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Hi all and Happy New Year 2022! This year I am hoping to make good money and many new friends. To that end, as I had to close out much of my social media presence I will be using different social media to get into contact with you. I have a new newsletter service through Substack. There I can publish my short stories, and also publish my information about upcoming books for Yasmine Jameson. My book reviews will still be published on Nikki’s Book Reviews. So don’t worry-I am still doing that.

Here is the link to the new newsletter:

It is a paid subscription. I am not sure how you pay yet but I will let you know. I pick the amount. When I do so, I hope you will flock to subscribing.

Included in the newsletter will be information regarding my brand ambassadorships, offering deals and discounts for products that I like to you and your friends. Don’t be shy- my new brand ambassadorship is with Georgia Valentino Georgia Valentino Official. Also be on the lookout for posts regarding Era Athletica and others.

I hope that this year brings all of you who experienced sorrow a better year and happier times.

Blessings to you all!

Herbs and Essential Oils Super Bundle Preview by Nicole

Hi. I am reposting this link from my sister blog Fashion Make-up and Self Care with Nicole for you to read. To all my friends who are affiliates or who are searching for a good deal-this is a good deal. More to come in the near future.

Fashion, Make-up and Self Care with Nicole

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Hi and I hope this week in August finds you well. Before I continue please be advised that this post will contain affiliate links. If you click on this link and buy the product I am offering you will be giving your email information to them solely for the purpose of buying that product and I may obtain a commission from that sale. I am giving you a little preview of something that I think you who like herbs and essential oils will love.

We all love to smell nice for our men-am I right ladies? And to the men-you love it when your women want to smell and taste nice for you ? What about when you cook for each other-do you like it when each of you has tasty food to eat? I can help you with some of that today…

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Award Shows

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Hello all. I hope you are doing and feeling well today. It has been an eventful week but not just because I saw a play in the park last night. No, the eventful week is because I signed my non-exclusive contract to sell my book on the platform. Can’t wait to see my mystery in print. And I have been getting work from Topcontent. I am about to get some more assignments via my Upwork account. And then there are my blogs including my book review blog.

You know the latest craze for me are the Instagram Reels. That’s right I am a “Reel” Girl! You got to laugh at that one. So I thought I would share one with you. Hold on. Let me see. Ah here is one.

I think these are great entertainment and showcase the personality of the people in the account. Plus with all those fads- if you want to yell at me for saying so-I think this is just as good as TikTok. A good advertising tool as well as just a plain fun tool. Definitely take the time to watch the reels on Instagram. Particularly because you are reading that Instagram may be moving over to video entirely. And then of course there is the follower requirement. I sincerely hope they let us all stay even those without the high follower count.

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Work is going well. In fact I just got invited to the Storyteller’s Quill Awards. It is to acknowledge the accomplishments of the self-published author. It will be online on August 20, 2021. I hope you who are attending join me for a non-alcoholic cocktail that evening.

Have a great evening!

Live Love Laugh and Be Healthy with Yasmine Jameson Newsletter Issue # 2 (misnumbered but correct)

Here is the link to my newsletter it is live. Please download a copy and if you like then subscribe. Many more to come. Also note that I am attempting to set up and schedule a webinar on “How to Start Working as a Freelancer”. If interested in joining please leave a comment with your name and preferred contact method including email address. I do work with affiliates so they in the future may contact you for advertisements.

Solitary Life is a Writer’s Life by Nicole Harmon

Writing is solitary. Many of us do it alone. I like my house but when I go out, I like coffee shops.  Used to be the park or the library. Now I’m chained to a wall adapter.  My current project is out to nobody yet because I’m still working on it. But until then I am working on my freelance portfolio. Today, I was watching my email for call backs. Call back means an article sent back for editing, different than an actor’s call back. Been running a malware scan on my computer. Not only is it time for a new computer but also some more online storage. Did you know I have to have my Google sheet off during my virus scan? IK, IK, why am I telling you this-rambling on like this? Nah, I’m not bored…… TIRED! I’m Tired!

