Path to Progression: A Blogger´s Journey: Amanda Jayashree
As a writer, I think I have a pretty cool job. There cannot be many occupations where you are allowed to spend countless hours in private contemplation, just imagining. Clearing my head (which often involves going for a walk or taking a cycle ride along the beach) is a very important aspect of my creative process (or at least that is what I tell my family and the people I work for). When my mind drifts (and it doesn´t take much to start this process), it takes me down a whole new career path, one that I spent most of my teenage years (who am I kidding, most of the last four decades) dreaming of. In my mind, I´m a rock star. There are many similarities between the roles of writer and rock star (and not all of them are positive): They are both creative jobs. They can both lead to fame and fortune (although most of us will be lucky if our creative output pays the rent). Some writers might even lead a bit of a rock and roll lifestyle (I now limit my creative stimulants to several really (really) strong cups of coffee throughout the day). Success in both careers can equally be attributed to luck as much as it can be to talent (although there is no substitute for hard work). You can wear what you want to work (although I´m perhaps a little too old for a spandex jumpsuit). There are plenty of ´´industry-type´´ people who will try and take advantage you. Most people who aspire to become either writers or rock stars fail. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Juan G. Molinari. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/055060/bk_acx0_055060_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Blogging is fun, and when you can make money blogging, it´s life changing! There has never been a better time in history to start a blog. The cost of entry has never been lower, the variety of ways to attract an audience has never been greater, and the opportunities to monetize and market your blog have never been so vast! You will soon discover what the pros are doing to earn $10,000 per month and beyond! If you´re not making money blogging, you soon will be! If you haven´t started blogging yet, don´t sweat it; this audiobook has got you covered. A quick review of the steps complete with valuable resources, and you´ll be on solid footing. Then this audiobook hits the ground running! Packed with no-B.S., to-the-point information, this audiobook teaches you how to make money with your blog. Topics covered include: Basic Choosing your niche Picking the right domain name Getting up and running Writing blog posts Advanced Getting traffic Marketing your blog Creating your media kit Make money with advertising Affiliate marketing Selling products Vlogging and podcasts SEO You will also learn: Common mistakes bloggers make Tips and tricks Solid advice for you, the blogger This audiobook will inspire you, light a fire under your a--, and give you all the valuable resources you need to make money blogging! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Stephen Floyd. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/103112/bk_acx0_103112_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Ukraine Travel Guide was created by a local blogger and a great Ukraine lover, Iryna Tverda. She would love to show you the best of her homeland and the most undiscovered country in Europe. This audiobook is for those who know nothing about Ukraine, complete ´´Ukraine beginners” who, hearing the word Ukraine, think of ´´the war, football player Andriy Shevchenko, and Chernobyl”, and who might not even guess Ukraine has so many pristine natural wonders, historical places, architectural gems, and cultural events to offer. The audiobook is full of local legends and folklore stories behind each castle, museum, and mountain, so even if you are not going to Ukraine, at least in this life, you may discover something new about another culture. And of course, the guide definitely may be useful to travelers who are planning a trip to Ukraine, as it provides a certain ´´to-do” list in the country, followed by the information about prices, fares, food, and popular tourist attractions, as well as hidden places even locals are not aware of, cheap hostels, and unique restaurants. Inside the audiobook, you will find: Three separate detailed ´´to-do” guides for Kyiv, Lviv, and Odessa: all tourist attractions with the clear description, entrance fee, working time, and how to get there; hidden places worth attention, unusual museums, food tips, accommodation, and useful websites. Ukraine´s top places to visit, including the world´s only botanical phenomenon, Tunnel of Love; medieval castles and knight festivals; thousand-year-old caves full of ghost legends; authentic mountain villages inhabited by Ukrainian highlanders known as Hutsuls; the Cossack island Khortytsya; ancient temples vibrating unbelievable energy; one of the world’s famous garden-park art creations, Sofiyivka Park; picturesque local flea markets; and many others. Chernobyl Zone - why thousands of foreign tourists visit the notorious 30-kilo... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ross Pipkin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/119011/bk_acx0_119011_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Life is chaotic. But we can choose to live it differently. It doesn’t always feel like it, but we do have the freedom to creatively change the everyday little things in our lives so that our path better aligns with our values and passions. The popular blogger and founder of the internationally recognized Simple Mom online community tells the story of her family’s ongoing quest to live more simply, fully, and intentionally. Part memoir, part travelogue, part practical guide, Notes from a Blue Bike takes you from a hillside in Kosovo to a Turkish high-rise to the congested city of Austin to a small town in Oregon. It chronicles schooling quandaries and dinnertime dilemmas, as well as entrepreneurial adventures and family excursions via plane, train, automobile, and blue cruiser bike. Entertaining and compelling - but never shrill or dogmatic - Notes from a Blue Bike invites you to climb on your own bike, pay attention to who you are and what your family needs, and make some important choices. It’s a risky ride, but it’s worth it - living your life according to who you really are simply takes a little intention. It’s never too late. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tsh Oxenreider. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tnwd/000355/bk_tnwd_000355_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A practical action guide for financial independence and early retirement from the popular ´´Our Next Life´´ blogger. In today´s work culture, we´re expected to hustle around the clock. But what if you could escape the traditional path and get on one that doesn´t require working full-time until age 65? What if you could wake up every day without an alarm clock and do the things you love most? Tanja Hester and her husband Mark left their crazed careerist lifestyle to live their dream life in Lake Tahoe, retiring early from high-stress careers. Now Tanja will help you map out a customized plan for freedom and make it easy to succeed, whether you´re good at math and budgeting-or not! Work Optional is more than just a financial plan: it´s a plan for your whole life-designed by you, not by an employer or clients. Tanja walks you through envisioning your dream life, accounting for variables such as health care and children, protecting yourself from recessions and future unknowns, and achieving a purpose-filled early retirement, semi-retirement, or career intermission with completely doable, non-penny-pinching steps. You can live a happier, more meaningful life, free from the daily grind. Regardless of where you are in your career, Work Optional will get you there.
