Posts tagged freelance
Nneka Okona on Freelance Writing, Travel, and Advocating for Self [Interview 19]

A full-time freelance writer, Nneka's work can be found in Wall Street Journal, Travel + Leisure, New York Magazine, Food and Wine, Fodors, and I am Well and Good, to name a few familiar publications.On her personal blog, Afros y Paellas, Nneka also shares her travel stories – the lows and highs and occasional tips, but mostly the emotional, spiritual and psychological ties to writing, artistry and creativity. Her writing chops speaks for itself – I know I can't be the only one eagerly awaiting her first book.

Previously based in Atlanta, Nneka decided to pack up and hit the road at the beginning of the year to feed her wandering heart. She's taking the slow-travel approach that many digital nomads enjoy, choosing to spend several weeks or months in one location before hopping to the next. So far this year she's lived in both Mexico and Colombia (follow her on Twitter for the sights + stories). I talked to Nneka about committing to her passion as a full-time writer, how she prepared to move abroad and freelance, and what advice she'd offer anyone looking to trail-blaze their freelance writing career:

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The Career Introvert on Standing Proud as an Introverted Entrepreneur [Interview 15 - Janice]

In workshops Janice leads around the world, and on her website The Career Introvert, she provides detailed how tos on topics like Assertiveness and Networking, where she shares her top secrets for getting what you want, specifically for introverts. 

I talked to Janice about entrepreneurship, how she tapped into her introversion to create her ideal career, and what her top tips are for living out one's purpose:

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"People gravitate towards people that are knowledgeable and passionate." [Interview 14 - Keith]

We love Keith's blog because he doles out tons of practical advice and resources for people who wish to reshape their lifestyles centered around more travel, such as in Digital Nomad Tools - Essential Remote Work Apps & Services, as well as his Freelancer's Guide for Making Money on Upwork

Since he's got all the keys for embodying the term 'the world is yours,' we got in touch with Keith to find out a little bit more about how he does it and what his top tips are for how you can, too:

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"Figure out what your niche is and own it." [Interview 13 - Emily]

At only 22 years old, Emily de Sousa is creating a remarkable impression on the world as an ocean activist, freelance writer, travel vlogger, AND environmentalist student. Also cementing herself as a public speaker, she recently delivered a TedX talk on how we can save our oceans! Our youngest guest yet featured in the LITT interview series, Emily makes me wish I'd accomplished a bit more than partying during my free time throughout my undergrad years.  

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