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Problems of a Book Reviewer by Nicole Harmon

Hey from Nikki’s Book Reviews. That’s the name of my book review blog. I am grateful for those that follow me. But lately I have been having problems. Yes, I have a lot of books. As long as my eyesight is good and I am coherent, can write and type, I can review. 

I have equipment which currently still doesn’t work right. Currently, my Kindle won’t stay open. I am resetting my clock a lot. Soon to be fixed by the arrival of my monitor. Currently, I have a lot of book reviews due. Two are due now. Two more due. Two overdue. Three to do. I can do it. If only my equipment didn’t give me fits. Problems is a book reviews.

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Affiliate Marketing by Nicole Harmon

Hi. This is a friendly reminder that this post may contain affiliate links. This means that if you click on them, I may receive some form of commission. Hopefully, though you will want to click on all the links. Also, I originally wrote this on June 11, 2021.

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Affiliate marketing-I am going to give it my best. I had recently started posting in my social media accounts about See link here: Why? Well, I have been a working member of the site for approximately two-three years now. Since starting I have had some work and then sometimes, I had no assignments. My true feeling-if you have assignments and don’t do them you lose them. And sometimes future opportunities will disappear. I do know if I take the assignment offered, I work. I know because I got an assignment, I didn’t mind at all. Yay was my reaction. Note to self: Someone else wasn’t so happy. So, I copied the original. And worked off that adding original content as I wrote. I think it came out well when I was finished. Waiting is what I do now to see if accepted and if I am receiving new assignments. Upon checking my email soon thereafter I handed it in there was no return email from and none returned regarding my second assignment. What I find to be gold here is I got my URL ( for the website it will be posted on. So, copying the exact title helps me and you to find the article. Last week or the beginning of this week I joined the Affiliate Program of It’s to market the website to businesses to gain work for those of us who work there. To me, it’s a win-win. I recruit those who here the website and pay me.

Today or rather late last night, I was tired (find time). I posted in several of my accounts the affiliate link with this message:

Posted on June 10, 2021: Hi. Remember I have been talking about Well, I recently found out that you can also utilize their writing services as a business owner. If you are looking for a way to hire freelance writers is the way to go. If you want to pay competitive rates, then is the way to go. Just use the link provided below to learn more and join. Here is the link: You won’t regret it. #freelanceopportunity #hiring #jobs #digitalmarketing #moneyinyourbank

                Here is a recent post from Facebook: Posted in Hi. This post contains affiliate links: If you click on it and decided to use their services, I receive a commission.

I belong to a group of writers who write for a website group called They have a Facebook group here called Topcontent Freelancers. This is a website that will have steady work for you if you work. If you are a business or freelancer looking for workers to help you out on your blogs, or other writing then using this service is a good thing for you. You can join and have them find the freelancer for you. All you do is click on this link: Once you join you decide how to pay the person, how many words, keywords use, backlinks used, and where it is posted. The freelancer who picks the assignment will write it for you. And the standards on the websites are high. Please click on this link:, and join. Sincerely thanks, Nicole Harmon.

In case you wanted to see what my freelance writing since I started getting jobs has been like see my link to my portfolio on this blogsite: I also have a section specific to If you are wondering why there are no article titles listed there it is due to the terms and conditions of the website. We are under an NDA which is a non-disclosure agreement and cannot tell you what we do.

Here is the total number of articles I did last payment cycle: 8.

My hope and call to action for those who are reading this article is: If you need ghostwriters then please hire on ghostwriters.

Their standards are good, and we the ghostwriters follow your instructions as laid out by you. The turnaround from editor to proofreader is a few days, and the ghostwriter has 12 hours to return the corrected article. Sometimes it may be longer if returned more than once. Do you need a translation of your native language to English? If so, has the people to do it. The latest add-on to website tasks is editor/proofreader. You see it is one-stop shopping. I hope you can see your way to hiring ghostwriters through Just use their link here:

Not only do you get ghostwriters, but you can also request private tasks from those you like. To date, I have I believe had four or five private tasks. I missed two recently. One I opened only to have it blip right off the screen. I was told that someone had gotten to it at the same time. If you prefer to hand out private tasks, then come try Just use the link:,, and start.

