welcome to amplify

So you’ve read my long blog post about my career path, and how I failed as a freelancer. You may be wondering why you should bother coming back to this blog, or subscribe to my email list.

“One can only read so many posts about your story, Berrak”, you might tell me.

And you would be correct.

That was my way of relaunching this blog. The site has been in the works forever and as all things go, life got in the way and I got in my own head.

launching pointAs a business owner, whether you’re a solopreneur, entrepreneur, or have a brick-and-mortar shop, it’s easy to get lost in the hustle and bustle.

It’s too easy lose touch with the trigger, the passion that started it all.

With the posts on the blog, I hope to reignite that passion within you while sharing some practical tips. There is an abundance of information out in the world, but not all of it is actionable.

The topics in this blog will aim to help both small business owners and freelancers. Everything from filing taxes to branding to even lessons from Frank Underwood in House of Cards. There will be some inspiration, and sometimes, there will be technical topics that are too important to file away under “Will maybe read never”.

I’m not going to set a certain schedule. I won’t tell you that on Mondays, I will talk about X, while Tuesdays are dedicated to Y.

I will promise to never write for the sake of writing. I will promise you complete transparency. I will always aim to provide useful content, even if it’s not written by me.

So I hope that you’ll subscribe to receive updates from the Amplify Your Biz blog. That can be via RSS or by signing up for Mailchimp over there on the right. Of course, you can always follow me on Twitter & the page on Facebook.

For the sake of always sharing useful content, here are a few of my favorite resources around the web:

  • The LinkedIn Marketing Solutions blog. The team at LinkedIn is constantly putting out incredibly helpful information and resources on their Marketing Solutions blog. While every post is not applicable to every business, there is something there for everyone. I highly recommend the The Sophisticated Marketer’s Guide to Content Marketing [ebook].
  • Whether or not you’re a member, the blog over at the Freelancer’s Union is a gold mine of information for freelancers – everything from how to set your rates, to filing your taxes, and even creating your elevator pitch.
  • The U.S. Small Business Administration has a plethora of resources. I love the SBA’s resources because it’s not just focused on digital business owners. As content creators and marketers, our advice and resources sometimes skew to the digital – and become tone-deaf to brick & mortar businesses. The SBA has a great balance of both.

What are some of your favorite resources? What are topics you’d like to see me cover?

Drop them in the comments or tweet at me.

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