teleclass page. We hope you’ll join us!

Tax Expert Carol Topp, CPA, to talk about Taxes for Freelancers

Carol Topp, CPA: Taxes and the Freelance Writer or EditorNAIWE members are invited to join us on Wednesday, 22 February, for a special call with our Accounting for Freelancers Expert, Carol Topp, CPA. Bring your accounting and tax questions, and Carol will answer as many as possible during our hour together. In Tax Tips for Writers in 2012 she’ll cover:

  • Anything new in taxes?
  • Mileage records
  • Business use of the home deduction
  • The IRS doesn’t email (scam alert)
  • Tax software can lie to you
  • When do you need a CPA ?

This members-only program will air on February 22, 2012 at 3:30 EST.

Carol Topp,CPA, is an accountant and the author of Business Tips and Taxes for Writers. Through her writing, speaking and consulting, Carol converts confusing tax rules and business language into clear, easy-to-understand English for readers. Visit TaxesForWriters.com for tax tips and business articles for the writer, blogger, freelancer and author.

Business Tips and Taxes for Writers by Carol Topp, CPABonus: We’ll give away one copy of Carol’s new book, Business Tips and Taxes for Writers, to one lucky teleclass attendee. If you’re a member and would like to enter but can’t be at the teleclass, just e-mail a question for Carol to Janice@NAIWE.com, and you’ll be included in the opportunity to win the book. If you don’t win, the book is available from the NAIWE Bookstore.
3:30 pm EST on Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Members will find call-in information in the member area. Just log in at the top of any NAIWE page; click on the “Library” link, and then the “Members-Only Blog” link. We’ll send a reminder via e-mail as well. Be sure that you’ve whitelisted *@naiwe.com (an asterisk, followed by @naiwe.com) in your e-mail program so that you receive the message.

If you’re not a member and you’d like to join in time for the teleclass, you may click on this “Join NAIWE” link to do so. If you would like to register for the teleclass only, you may do so by visiting the Teleclass page.

How to Tweet Tips to Create a Product with Paulette Ensign

Paulette Ensign, NAIWE Tips Booklet Expert

On a special episode of The Freelance Life, NAIWE Expert Paulette Ensign shared how to Tweet Your Tips to Create a New Product While Marketing Your Expertise. You may listen to the recording below.

As a freelancer, you have lots of great business tips to share with the world. And you keep hearing that social media for business is the way to go. Yet there are so many social media tools you’re not sure where to start. Plus you’re running a small home business or a micro business. You want to create products from those tips marketing your business at the same time, on what little time you have. Maybe you’re thinking of a tweet book and don’t know how to do it.

This session shows you how to do that and more, a minute at a time in very short order, a tip at a time, doing double time as you market your freelance business and create a money-making product simultaneously. You’ll develop a social media strategy that is painless, with big results both online and offline.

What you’ll learn in this session not only gives you a way to create a product for your business, it gives you another service to offer your clients and prospects.

Paulette Ensign has successfully been in the tips business for more than twenty years, selling well over a million copies of her tips booklet online and offline. She has clients worldwide who have surpassed her results. You can be the next one!

The Freelance Life is hosted at TalkShoe.

Ghostwriting Teleclass for NAIWE Members

Why learn ghostwriting if you don’t want to be a ghostwriter?

  • Ghostwriters can complete a novel in 12-14 months, concept to final draft.
  • Ghostwriters can complete a nonfiction manuscript, fully edited, in 6-8 months.

They’re not necessarily better writers, they simply have a perspective and skill set different from the ones taught to writers and aspiring authors. NAIWE’s Ghostwriting Expert Claudia Suzanne will talk about the differences between writers and and ghostwriters, including what you need to see your manuscripts the way agents and publishers do.

Join us on Wednesday, 18 January, 2012 at 3:30 p.m. EST to learn more about ghosting and why it might be a good addition to your skills toolbox.

NOTE: The recording of this teleclass can now be found in the member area.


Members will find call-in information in the member area. Just log in at the top of any NAIWE page; click on the “Library” link, and then the “Members-Only Blog” link. We’ll send a reminder via e-mail as well. Be sure that you’ve whitelisted *@naiwe.com (an asterisk, followed by @naiwe.com) in your e-mail program so that you receive the message.

If you’re not a member and you’d like to join in time for the teleclass, you may click on this “Join NAIWE” link to do so. If you would like to register for the teleclass only, you may do so by visiting the Teleclass page.

Member Teleclass: How to Complete Your Projects . . . Especially the Ones That Have Been Bugging You

Want to know how to knock out those projects that just hang on and on? Join us for this month’s member teleclass, “How to Complete Your Projects . . . Especially the Ones That Have Been Bugging You,” with NAIWE expert Meggin Meggin McIntosh, NAIWE's Productivity ExpertMcIntosh, The Ph.D of Productivity. She’ll delve into her experience to share sharp strategies for finishing even the most challenging projects.

Thursday, 12 January 2012

3:30 p.m. EST

Click this link for Meggin’s very helpful handouts.

