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Nicole Stone

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About Me

I am a published writer with an academic background and four years of experience as a research specialist.

I have a degree in Atmospheric Science and am nearly finished with a Masters of Natural Resource Management Degree.

I have written for numerous companies, including Wide Open Spaces, Stone Road Media, Lifehack, and North Dakota State University.

I also have an active blog and growing social media following. I've built my blog (nicolestone.com) to nearly 10,000 page views in less than 3 months. 

My niches are blogging, marketing, travel, outdoors, social media, and B2B services.

I'm familiar with SEO, email marketing, social sharing, Pinterest traffic, and website development. 

Industries I Write About

Leisure & Travel

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Environmental Services

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Online Publishing

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My Writing Samples

How I Left My Career to Chase a Dream

A motivational blog post on taking chances and making changes.

https://medium.com/career-relaunch/how-i-left-my-career-to-chase-a-dream-333497bddcbc

The Ultimate Instagram Cheat Sheet: 4 Tools You Need

Improve your Instagram marketing strategy with these 4 tools.

https://nicolestone.com/home/the-ultimate-instagram-marketing-cheat-sheet

A Journey to Becoming a Female Fly Fishing Guide

Meet the girl who gave everything up to pursue a career in a male dominated industry.

http://www.wideopenspaces.com/a-journey-to-becoming-a-female-fly-fishing-guide/

NDAWN Tackles Inversions

A state project press release.

https://www.ag.ndsu.edu/cpr/weather/ndawn-tackles-inversions-05-25-17

Start the Ultimate Money Making Blog

A step by step solution for starting a money making blog.

https://nicolestone.com/home/how-to-start-a-blog

Minnesota Taxpayers Bailout Single Resort Due to Walleye Crisis

News article on Mille Lacs Lake resort bailout.

http://www.wideopenspaces.com/minnesota-tax-payers-bail-out-resort-due-to-walleye-crisis/

We Often See Quite A Lot of Interesting Research Findings, but How Many of Them are Trustworthy?

An article on critical thinking and research bias (title chosen by editor).

http://www.lifehack.org/585080/we-often-see-quite-a-lot-of-interesting-research-findings-but-how-many-of-them-are-trustworthy

Experience

Entrepreneur

I own a blog about becoming an entrepreneur.

Company: Nicolestone.com

I worked there from 1/2016 until now

Writer

I regularly write news and informational pieces to the Wide Open Spaces website.

Company: Wide Open Spaces

I worked there from 6/2017 until now

Contributor

I'm a regular contributor at Lifehack.org

Company: Lifehack

I worked there from 5/2017 until now

Research Specialist

I worked with meteorological instrumentation and data. I calibrated, repaired and installed meteorlogical sensors. I also worked with publications and departmental editing.

Company: North Dakota State University

I worked there from 5/2013 until now

Content I Write

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Why Time Block Management is Game Changer For Productivity

Have you ever wondered if the standard two 15 minute work breaks are enough? What if employees were given the opportunity to take breaks more frequently? Would they perform better? According to research, individual accounts, and surveys, working in time blocks can increase productivity, prioritization, and focus. By allowing more rest and leisure, workers may gain greater work place satisfaction and get more done. This article will focus on the benefits of time blocking and how to manage it.

Content type: Blog Post

Keywords: Office Productivity,Wellness,Time Blocking,Time Management

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The Best Budget Friendly Microphones for Your Youtube Videos

Quality sound is essential when creating a video. However, there is such a large selection of microphones, it's hard to know which one to use. This article is a guide on finding high-quality microphones, at budget friendly prices. Content includes a review of the microphones, the best places to purchase them, and their prices.

Content type: Blog Post

Keywords: Youtube,Youtube Microphones,Budget Friendly Microphones,Microphones,video content

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Understanding the Niche and Why You Want One

By having designated "niches", writers can improve their authority and be able to higher quality content for their clients. This article is a guide to help writers understand the benefits of having a niche, as well as giving a list of niches, including the best-paying ones.

