I’m Thrilled!

I’ve recently  finished  an assignment from a new client I’d pitched a query to a few weeks ago…this is one of the 2 responses I’d mentioned in a recent post. After being away from my computer for several days, I do a quick run through of emails/ another response, asking what articles I’d like to contribute to said magazine!!!

To refresh my memory for this response, I revisited the Babyboomer site I’d also sent a query…there are a few hurdles I ‘ll probably have to overcome if given the gig, but, I didn’t hesitate in dashing off an acceptance letter! I’m keeping my fingers/toes crossed…

I answered an email from Sonya Carmichael Jones of MarketingBudda.com (she’s the expert in marketing I told folks about earlier, she also offers great/reasonable marketing classes for freelancers) if you haven’t visited her website/and you need help/tips on getting your work noticed, let me tell you, her tips work…

I visited my free article base and found that traffic to my articles had increased from 3,500 to 3,997 in a matter of just 7 seven days! visitors to my profile has increased at an amazing rate since starting clara54, so, of course, I’m thrilled!

I have since started a motivational site for women in transition based on a column I started writing online for women in midlife. So far, ‘Authentic Woman’, still in its early stages has gotten to a slow beginning…but because I’m so passionate that women on a journey of self-discovery in their 2nd phase of life might need to hear from someone who has  weathered the storm and can offer insights into midlife transitioning…Authentic Woman can be assessed at http://wisewoman2.wordpress.com 

It’s good to be home!

4 thoughts on “I’m Thrilled!”

  1. Go Clara! Go!

    Finding paying writing gigs in a weak economy is TOUGH. But you are proof that it can be done. That’s the power of positive thinking. Due diligence! And of course being a working writer.

    When times get tough. The tough toughen up. This can translate to fresh out of the box thinking like marketing to smaller companies, expanding your product offering–I recently started a copy editing and resume writing lines of business.

    Freelance writers can gain access to markets by looking for places that produce huge amounts of written content. For instance: churches, professional associations, chambers of commerce, special event organizers for marathons, concerts, trade shows, etc. Check with schools—especially colleges. Don’t forget about community centers which might fall under your local government. In fact, have you considered writing for the government? It’s the world’s largest customer. And yes, government agencies hire freelance writers!

    Keep your search active and your thoughts positive.

    Let’s get to work and kick recession butt.

    All best and Great fortune!
    Sonya Carmichael Jones


  2. Sonya,

    Thanks for the encouragement, you’re so upbeat/positive I appreciate all of your good advice. So I’m going to say that I wish for you all good things as well with your biz, so “Ditto!”

    Recession can just “take that!” 🙂



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