Articles I Plan On Completing…

A definitive list:

Blog-Writing.pngI just think that posting my article plan on the website will show people how punctual I am (I definitely am!) So keep aware, I will be writing the following.

 

 

 

  • How to be your best self- 15/06
  • How G Suite helped my writing career- 17/06
  • PayPal VS Bank Transfer- a global battle- 18/06
  • How to know if they’re legit– 19/06
  • How I overcome challenges / What I do when I fail– 21/06
  • How I stay organised– 25/06
  • How I stay positive– 26/06
  • How I find motivation– 28/06
  • How I make & save money- 29/06

And if you don’t think I’ll manage it, I don’t blame you. But also as soon as I get the login to Meistertask from my editor, I’ll be writing articles for This Website, which means I’ll have to postpone my personal article writing. That’s all for now.cropped-logo_transparent.png

Top Tips For Up And Coming Writers…

I’ve been a Freelancer for a year now.

And along the way, I’ve picked up skills and experience from all kinds of employers- whether they’re good or bad. The only positive thing about experiencing bad employers is definitely that you learn how to deal with them in the future.

1) Know Your Worth

If they don’t agree to your prices, do not work for them.
The average price for freelancers to charge is by word. For beginners and apprentices, you can charge anywhere from £0.02 to £0.06 per word and normally the employer will be fine with it. For apprentices/beginners to work for minimum wage (£0.02-£0.06 per word) is a real gem for employers.

However, when you write articles you’re going to want to charge depending on how much effort you put into them. In my instance, on my Fiverr page, click here to view, I charge per level of engagement on my articles. This is my price list, but remember, it’s purely up to you how much you charge.

Brief article, 500 words…      £7.85 ($10)
Whatever category or plan you provide, I will provide a basic article of no longer than 500 words

Intermediate article, 1000 words…      £15.71 ($20)
A medium-length article with topic research covering a range of ideas

Elaborate, long-form article…      £23.56 ($25)
A fully-researched article citing all references, in PDF or raw form, fully structured w/ headings

2) Don’t be taken advantage of…Fiverr Prices.PNG

Notice how my prices aren’t cheap? If your prices are silly, no employer will take you seriously. And this is what my bio is on Fiverr:
Hello! I am a student and apprentice freelance writer, and I have passion & motivation to provide you with great articles, stories etc. I study A-Level English Literature, English Language, and German. Also, fine art on the side because it’s always been my passion.
I am proficient in Microsoft programs, and can create easy-to-read documents and lesson plans- I have previously worked as a journalist for a company which employs global journalists, the pay was excellent and it brought me nothing but joy to produce great work and be paid for it! Drop me a message and we can get started!

3) Optimise Your Online Presence

Marketing- you need to build yourself a visual. For example, I founded Yellow Scribe to steer away from my name, in case people didn’t remember it. ‘Kaitlyn Pibernik’ isn’t anywhere near as catchy as Yellow Scribe and that’s because I’ve developed myself an image and a color scheme. The social media platforms I have are Instagram (@yellowscribe), LinkedIn (@pibernik), and Fiverr (@katepibernik). All of them have logo art from an app called Logo Maker, which I would highly recommend. You can design a logo, and it saves it in a zip file in lots of different variations, eg. Twitter header, profile photo, LinkedIn cover photo, profile photo, and just every combination you can think of. This actually also includes a transparent GIF Image which is great for email signatures and applying to emails, posts and cover letters. I’ll list a few apps that I’d recommend for  and why:

Image result for google suiteGoogle Suites includes Docs, Hangouts, Drive, Chrome, Pages (website builder included in the package), Plus+, Calendar and Gmail. I cannot stress how useful these are to me as a writer. Hangouts is a great way to communicate with clients, you can get the app on any phone and chat on the go, which makes your customer-client communication reputation very good. Docs is brilliant. On docs, you can add comments and feedback about the work, share access and do so much more. I will include these skills in another article titled ‘How G Suite Helped My Writing Career,’ so I won’t blabber on too much about G Suite here.

Image result for slackSlack and Meistertask are great organizational apps for businesses, and you can access them on PC and phone, just like G Suite. It’s super useful for you to shove these all in the same folder too, I’ve titled mine ‘work’. Slack is a ‘To Do’ app, and the admins can add tasks and the rest of the team can check them off when done, and it keeps everyone in the same place. Related imageMeistertask is similar, and it keeps every member of the team on the same track. I’d recommend since they’re free and sleek.

Image result for paper appFor project planning, I would 100% recommend ‘Paper, a project planning app for absolutely any line of work. This app provides a template for your plan, and you can click and type. Alongside this, you can add images and files, and share the document with people that don’t have the app- it just displays as a pdf.

