You probably started your small business or blog because you wanted to make a positive impact on a certain group of people who truly need what you offer, right? But have you ever asked yourself if your brand is actually connecting with those people in the way you want it to? Does your brand communicate who you truly are, why you're unique and why you're valuable to those people? If you constantly … Read more about Why Your Brand is Worth Spending Time and Money On
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I have been busy. Real busy. Just a few days ago I decided that maybe it was finally time to take the next step and look into hiring a person or even a group of people, that I could outsource some of my work to so that I could spend more focused time on the things I actually love to do and what I am best at. A few months back, I was getting ready to hire an assistant to help me with some of the … Read more about 10 Things I Look For When Hiring Someone for High-End Work
Do you ever get that feeling in your gut? You know that feeling... the one that nags at you all day, begging for your attention. Then, if you don't give it the attention it wants during the day, it comes back around to haunt you at night, filling your mind with the kind of racing thoughts and worries that prevent you from getting a good night's sleep. You tell yourself you don't have time to … Read more about What I’m Doing to Elevate My Business
So, over the past few weeks, I've been trying out some new marketing ideas I had to help me get more traffic to my site, connect with more female entrepreneurs and build up my list of clientele. I've been getting a lot of positive results from what I've been doing so I wanted to share my findings in this blog post! The best part? They literally cost me NOTHING... other than a little bit of time. … Read more about Top 4 Ways I’ve Been Finding New Clients Lately
I don't know about you but I am allllll about automating things so I can create more time freedom in my life and do more of the things I actually like to do. Plus, I am a solopreneur who runs 4 of my own online businesses and blogs... by myself. I don't really want to be sitting at the computer all day every day slaving away at tedious tasks. After all, having your own business should be fun, and … Read more about 6 Tools I Use to Automate my Weekly Workload
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The more traffic you drive to your website or blog, the more leads you'll get. And what do more leads bring? More potential business! To help you drive more traffic to your website, it really helps to create a strong online presence. Why? Well, according to BrightLocal, 97% of consumers in 2017 searched online to find local businesses, with 12% searching for a local business online every day. This … Read more about 11 Ways to Drive More Traffic to Your Site for FREE
If you own a small business, you might be one of the many who overlooks how important it is to professionally brand yourself. Maybe you don't really understand what branding is, maybe you are just starting out and don't think you have the budget to create a professional-looking brand, or maybe you think all you need is a logo and a color scheme. Whatever the case may be, I'm here to tell you that … Read more about What is Branding + Why is it Important?
When I first started this business in 2013, I had no idea where to begin. I remember longing for some sort of list of resources I could use to not only help me get everything set up but also help me manage and grow my business easier. So, after many years of trial and error, I decided to create that list for you! Below is the list of tools and resources I personally use, support and totally … Read more about Blog + Biz Resources to Help You Create and Grow Your Business
Your website works for you 24/7, which means it has the potential to bring you a lot of traffic and a lot more business! However, if you're not keeping your site fresh and up-to-date, or formatting and optimizing your content correctly for SEO, you may not be seeing the kind of results you were hoping for. Search engines, like Google, are focused on the user and so they reward websites that … Read more about The Value Behind Website Maintenance
This is my story about how I became an entrepreneur (after never wanting to have my own business,) how I discovered my true passion and how I created the kind of lifestyle that gives me the freedom to be my own boss, live wherever I want and do more of what I love. It's a long post, so be ready to read! I wanted to provide valuable insights for you so I tried to be as detailed as possible. :) I … Read more about How I Created My Dream Business + Freedom Lifestyle
This post is going to talk about why small business blogging is so important, especially if you want to boost your business without spending a lot of money on advertising and marketing. FIRST OF ALL, WHAT IS A BLOG? A blog is a page of a website that displays articles (also known as blog posts) in a feed. Your articles are usually updated on an ongoing basis and are listed in chronological … Read more about Why Small Business Blogging is so Important
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