Posts by Robbi Hess

  • Freelancing 101: Back To Blogging Basics

    back to blogging basics

    Why is this timely? Because it’s back to school time in most areas of the country. Even if you don’t have children, or like me, your children are grown, there is still something about this time of year. For me, September is when I make my… read more


  • Freelancing 101: Productive Ways To Manage Your Inbox

    deal with email overwhelm

    Show of hands: How many of you have a clean, organized and in-control email inbox? Chances are, many of you are looking at your inbox and wondering: How it got so out of control How to get it back in control How to manage it going… read more

  • Freelancing 101: Pet Blogging Motivation Hacks

    Pet blogging motivation hacks

    Another day, another blog post, am I right? Sigh. Is there a point to pet blogging? Is anyone reading your posts? Your Google Analytics aren’t revealing any trends. No one is commenting. Is it hard to stay motivated in your pet blogging endeavors when you feel… read more

  • Freelancing 101: Should You Write a Book?

    write a book to build your pet blogger authority

    OK, admit it: You’ve thought about writing a book at some point, right? I am convinced that no matter where I go when I tell people I am a writer and an author that they will inevitably say, “Oh, I’m going to write a book.” That… read more

  • 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 overĀ in your head while you’re meeting all of the fantastic speakers, sponsors, vendors… read more