From age-defying makeup to the latest diet fad, our culture continually tells women they need to have a flawless face and a supermodel figure. Exposing the lie of physical perfection for what it really is, True Beauty directs women to the truth of God’s Word, which proclaims an entirely different - and refreshingly liberating - standard for beauty. Carolyn Mahaney and her daughter Nicole Whitacre set forth a path to freedom from the false idols that society, the Devil, and the human heart have created. Drawing on years of experience as mothers, writers, and popular bloggers, Mahaney and Whitacre help ladies to exchange the temporary glamour of pop culture for the unfading beauty of godliness. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Julie Williams. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hove/001093/bk_hove_001093_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When we are lost in the storms of grief, only God can pierce the darkness. How can a broken, bewildered woman who lost her sister, a brilliant PhD nurse, to suicide, her youngest son to respiratory distress caused by an accidental drug-alcohol interaction, on the night of her brother-in-law´s memorial service, her sister-in-law to cancer, four years to the day after her son´s death, want to get out of bed and live - out loud and in color? Simple. God revealed Himself to her and breathed life back into every nook and cranny of her very being. In Dance with Jesus: From Grief to Grace, author Susan B. Mead shares her personal story of how God came to her in the midst of grief with a display of love, insight and comfort far beyond her expectations. Have you ever held the hand of God? Felt God caress your broken heart? Heard Him speak out loud? Seen Jesus dancing with your lost loved one? Seen your loved one in the holy presence of God - on his mercy seat? Do you want to? In her vibrant, inspiring, and up-close-and-personal style, Susan freely shares how her encounters with God in the midst of overwhelming grief led her to a deeper, more intimate relationship with Him that truly restored her soul. Are you ready to laugh through the tears and dance - with Jesus? Susan B. Mead, a medical technologist with an MBA, spent 22-plus years in the diabetes sector with Johnson & Johnson prior to founding the blog Agog4God.com. After Susan lost her youngest son, she came to realize that even when things get broken, discarded, or replaced, people matter most. Susan is a charter blogger on the Bible Gateway Blogger´s Grid, has been published in Medical Laboratory Observer (MLO), is on the path to becoming a Chaplain with the IFOC and has been described as a solid, comforting voice in a messy world. 10% of the profit from Dance with Jesus: From Grief to Grace will benefit Water for Life to help dig water wells in remote locations around the world. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Melissa Disney. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/066239/bk_acx0_066239_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F--k by blogger Mark Manson is a candid self-help guide for anyone who needs a dose of inspired but realistic perspective on their path of self-development. Manson´s personal experience in self-improvement is the cornerstone of his philosophy. He argues that people should learn to care less - or in his parlance, give fewer f--ks - about things in life that don´t really matter, such as material possessions or other people´s opinions, and to care more about the priorities that do matter, such as solid relationships and finding genuine happiness. According to most self-help literature, maintaining a positive outlook is paramount. Yet often, when people try to look only at the bright side of situations, they ignore reality. This denial creates more problems because it keeps people from responding effectively to the less than savory aspects of their character and the more challenging parts of their lives. Please note: This is a summary, analysis and review of the book and not the original book. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tamara Ryan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/076247/bk_acx0_076247_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
What´s after college? Learn how to get that job you always wanted. Just graduated college? Still waiting for the perfect job that was supposed to be dropped in your lap after the graduation ceremony? Wondering when you get to start that marvelous and rewarding career about which you always dreamed? New Grad Job Hacks is here to help. Career expert, YouTuber, and blogger Matt Tran takes you step-by-step through how to make the most of your degree. Tran’s blog at engineeredtruth.com has helped thousands of new grads figure out their best paths to fulfilling careers. In New Grad Job Hacks, Tran guides us from job fairs to social media, from internships to job shadowing, and teaches how to research companies, interview, negotiate, and get that job offer you always wanted. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Alexander R Adams. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/118409/bk_acx0_118409_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.