Joy R. Calderwood

Joy R. Calderwood

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Add fresh content to your website, blog, or other online marketing system easily with pre-written or on spec content. I love writing and providing clients with articles they can use. I work from a home office where I tend my beautiful gardens in between projects. I'm a certified life coach, member of a small business organization, and a former home stager. My experience in these areas gives me more than ample topics to write on.

I specialize in articles on gardening, pets, small business marketing, real estate, home improvement, relationships, anxiety, depression, happiness, hope, and self-improvement.

I try to focus on a “why” and "what" — Why would your reader want to read this? — What will your reader take away? — What action might your reader take next? — How will this article entice him to take action?

My passions are writing, creating art, exercising, enjoying the outdoors, managing my home, gardening and landscaping.

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Are You Stuck on the Trendy Gizmo-Buying Train?

Everyone gets caught up in the potential some new gadget has to offer. Clever marketers know how to make a product seem too good to be true. Shoppers, TV infomercial viewers, and online web surfers are gently lulled into believing they shouldn't go one more day without making a purchase. Soon enough all rationale disappears into the wind and what a person is left with is more clutter, less money, and something they need to find a storage spot for. Save your money, your time, and your space by getting off the gizmo-buying train.

Words: 654   Downloads: 0   Category: Personal Finance   By: Joy R. Calderwood

The Performance Appraisal from the Manager’s Perspective

What is a performance appraisal? Is it just a waste of time, or can it lead to company growth? What does a manager need to include in his employee performance appraisal? These are just a few questions addressed here.

Words: 438   Downloads: 0   Category: Careers   By: Joy R. Calderwood

Have an Upcoming Job Performance Review?  Prepare with These Tips  

The idea of a job performance review can unnerve anyone at any level. Still, the process is valuable both for employee and the organization. It helps the employee know where he stands, and it helps the organization in planning its direction. .

Words: 547   Downloads: 0   Category: Careers   By: Joy R. Calderwood

Basic Ways to Get a Handle on Your Finances

Falling behind in your finances is never a good idea. It´s just too easy, though, to whip out a credit card without thinking of how you'll pay it off. If you want to stay in control of your finances, try these tips.

Words: 790   Downloads: 0   Category: Personal Finance   By: Joy R. Calderwood

How to Get Out of a Slump

Gloomy weather, flu-like symptoms, lack of motivation all contribute to feeling caught in a slump. While most people would rather have high energy and sunshine, it isn´t always possible. Here´s how to weather the normal slumps of life.

Words: 384   Downloads: 0   Category: Self Improvement   By: Joy R. Calderwood

Candy’s Versatile Uses Make Life Fun

Candy is one of life’s indulgences that people the world over enjoy. Not only is candy now purchased for candy’s sake alone, but it is used for decorating, gift giving, enhancing baking and for many other unusual purposes. This article highlights five versatile uses for candy.

Words: 564   Downloads: 0   Category: Cooking   By: Joy R. Calderwood

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