I work there and have found them responsive to my questions and requests for work. So, if you want to write join, take the test, and start work. On the flip side if you are a business looking for ghostwriters then join too. Am I selfish? Yes. You join and I may get more work. So how selfish can I be?

If you are black and are looking for networking connections, business connections, or personal connections the following should be of interest to you. Although I am not an affiliate for the two, I think they are worthwhile groups to look at if you are interested. Please if you are not a black person do not be offended as the following links are intended for black people. The groups help black-owned businesses get noticed and work. (BOB) Black-Owned Businesses. Join this group. And (BOBW) Black-Owned Businesses by Women. Join this group.


My Baby Steps by Nicole Harmon

Happy Friday and its April 9, 2021. How was your week? Productive? Mine netted two sales-how is that for productive. Hi, I am Nicole. Yes, I am introducing myself to you again. I am a freelance writer and a self-published author under the pen name Yasmine Jameson. Woo! I’m sweating. Where was I –oh right- I sold books! Woohoo! Someone’s advertising is paying off. Hence the introduction. To me that is productive. Baby steps! And that is my topic today. My Baby Steps.


My Baby Steps

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My writing is one of my babies and it is taking off in baby steps after me doing it for many years. I am hoping the momentum continues. Let me explain. Remember I had just started a new blog I bought the last year-it’s as a continuation of my visualization for my writing career. My time, my thoughts and my place-my motto from my first blog Teresa’s Simplicity in Words. It’s how I saw my career in the beginning. I wanted you to listen to me. And then, reality set in. I won’t make money (well a lot of it) if I tell you all my gripes. So I became a ghostwriter. This way, I can get paid and still tell you what my thoughts on topics are. And then you figure out what ghostwriter means. No worry- I get paid.

Ghostwriting jobs are actually dare I saw plentiful but not so easy to get. My Upwork, Inc., has a lot of jobs I hope to bid for today. My goal is to net two actual jobs from those bids. In order to do that I complete a few baby steps for each job.

•Baby Step #1

  1. Review the job advertisement to look up blog or website, check out specific information

•Baby Step #2

  1. Decide on response and how or what to include in that response. Go through my portfolio and pick out the writing sample to send.

•Baby Step #3

  1. Go online to find the actual site to re-check the samples I want to send. Then draft and send bid.

A lot of times I don’t receive an email in response to the read stating I had the job. But those baby steps I hope ensure some thoroughness on my part. I do skip those steps when it comes to the virtual assistant jobs. Big mistake. You definitely, I found out, need to do your homework on those types of jobs. Look at the mother website and make sure. YOU MAKE SURE IT IS LEGITIMATE!

Now being an author isn’t easy either. But that’s another post!

As always, You be productive!






Tuesday is the second day of the week by Nicole Harmon

Tuesday, is the second day of the week. Monday’s let us get started hustle has passed. Hump Day (Wednesday) has yet to arrive. So why are Tuesdays now an important workday?

The Concept of Tuesday

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Let us work this idea or concept through together. If you started your company on Monday you would decided what you wanted to be considered and to sell. A name would be decided upon and a place to work would be decided on. You would decide how much you charge, should make and who your client base was. Then you would get down to planning your tomorrow. That tomorrow is today and it’s Tuesday. Check with an attorney when needed along your journey to creating a viable in-the-black, profit-making company. Start working on your company on Tuesday. Collect clients, establish work hours and collect payments. For sure you might be twiddling your thumbs and doing nothing, but the work and clients will come.

The Package-Your Offer

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When I started, I saw no jobs and go not hits. I had no portfolio. I have a portfolio now. Even the ones printed with mistakes are in that portfolio. I learned from those mistakes. Appearance is a huge part of the package. Correct grammar and usage are also a huge part of the package. Clients to work with are everything in the package. Hence, how you present yourself both in-person and on paper is a huge part of the package. SEO, giveaways, takeaways, subject matter –all important parts of the package.

Stream of Consciousness

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Remember, the stream of consciousness writing exercise your English teacher would have you do in high school and in college-always a good place to start. Narrow it down from there, until you reach your kernel. That kernel becomes your Tuesday.

Now be productive and finish your Tuesday to-do list!