Posts by Robbi Hess

  • Freelancing 101: Back To Pet Blogging Basics

    Freelancing 101 back to pet blogging basics

    “Woohoo! I’m a pet blogger!” Do you still feel the same excitement you once felt when you introduced yourself to others at a networking event? Do you still have a thrill go through you when, at a family party, someone asks, “So what do you do?”… read more


  • Self-Care For The Stressed Out Pet Blogger

    Freelancing 101 self care for the stressed out pet blogger

    Who doesn’t feel stressed-out? Show of hands! How many of you are practicing self-care? Show of hands! I don’t see as many in answer to the second question as I did to the first. In this Freelancing 101: Self-Care for the stressed out pet blogger, we… read more

  • Freelancing 101: Stop Looking For The Magic Bullet

    Freelancing 101: Stop the self doubt.

    In a perfect world, you’d decide to become a successful pet blogger and by sheer will and your having spoken the words, it would happen. In real life, success takes time, attention to detail and stick-to-it-iveness! When it comes to pet blogging business success, you need… read more

  • Freelancing 101: What’s Your Business Story?

    how to share your business story

    “Hi, my name is Robbi, and I have a pet blogging business.” I can hear the yawns already! Why? Because it’s boring and doesn’t tell a potential client, or an audience at a networking event anything about me, my business, who I truly am, how I… read more

  • Freelancing 101: How To Write A Query (Pitch) Letter

    how to work conference contacts

    Whew! BlogPaws 2016 is over and it’s time to sit back and relax until BlogPaws 2017, right? Wrong! You need to not only “work” the contacts you met in Arizona, but you need to keep in touch with new friends, stay connected with current friends and… read more

  • Freelancing 101: Following Up After The Conference

    Following up after the conference

    You may read this headline and wonder, “What is she talking about?? The BlogPaws 2016 Conference is just starting!” What I am doing is offering you information that you can read now, mull over in your head while you’re meeting all of the fantastic speakers, sponsors, vendors… read more

  • Freelancing 101: How To Manage Your Time

    How to manage your time

    This headline–how to manage your time–is a bit of an oxymoron. Why? Because you can’t actually manage time. It ticks, ticks, ticks on regardless of what you’re doing–or not doing. All we can do, as pet blogging professionals, is to manage how we use and how… read more

  • Freelancing 101: Networking For Pet Blogging Success

    Networking for pet blogging success

    Oh, how I love working from home, toiling away in my office surrounded by the dogs and the cats. It’s ideal for me, as an ambivert, to “network” from the comfort of my keyboard most days of the workweek. I do know, though, that I can’t… read more

  • Freelancing 101: Know How & When To Say ‘No’

    freelancing 101

    What is one of the best words a freelance pet blogger can learn to use? “No!” Well, you don’t have to shout it, but you should learn to say it. Why? Because not every opportunity is a good fit. Because not every request is something that… read more

  • Freelancing 101: Tips For Work From Home Pet Bloggers

    freelancing 101

    When you work from home, chances are your friends and family think you “work” from home. This means, when they have an errand to be run, a child to be watched, a dog to be walked, or a coffee to be sipped, they will call upon… read more