Category: career

6 Things I’ve Taught Myself That Are Beneficial for My Blog and Business

Ever since I started working from home, whenever I come across some of the acquaintances or relatives, they would begin to the small talk about how working from home treats me. While some of them had that question only for the sake of small talk, some of them would genuinely ask me how to do it.

Looking back, there are many things that I’ve taught myself only to find their benefits when I applied it to my blog and business these days. I’m not a teacher by nature, so I’ve always lost in words whenever I encountered someone who genuinely wanted to know how I did it.

I know some people who would recommend some of the online courses that benefit them, but I barely joined any specific course that I find beneficial in my career, so I usually don’t know what to say.

So in this post, I’m going to compile some of the beneficial things that I’ve taught myself. Because I figure if I can do it, then why can’t you?

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7 Signs That You Probably Need to Pivot Your Career Path

In case you didn’t notice, I have recently rebranded my blog and changed the logo. It’s been a while since I thought that the previous slogan “beau-beauty-travel” is no longer relevant since I start writing more and more posts with the theme outside those topics. Now, I’ve started fresh with a new tagline: your one-stop traveltainment.

Rebranding my blog gave me the idea to write about pivoting careers in the new post. Not only that the decision to repurpose my blog is pretty much similar to the change of career path. Both are hard, but needed at some point.

You probably noticed that I like to write about various topics about working from home or blogging. That’s what I want to incorporate in the new The BeauTraveler.

I no longer just want to share my dating failure or some travel mishaps with you, but I also want to bring values for those who probably are on the shoes that I was in. And that’s when the idea of pivoting for this blog came up.

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A Guide to Find an Online Job: Things You Need to Know Before You Start Applying

I’ve been on some kind of writer’s block lately. I mean, I want to write a review of some new skincare products that I’ve purchased recently, but then I got too lazy to even take a proper pic for the post. I have a new project going on, and I’m so excited to publish this later, but it’s still in the planning phase.

Due to those excuses, I decided to write about working remotely again… And this time, I want to write a simple guide to find an online job. While there are so many free online resources about working remotely, I still occasionally get questions about where and how to find opportunities to work online.

So in this post, I’d share some things I know about online job based on my experience. Especially those things you need to know and do before you start applying for that job.

Now that I’ve been both in the position where I was a job-seeker as well as an employer, I’ll share my insights on how to land your first online gigs.

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Why I Freelance: Multiple Streams of Income Help Me Manage My Finances Better

I’ve spent 20 years being told that I’m just bad at financial management. I mean, my mom made it very clear so and I gotta admit that I was terrible when it comes to my money.

I had no clue how it was possible for some people to be able to save their money, because whenever I got my paycheck, my first instinct would be to spend it and I barely had nothing left by the end of the month. That was the story of my life until some time last year.

Imagine, it took me 30 years to have this awareness to save. Before then, it’s like even though I wanted to save, I often had no money to save then. The salary that I earned was like Bruno Mars’s song: easy come, easy go.

Starting last year, I’ve finally found managing my finances a bit easier, and I got better at it. So, whether you’re just starting as a freelancer, or you just wonder how we could save money from freelancing jobs… I hope my post today will help you find the answer!

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Generalist vs Specialist: Which One is Better When You’re a Blogger or a Freelancer?

For those who know me personally, you probably know which one I am. I’m a generalist inside and out. I’m the kind of person who probably knows something about everything.

One minute I could talk about sports, the next thing you know we’d engage in a conversation about politics. That’s what I am.

I speak 4 languages, when God knows I can’t speak any of them properly on a more formal occasion since I use all of them for casual conversation only. Just yesterday, I had a hard time explaining what “engagement” means in Indonesian while later on, I couldn’t tell the word my mom said in Sundanese, which is ironically my first language.

The idea of writing about this generalist vs specialist came when I decided to hire more assistants to help me with this blog. Yup, The BeauTraveler now has a team of 6 including me!

The hiring process made me realize that I really am a jack of all the trades, yet master of none. I ran this blog all by myself, but there are some details that I barely even know exactly how it works. I help clients with Instagram engagement, yet I barely even upgrade my knowledge about it.

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