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Hello there! I’m Zulie Rane, freelance content creator, ghostwriter, YouTuber and cat mom. This bio is to give you a better sense of who I am and what I can do for you.

You can find more of my content on:

  • Write Your Future, a weekly newsletter I write with three other top writers on how to…

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Ten years ago, it was hard to date. You just had to meet a friend of a friend at a party, date someone from school, or walk up to a stranger at a bar.

Then Grindr happened, then Tinder and Bumble and Hinge and all the rest. At first, there was a lot of backlash from society. Meeting your long-term partner via a dating app was a little embarrassing. Today, I know two married couples and five other long-term couples who met on Tinder and its variants.

So the romantic market was fulfilled. Then Bumble capitalized on the crippling loneliness…

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Side hustles are like a drug. It’s really hard to quit your side job.

When you work on your side hustle, it represents potential. With a side hustle, you feel like you’re just a few steps away from freedom. There are tons of voices in your ear telling you to keep going no matter what, continue grinding, turn time into money.

You’re tempted to give and give to your side hustle until it fulfills your dreams. It’s hard to step away. But I am here to tell you: you’re allowed to quit your side job.

Quit your side job if it doesn’t spark joy.

Paraphrasing from Marie Kondo here…

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If you’re thinking about dipping your toe into the finance sector for your career and you stumble across this article, you may be wondering, “How can Python help in finance?”

You, like me, may be surprised to learn that you should learn to code altogether — and even more surprised to learn that the best language for finance is a popular data science language, Python. Learning financial programming with Python is becoming a requirement.

Finance and banking have a reputation for very high salaries, so the job field attracts a large number of applicants. If you’re one of them, you…

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Honestly, moving really sucked. We started The Big Move on July 20th and still haven’t really finished as I write this on September 16th. We drove 1,200+ miles with two cats in a u-haul. My partner started a stressful new job. I had to put my work on hold so I could get us moved in.

So it’s been a lot! But we’re getting settled now. I know I love hearing from my favorite creators so I wanted to share some updates for anyone who’s interested.

  • We live in Boston now! After a year of long-distance marriage while we waited…

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Here’s a tough truth I ignored for a long time: it doesn’t matter how good you are what you do if nobody else is watching.

For a long time, I hated the idea of selling. I wanted to create pure, innocent, sleaze-free content and have it magically discovered by a rapt and loving audience who’d shower me with income without me having to do any dirty sales.

Platforms like YouTube and Medium played into this delusion. Thanks to their distribution model, it was easier to believe that fraudulent fantasy for a while.

But after three years of writing, I can…

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I have a confession to make: I don’t obey any of the major productivity commandments. I often do work in my pajamas. Sometimes I work for hours without taking a single break. And I have yet to find a morning routine that sticks.

One thing I really hate is the preachy attitude of a lot of self-improvement content. Many productivity bloggers have this sort of tone which implies that the reason you’re so unproductive is that you haven’t followed their blog post instructions. Shame on you!

This leads people to try random productivity “hacks” that don’t work, and feeling like…

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Nowadays I spend anywhere between $200 to $800 per month to keep my business running. When you start your side hustle or freelance gig, though, you shouldn’t be paying anything.

Don’t pay for a website. Don’t pay for a mountain with 12. Don’t pay for a course. (I’m saying this even though I sell a course for beginners! I mean it.)

Most people will fail or drop out of their side hustle in the first six weeks anyway if you find yourself going after that, then you can choose to invest. But certainly not until then.

I grew my six-figure…

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In high school, I was easily dazzled by popularity. I automatically assumed all cool people just had something I didn’t, and I wanted more than anything to be their friend. As a result, I overlooked a lot of crappy personality traits.

I’ve noticed this is a common problem with folks even out of high school — we love the visibly cool people and mock people who fall out of our narrow lines of what “cool” is.

As I’ve grown older, I’ve learned these four personality traits only made people cool in high school. …

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The best way to make money is by making content about how to make money. I am sick unto death of reading and watching how easy it is to make money online. As someone who does it for her living, let me tell you: it’s not!

Zulie Rane

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