Author: Troy Lambert

Are You Ready for Some Football?

NFL training camps are ramping up, and everyone is ready for some football while at the same time baseball season is headed into the fall schedule. In some ways, it is a slow time of year for sports, in other ways it is a time of anticipation. Fantasy leagues are forming, team names are being chosen, and those magical draft dates are being set. In short, fans are ready for some football. Our Sunday afternoons will soon be marked “busy” on our calendars, and Monday Night will be reserved for social gatherings around the game of the week. But...

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Writing as a Business: Your Google Ranking

We’re going to skip ahead a little bit in this series to a marketing piece, primarily because I have received a lot of questions about it lately. So here is the deal: as a writer, you need to have your own website and blog, you need to post there regularly, and you need to deliberately link to it from other reputable sites. Why? Because when people search for certain keywords or phrases on Google, you want to be on the first page. At the very least, you want to rank for your name, but better yet would be to...

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Sports Gambling: Coming to an Idaho Casino Near You?

Recently, the Supreme court agreed to hear a lawsuit filed by the state of New Jersey that seeks a ruling that the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) is unconstitutional. This ruling would not only influence gambling but other Federal laws as well, including the voluntary cooperation between states and the Federal government, called cooperative federalism. But what would the effect be in Idaho and other states? Well, we are only guessing here, but there are some possible outcomes, and just like gambling on NFL games, some outcomes have better odds than others. State Lotteries and Casinos It’s...

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Business 101 for Writers: DIY Formatting vs. Professional

We have covered a lot of ground in the production process of this series, and believe it or not we are almost done. We talked about writing your book, revision and editing, the book cover, and now we are going to talk about interior design and formatting. Don’t think this is an easy subject: I used to and then talked to a bunch of writers at a conference. Although I tend to be tech savvy, and even report on tech developments as part of my freelance writing work, many writers are not. In fact, some of those at the...

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GUEST POST: The Importance of Mastering Relaxation for Solopreneurs

Guest contributor Sarah Jones is the Editor of Relax Everyday, where she writes about relaxation, wellness, and general well-being. Solopreneur, entrepreneur, self-employed, small business owner, however you refer to yourself these days, there are so many reasons that people are choosing to become their own boss. It is a great way to take control of your income and happiness; to do something you are passionate about. Whatever your endeavors are as a solopreneur, it takes a great degree of focus and work ethic to live up to our self-imposed standards. According to an Empirical Studies of Self-Employment, self-employment rates all...

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