+ What should your online brand or persona be like?

What should your online brand or persona be like?

My online brand or persona is exactly who and how I am in private. I find it easy and liberating. How do you want to show up online?

+ If you love to keep a journal or diary and you fear someone you love may read it, here are three tips to allow you to express yourself without being found out.

Tips for journaling when you fear your diary will be read

If you love to keep a journal or diary and you fear someone you love may read it, here are three tips to allow you to express yourself without being found out.

+ How to write a book proposal

How to write a non-fiction book proposal in a nutshell

After writing and publishing 18 books with traditional trade-publishers (16 of them are non-fiction), here is the short answer to a question I get often. ¿How to write a book proposal?

8 Basic steps to get started as a content creator

Many people think about creating a blog or social media presence and monetize it. Here are 8 steps to establish and get your digital brand up and running.

+ El éxito no existe en el futuro: es HOY

El éxito no existe en el futuro: es HOY

Cuando era muy joven siempre andaba en busca del siguiente paso que me llevaría a la gran meta del éxito. Publiqué mi primer libro a los 30 años, y recuerdo la gran ilusión que me hizo. Pero al poco tiempo, ya pensaba en el siguiente libro, y en el éxito que  esa nueva publicación me traería. Seguí escribiendo y publicando libros a lo largo… Read More

+ The real reason behind my productivity

The real reason behind my productivity

I’ve been labeled as a prolific writer, an effective and productive editor, a fast and reliable translator, a successful entrepreneur, a multitasker, a supermom and an overachiever. While I like to think of myself as such, I confess: I am none of those things. Do I accomplish a lot? Yes. But, not because I am disciplined, organized or efficient. I pull it all off because… Read More

+ Cómo se gana la vida una influencer digital en USA

Cómo se gana la vida una “influencer” digital en USA

Si tuviera un dólar por cada vez que alguien me pregunta exactamente cómo me gano la vida en Internet, no tendría que trabajar. Pero claro, comprendo que para quienes usan las redes sociales principalmente para estar en contacto con familia y amigos, es difícil de entender que alguien pueda vivir de su presencia en Internet. Lo cierto es que el camino desde ser escritora… Read More

+ How I pull off a 4-hour workday

How I pull off a productive 4-hour work day

As a lifetime freelancer, I´ve always worked without counting the hours or even the days. And I never really made a distinction between weekends and weekdays. If I had a deadline, I worked, if I didn´t have a deadline, I´d rest and have some fun. Once the Internet and, later on, social media came around, it became easier and easier to fall into the… Read More

+ Lorraine C. Ladish and Alexia at BlogHer17

Dealing with post-social media conference exhaustion

Have you ever returned from a professional conference, particularly a social media conference, feeling all pumped up only to crash and burn a few hours after getting home? If so, please know you’re not alone. Your level of post-conference exhaustion will depend on different factors like how long the event was, whether or not you had to travel, whether you presented at a panel,… Read More

+ Handling the end of a gig like a boss

Handling the end of a gig like a boss

As a lifetime freelancer, it’s always been clear to me that gigs come and go. I will never forget when, in 2008, the editor of a newspaper I had been working with for four years called to tell me our collaboration was over. There had been numerous layoffs of full-time and part-time staff. Now it was time to let go of the freelancers because,… Read More