There’s one thing you can do to protect your brand as a digital nomad who’s working on the road and in this video I’m going to share what that is. Keep reading or watch my video to find out...
So there’s one thing that you can do as a digital nomad who is on the road. As you can see I’m filming this video from the Salar de Uyuni Salt Flats in Bolivia. I get to do cool stuff like this often, but this is not my whole life.
As a digital nomad, when you’re posting stuff on social media, remember to show people that you’re doing more than this cool stuff because I promise you, this is not all of my life. There’s a lot of working on buses, working in cafes and working in dark hostel rooms. It’s a really cool balance and finding that is key. It’s totally worth it, but don’t forget to show the world that there’s more to your life than travel.
The other side of my life? I’m also a copywriter! Please consider reaching out for a free connection call. Let me tell you about my process, tell me about what you’re working on and we’ll see if we’re a good fit.
That’s it for this week and I look forward to talking to you again soon.
Tell me about some of the cool places you’ve been! Leave your comments below and let’s chat about it.
The beautiful Bolivian Salt Flats
Today I just wanted to show you something really beautiful. If this doesn’t inspire you, I don’t know what will...
Look at that! I am at the Salar de Uyuni Salt Flats in Bolivia and it is one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever been.
If you’re interested in talking to me as a potential copywriter, please do consider reaching out. Let’s connect and talk about my process, what you’re looking for and see if we’d be a good fit. Until next week, we’ll talk to you then.
Where have you been that words just can’t describe? Share a picture in the comments below. I’d love to see and share in the beauty of your travels!
So you need a website and you’re wondering if you can do your own copywriting. I’m a professional copywriter and I’d love to give you my opinion on whether you can and why I feel that way. Let’s find out…keep reading or watch below.
So, can you write your own web copy? Short answer, yes you can! You bet your butt you can. You want to know why? Because no one can understand or knows your business like you do. No one knows and understands your brand like you do. You are your business. You are your brand, and therefore you have all of the information that you need to make this happen.
Of course, there’s some provisos…
First thing that you really need to be aware of, good writing requires practice so don’t be horrified if it takes you a couple of shots or if you need someone to help you edit and if you need to rewrite it a couple of times. That’s part of the game.
Clarity. Confuse people and you lose people. Being cute and clever is fun, but if people don’t know what you mean you’re not going to get yourself any clients. So err on the side of “just make sense”. Help people understand what it is you do.
And third, there are a lot of different elements that go into copywriting that actually win clients. I have something called the BRIDGE Approach™, which is my trademarked process for writing phenomenal copy. If you take a look at my website you’ll see what the different elements are and I’ll record videos about these in the future, but consider taking a look to find out now.
So there you go, that’s the short answer. I believe you can write your own copy, but, if you do want help, if you want a pro who’s gonna give you some more confidence that you’re actually going to attract your dream clients and connect with people that you really want to serve, then reach out to me. I do free connection calls. Let’s talk about my process, let’s see if we’re a good fit and let’s take it from there.
Today I’m recording this video from Ollagüe, an active volcano in Bolivia. And by active, it has been several thousand years, but that's still pretty cool. Ahhh...This is the life of a digital nomad!
Until next week, we’ll talk to you then.
Have a question about writing your own website copy or have any tips to share? Leave me a comment and let’s talk about it!
Whoops! Do you ever just feel a bit off center? In this video I’d like to talk about something that I use to help center myself. Read on or check out the video below for some great advice…
So this might sound a little bit hippy, because it is, but when I’m feeling kind of weird and off-center, I like to ask myself what I need. And when I say “ask myself” I mean, ask my body, my inner intuitive self, that other part of me that knows best what it needs.
I find that I often get an answer when I Just ask the question. So when I say “what do you need?”, somewhere deep inside of me often says “you need some water. You need some exercise. You need sleep. You need to meditate. You need some yoga. You need some time with friends.” So I would like to suggest that you go ahead and give it a try and see if it works for you.
I’m filming this video from Salar de Uyuni in Bolivia which is absolutely stunning! This is an island behind me in the salt flats.
Looking for a copywriting perspective? If you’re interested in having a bit of a connection, seeing what my process is, seeing if I can help you, I’d love to hear what you’re working on. I do free connection calls, so why not reach out and we’ll make that happen.
Until next week, I hope everything’s great (and centered😊) with you and I will talk to you then.
How do you find your center? I'd love to hear what works for you. Comment below with your tips so we can chat about it!
