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Hello to everyone reading my story! My name is Victoria. I am a full-time marketer at a UX agency in Budapest, a content writer on Medium, and a freelancer.

The purpose of this story is to give you a better sense of who I am, what I do, and how I spend my free time apart from work.

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·Some facts about me
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About me

“Privit” to everyone reading my story! This is how Ukrainians greet each other when they meet. You are right! …


If applied, they will make you rethink your current state of life and focus on what really matters.

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When your time on Earth is nearing to the end, what would you say about your life? Was it bright, happy, challenging, and full of opportunities? Or would you say you regret anything?

Marcus Aurelius, a stoic philosopher, and a Roman emperor, once said:

“Your days are numbered. Use them to throw open the windows of your soul to the sun. If you do not, the sun will soon set, and you with it.”

We are all guests on this planet. Every day is like a little life — it starts with a sunrise, shines bright, and fades away with the last sunbeam. …


#1 You are judged for being ambitious.

The Five Alarming Signs You Are In a Toxic Friendship
The Five Alarming Signs You Are In a Toxic Friendship
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The Bible defines friendship as a “God’s gift,” where friends “carry each other’s burdens, and in this way, they fulfill the law of Christ.

Same as the stars in the sky, it can shine for a long time and light the way for those who need it, or it can irreversibly vanish one day.

You might think you are surrounded by the right people who know you well and are always there for you to help. However, you might feel uncomfortable together. When something doesn’t feel right, it probably isn’t. …


The winning 3-step formula will help you turn a dull, blah text into a persuasive sales copy.

How to Make $100,000 From a Single Sales Letter in Less Than 90 Days
How to Make $100,000 From a Single Sales Letter in Less Than 90 Days
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When you create a product, you put your heart and soul into it.

You aim to nail every little detail to make it perfect, to make it lovable. You imagine how thousands of customers will like it, and your sales skyrocket every day.

The last thing is to write a sales letter! It does not seem like a big deal, but you struggle to explain what is unique about your product and why people should buy from you.

You mention its wonderful features and list what’s great about your product and. …


My proven strategies for selling your experience, finding the right gig, avoiding scams, and much more

What You Should Know (and Do) to Get Paid For Writing on Upwork
What You Should Know (and Do) to Get Paid For Writing on Upwork
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The unusual can broaden the horizons and unlock new opportunities if you are willing to take a risk. Otherwise, you have to accept the ordinary.

I used to live the usual nine to five lifestyle until 2020. I did not believe I could make money online. I did not know that opportunities existed, and I was afraid of trying new things.

All I knew is I did not want to accept the ordinary. I wanted to be in full control of my life.

At the end of 2020, I discovered Upwork — a freelancing platform where businesses and individuals connect to work together. …


1. Those who work all day have no time to earn money

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Photo: Jill Wellington/Pixabay

At the end of December 2019, I was writing my year-end reflection and planning the upcoming year. I felt a bit sad. It seemed my life passes by, but nothing happens.

Every time I wanted more, I achieved less. I wasn’t in control of my life; I went with the flow like many other people I knew.

I didn’t know how to start changing my life, but I was eager to take action. Without having any concrete idea of what I wanted, I concluded my year-end reflection with a powerful phrase:

The next year will be totally different. …


Your mind can be a beautiful servant or a dangerous master.

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After a year of being separated from my family, I was finally at the airport, ready to travel back home for Christmas. It was 5 am, I felt sleepy and tired, but I still could hear different voices in my head telling me:

“Open your laptop and finish the case study for a client! Who cares if it’s 5 am. You need to submit it on Monday, remember?”

“You are officially 2 weeks off. What are you going to do at home?”

“Meeting a friend today in the evening.“

“Did you buy all the presents? …


Do not sell a product. Instead, sell a solution, hope, and an idea

Consumers Do Not Buy What You Do; They Buy Why You Do It
Consumers Do Not Buy What You Do; They Buy Why You Do It
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Imagine you are walking down the street in the park, and you see two homeless people sitting on the bench with a piece of paper in hand and a cap for money on the ground.

One of them has an empty cap and a piece of paper, stating:

I am blind, please, donate.

You move on and see another man with a cap full of money. You notice him holding a piece of paper with the following message:

It is spring, but I am blind.

The message goes to the deepest part of your soul. You stop to reflect and help this stranger who asks for nothing but touches the hearts of people passing by. …


and generate 100% extra revenue on top of expenses in 5 months

A woman in medical gear on a desktop screen.
A woman in medical gear on a desktop screen.
The image is created by the author in Canva, using a free background from Pexels

This summer, I helped a private medical center establish its online presence. My client is an expert proctologist who has recently opened a private clinic in the city with around one million inhabitants.

I was working together with one developer to create and kick-off the website in July 2020.

Here is a short case study with all the steps I followed to move a physical business online and valuable lessons learned from this project.

Conduct Competitor and Keyword Research

I used Ahrefs to examine the local search, check competitors’ websites, and conduct keyword research for the website.

Here is an example of the keyword research I’ve done for the client. The research has revealed that the target keyword monthly volumes were low. …


A study explains why some kids are more likely to climb the career ladder as adults.

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I was born in the '90s. I spent my entire childhood playing outside with kids from the nearest neighborhoods. We knew each other well since most of us ended up studying at the same school.

When I reached the 5th grade, my mom decided to transfer me to another educational institution with a better ranking. Back then, I didn’t understand why I had to leave my friends and move to a private school. I had difficulties getting along with new classmates.

Despite the emotional shock, I’ve successfully graduated and received a college scholarship. …

About

Victoria Kurichenko

Marketer and blogger. Making dull marketing stuff funny and simple. Meanwhile, inspiring with personal stories. linkedin.com/in/victoria-kurichenko

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