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A woman takes a picture.
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Out of every social media app that I use, Instagram is by far my favorite. Even though I’ve run social media for different clients, I have never put too much effort into my own. While I understand the importance of branding (it is how I make all of my money), sometimes it feels weird to do work that I won’t get paid for immediately.

In recent months, I launched a podcast called Among the Dirt and Trees. I knew that I wanted it to grow and that I needed to connect with my community. My initial Instagram strategy was fairly…

How we can shape the future of this budding industry.

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The cannabis market in the United States is blossoming as more states pursue legalization, and it is changing rapidly. In 2020 alone, legal marijuana sales surpassed $17.5 billion dollars. Already, experts believe sales will reach $24 billion in 2021 — and that’s not all. They also think that 2021 will be the year that national brands emerge in the cannabis market too.

With this development, it is time that we all start focusing on the brands that are available and what our business really means. …

An honest freelance encounter that could happen to anyone.

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A small child covers their face.
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Working on a freelance platform makes managing a freelance writing business fairly simple. While I don’t often accept random orders from new clients, I have the ability to open up my page and allow people to purchase one of my predefined packages.

It means that when I have some availability, I can open up my page for orders and just watch them trickle in.

Normally, my clients are very happy with my work. My page is covered in 800+ 5-star reviews, and I’ve always been really proud of my ranking on the website.

A lot of the time, when I…

How to glow up your cannabis habits in style.

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When we’re young, we can put our bodies through hell and still wake up ready to hike a mountain at 7 o’clock the next morning.

As we get older, our bodies change. What used to be standard now results in week-long hangovers. Late-night Taco Bell leaves your stomach in pieces. Sprinting after your dog when they steal a sock can leave an ache in your thigh that has you limping the entire day. Sleeping wrong can render you incapable of getting out of bed the next morning.

Times change.

The body evolves over the years, and as adults, it is…

You might not value writing as much as you think that you do.

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A fashionably-dressed man poses in a way that suggests arrogance.
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Every morning, we all wake up to at least 10 new posts telling us how to make it in writing. Since I’m already fully established in my freelance career, I really don’t read too many of these articles unless they look interesting, but I’m well aware of the thousands of claps that they manage to collect.

In most cases, these articles are just the same old repackaged advice—but, I’ve noticed a disturbing trend in advice that is actually making the freelance writing space much worse.

Like any full-time freelancer, I’m often asked about how I started to work for myself…

Tips for overcoming the THC tension at family gatherings.

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A woman uses a cannabis vape.
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With the legalization of marijuana, a lot of people are being more open and accepting of cannabis usage. The world is changing one day at a time — in a good way. You can buy THC-infused cupcakes after a ten-minute drive. Little pot leaves wink at you from grocery store shelves, advertising CBD lotions, tinctures, and vapes. Dispensaries have rewards programs. Things are going great.

So, why do so many cannabis users still have to deal with judgment from relatives?

The stigma surrounding cannabis is slowly beginning to lift, but that doesn’t mean that it’s gone. Instead of getting baited…

The clients, the work, and the perks.

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When I first became eligible to be a Top Rated Seller on Fiverr, I tried to ignore it. After months of reading forums where people claimed that it was nearly impossible to make the cut, I was too afraid to even pretend that I could receive that shiny new title.

Three days later, I received the notification that I got it.

Now, I’ve been a Top Rated Seller for over a year — and I’m here to share the experience that comes with it.

Becoming a Top Rated Seller

The moment that I realized I would be eligible for Top Rated, I was pretty amazed…

It’s time to give the people what they want.

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A person types on a laptop.
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It is generally during that mid-morning slump where we will reach for our phones in hope of reading a good article. A well-written post can educate us, make us laugh, and even give us a much-needed energy boost to help us get back to work.

As a people, we long for good content — so much so that now every major industry is focused on content creators. You might have a secret love for influencers, or maybe you just like reading about people who work in your industry. …

Your insider guide to the different cannabis mediums.

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A picture shows two cups of coffee with an infused cannabis product.
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When you’re the kind of stoner who doesn’t really fit the traditional mold, your reserved friends tend to express surprise when they find out. Over the years, I’ve become fairly accustomed to those people apologetically saying I couldn’t really get into it.

Hearing this has never once bothered me. I’ve never been one to push cannabis on anyone around me, especially if they have had a bad experience with it. …

A list of homebrew life hacks that help me stay sane.

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In a social-media-fueled world, it is easy to look at content creators and think that they have the dream job. Who doesn’t want to be creative professionally, right?

While being a content creator can be pretty great, it demands productivity more than any other field I’ve worked in. To combat this and ensure that I’m able to promote my own brand, as well as the brands of my clients, I have to make sure that my productive time goes that extra mile.

Here are a few of the steps that I take to remain productive and maintain my sanity on…


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