Melanie Rembrandt

Since our initial launch date, Melanie Rembrandt has been an integral part of the StartupNation team.

As the founder of Rembrandt Communications®, LLC,, Melanie is one of the country's top, public-relations consultants, an SEO copywriter and a published writer with over 20 years of extensive experience and an excellent track-record for success.

She specializes in helping entrepreneurs get the attention and credibility they need via targeted public-relations and SEO copywriting efforts (including Web site copy that sells, newsletters, eReports, social media, blogs, SEO press releases, e-mail auto responders, direct marketing, and more!).

Melanie offers tips and insights via her blogs and monthly newsletter, "Rembrandt Writes Insights®." And she provides in-depth training presentations to various businesses and organizations nationwide.

Melanie is also the author of "Secrets of Becoming a Publicist," published by American Writers & Artists, Inc., "Simple Publicity," published by 1WinPress, StartupNation's "7 Steps to Successful Public Relations," and the host of the SmallBiz America Radio Channel, "PR and SEO Quick Tips with Melanie Rembrandt."

A magna cum laude graduate of the prestigious UCLA School of Theater,Film and Television, Melanie is the official small-business PR expert for StartupNation and Pink Magazine Online. She’s open to your questions, comments and suggestions at and @rembrandtwrites on Twitter.

And you can also sign-up to receive her e-newsletter and reports packed with great information at:

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Ok. So it’s 5:00 a.m., and I walk to the kitchen to get a cup of coffee with my eyes half open.

Ugh! I forgot to put coffee into the machine last night, and there is just a pot of hot water waiting for me. Oh well. I’ll make a fresh batch and use the bathroom while I’m waiting.

Ugh! The toilet overflows. Where is that plunger?

I take care of this and proceed to dress for my day without any issues.


The new coffee is done brewing, and it’s time to sit down and work. I’m excited about helping a new client bring in more sales with some SEO copywriting. But then…


Ugh! My keyboard slides right out of my desk onto the floor, and the momentum causes my coffee cup to go with it. Ball bearings roll everywhere, and my mouse track-ball rolls across the floor to join the dust bunnies hiding under my filing cabinet. (a few profanities are uttered…)


I grab some tissues to soak up the coffee and then reach down to recover my track ball. Next, I crawl around looking for the ball bearings wedged into the carpet – all over the room. Yuck! Each one is covered with sticky grease!


I collect as many as I can find and try to settle back into work. Fortunately, I’m able to get some projects done over the next few hours. What a morning!


But then, here comes the afternoon. I decide to take a break and look at the day’s mail…


Ugh! My client missed their payment deadline and their check is not “in the mail.”


Ugh! It seems I owe more taxes, and there is an error in my account that I need to fix…

and wait… it gets better…


Ugh! I’ve been called into jury duty!


Well, this is actually how it went a few days ago. More things happened, but I don’t want to bore you with the ugly details. And at this point, I was just shouting, “bring it on!” After all, my day was not going very well, and I might as well deal with al the “negative” stuff at once.


And even though this was a particularly bad day, I’m thankful. After all, I have my health, family and friends, a great career, and I feel truly blessed. I always know that no matter how bad things get, there are still people out there who have it much worse.


How about you?


Even though things are in turmoil right now in the world, what are you grateful for? Quick… name 10 things.


Do you feel better?


Since it’s Thanksgiving, it’s the perfect time to think about all of your blessings and thank those who have helped you succeed… so if you haven’t done so yet, take a moment to reflect on all of the good things in your life.


And if that doesn’t help and you still feel cranky, go ahead and share your “worst day” experiences here. It may help you to vent, and you may help others think their day isn’t that bad!


With this in mind, I’d like to thank all of you for reading my blog. I love sharing tips and information with you. And if you need help boosting sales, awareness and credibility, please let me know here or at I’d love to hear from you. 

Happy Thanksgiving!

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