We’ll talk about:

  • The #1 reason too many of your projects remain uncompleted.
  • The belief that is preventing you from ever getting some of your projects into the pipeline–so of course they never get completed.
  • The 3 tools you must have to get your projects completed.
  • The best secret for giving yourself peace of mind–even if it gives you a jolt of overwhelm first!
 How to get started so you have meaningful projects completed in a reasonable timeframe.
  • The 5 questions to ask and answer to know whether you are actually going to make any progress on your projects – or if you are woefully resigned to continue to live a life of frustration, unfulfilled possibilities, and lost opportunities.

Members will find call-in information in the member area. Just log in at the top of any NAIWE page; click on the “Library” link, and then the “Members-Only Blog” link. We’ll send a reminder via e-mail as well. Be sure that you’ve whitelisted *@naiwe.com (an asterisk, followed by @naiwe.com) in your e-mail program so that you receive the message.

If you’re not a member and you’d like to join in time for the teleclass, you may click on this “Join NAIWE” link to do so. If you would like to register for the teleclass only, you may do so by visiting the Teleclass page.

Meggin’s workshop can help you enter the new year with confidence and a clean slate. We hope you’ll join us!

Member Teleclass & Book Giveaway: Laurie Lewis on “What to Charge”

Laurie Lewis, the NAIWE Pricing ExpertFreelancers: Do you have questions about how to quote a job so that you’ll be earning what your work is worth?

Have you ever quoted a job, then found that it was a lot more work than you expected, leaving you with very little profit?

Do your palms get sweaty when a prospective client asks, “How much would you charge for this project?”

Join us on Wednesday, September 21, at 3:30 p.m. EDT for a special Members-Only Teleclass in which NAIWE’s Pricing Expert, Laurie Lewis, discusses strategies and techniques for creating fair, reasonable, and profitable price quotes. You’ll gain insight into:

  • Setting rates
  • Assessing fees dictated by clients
  • Evaluating your pricing experiences
  • How to dig for information before quoting a fee
  • The pros and cons of different pricing methods
  • Two rules of pricing and why following them will guarantee you pricing success
  • How to keep records that will enable you to maximize your profits
  • How to analyze your income retroactively
  • How to raise your rates

What to Charge by NAIWE Expert Laurie LewisThere’s no way that Laurie can cover all you need to know in one short hour, so during the teleclass, we’ll give away one copy of Laurie’s book, What to Charge: Pricing Strategies for Freelancers and Consultants, to a member who joins us on the call.* If you’re not the lucky winner, you can find What to Charge in the NAIWE Bookstore.

Members will find the call-in information in the Members-Only section of the NAIWE website. Just log in at the top of any page of NAIWE.com and go to the Library. Click on “Expert Teleclasses,” and you’ll find the information you need. Remember, our expert teleclasses are always free for members. Non-members will find additional information about the teleclasses on the Member Teleclass page.

*Details: You must be a current member of NAIWE, and be present on the call to win. The winner will be randomly chosen by caller number (for example, it could be Caller 8 or 17 or 53, which is the way our conference call service identifies callers). Remember, all you have to do is be there Wednesday, September 21, at 3:30 p.m. EDT to enjoy this informative teleclass and have a chance to win.

Telling Your Own Story: Expressing the “Emotional Why” Behind Your Book- Expert Teleclass for November

Barbara McNichol- Editorial Expert for the National Association of Independent Writers and Editors (NAIWE)We’re looking forward to November’s member teleclass with Barbara McNichol and Andrea Beaulieu! It’s scheduled for Wednesday, November 17, 2010, at 3:30 p.m. EST.

The topic is:

Telling Your Own Story: Expressing the “Emotional Why” Behind Your Book

When editing professional books, Barbara McNichol helps authors give their stories a strong emotional appeal so they jump off the page. In this session, she’s joined by author, performer, and presentation coach Andrea Beaulieu. Together, they’ll give listeners a wealth of ideas for telling their own stories on the page and the stage. Specifically, they’ll show authors how they can express the stories that compelled them to write their books in the first place!

Barbara has worked with more than 200 authors to bring their amazing books into the world. To assist them in choosing the perfect word when it matters most, she has created a word choice guide called Word Trippers. Barbara is NAIWE’s Editorial Expert, and you can read more about her at her member site, BarbaraMcNichol.NAIWE.com.

Andrea is the author of Ah Ha! 100 Flashes of Insight and Inspiration from Your Authentic Voice and Finding Your Authentic Voice. She has created the Your Authentic Voice® Intuition and Creativity System, which is at the heart of her books. Her coaching clients learn to tell their stories with compassion and conviction from the stage.

Barbara and Andrea offer a workshop “Get Your Story Straight: Tell Your Story Powerfully on the Page and on the Stage!” to help people in organizations more effectively tell their stories.

Members will receive call-in information for the class via a member mailing. Be sure that you’ve whitelisted *@naiwe.com (an asterisk, followed by @naiwe.com) and *@naiwemail.com in your e-mail program so that you receive the message (just add those e-mails to your address book, and that should take care of it). Expert teleclasses are archived in the member area for at least a year so that you can listen and learn at your convenience. The advantage of listening live, of course, is that you can ask questions at the end. We hope you’ll join us!

If you’re not a member and you’d like to join in time for the teleclass, you may click on this “Join NAIWE” link to do so. If you would like to register for the teleclass only, you may do so for $27 by visiting the Teleclass page.