This is the last video in the series that I’ve been recording on the challenges of being a digital nomad and today we’re looking at the solutions to balancing work and life when you’re living on the road. Check out my tips by watching this video or reading below.
I’m filming this video from the unbelievably neat
Lake Titicaca on a floating island.
Today I’ve got 5 tips I’d like to share about finding a work-life balance:
#1 - The first is a mindset shift. Because when you are a digital nomad and you’re working, it’s not a vacation. Even though it feels like it is. Once upon a time being on the road like this meant it was a vacation but you now have to balance seeing all the cool stuff with doing your work and living your life. So how do you do that? I would say that planning is going to be your friend.
#2 - Decide what your work hours are and try to stick to them.
#3 - Decide how many hours you need to work to get done what you need to get done.
#4 - Plan out what you’d like to see in the places you’re visiting so that you don’t feel like you’re missing out.
#5 - One of the most important things though is a mindset shift. It’s ok to not see everything. When you’re living in your home base for example, you’re not upset by not getting to every restaurant in the city or seeing every attraction that exists. You are used to the idea that you’re going to miss something and you need to be okay with that as well when you’re on the road.
That’s it for this week!
If you’re interested in hiring me as a copywriter, I do free connection calls. I’d love to talk to you about my process and see if we’d be a good fit, so please don’t hesitate to reach out.
Until next week. I’ll talk to you then!
This is the last video in the series of nomadic travel challenges, but the fun doesn't have to stop here... Leave me a comment below and let's chat some more!
Preparing for travel hijinks
In this series of videos we’ve been talking about being location independent or a digital nomad and some of the challenges that can bring. Today we’re going to talk about travel hijinks and some of that stuff that you just can’t predict and some solutions for those. Check them out below!
So travel hijinks. Honestly, stuff that you can’t predict, you can't prepare for. My best tip for that would be to do what you can and to learn to roll with the punches.
However, the best thing that you can do to prepare is do a lot of research. So when you’re traveling abroad, that means getting on the internet and learning about visas, what are the entry and exit requirements from the countries that you’re visiting? What’s important to you in a place that you stay? I’ve been staying in Airbnb’s lately and I check out the reviews before I book them and look out for what’s important to me as someone who works on the road. I’m looking for strong Wi-Fi, looking out for bedbugs, somewhere that’s comfortable and these sorts of things.
Another thing is to make sure that your passport is up to date. Make sure that its valid for long enough for you to get in and out of these countries that you’re visiting. Get a travel consultation before you leave the country. Make sure that you got your vaccines and maybe most importantly, don’t be afraid to ask for help! You know, people are awesome and they’re willing to help you if you’re kind. :)
I’m filming this video from unbelievably beautiful rainbow mountain in Peru. I'm also a copywriter for female entrepreneurs. If you’re interested in learning what its like to work with me, I do free connection calls. Please don’t hesitate to reach out.
Until next week, I hope you’re amazing and we’ll talk to you then!
Have any fun travel hijinks stories? Share them below in the comments. I'd love to hear about your experiences.
Making friends on the road
In this series of videos that I’ve filmed, we’ve been talking about the challenges about being a digital nomad. In this one I’d like to address the challenges of making friends while living abroad. Read on or watch the video below to see how...
So, making friends while living abroad and traveling. It’s not always super easy but I do have a couple of tips for you.
Your first few days somewhere, consider staying in a hostel instead of an Airbnb or a hotel. It’s a lot easier to talk to people there. Everyone’s there to meet people, a lot of people are traveling alone, there’s often a bar there and its really easy to strike up a conversation. There are often events planned and it makes it a lot easier to approach people. They’re very open to chatting.
Another thing you can do is choose to stay longer in one spot. When you’re on vacation its feasible to hop around a great deal. But, when this is your lifestyle, if you stay in one spot for a bit longer it makes it easier to meet other people.
And then of course there’s stuff like joining meetups, joining Facebook groups for expats, trying to do this sort of things you’d like to do at home. Dance classes, yoga, any of these can make a difference. Walking tours. Push yourself out of your comfort zone and talk to people. Have fun with it!
Today I’m filming this video from magical Machu Picchu in Peru. I’m a digital nomad myself so I do know a thing or two about the challenges and about rolling with the punches since you can see that Machu Picchu is currently covered.