Image result for wordpressWordPress, the real MVP. WordPress is and has always been my favorite platform to blog on, and the fact that it’s so versatile is why it always wins me over. I’ve caved to worse sites like Weebly and others… But I always come crawling back to WordPress admitting defeat. You can add a blog post with a single click, and I think it’s excellent.

Image result for fiverrFiverr is an amazing way for you to present your work with a catchy headline, and get paid easily.
You just need to create a profile, get some great business art and wait to be verified. Even though I haven’t, I’d recommend paying for advertising.

So, all in all. I hope you found these ideas useful, and I’ll be posting a definitive list of the articles I’m planning to write soon. They’ll all be along the lines of helping out the budding writers, but a few are going to be aimed at building my portfolio, so they’ll be different forms of writing.

Please don’t hesitate to email me regarding anything, my inbox is always open.

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Stress: The cons… and cons.

Stress and how to overcome it: An article written by Kaitlyn Pibernik

If there is any upside to stress, it’s that you learn how not to cope with it in the future. Any kind of stress is difficult to overcome but I know we can do it together.

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My Story And How You Can Relate:

I’m Kaitlyn Pibernik, and I’m a freelance writer from England. Obviously, I have experienced all kinds of stress. Be it mild due to smashing a glass, or losing someone close to me, I have lived and learned. Writing can be stressful, but I choose to do it because of the praise I get and with that the rewarding outcome. I have absolutely put my all into what I love and have absolutely been stressed once or ten times… I know, for sure, that I can write my thoughts and feelings and make you feel just a little more motivated.

Your Story

I don’t know you, but I know how stress works. We’re all wired the same. We’re all human, and we all respond to stress the same way. It wears us out, tires us, stresses us out… I know how to fix it. From personal experience, I can help you.

Did you know that too much stress could result in physical problems, like heart disease, chest pain, high blood pressure, and an irregular heartbeat. You may think ‘nah, that wouldn’t happen to me. I’m healthy,’ but truthfully, no matter how healthy you are, no matter how good your diet and exercise routine is, you will see the effects of stress on your body if you let it consume you. In 2015, about two in five adults (39 percent) report overeating or eating unhealthy foods in the past month due to stress, compared to 33 percent in 2014.

How To Cope With Your Stress

We need to do this systematically. You don’t need to follow all of this advice, I know that everyone is different. Whatever works for you. But just follow the subheadings, and you’ll find what fits best with how you deal with things.

  1. Things To Look Out For

Watch your mental health. Seriously. It’s completely understandable how you can get swept up in work, school, college, uni and not notice that you’re not yourself. You can subconsciously go to sleep later, wake up later, not eat as healthily as normal, or not drink as much. Maybe drink too much.

Symptoms such as wrinkles by the eyes, dry mouth, tiredness, fatigue, irritability, anger, constant crying, palpitations and more can mean you’re under too much stress. Please, for yours and your surrounding associates’ sake, please seek professional help if you notice these things. Stress can lead to depression, which the symptoms are the same with a few more thrown into the mix. Research everything, and SEE A GP.

  1. Socialise; Don’t Alienate Yourself Or Become Solitary.

We completely know it’s hard. It’s so understandable. I’ve been there, I know how it is. You feel tired, you feel hungry and thirsty but you don’t want to go outside. How about set alarms? Move your alarm across the room, so you get up. Set yourself interesting tasks to complete, so your day is more fun. Have a healthy breakfast, compliment your family and say good morning. Talking is better than being quiet. Don’t fake a smile and tell people when something is wrong. If you don’t know if they’ll listen, talk to them about it. Something like ‘hey, I’m not sure I’m feeling so good. Can we talk about it please?’ and they’ll definitely say yes. When you’re with your friends, interest yourself in their activities. Ask questions, maybe if they’re feeling stressed. Maybe they’re experiencing the same issue as you?

  1. Maintain A Healthy Lifestyle

So, like me, you probably like baths. And showers. Hot ones. They’re an amazing way of relieving stress, loosening up the tense muscles in your body and making you feel comfortable. Submerging your head (up to your ears) in the water, closing your eyes and rubbing them with warm soapy water. It’s an instant stress-reliever and it’s an amazing process. Isn’t is amazing how water can relax you so much? How about you throw in a bath bomb, they’re cheap and they smell amazing. They have herbs and minerals specialised in relaxing the body. Truly a heaven send. Submerging your body in a warm (not hot) bath can be psychologically soothing. Scandinavians take plunges in cool water after time in a sauna, while the Roman love for baths gave birth to huge bathing complexes with under-floor heating and a range of temperatures, some of which are still standing today.

You’re not on your own. Definitely, and you can certainly get help. Consult your local GP if you have symptoms of depression, anxiety or other health problems caused by stress. Even if you’re uncertain, it’s better to be safe than sorry.

