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Author: Samantha Tetrault

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Offbeat Grad is for everyone 100% done with cubicles and the 9-5. Join host Samantha Tetrault as she talks to some of the leading ladies making their own offbeat paths after graduation! We talk about blogging, marketing, freelancing, and making money online so you can finally break up with your day job.
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We're back! Let's end 2020 by diving into my income report, what worked, and what didn't. Freelancing and blogging have their ups and downs, and it's been a long road to get here. Let's check-in and talk about the future of this podcast. CONNECT WITH THE SHOWOffbeat Grad BlogSamanthabilityInstagramTwitterGot a question? Send me an email at hello@offbeatgrad.com! 
Signs of Burnout

Signs of Burnout

2020-10-2914:18

Do you know the signs of burnout? If you're a freelancer or blogger, it's hard to feel "okay" with feelings of burnout, so it's important to recognize the signs before they develop into something bigger. Better yet, know what to do to handle these feelings and make a change. CONNECT WITH THE SHOWOffbeat Grad BlogSamanthabilityInstagramTwitterGot a question? Send me an email at hello@offbeatgrad.com! 
You've likely heard about money mindsets and how they affect the amount of income you have coming into your life. In reality, this "money mindset" ignores a lot of privilege and does more harm than good. Here are my thoughts on the money mindset and how it's used to put people down. CONNECT WITH THE SHOWOffbeat Grad BlogSamanthabilityInstagramTwitterGot a question? Send me an email at hello@offbeatgrad.com! 
If you've been on TikTok recently, you might have noticed the new trend of get-rich-quick scams. These "magic" opportunities to make money online in seconds are predatory, and I'm sharing what to look out for. CONNECT WITH THE SHOWOffbeat Grad BlogSamanthabilityInstagramTwitterGot a question? Send me an email at hello@offbeatgrad.com! 
Tools I Use Every Day

