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Happy New Year – here’s your fireworks

By Angie Colee

You know what drives me nuts? Freelancer groups on Facebook. They make me crazy sometimes… because they could be such a place of hope and inspiration. And what I see, more often than not, is an angry pitchfork mob. One could argue that it’s just kinda the norm on social media. But look… I don’t…

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just get in the f*$#*& pool

By Angie Colee

I remember when I first made the decision to leave my day job and go freelance. For years, I’d been working as a corporate copywriter. I made a decent salary. Had health insurance. Loved my team. Commuted 2+ hours a day. Worked 10-12 hour days, often taking work home and continuing to work on the…

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some things don't belong in your bedroom

By Angie Colee

So here it is… two weeks since I last wrote.   Ordinarily that wouldn’t be much of a problem, right? Write when you can, the world keeps spinnin’…   Except I promised to write weekly. And then a biiiiiiiiig project with lots of insane deadlines came up and I pushed everything to the wayside.  …

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dancing with demons

By Angie Colee

I’m about to get really real here. I had a bit of a moment last week, involving this very blog. I send these posts out to my email list, and occasionally people unsubscribe. This is Basic Email 101 – some people are going to stay and some are going to go. But my cardinal sin…

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the root of crushing disappointment

By Angie Colee

You’ve experienced it. I’ve experienced it. We’ve all gone through it… That moment where something we wanted, wished for, hoped for with every ounce of soul we possess fails to happen. Maybe it’s being passed over for a job you really wanted. Maybe it’s hearing your manuscript was rejected. Maybe it’s being turned down for…

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The "safest" bet

By Angie Colee

A little more than 12 hours ago, I heard something that I’d known was coming for a long time: https://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/loc…re-Stores-Shut-Down-Nationwide-491416532.html That’s the company I used to work for,  as an in-house copywriter. And if you’re not familiar with my experiences there… I’ll sum it up as: I learned an INCREDIBLE amount about creative production, running nationwide…

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When you're what's in your way…

By Angie Colee

So today I want to talk about one of the biggest mistakes I see freelancers making (I’m including aspiring freelancers who aren’t quite there yet)… Ladies and gents, you are making this waaaaaaaaaayyyyyyy more complicated than it is. Good business is simple… it’s just that simple doesn’t necessarily equal easy. Easy is skipping steps. It’s…

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I got laid off from a job I didn't even f*#&ing have.

By Angie Colee

So this one time, I got laid off. And it extra special sucked ass, because it was a job that I didn’t even friggin’ have. Let me back it up and give it a little context here: Waaaaaaaay back in the stone age, before I was a freelancer… I was a corporate copywriter. Cubicle hell…

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adventures on the road

By Angie Colee

Life on the road… equal parts fun and frustrating.   Fun because you get to travel somewhere new. There are loads of cool people (and usually a lot of good food and drink to try, which Angie likey).   Frustrating figuring out what to pack.   Interrupted sleep routines.   Fighting off the “conference crud”.…

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can we talk about ta-tas?

By Angie Colee

This one’s all about a common pitfall I see retailers and e-comm folks run into. I love me some product descriptions, but a phenomenal funnel and amazing product descriptions won’t save you from this particular fail… ______ Not too long ago, I got served a pretty awesome ad on Facebook (how often can you truthfully…

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