Content type: Blog Post

Keywords: how to find clients,writing content,content overload,research,writing niche,improve your writing

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Why Every Business Should Try Social Media Influencer Marketing

One of the best ways for companies to expand their brand, build their authority, and increase their influence is by using social media influencers. By partnering with these individuals, organizations get incredible exposure for a great price. Ways to collaborate may not even require a payment, but a contract, gear exchange, or a mutual social media agreement. This article will explain social media influencing, why it is essential to any marketing plan, and how to gain influencers as partners.

Content type: Blog Post

Keywords: marketing,mentoring,social media strategy,social media influencers

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5 Outdoor Destinations You Must Visit This Fall

A list of 5 beautiful outdoor destinations to visit this fall. Content will include the location, things to do, and places to stay, complete with captivating photos.

Content type: Blog Post

Keywords: Outdoor destinations,Travel,Places to Travel

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Add Money to Your Life With These Side Hustles

Easy ways anyone can gain extra cash in their wallet. From using free cash back sites, surveys, virtual assistants to simple writing jobs, anyone can gain extra cash for their goals. Here is a list of the options, how to join, and what to expect.

Content type: Blog Post

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Why Millennial Employees are Requiring a Different Benefits Package

Let's face it, the standard 9 to 5 workday is on its way out. Employees are pressing for greater flexibility and employers are offering more flexible environments. Benefits are no longer solely focused on health insurance and retirement but are now focused on the office space environment. The new definition of benefits includes flexibility, opportunity, and a high energy work space.

Content type: Blog Post

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How to Use Social Media Influencers to Gain Brand Exposure

Using social media influencers is a proven method for creating brand awareness, attracting customers, and building authority in almost any industry. By finding influential partners, you can make huge gains for a fraction of the cost of advertising. This post will highlight the benefit of social media influencers and how to partner with them.

Content type: Blog Post

Keywords: Social Media,Social Media Influencers,Brand Awareness

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How Employers Can Leverage the Changing Job Market

This post will highlight how the "gig economy" (freelance and contract jobs) is changing the market. It will discuss how employers can leverage the positives of this market to draw in quality employees. It will discuss the changing market, why employees choose to become freelance workers, how businesses can use these reasons to help develop a unique benefits package and work environment, and how they can attract high-quality​ employees without fighting the freelance market.

Content type: Blog Post

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The Latest Health Trend Keeping Travelers from Jet Lag While Saving Them Money

What is the new trend saving travelers from overspending while keeping them from jet lag? Fasting. Jag lag has been proven to cause mood changes, sleeplessness, and loss of alertness. My article will go over what jet lag is and why fasting can prevent the condition (through research). I will also go over additional benefits associated with travelers and fasting. This will include how much travelers spend on food in airports and how budget travelers can carefully fast around their next trip.

Content type: Blog Post

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How Your Business Can Get the Most Out of Instagram

Instagram is growing 5 times faster than any other social media platform. Images are king, and more people relate, follow, and engage with photos than text. Therefore, businesses must know how to utilize social media influencers, Instagram stories, and in-depth analytics to help drive an Instagram audience and convert this audience to traffic and leads. This guide will go in depth on how businesses should be leveraging Instagram for growth and sales.

Content type: Blog Post

Keywords: Instagram for Business,Instagram Engagement,Instagram Strategies,Instagram Traffic

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How to Find the Best Email Marketing Software Program for Your Business

Not every email marketing software program was created equal. In fact, most email software programs are created with a certain audience in mind. Whether it be a blogger, a B2B business, or a B2C business, there is a list of features that can make or break the success of an email marketing campaign. This article will include 5 important features to look for when picking (or changing) your email marketing software, as well as a list of the BEST software programs that match your business.

Content type: Blog Post

Keywords: best email marketing software programs

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Grand Canyon National Park: 5 Tips For Planning Your Next Trip

A quick and useful guide to reference when planning your next trip to the Grand Canyon National Park. Topics include where to stay, what to visit, and how to make the most of your time. I'll also include the latest news surrounding the park and its changes.

Content type: Blog Post

Keywords: Grand Canyon National Park

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