So, in conclusion… Stress isn’t good.

Throughout my life I have been sad, and I’ve had a lack of motivation. I’ve gotten in from a hard day, had more work to do afterwards but then have just slept through it all.

If you’re stressed, feel the pressures of social living and desperately need an intermission, I can assure you that you’re not alone. Every day, we are exposed to debatable and controversial material, the workplace and school environments are large contributors to the amounts of stress we experience.

With previous experience as a personal mentor, I have great skills with mental well-being; I know how to guide you if you’re struggling. This article is targeted at a dedicated, self-driven audience that hopefully wants to succeed as much as myself. It’s all about dealing with the stress in a healthy, organised way.I’ve run late on deadlines, late to class, late to meetings (or maybe have missed one or two) but in the long term I have genuinely learned from it.

You learn to wake up half an hour earlier, or you learn how to spend less time in the shower (even if you love your time in the shower). I know how nice it is to have a long bath at night but I also love the feeling of having enough sleep. It’s about finding a healthy midpoint in which you are happy and your outcomes are almost always positive.

Paint a picture in your mind of yourself. A self portrait, but annotated. Draw branches from yourself with every goal and aim you want to achieve. Listen to music, get yourself in the mood. Maybe even draw this image on a pad, and colour it in. It’s all about what works for you. Do you want to be a writer? Do you want to be an artist, musician, receptionist, professional bicycle rider? Elephant tamer? Do you have the motivation for it? Are you stressed? Please, trust me, it gets better.

Here are some helplines if you need extra help:

http://bit.ly/2qsCmls

http://bit.ly/2qsFHRm

http://bit.ly/1H9n1pe

Childline HelpLine: 0800 1111

Written by Kaitlyn Pibernik.

Celebrity Style: Alexa Chung

Evolutionary Television Presenter

Written by Kaitlyn Pibernik

Alexa Chung- A short biography

Alexa Chung, a 33 year old Television presenter born in Privett, Hampshire was scouted to be a model at Reading festival when she was only 16. Because of this, she managed to then model for teen magazines, such a Elle Girl and CosmoGIRL, also working for companies including Fanta, Sony Ericsson and Urban Outfitters. Alexa Chung appeared in many music videos of pop artists, featuring West Life and Holly Valance.

To reprimand the modelling industry, Chung pursued an Art Foundational Fashion Journalism course. Amidst this, in 2005, Chung developed a more refined image and became a TV personality. Eventually, Chung quit modelling due to a distorted body image and low self esteem. During the time between 2008 and 2015, Chung modelled for fashion icons such as DKNY, Lacoste, Stella McCartney, Pepe Jeans and Tommy Hilfiger.

Chung’s Fashion Sense

Whether it be street, catwalk, casual or accessory style Chung can throw together an outfit and successfully captivate the media with her designs. Here, her Acne Jacket compliments her double-cut ankle skirt, paired with a below-the-knee laced leather boot, squared off at the toe. To sport this look with simple hair was a wise idea, as it’s clear all of the attention should be on her attire.

Street Style

With an Acne Jacket lined with fur and a leather finish, this look is perfect for the street. A dark, grungy colour palette is essential for casual paparazzi on the streets. With Chung, it’s clear that her grunge side dominates her perky, with most of her street looks consisting of dark, grungy gothic themed attire. With her couture sensibly combined, Alexa Chung’s street style is captivating and it can’t go wrong. Knowing that she can rock anything, I’m sure she has found confidence in what she’s wearing… 24.7.

Chung fashions outfits that otherwise wouldn’t at all go together…

High Street fashion

Alexa can string together a wardrobe without fail. In this instance, a high street 2000’s look has gone down a treat. Alexa has paired flares with square-toed loafers, a much admired look from the early 2000’s. Alongside not drawing much attention to her blouse, she chose to fashion a plain grey blazer, to contrast the denim flares and loafer pumps. Once again, styling this look with a plain hairstyle is essential; providing more attention to be paid to the outfit itself, rather than her hair. Plain chic beach waves remain beautiful in and out of fashion trends, and I’m sure we appreciate that as much as we appreciate Alexa herself. With a high demand on progressive style, Alexa lays down the rules in this high street outfit, as she tours London.

My cat’s eyes

My cat gets leaned on, ridden rough-shod
despotized and enforced on.
Night time is his worst one,
plays bulldog but is tyrannized,
dirt kicked in his big cat’s eyes.

And I know he’s being enforced on,
despotized and  plays bulldog,
terrorize him, it’s your best shot,
and I keep an eye out for my friend,
he asks me ‘mom, will this end?’

It’ll end I say and we will remember
now act relaxed and even-tempered.
understanding. quiet. calm.
and despotized deserves the past.
‘Cause cats that bully have done no nice
and kick bad mud in good cats’ eyes.