A former Apple Retail employee on the good, the bad, and the beautiful.

taken with iPhone 12 Mini

Note: My first job out of college was mobile technician at Apple’s Gran Central store. This post is not sponsored.

In this post I cover my experience on iPhone 12 Mini’s:

  1. Battery
  2. Size & Screen
  3. Camera
  4. MagSafe
  5. Storage Issues with iOS 14.2.1
  6. Final Thoughts (brief notes on 5G and phone…

Rituals regulate emotions and improve productivity

Writers and creatives depend on productivity for income. We get paid when we complete a project. While some of us are lucky enough to have retainer or subscription clients, 77% of freelance creatives charge per-project or hourly rates.

This pandemic is tough on a creative’s earnings and creative productivity. Stress…

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Renowned teachers with hundreds of classes to choose from

The demand for good writers is growing nearly as fast (or faster) than some engineering jobs. In the next ten years, content writing jobs will grow 11 percent and technical writing jobs will grow 8 percent.

The need for creative writing is also on the rise — millennials out-read older…

Tips from authors, agents, and bloggers with major book deals

Whether you’re an aspiring writer or entrepreneur looking to publish a book for the marketing benefits — if you want a traditional nonfiction book deal, you need an agent. A literary agent represents writers to publishers and negotiates publishing deals on behalf of the writer.

In this article we’ll cover:

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A screenshot guide to writing proposals that win big clients

If you want to grow a serious writing business, you need to write proposals that showcase all that you can offer clients. The trick is —

selling results, not actions.

Sell views, clicks, downloads, conversions, and profit — not writing or editing.

More than a few times, after I send…

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Stories from writers at Blinkist, Intercom, and Tapad

It’s the best time ever to be a writer. We have near unlimited options for income — blogs, freelancing, self-publishing, social media.

Many of the best opportunities for writers come from businesses — namely, tech businesses. Marketing, customer support, and engineering teams rely heavily on writing. …

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Earn what you’re worth with these examples of successful negotiations

I teach business workshops to many new and intermediate writers. Here’s the most common question writers ask—

How do I get people to pay me decent rates for my work?

There are a few caveats to negotiating better rates for your writing—whether you’re entering a new contract with a new…

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Expert advice on freelancing, traditional publishing, and self-publishing

Whether you’re a freelancer on a mission to build your own writing business, a founder looking to publish a manifesto, or fiction author ready to submit a short story—

You must learn the business of writing.

In this article, I share best-selling books and a few, lesser-known gems that have…

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Tips from a Penguin Random House author and a ForbesWomen contributor

Most writers I know feel that networking and meeting new people is awkward and uncomfortable.


You can’t build a business without a network, and authors and writers are no exception.

And, networking doesn’t mean hopping around and shaking as many hands as you can at as many events as…

Kayla Lee

Writer and Business Consultant

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