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What to Buy this Black Friday & Cyber Monday

What to Buy this Black Friday & Cyber Monday

This is one of the best times of the year to do your Christmas shopping. Especially now that stores are opening the night before and even having sales on Monday means that you no longer have to worry about crazy lines or the madness but […]

Here’s Why Coffee is Actually Good for You!

Here’s Why Coffee is Actually Good for You!

Why Coffee is Actually Good for You: The Benefits of Caffeine & Coffee Caffeine In 2013, nearly 85 percent of adults in America drank coffee. It is addicting, it smells wonderful and the stores to get it are everywhere. From your local convenient store to […]

4 Useful Sites for Picking Up Freelance Blogging Work

4 Useful Sites for Picking Up Freelance Blogging Work

Times are rough and it is getting harder and harder to find a job without some kind of experience. Many individuals are looking for work, but no one can find work faster than a dedicated freelancer on the internet. There are plenty of reasons an individual looking for work would be searching online to gain some extra cash, but if you are a freelancer with a portfolio there are many clients willing to hire you. Here are five sites that can help a freelancer find work.

4. 99Designs

This website works best with freelancers that do not mind taking part in contests. Clients that sign up to find someone to work with are looking for the best of the best and they set up contests to sift through designs in order to determine who they want to work with. What this means is you have to create the work (or at least pull off a grand brainstorm) to be entered into the competition for a job you want. It is not bad, but you do have to be willing to put work into the contests knowing there is a chance you will not always win. On the plus side, no matter what you enter you can always add it to your portfolio!

3. Twine

Twine is a fairly new platform for freelancers in the design, illustration, and music careers. Every day there are new clients with new work looking for someone to work with. You are given 10 intros a month for the basic account and you can send an intro (or pitch) to anyone looking to hire. In the future, if freelancers and clients continue to sign up and keep it active, Twine may become one of the top sites for freelancers to gain great work. Their best feature is being able to apply to any job (paid and unpaid) without an upgraded account. There are other sites that do this, but not many sites that incorporate musicians and voice actors.

2. Fiverr

Freelancers of all kinds flock together and meet here to kickstart their careers with music, writing, dancing, or designing. The list goes on for days, but the site teaches all of these freelancers one big lesson: self-promotion. If you are not willing to post your link and sell yourself on other sites, you will not be able to capture the attention of many people. Most people would see it as a fault, but I think it to be the opposite. Learning the correct way to put yourself out there and allowing others to see what kind of name you want to make for yourself shows dedication to your work. It also helps to have a great portfolio because even if you gain a few clients with fancy wordplay in your about me section a lot more work will roll in when clients see a sample of what you have.

1. Upwork

Upwork. Noticed as one of the top sites that bring freelancers and clients together, this site takes a spot on nearly all lists- if not most. This site offers freelancers of varying skill sets a chance to get their name out. Every hour there is a new job and depending on the categories you choose to look through, there will be clients willing to give you a chance as a beginner. Having at least one or two samples will get your foot in the door to put that experience on as your portfolio.

There are a ton of freelancing sites out there and for everyone, there is something different that works best for them. Always keep your portfolio clean and full of your best work. You never know who will want to hire you and you want to keep your best foot forward. These websites will help you get there.

The Fasting Lane: All About Juice Fasts

The Fasting Lane: All About Juice Fasts

What is Juicing? As humans, we have tried to eat everything under the sun, below the dirt, and in the water. There are some things we have found to improve our health and even our lifespan. On the contrary, though, we have also found comfort […]

20 Easy Blog Topic Ideas

20 Easy Blog Topic Ideas

There comes a day when you run out of ideas to blog about or you just don’t feel like brainstorming your day away. Just for you, here is a list of 20 blog topics to satisfy your needs. With this list, you will be able […]

Soulmates vs. Life Partners

Soulmates vs. Life Partners

Possibly, at least once a day, you will see the words soulmates or life partners and quite often they are said to be one in the same. Comparing two differences and making it seem they are the same can cause chaos in one’s life as well as for the people involved. What is a soulmate? How about a life partner? What is the difference?

