Thursday, 30 May 2013

Writing for Love Not Money




Welcome to today’s MYOB Show with me Dom O’Neill.

The tech may have moved on but the love of writing is still strong in the digital age.
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   Last week we spoke to Sally Whittle a successful journalist and online writer about monetizing your blog. This week we look at writing from the other side of the coin. There are many people who write and blog because they love it and the financial rewards (if any) are incidental.

 One lover of writing is writer, blogger and friend of the show Kathryn Brown.

Listen to how Kathryn successfully lives one life as a farmer and the other as a published author.

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Who is Kathryn Brown?
Putting a face to the name: Kathryn Brown


Kathryn Brown is a mother and farmer in Northumberland (in the North East of England). When not tending to the farm Kathryn is also known by her blogger name . Plus she has found time in her busy life to be a writer of two published books Nightingale Woods and Discovery at Rosehill.

On today’s show via the player above we find out how and why you might want to consider juggling a “normal job” while writing a book

Dom asked Kathryn:

Is writing your business or your love?

How do you decide how much time you give to your creative projects each week?

Are you a farmer or a writer or would you class yourself as both?

What are the benefits of keeping up the day job?

Can the day job allow your dream to stay interesting?

To find out answers to all these question and so much more check out this weeks MYOB Show, you never no it could put you one step closer to living your dream!

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MYOB Show is here to help you live the dream! We are the most honest and realistic show dedicated to giving you all the info you need to kick start your career in the arts, media and creative industries. MYOB Show is on the radio & online as an on-demand radio programme. The show is full of useful tips, discussions and information to help folk like yourself adjust to life after the 9-5.

Wednesday, 29 May 2013

Entertainment: Beset & The Infinite Monkey Cage


Welcome today’s MYOB Show with Dom O’Neill

On today’s show we remember that the freelance life is not all about work - we look into what is out there for you to read and listen to to make the most out of your spare time. 

 This week we chat to author Lee Bullen about his self published book Beset. Plus Producer Alistair Goodier and I talk about our favorite On-Demand radio show at the mo - The Infinite Monkey Cage.



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So what's on today's Show

One to read


Joining us via Skype for his home in Tenerife is author Lee Bullen. On today’s on-demand show via the player above we speak to Lee about his new self published book which looks at the highs and lows of the recession which has rocked Europe.


A face to the name: this is Lee Bullen



What is Beset about? 




 “A memoir with a difference.



The true story of a single father who embarks on a personal journey like no other following a slide into emotional and financial crisis. As problems mount, internal chaos grows and his young son’s autism worsens, he realises that he himself is his own worst enemy and begins to unearth the true meaning to his life...



Set on the island of Tenerife during the recession, this stirring true story of a father overcoming his demons for the sake of his children and himself will inspire divorcees, single parents and anyone struggling in these times of financial crisis.

‘BESET’ – A modern memoir of one man on an enlightening journey of self discovery.



“99% of this story is true, 1% is outrageous liberty-taking. Although, I may only be 99% telling the truth when I say that. I only really remember 1% of what happened!” - Lee Bullen

Where can I read Beset?
 

On-demand Radio (Podcast)

We all love to read here at the MYOB Show however there are times when reading is tricky - traveling, exercising and driving are three example that come to mind. So how about an on-demand radio show (or Podcast) to keep you entertained and educated while you are doing other things?


But what to listen too:


The Infinite Monkey Cage:
 
What is the show about?

The show is an award winning science and comedy chat show with Brian Cox, Robin Ince and some really interesting expert and funny guests. It’s a witty, irreverent, entertaining and fun look at the world we live in and the science behind it. Whether you love science or not this show is a must listen to. It puts complex ideas in such a simple way that you learn without even knowing it and you'll be wanting to know more by the end of each show.


How to listen?

via Tunein

Via the BBC

Or buy the CD at Amazon


Want to know more? Listen to this weeks MYOB Show for a full review of both lee's book and the Infinite Monkey cage. 

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Life and living the dream is more than just work, you need to make the most out of play to. Today's book and on-demand radio show (Podcast) will defiantly brighten up your free time and make dead time such as commuting or house work so much easier to deal with!


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Dom O'Neill


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Tuesday, 28 May 2013

How to: Make Money Out of Business Travel




Welcome to today's MYOB Show with me Dom O’Neill and Producer Alistair Goodier


All of us in the arts, media and creative industries need to travel for work but how do you make business trips work for you?
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On today’s MYOB Show we delve into an often untapped resource - that of making money out of business travel (as a freelancer).

Most of us are looking for extra ways to make a penny or two to help you live the dream, pay the bills and keep the wolf from the door. In today’s MYOB Show we look into some of the tricks of the trade which will enable you to maximise any income made from freelance or self employed work. 

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What's on today's Show? 


5 Ways to Make the Most Out of Your Business Travel:

1. Keep recipes you can claim expenses such as food back against your tax at the end of the year.

2. Get a set amount for dinner? Pocket it and have a pot noodle (or a cheap healthy alternative).

3. Get paid a set amount for a hotel stay? Stay in a cheap B & B, hostel, stay round a mates house, couch surf or even camp - then pocket the difference.

4. Get money towards travel? Book the cheapest journey and pocket any difference.

5. Travel 1st class (it can be cheaper than 2nd)


That’s only the start however! Want to know more? Listen to this weeks MYOB Show.

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Dom O'Neill

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Monday, 27 May 2013

Writing for Love not Money




There is a problem with today's show.


 Our Podcast hosts (Blog Talk Radio) have dropped the ball and we are unable to bring you today's show.

'Writing for Love not Money' will now be broadcast on Thursday 30/05/13 at 14:00 BST!

We are back tomorrow 14:00 BST to find out how you can make an extra income out of your business travel.

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MYOB Show is here to help you live the dream! We are the most honest and realistic show dedicated to giving you all the info you need to kick start your career in the arts, media and creative industries. MYOB Show is on the radio & online as an on-demand radio programme. The show is full of useful tips, discussions and information to help folk like yourself adjust to life after the 9-5.

Friday, 24 May 2013

MYOB Show - EP1 - Series 5

 Welcome to this weeks show!

The MYOB Show - for freelancers and self employed folk in the arts, media and creative industries.

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What's on today's show?!!
Feature 1 - Business:

Putting a face to the name: Mr Paul Dunn

In this weeks creative business feature we find out how to put on a micro budget stage show. We work out how you get an idea from page to stage using tiny budgets. Don't worry... it can be done!

To help us we were joined by Paul Dunn - an actor and creative chap currently living the dream running the theatre company company Sunderland Rep.

Feature 2 - Tech:

In the tech session find out how to monitize your blog to give you another vital income. It’s hard work but people do succeed, so why can’t you?!

A face to the name: Sally Whittle
 
Our guest is Sally Whittle a Journalist and Blogger who has a successful business in the online writing industry.

Feature 3 - Travel:

Rest & relaxation can be great value!

 In this weeks travel feature we are answering the question how do you spot a good value holiday over a cheap one?

You free time is precious and you don't want to waste it on the wrong holiday!

  Dom and Alistair discuss their top tips to avoid destination disappointment.
 
That's all on this weeks MYOB Show!

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