Tools I Use Every Day

2020-10-0819:13

Here you have it, folks. The actual tools, apps, and software I use each day as a full-time freelancer. As a one-woman show, it's important to find tools and apps that make my life easier and do the heavy lifting for my business. Here are my favorites and some of my newest finds. CONNECT WITH THE SHOWOffbeat Grad BlogSamanthabilityInstagramTwitterGot a question? Send me an email at hello@offbeatgrad.com! 
During and after the COVID19 pandemic, will freelancing become the new normal for professionals and beyond? We dive deep into Upwork's mid-2020 survey of 6,000 freelancers to see what's expected on the horizon for today's freelancers.CONNECT WITH THE SHOWOffbeat Grad BlogSamanthabilityInstagramTwitterGot a question? Send me an email at hello@offbeatgrad.com! 
Today, I chat with Kate of Work Well with Kate all about automating and scaling your freelance business or blog. Whether you're a creator or freelancer, you need to make the most of your time and your goals while also avoiding burnout. Kate is a pro at doing just that and empowering freelancers to take back their time!CONNECT WITH KATEWork Well With Kate BlogInstagramCONNECT WITH THE SHOWOffbeat Grad BlogSamanthabilityInstagramTwitterGot a question? Send me an email at hello@offbeatgrad.com! 
As someone who has spent the past few years freelancing full-time, I'm answering more of your questions about freelancing, blogging, and working from home! From taxes to managing your schedule, how do I handle it?CONNECT WITH THE SHOWOffbeat Grad BlogSamanthabilityInstagramTwitterGot a question? Send me an email at hello@offbeatgrad.com! 
If you're a freelancer, client onboarding can make or break your business and your relationships with clients. Learn my strategy, as well as the mistakes I've made in the past. From there, you'll know how to create the perfect onboarding strategy as a freelancer. CONNECT WITH THE SHOWOffbeat Grad BlogSamanthabilityInstagramTwitterGot a question? Send me an email at hello@offbeatgrad.com! 
Welcome to my rant into the void about why inspiration is a made-up thing that doesn't exist. Luckily, you never needed it to be productive, whether you're a creative or a more "traditional" worker. Here's how to create a productivity routine. CONNECT WITH THE SHOWOffbeat Grad BlogSamanthabilityInstagramTwitterGot a question? Send me an email at hello@offbeatgrad.com! 
For Offbeat Grad's 100th episode, I chat with Darrian Chamblee of Made in Mom Jeans all about how she started her blog and her online community from scratch. She's a pro at utilizing new types of content and talking to her followers one-on-one, so listen in to discover her best tips to boost engagement. CONNECT WITH DARRIANMade in Mom Jeans BlogLiterally Though PodcastDarrian's InstagramCONNECT WITH THE SHOWOffbeat Grad BlogSamanthabilityInstagramTwitterGot a question? Send me an email at hello@offbeatgrad.com! 
For this episode, I'm joined by my blogger & freelancer friend Amanda of The Happy Arkansan. Amanda's a full-time freelancer, and she recently transitioned to a full-time remote working position with one of her long-time clients. She shares how to utilize your network to increase your opportunities and the unique advantages of working remote vs. working freelance. CONNECT WITH AMANDAThe Ambitious Freelancer BlogThe Ambitious Freelancer PodcastThe Happy ArkansanCONNECT WITH THE SHOWOffbeat Grad BlogSamanthabilityInstagramTwitterGot a question? Send me an email at hello@offbeatgrad.com! 
Does travel blogging exist during a pandemic? I sat down with Amy from The Florida Travel Girl blog to see how she's adjusting her strategy during COVID19. With fewer people traveling, how can you adjust your strategy to make sure you're still staying branded and building an audience?CONNECT WITH THE SHOWRealistic Ways to Make Money Online (Blog Post)Offbeat Grad BlogSamanthabilityInstagramTwitterGot a question? Send me an email at hello@offbeatgrad.com
2020 has been wild so far and we're only just over halfway through! It's time to adjust your content strategy to meet the new winds of change, and that means leading with empathy. In this episode, I chat about how to adjust your content strategy to meet the current pandemic and social justice concerns. CONNECT WITH THE SHOWRealistic Ways to Make Money Online (Blog Post)Offbeat Grad BlogSamanthabilityInstagramTwitterGot a question? Send me an email at hello@offbeatgrad.com
What do you do when your traffic suddenly drops on your blog? The answer is not to panic! Here are some ways to help your website both in the short and long-term. No panic necessary!CONNECT WITH THE SHOWRealistic Ways to Make Money Online (Blog Post)Offbeat Grad BlogSamanthabilityInstagramTwitterGot a question? Send me an email at hello@offbeatgrad.com
Content mills are one of the most controversial things in the world of online work. Are content mills worth your time? When should you consider using them, and what should you do to make sure the one you use is worth it? Listen to this episode for tips from someone who used to write for content mills! CONNECT WITH THE SHOWRealistic Ways to Make Money Online (Blog Post)Offbeat Grad BlogSamanthabilityInstagramTwitterGot a question? Send me an email at hello@offbeatgrad.com
FIXED UPLOAD - Working from home is hard enough already. When you have to work from home with a loved one, partner, or roommate, it's even more of a challenge. Having someone else there 24/7 (like during a pandemic) takes a lot of adjustment. These tips make it a bit easier!CONNECT WITH THE SHOWRealistic Ways to Make Money Online (Blog Post)Offbeat Grad BlogSamanthabilityInstagramTwitterGot a question? Send me an email at hello@offbeatgrad.com! 
What a time to be alive! If you find yourself with less work than usual (or no work at all), here's what to do. From staying connected to diversifying income, try these tips. We'll get through this!CONNECT WITH THE SHOWRealistic Ways to Make Money Online (Blog Post)Offbeat Grad BlogSamanthabilityInstagramTwitterGot a question? Send me an email at hello@offbeatgrad.com! 
Hi, friends! I hope everyone is safe and sound amidst so much turmoil. There's a lot happening in the world of freelancing and blogging things to COVID-19, and now is the time to adapt. CONNECT WITH THE SHOWOffbeat Grad BlogSamanthabilityInstagramTwitterGot a question? Send me an email at hello@offbeatgrad.com! 
The Rejection Episode

The Rejection Episode

2020-03-1220:33

How do you handle rejection? This is a huge part of being a freelancer. You'll hear "no" probably as many times as you hear yes. From having pitch rejections to client project rejections, these coping strategies keep things in perspective. CONNECT WITH THE SHOWOffbeat Grad BlogSamanthabilityInstagramTwitterGot a question? Send me an email at hello@offbeatgrad.com! 
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