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February 15, 2016

So much has happened over the last week. First, my precious laptop died. My motherboard died out and they want to charge me more than it’s worth to repair. So, I told the Geek Squad at Best Buy to pull the hard drive and make it external. Still waiting for them to get back to me. Files are confirmed to be there, thank God, but Geek Squad is so backed up I have to wait days just to get a backup lol. My ebooks and stories are all on that hard drive so I’m stuck waiting. Thankfully, I have print copies of everything. The bad side is the anxiety of waiting to get my files back. I’ve learned a big lesson. BACK UP EVERYTHING 3 times lol. In the cloud, on an external, and then another external.


So, while I’m waiting I’m checking out Freelancer.com. I never gave the site a chance, but I’m thinking about doing it now. I made so much money on Elance/Upwork that I’m really itching to see what Freelancer can offer me.


I’m also launching my YouTube Channel today, called JenSimmer. I just found out that I can’t have a custom link until I reach 100 subs. Oh I’m so bummed about that, but oh well I’m definitely going to figure something out. I purchased Action Mirrillis, and Fraps last night, so I’m looking forward to making my let’s plays. Still there is much to do, but I see where I can get enough subs fast so I can make a custom YouTube link to my channel.


Now, it’s time to shop for a new laptop and computer. May the fun begin. Will update in a few days once I get everything sorted. :-)

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Published on February 15, 2016 06:12 • 34 views

February 5, 2016

Today is the Simathon for the SimsPlayhouse. Today, I’ll be streaming Sims 4 in honor of Simsplayhouse birthday. I’m hoping to get in at least 4-6 hours of game play. I have a couple of clients to work with, plus I’m finishing up on making final tweaks to this site and setting up the last of my pricing tables.


Once my site is 100% complete, then I’ll head over and get to the hard part: SEO. I think I may also host a few giveaways to build up my portfolio. I realize I’ve signed way too many NDA’s over the last two years and now I can’t use the sites I developed as a reference. Need to build my visual portfolio up.


I’ve also opened a new Facebook Fan Page. I have social media promotion, but it’s necessary, so I’m getting back into that as well. Spending my weekend 90% focused on getting my publishing company off the ground and guest posting on several blogs regarding my services.  I have 1-2 clients that I have to work with over the weekend plus it’s Super Bowl weekend, and I’m talking my daughter to the mall Sunday. It’s going to be an insane busy weekend, but overall an exciting one.


Looking forward to getting this passive income flowing regularly so that I can finally relax and just enjoy some me time and spend more quality time with my daughter.

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Published on February 05, 2016 08:31 • 10 views

January 31, 2016

I’m not sure how I managed to pull it off, but I did it. I set a goal in January that if I did not reach 100 sales by February first, I was closing my etsy shop down for good. Well, as of Feb 1, I am at 109 sales! I started out at 60 sales in January and it took me two years to get that 60 sales.


Here are some things I did in January to gain those 49 sales.



Etsy Teams: It was a pain in the ass to play those etsy promotion games. I joined about 10 teams and I also joined some promotion facebook groups. I played the games just about every day. Games like post one product then favorite five, favorite five shops above you, etc. It was exhausting.
Gained 200 favorites (There is a rumor or urban legend if you can get over 200 shop favorites you rise in ranks in the SEO of Etsy search). That rumor may or may not be true. However, this may be the explanation as to why I gained so many sales in just 30 days.
SEO. I revamped all of my titles and tags.
Add more products. During January, I worked hard to build more products for my shop. I have just over 617 products that I sell on my etsy shop.

Want to see my shop?


http://etsy.com/shop/freeprintables


Looks like Free Printables is going to be open for another year.

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Published on January 31, 2016 17:46 • 16 views

January 25, 2016

So, I think I’ve pretty much figured out my plan for 2016. Going to map out my journey to passive income so that I can work less hours and spend more time at home with my daughter. I have many ideas and through the year I’m going to journal everything here on my blog.


Shopify stores:


I’ve actually run a few tests on the shopify platform and it’s been a success. The first site is premadebookcovers.net, where you can get a beautiful looking ebook cover for an affordable price. I’ve already sold 6 covers within the first 30 days, generating $60.00. So, I’ve decided I’m going to keep that shopify store and open two others. The only issue I have with shopify is that shey don’t have many templates that cater to digital sales. Looks like I’m going to have to put in extra work to design my shops.


Blue Dusk Publishing


Launching in March, the goal is to release all 78 of the eBooks I’ve written over the year 2015. Adding another 25-30 short stories to the list during 2016 and I should be able to generate a good amount of passive income this way.