A soulmate is someone that will teach you a lesson to prepare you for events that will happen later in life. The time you spend with these soulmates is often limited and whether or not you are ready, they will leave you to handle those events without them.

Life partners are there for the long run, but they, too, are not promised to stay with you until the end. More often than not they are people that have your back regardless of circumstance and show this through their actions, not just words.

As children, we were taught that family stays, friends come and go, and strangers are irrelevant to our lives. We were never taught that everyone comes and goes and occasionally some will come back to us. This is crucial to how we deal with people that are supposed to leave us later in life. It is common that we do not deal well with being left and it can negatively impact our decisions when those life events begin to happen.

Identifying the Differences

When it comes to soulmates, these people are meant to awaken a part of you that will be needed in future events. They are there to be blunt and sometimes they are there to hurt your heart to show you not everyone in life is sweet and kind and loving. Hanging on to a soulmate that is supposed to leave your life will cause a great deal of chaos for everyone. Sudden tension and confusion will rise up and begin to rip the souls apart because they are being kept from going through their lessons or teaching others a lesson. Keeping someone in a situation they are not mentally or physically ready for is what will take a toll on their (or your) sanity. It is where we fall short.

People believe life partners are the same as soulmates without giving any deep thought as to what each means. Life partners are there to struggle with you and go through life with you. They will be there for the most important event that will change your life even if that event seems unimportant to you. A life partner is often someone you marry, but not always someone you are in love with. There will come times that this person will leave your life for a while, but they will come back to go through another event (even if it seems unimportant at that time).

Acceptance & Understanding

As we enter parts of our lives, it is important that you learn to be comfortable with yourself. It does not matter what religion you a part of or where on this planet you come from. Without accepting yourself, your soul will always push others away and you will miss out on a great lesson or a wonderful life partner. Accepting yourself is to accept the people that will be welcomed into your life.

Life will continue to go on with or without your acceptance of how it works. It is up to you to understand that someone leaving your life is not always a bad thing and they might come back later on.

9 Tips on Obtaining Success in Blogging

9 Tips on Obtaining Success in Blogging

The world is alive and the internet is its heart! Part of keeping the heart beating is becoming a blogger that everyone loves to see. If you have never written a blog before, that is perfectly fine. There is a first time for everything, but […]

On Being an Indigo

On Being an Indigo

It is said that we have lost touch with our inner selves, yet we continue to go through life. Losing touch with our inner selves was a mistake made when we started to think our way out of situations instead of feeling our way through […]

Healthy Snacking: How To

Healthy Snacking: How To

There is a stigma that snacking is not a good way to help someone lose weight, when in fact, it is the opposite. Snacking during the day can reduce the amount you eat yet continuously giving you the energy you need while curving the hunger. This can prevent the consumer from eating too much in a short time as well as eating a lot after a meal has passed.

What types of snacks are good for me?

Baked Sweet Potato Fries: A cube of a sweet potato is about 27g of Carbs and though many try to avoid carbs, it is a great source of Vitamin A, C, B6, copper, and more.

Cinnamon-Spiced Baked Apples: Another great source of Vitamin C is apples. They help with making collagen (useful for healing) and lowers risk of chronic disease.

Trail Mix: Though high in calories (when served in a healthy portion) trail mix is more for the active dieter.

Plain Yogurt: Unsweetened yogurt does not sound too appetizing, however, it is not a bad choice considering it is a fantastic source of calcium and potassium.

Different snacks are good for different people. It normally depends on what you are trying to accomplish and what you need in your diet to maintain a healthy diet. Eating a ton of artificial sugars through candies and other comfort foods are not healthy for most dieters, let alone the body in general.

What should I avoid?

Chips

Cookies

Candies

Trail Mix: If you are not frequently active, this can sit and turn to fats instead of being used as fuel for your body.

Muffins

As mentioned above, snacking is different for everyone, but taking in junk foods such as chocolate, candies, and chips will only make your diet more difficult. It feeds into the cravings that would eventually fade from staying away from them.

Often, dieters find it easier to write out what to avoid and what they can eat. If you try this, you may have a reminder of what you should and should not take in during your diet.