Bob lives in a hotel in Vancouver with his Spinone, Clio. As a freelance writer and the principal behind GhostedMedia.com, Bob writes financial communication materials and consults on marketing and investor relations strategies for small cap companies, primarily in the U.S.
On the Internet since 1995 following a 17-year career in the brokerage industry in Canada and the U.K., Bob has also written for some of the most influential financial portals including GNN, AOL Finance, U.S. and Canada, TheStreet.com, UpsideToday.com and the online Globe and Mail. He has also written a series of articles for a failed relationship site... long story.
This piece could also be titled "Five Hours of My Life I'll Never Get Back." So there I am, on my way to visit a longtime client in the U.S. for a semi-annual visit. They like to see my face a couple...
Freelancers, especially writers and the ubiquitous 'consultant,' must have a significant amount of real world experience. To merely apply book learnin' to your freelance offerings will expose you as a lightweight.
On first blush, I thought content mills were appalling, as they got really cheap content and resold it for, I suspect, way more than a few dollars. What I found out though kind of mitigated my initial disgust.
When you hang out your shingle as a freelancer, everyone seemingly wants your help. They just don't want to pay you. Or they turn out to be time vampires who simply want to waste productive work hours...
Due to fear, self-loathing, bad skin or a combination, freelancers will talk themselves in circles and bore a potential client into inaction. The prospect is going to think you are indecisive, and if I am not mistaken, we are supposed to be professionals.