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It's a wrap! July
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If someone would have told me three years ago I’d one day go on a business trip to Iceland, I’d have thought they were joking. But now, almost three years after going freelance, what I thought would be impossible became a reality. This past month, I started working with Anitar, Inc., an Icelandic startup that focuses on revolutionizing horse tech, to help them launch a Kickstarter project

Now, and given I said I’d prefer to take a break from working on Kickstarter projects to focus on marketing hotels and restaurants, this project was truly quite unexpected. Honestly, Karl Már, the founder of Anitar, pretty much bribed me with the idea of working with horses for two months. 

The beginning of the month was busy through and through, and although I finally managed to publish Work Trips and Road Trips, a book about working mindfully and also taking breaks as a freelancer, I must confess that I worked 24/7 and on several weekends to make everything happen that piled up on my to-do list. But sometimes, and even when you’re trying to avoid such moments, they still might sneak in. 

As you can image, the proudest moment of the month is that Work Trips and Road Trips is finally out and available on Amazon! Jamie Milnes and I have also finished the copy for the website of his agency, Double Underscore, and I also handed off the copy for the Go Global Outsourcing, Llc. website for Jamie to continue working on the design with the lovely Go Global team. Also, one of my articles on how to take a vacation as a freelancer was published on the Freelancer Union. A milestone! I’ve also been working on the Skillshare class about how to structure a website if you’re a freelancer. I started working on this class to help myself structure my own websites, however, I still haven’t managed to come very far with them. Planned release, nevertheless, is in September. Wish me luck! 

At the beginning of September, I’ll be at Reasons.to in Brighton, then a wedding in Italy, and after that, I’d like to start working with companies from the hospitality industry. If you know of someone who knows of someone in that sector and you know they need help with marketing, please connect me! Thank you! 

It’s a Wrap! September

September is usually a very busy month on Kickstarter. I helped The Impossible Project, Get Lazy, Curfboard, Zei, and Scubajet succeed on Kickstarter. Amongst others, of course. I also hosted an Intro to Kickstarter in Hamburg and in Copenhagen at my favorite startup, 23 video!

One of my highlights, besides my incredible vacation in Iceland (checkout the hashtag #moantrip2016 on Instagram for pictures), I spent a couple of days in Britain. First, to attend the Reasons To conference; that’s the one conference I can highly recommend to everyone who’s a creative or a technologist. This conference was definitely my most favorite of all the conferences I attended in 2016.

I also took the chance to spend some days in Hamburg to attend the IndieCon and learn more about indie publishing. My highlight was hanging out with Anika Meier, whose articles about media culture that you might read in most of the major German newspapers are always insightful and worth reading until the very end.

I’m very proud Creative Boom named This Year Will Be Different one of the best books to help you ditch your job and go freelance. There was also a small feature on the Cloudpeeps blog! Yay!

I’m heading to New York in October and really can’t wait to see Diana, my wonderful editor again! Hope you’re having a fun month yourself!