Etsy:


I’ve stated time and time again that I’m quitting etsy due to lack of sales, but with putting in work on my shop, I’m very close to 100 sales. So, I’m going to keep the shop open for now. I’ll list my journey on my etsy shop once I’ve hit 100 sales.


Sellfy:


I’m working on some WordPress themes of my own, and I plan to list them for sale on sellfy. I already have a few for sale on etsy, but I don’t promote enough to generate sales.


Gaming:


Oh yes, this is the big one here. Where on earth do I find the time to game? I don’t know, but I do. I have my twitch stream ready to go, and I also have a ton of let’s plays that I plan to upload here for everyone to view. I’ll also be holding giveaways and challenges on my stream and let’s plays so please check them out. I actually plan to do a live stream tonight. :-)


Video tutorials:


Hopefully this will boost my WordPress Design service. I’m going to make several tutorials on how to design a WordPress site with little to no code. I’m very excited about this, and I’ll be using the genesis framework to do my tutorials.


Life as a stay at home mom:


It’s difficult, but it’s also very rewarding. I love spending time at home with my daughter. I’m also very exciting about sharing my journey raising her. I learn new things daily as a new mom.


 

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Published on January 25, 2016 16:57 • 12 views

January 20, 2016

It’s official. I’ve made the decision to leave the Upwork platform, it’s just not for me. I did merge over from Elance, and landed a few jobs, but I just cannot handle starting from scratch. There’s one thing Upwork has more than Elance and any other platform: Low balling job offers. Unfortunately, I cannot work 5-6 hour jobs for $5.00. Not only that, once escrow is released, I have to wait an additional 6 days to get my money. I’m sure as time goes, Upwork will become a better platform and then I may just consider returning. Until then, no no no no no! It’s not for me. I’m leaving my profile up so that others can view my references, but you will not find me there. I don’t even sign into Upwork anymore.


The best way to reach me is here on my blog. I’ve updated my packages as well. You can also find me. Check the footer of this page for my skype information.


I’ve been relying on a platform to gain clients for far too long. It’s time for me to stop being afraid and start a new chapter, gaining clients myself. Not only will I make more money, but I’ll be able to take charge of my life, not restricted to the policies of Elance and Upwork. This is my journey as a Freelancer who has worked on both platforms since April 2011. I will blog about my progress.


I’ve finally opened up the Hire Me section on my site, where you can purchase packages of my services. I’m currently using invoicing through Freshbooks, accepting Paypal payments and credit card payments.


I’m also stream on twitch. I’ll probably be offline from twitch for about a week or so, only due to upgrading my computer so that I can stream better. Working on screen cast tutorials to help drive more traffic here as well. I’m excited about taking this new leap and I hope those who are interested in working from home are able to take notes and apply them to their own journey.

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Published on January 20, 2016 07:50 • 45 views

October 12, 2015

Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start writing!

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May 4, 2014

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Published on May 04, 2014 08:37 • 67 views

February 16, 2014

Sorry for all of the downtime, but I’ve been extremely busy working projects for clients as well as finishing up the publishing contract with Beautiful Sins. As of February 5, 2014, Beautiful Sins has officially been released to the publisher. Please contact Lisa at Lisa@lisalc.com for more information about the series. I am still waiting for an update regarding a release date. I haven’t heard anything back as of yet, but I will post an update on my blog regarding the release date as soon as I get the information.


Regarding Walking With Vampires:

underwear styleI’ve starting working on the next episodes. I’m going to wrap up the season at 12 and then release full length novels on the story. I’ve created a blog dedicated to the series at http://walkwithvampires.com. You will be able to retrieve the latest updates regarding the story there.


New Story Releases:

Hopefully, if everything goes smoothly I will begin releasing a new short serial beginning March 1, 2014. I’m trying to finish up a few freelance projects so that I can dedicate a full month to writing.


Fanmail:

I will respond to all fan mail beginning March 1, 2014.


CreateSpace Formatting:

Due to high demand for my affordable CreateSpace formatting service, I’ve reopened the service for clients who are in need of book layout and design. Please feel free to place an order and I will get back to you within 24 hours.


I will continue to post updates regarding my writing schedule and work availability sometime the middle of next week.

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Published on February 16, 2014 07:36 • 74 views

September 11, 2013

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Published on September 11, 2013 22:06 • 46 views
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Published on September 11, 2013 22:05 • 43 views