Why should I care about creating a personal brand?

WHY SHOULD I CARE ABOUT CREATING A PERSONAL BRANDING


In today’s episode, we will learn why it’s important for you to create a personal brand (especially if you work a 9 to 5). Be sure to download the personal branding checklist.

Personal Branding Checklist

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How to Stay Safe on Your Freelance Journey

How to Stay Safe on Your Freelance Journey

I’m your host Tosha Johnson. Can you believe it we made it to November? It still never ceases to amaze me how fast time goes by!

So I’m sure many of us will be taking some much needed time off within the next couple of weeks. The New Year is just around the corner so some of you may be looking to make significant changes like looking for a new job or looking to make some extra money on the side.

If you’re not quite sure what your next career move might be, then you’should consider signing up for online freelance sites like Upwork. They allow you the ability to look before you leap 100 percent into your passion.

The beauty of online freelance sites is that you have the ability to do so from the comfort of your own home. Be sure to check out the blog post because I’ll be sharing a list of freelance sites that you can check out. Now before you start your freelance career I want to share some do’s and don’ts that you really need to think about when you work on online freelance sites.

  • It seems like there are new online freelance sites popping up every day. Needless to say, they are not all going to reputable. It’s really important to do your homework. So here’s a couple ways that you can check to see if a site is reputable:
  • I always check company reviews. I want to see if there are multiple sources that can verify that the site is legit.
  • I then check to see the company’s communication policy. I prefer to keep ALL of my communication about the projects that I’m hired for on the freelance website. That way both parties have access to the same information, documents, etc. This is extremely important because when you start working on multiple projects having one central location is going to make your life a whole lot easier.
  • What is the site’s refund policy? Again, there’s a lot of shady people out there. There are people who will try their best to get something for nothing. I actually had someone give me a 5-star review and then went to their bank 8 days later to try to cancel their order. They said I delivered the project late. This was a lie.

I literally delivered the project to this person within 24 hours. Now since all of the communication was on this freelance site’s platform, the company was able to see that this person was trying to run a scam. Everything worked out in my favor but I’m still upset that this site decided that the fake cancellation still went against my account profile. Even though that still makes me mad, I’m just happy I got my money back.

  • If you’ve gotten this far, then it’s time to check in to the most important thing, how are you going to get paid? There are a lot of scams out there. I NEVER ever work on any sites where I don’t feel comfortable that I will actually get paid. I don’t do any work without having money sitting in the freelance site’s escrow service or being paid for half of the project. I will NEVER work without being paid or having money sitting in the site’s escrow service.
  • Another thing that you will want to consider is your work sample policy. Depending on what services you offer, you may or may not want to offer samples of your work. I’ll give you a perfect example. I do voice over work. I have samples of various voice over projects on my profile. Therefore, whenever I see someone that asks for me to read a sample script of what is provided before they can hire me for the job, I typically skip over these projects for the majority of the sites that I belong to.

Mainly because I know that if that site has a lot of non-native English speakers many times this little audition is the actual project. Instead of hiring you to do the project, they choose to act like they are going to hire you by disguising the actual project as an audition. Again, I follow this rule on the majority of the sites I’m signed up to do voiceovers on but not all of them. You have to use common sense and decide which one is best for you.

Another scam that I have seen is when people ask to see samples of your written content. You have to go with your gut on this one. However, I know for a fact that sometimes (especially if your site has a lot of folks outside of the U.S.) people will then take those exact same samples that you shared with them and use them to build up their own profile. Again,  you have to be careful. I know for a fact that I might have lost some customers based on my work sample policy, but I’m confident that I saved myself from the colossal headache of chasing people down so I can get paid.

Again, I hope I didn’t scare you, because working online has been an amazing experience for me. I’m confident it will be for you as well if you keep this advice in mind.

Click here to get my list of recommended website to help you get started on your freelance journey.

If you have any advice or have a freelance site that you would like to share and you’re listening to this on the Anchor platform you have the ability to call into the show. So be sure to let me know.

Thanks so much for listening to today’s podcast.  I’m confident that my side hustle of helping others to invest in themselves via my youtube channel, podcast, and most importantly my online courses can be of assistance to you.

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How To Create a Business Signature for Email | NEWOLDSTAMP Tutorial

In today’s video, you are going to discover why you need to take advantage of the email business signature service called NewOldStamp. NewOldStamp email signature service allows you the subtle ability to promote your service.

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Take the Stairs

There aren’t any true shortcuts in business. If you want to be successful, you have to get comfortable taking the stairs. Thanks so much for listening to today’s podcast.

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Julieth Martinez -Professional Online Spanish Teacher

Julieth Martinez-Professional Spanish Teacher

Discover how this professional online Spanish teacher inspires her students. If you have ever wanted to learn a language or improve your language skills, Julieth Martinez will definitely help you achieve your goal.

Thanks so much for listening to today’s podcast.  I’m confident that my side hustle of helping others to invest in themselves via my youtube channel, podcast, Facebook Group, and most importantly my online courses can be of assistance to you.

My courses are geared towards teaching people how to create their own website, and promote their endeavor through digital marketing, and so much more. You never know who you may inspire.

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Are You an Imposter?

Are you an imposter Starengu

Are you an imposter? So many people go through life feeling like they don’t deserve the attention or compliments they receive when they achieve their goals. Discover why this is the case.

Thanks so much for listening to today’s podcast.  I’m confident that my side hustle of helping others to invest in themselves via my youtube channel, podcast, Facebook Group, and most importantly my online courses can be of assistance to you.

My courses are geared towards teaching people how to create their own website, and promote their endeavor through digital marketing, and so much more. You never know who you may inspire.

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Podcast: Rey Ybarra of RY Media Network

Rey Ybarra RY Media Network

In today’s episode, I had the absolute pleasure of speaking with Rey Ibarra. He is the owner and creator of Rey Ybarra Media network. His company is responsible for hosting Sharks & Stripes, which is a networking event featuring successful entrepreneurs from the hit show Shark Tank in order to help Military Entrepreneurs/Veterans and their spouses to start their own successful business.

Rey is an incredibly inspiring person. I’m confident that you are going to enjoy and learn so much from this interview. Don’t forget to check out Rey’s free Success Strategies Video series. Click here to sign up right now!

Thanks so much for listening to today’s podcast.  I’m confident that my side hustle of helping others to invest in themselves via my youtube channel, podcast, Facebook Group, and most importantly my online courses can be of assistance to you.

My courses are geared towards teaching people how to create their own website, and promote their endeavor through digital marketing, and so much more. You never know who you may inspire.

If you enjoy Starengu’s podcast, please consider becoming a supporter of by donating to help offset the cost of producing this show. 🙂

In order to be notified when new content is available, please be sure to subscribe to my podcast on Anchor, iTunes, and Spotify.