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Sarita Harbour
Works at Harbour Online Writing Services
Attended University of Guelph
Lives in Yellowknife, NWT
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So I've been #baking. Amazing how good eggless, wheatless, dairyless baked goods can be! #glutenfreerecipes   #glutenfreebaking   #glutenfreediet  
A wheat-free, dairy-free, egg-free, muffin using buckwheat and oatmeal. Kids and mom all love these!
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Love this no-bake pumpkin cheesecake recipe. A nice alternative to traditional pumpkin pie! #cooking   #baking   #recipesharingcommunity  
Looking for the best no bake pumpkin cheesecake recipe ever? Wow your holiday guests with this gorgeous and delicious pumpkin dessert.
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Just a fabulous resource for entrepreneurs, writers, web designers, digital marketers, or any one who wants to do something new. I'm hanging on to this one!
The way to have good ideas is to get close to killing yourself. It's like weightlifting. When you lift slightly more than you can handle, you get stronger. In life, when the gun is to your head, you either figure it out, or you die. When you cut yourself open, you bleed ideas.
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Okay, as a freelance writer originally from the Toronto area and now living off the grid outside of Yellowknife way up north in Canada, my location hasn't been an issue for any of my clients. In fact, several editors have been fascinated when they find out where I live - especially if they're from a major city such as New York, Boston, or LA  - and I have clients in all three. I think it helps that I cover non-location specific topics such as business and personal finance, and that I write almost exclusively online.
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So you're walking past a store and out of the corner of your eye you see a sale advertised on the digital sign outside - a sale on just the glasses/jacket/shoes/laptop you were looking for. Coincidence? Maybe not. It could be the latest in digital media marketing - combining Geofencing and Facial Recognition technology. #digitalmarketing   #facialrecognition   #geofencing  
What do you get when you combine facial recognition with a GPS enabled smartphone? If you’re a retailer, the answer is simple. You have an awesome digital media marketing opportunity to immediately send a customized text (SMS) offer directly to an individual’s phone. The real deal-clincher?  They’re offers based on...
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Embrace those customer complaints, people! There are great new business ideas hiding in there... #customerservice   #business   #startup   #innovate   #entrepreneur  
Do you cringe when a customer complains? If so, it's time to start thinking of those complaints as possible opportunities instead of problems.
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Open workspaces are incredibly popular in the modern workplace, but they might not be a good fit for everyone. Learn more about productivity in the office.
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Big data isn't just for big businesses. New apps and services make it affordable for small and medium size businesses too. #bigdata   #analytics   #kissmetrics   #smallbiz  #smb #sbo
If you're a regular visitor to business-focused websites and newspapers, you've probably seen the term "big data." You might be wondering what exactly this is, and how it can help your own business.
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Sure, it may look like an ordinary smartphone. In fact, it may look exactly like the smartphone you use to communicate with your clients. But if you're a savvy software-as-a-service (SaaS) marketer, you'll see that it's really much more than a simple phone. It's a key weapon in your...
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Marketing is a much bigger part of a freelance writing career than I realized. #freelancewriting   #marketingtips   #entrepreneur   #bloggingforbusiness  
Launching your freelance writing career won't follow a single path, so it's important you know how to market yourself and your product.
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Behavioral analytics uncovers user patterns that businesses are using to improve their risk-based authentication measures....#analytics #securitytips   #business  
Are you looking to improve your information security? If so, you've likely read up on adding authentication measures to your IT infrastructure, but do you know how to choose the best measures for your organization?  Here's some good news. Applying analytics to big data for authentication measures has the...
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Do you use a cloud-based service provider for mission-critical applications in your business? If so, read this.
Businesses of all shapes and sizes are investing more time and money than ever before in cloud computing services. Protecting assets against events such as a software-as-a-service (SaaS) provider's bankruptcy is becoming a priority for reducing business risk. If you're like most business owners, you want to make sure that your tech...
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Freelance writer, b2b copywriter, b2c copywriter, tech blogger, finance blogger
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online writing services, business blogging, tech blogging, branded content, business journalism, personal finance blogging
Employment
  • Harbour Online Writing Services
    Owner, present
    Freelance marketing, tech, personal finance, and real estate blogger and copywriter. I write blog posts and website copy for B2B and B2C sites. My work appears at sites like Yahoo! Homes, Bob Vila, Yahoo! Education, IBM Midsize Insider, Iron Mountain, Webdesignerdepot, and Storagecraft.
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Yellowknife, NWT
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Burlington, Ontario - Fort McMurray, AB - Toronto, Ontario - Erin, Ontario - Guelph, Ontario - Sudbury, Ontario
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Web content that works!
Introduction
Welcome! I'm Sarita, the owner of Harbour Online Writing Services. I’m a Canadian freelance writer, B2B copywriter, and blogger specializing in digital marketing and technology for business, personal finance, and real estate. I enjoy explaining technology to business and marketing types and business and marketing to technology folks. That degree in Psychology and Computer Science is finally coming in handy. As a former financial advisor with over a decade of experience in banking, I also write about mortgages, money management, investments, and retirement planning for Canadian and American audiences. I run the website Avamum, and have written two e-books released by Hyperink Publishing: Build Your Brand With Pinterest and Instagram: How a Photo-Sharing App Achieved a $1 Billion Facebook Buyout in 18 Months. I graduated from the University of Guelph where I studied Psychology and Computer Science, and I hold the Personal Financial Planning designation from the Institute of Canadian Bankers.
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Currently based in Yellowknife, NWT, I am the mother and step-mother of seven awesome kids!
Education
  • University of Guelph
    Psychology & Computer Science, 1997 - 2001
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