I started blogging during the pandemic in 2020 and have developed my blog on this website and on my social media on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Medium.
I have started a more day to day short text storytelling around personal stuff, travel, locations, people and experiences which I post on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and I will now add it on Patreon where I have just set up my account as a Creator. Now, the storytelling is from my life in the Dominican Republic in Santo Domingo and Las Terrenas. From April it will be about life in England and Denmark when I am there. The content for Patreon I will develop more in the coming months. I post my day-to-day content typically around 2-3 times a week. I will increasingly use photos and videos and implement a YouTube channel. And I will add extra creative content only on Patreon to encourage Patrons to subscribe to my account. It will be a challenge.
Please follow my short storytelling and videos on my Patreon account.
First, I am writing an ebook in the self-help genre. Later, I will experiment with more creative writing, maybe poetry or short stories. I have also considered writing a novel. Locations for the stories could be in all the places I have been spending more time in the last 20 years: Cuba, the Cayman Islands, the Dominican Republic, and Miami in the United States. As inspiration for my writing, from July 2022, I will be traveling to Denmark and England, where I have family as I am part Danish and part English. And during 2022, I plan to visit Spain to look into possible future residency there.
I am building my online business using Google Workspace for office tools, QuickBooks Online for accounting, and GoDaddy for web hosting and web building. For email marketing, I use Mailchimp and have a database with many international contacts. These are all tools I have gradually become familiar with. I remember a quote by tech entrepreneur Mark Cuban for entrepreneurs regarding technology; “use what you know,” and working independently, I am fortunate to have that choice. Recently, I started working with Dashlane Password Manager to manage all my passwords, and to improve my writing and editing, I have started using ProWritingAid. This integrates well with Google Docs and, supposedly, is good, especially for creative writing. I want to learn more about SEO and will test several tools for analytics. I am using LinkedIn Learning as a learning platform, and as a subscriber, I follow GoDaddy, Mailchimp, and QuickBooks Online for courses they offer relevant to my writing and online business.
I am building my online business with writing using Google Workspace for office tools and I have been using googles products for years and always look to see if they have a solution to a problem. I remember a quote by tech entrepreneur Mark Cuban for entrepreneurs regarding technology; “use what you know,” and working independently, I am fortunate to have that choice.
I use the platform GoDaddy for hosting my website and I use their website builder. I can easily manage it and I publish my blog posts directly from my iPhone via the GoDaddy App. They make it easy for someone who prefers to work from a mobile device. I communicate with their support on WhatsApp. I have been using the website builder for almost three years now and have not had a problem.
My goal as a writer and solopreneur is to do everything myself and only pay an outside help for annual taxes. I am now learning to use Quickbooks Online. It is sort of the last thing left I need to master as I write and edit myself. My marketing I have set up with my website and social media and work on that myself. I will also be working myself with my personal finances, investments and accounting. I am not working with any investment advisors.
I have Stripe payment gateway set up with my company bank account and its connected to my Medium account in the Medium Partner Program and to my creator account with Patreon
rove my writing and editing, I have started using ProWritingAid. This integrates well with Google Docs To impand, supposedly, is good, especially for creative writing. I have been in contact with a professional American proofreader for when I finish my ebook.
Recently, I started working with Dashlane Password Manager to manage all my passwords. I use it together with Google Authenticator as two factor authentication and it is a good combination for my login security.
For email marketing, I have used Mailchimp and have a database with many international contacts. I imported all my contacts to my Mailchimp account and sent several campaigns using a paid plan. Now I have under 2,000 contacts and use the free plan.
I am using LinkedIn Learning as a learning platform, and as a subscriber, I also follow Google Workspace, GoDaddy, ProWritingAid and QuickBooks Online for courses they offer relevant to my writing and online business.
Yoga and meditation is something one can learn to do from anywhere one goes and I found an App called Yoga with excellent exercises and instructions. My preferred exercise is walking, swimming and yoga. I try to walk every day and swim if there are any facilities nearby for it.