By the way, I am a professional copywriter for female entrepreneurs! Visit my website and reach out for a free connection call to see what I'm all about :) I’d love to tell you what my process is, see if we’re a good fit and see how I can help you.
Until next week, we’ll talk to you then!
Let's be friends! Leave your comments below and see how easy it can be.
Staying in touch with crappy wifi
In a recent video, I talked about the challenges of being a digital nomad. The first was about spotty wifi and staying in touch with your family. In this video, I’d like to offer some solutions. Read on or listen below...
So getting around crappy Wi-Fi when you’re traveling around the world. I have a few suggestions for this. I have a resource that I like and use that compares prepaid data SIM cards that you can use from your phone or pair with your computer. This resource compares different service providers on characteristics like coverage or amount of data.
Another thing that you can do is remember that if you visit restaurants or Starbucks, they often have Wi-Fi if you buy a cup of coffee, so that’s a way you can get around that too.
Another thing you can do before you even leave home is check out service providers that have good plans for traveling. Canada’s not so great for this to be honest, but I know that England has some good “roam away from home” type plans.
And finally when it comes to staying in touch with your friends and family, why not lean into being a bit old school and send a postcard? Finding a mailbox isn’t always super easy, but your Airbnb host or someone at the hotel or hostel will probably know where you could do that.
So that’s it for today. Challenge #1 complete!
If you’re interested in connecting with me as a copywriter, I offer free connection calls. Let me tell you about my process, we’ll see what you need and if we’re a good fit.
This video was filmed in beautiful Ollantaytambo, Peru.
What are some of the ways you stay in touch while traveling abroad? I'd love to hear your tricks! Comment below and let's chat.
Ever wonder about some of the challenges of being a digital nomad? In this video, I’d like to talk about just that. Watch or read on below for some great insight!
I’m recording this video for you from Huacachina, Peru, which is an oasis in the desert and it’s absolutely amazing, as you can see! One of the upsides of being a digital nomad is traveling to cool places, but there’s stuff that can really hold you back too, and some of it’s obvious and some is less obvious.
Challenge #1: It can be difficult to stay in touch with friends and family on the road. Wi-Fi can be iffy when you travel abroad and that can make it really difficult.
Challenge #2: Making friends when you’re staying in hostels is a little easier, but it’s hard to do work there. If you get yourself an Airbnb or stay in a hotel, it means that the onus is on you to go out and meet people. It can be tricky abroad if you don’t speak the language or if you’re shy.
Challenge #3: Traveling hijinks. Stuff going wrong that you could never have planned for. Did you know, for example, to be allowed entry into Peru you need to have proof of exit at the time you are getting onto your flight? I learned that one the hard way… And finally,
Challenge #4: Work-life balance. When you’re doing this, you may be used to traveling for fun and when you’re doing this as a lifestyle, this is your life, so you have to find a good balance between seeing the cool things that there are to see in the world and doing the work that you’ve got to get done. So those are the quick 4 tips that I wanted to share with you about that.
If you’re interested in hiring me as a copywriter, please consider reaching out. I do free connection calls to tell you about my process and see if we’re a good fit.
Until next week, you’re doing amazing and I’ll talk to you then!
At one time or another, we all struggle to lead lives of meaning. In this post I’d like to share something that I’ve found extremely helpful and I hope will help you too. Watch or read on!
Within the past couple years, I found an author by the name of Russ Harris. He has written a wonderful series of books called “The Happiness Trap”, “The Confidence Gap”, and “The Reality Slap”. They all cover something called ACT Therapy: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.
The specific tip that I wanted to share today is something I have taken from Russ on how to live a life of meaning. Russ’ suggestion is that when you’re clear on your values, you can always be headed in a meaningful direction. Even if you’re struggling with anxiety—I have anxiety and I know a lot of female entrepreneurs and other people do as well—no matter how you’re feeling, even if that can’t control that, you can always act in line with your values, and THAT is what makes a meaningful life. So getting clear on your values is…well, invaluable.
On the note copywriting, if you’re interested in seeing if we’d be a good fit to work together, I do free connection calls. Tell me about what you’re working on and let’s see if we’re a good fit!
This week I am sharing from Lima, Peru. Go team #DigitalNomad!
What do you think of this idea? Does it resonate for you? Please leave a comment and I promise to reply :)
Megan is the owner of Megan Words, a boutique copywriting and editing consulting business devoted to helping female entrepreneurs with worthy causes develop high-quality web copy and content. She sometimes wears pants. Learn more about her here.