Self-employment, Hustling, & Webinars

30 Nov

I love when I tell people I’m self-employed. Their minds immediately go ‘a.k.a. unemployed’. Bastards! I said self-employed. I have income coming in, or at least, I will in a few days. *eye roll* Get off my back. The past few weeks have been filled with getting my hustle on. Yes. I used the word hustle. Not referring to drug dealing. Just hustling.

I’ve gotta say I feel like I’m in college all over again. Being self-employed has meant studying and homework and research and papers (proposals/contracts) and all kinds of other learning and tools.

Sidebar: We have a lot of readers that are  bloggers and/or writers, and I found a Webinar that you might be excited about. Let’s face it, blogging and writing is hard work–constantly thinking of topics, trying to expand the reach of your blog or website, and the list goes on. Sport and I deal with this everyday. Annnnddddd how! SEO strategy (which we are learning) is one of the best tools to have in your arsenal to ease the process. If you’d like to get up on the action, we scored you a discount code. When registering, enter sk0256 for  10% off this 3-part series. Besides, you’ll probably have a virtual seat next to us at the Webinar. With Mike Belasco, President, seOverflow; Alysson Fergison, Owner, SEOAly; Shelly Kramer, Chief Imagination Officer, V3 Integrated Marketing; and Erika Napoletano, the Head Redhead at Redhead Writing at the helm, you’ll be in good hands. Not Allstate, you Silly Willy’s.

Now where were we? Oh, right. Self-employment = College (all over again). Of course, this time it is sans the dorms. Yeah, that’s pretty much it. The jocks, prima donnas, cheerleaders, and uppity cows (in my best Brian Fellow voice) are ever present, but they are manageable now.

My sudden career change has been exhilarating, scary, ball sweaty, freeing, and enlightening. Are any of you scoundrels dealing with a career change? Self-employed? Any pointers for this newbie?

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4 Responses to “Self-employment, Hustling, & Webinars”

  1. enyabiznass November 30, 2010 at 11:31 am #

    I’ve career changed a few times. It’s fun. :) Glad things are kicking ass for you!

  2. P.S. Jones @The Bitch Blog November 30, 2010 at 2:16 pm #

    Get used to your family and friends believing that you are unemployed if you don’t own a business they can physically walk into. Even when you tell them how you make your money. Even as you pay for dinners or buy Christmas gifts. I’ve been self-employed for years and my parents think I sit at home waiting for someone to lend me money. My in-laws regularly think I can babysit their children because I don’t work. Sarcasm and snarling helps.

    • Erika Napoletano November 30, 2010 at 3:29 pm #

      PS Jones’ comment makes me snortle with delightful laughter. And I concur: sarcasm & snarling DOES help!

  3. dtpennington November 30, 2010 at 8:17 pm #

    It’s horrible! Full reverse! Abandon hope all ye who enter!

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