Posts in Business
10 Character Qualities You Need to Be Successful

This past week I felt like a failure.

Back in February I set a goal for myself that I would quit my day job on a certain day, do or die! Well, that day came and went this past Friday and here I am at work today, Monday morning with coffee in hand, just like normal.

So what happened? Well, several things, but mainly, it's the fact that my business isn't producing enough income to make a smooth transition. While I'm disappointed, I'm more motivated than ever to tackle this hurdle and reach my goals.

Dealing with disappointment, failure, and persistence are all part of the entrepreneurial ride and they're emotions I've had to live with since I started by business about 15 months ago. 

Along with an optimistic outlook and determination, I've complied a list of qualities that are vitally important to succeeding in your business when the going gets tough. 

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5 Surprising Benefits of Blogging

Blogging is kind of like exercising. It’s a great for your business’s overall health and has some surprising benefits that you may not know about.

While I’ve been consistently blogging for over a year I still don’t consider myself a blogger. I just view blogging as a way to keep my business healthy, moving forward and further establish my expertise.

Blogging isn’t just great for establishing credibility and showcasing your expertise though, there are some more benefits you may not know of, let’s dive into five of the major benefitstoday.

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How To Be Productive With Your Time As A Side-Hustler

We are all given the same amount of time in a day and in order to get ahead, especially as a side-hustler, you need a plan to use your time to be the MOST productive when you are working on your business.

If you know what it is, it's true. This is the most valuable commodity we’re given, more than money, more than popularity, even more than personality. If you know how to use this one resource, and use it wisely, you’ll be the most successful person in the room.

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The Creative's Guide to Marketing

Let’s talk marketing, more specifically, let’s talk about your marketing PLAN.

 If you’re like me, you’re probably thinking, uh, marketing plan?! What’s that?!

 Let me tell you, I was in the same boat. Just weeks ago I had no idea what a marketing plan was or that you needed one. And I was thinking, Oh crap! Another thing to add to the to-do list! *cue the sobbing emoji. 

But, let me tell you something, it’s gonna be ok. Today I’m going over some simple ways to market your business and some best practices. So let’s dive in!

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A Skill You Need to Master to Make Sales

A lot of us started our businesses with passion, excitement, and little-to-no-knowledge of selling or the words that help us sell. Yep, I'm talking about copywriting.

If you’re thinking, how is copywriting relevant to me? then stick around, cause you’ll find that the copy on your website (or in your marketing materials) is without a doubt the cause of a yawn-worthy site or being booked out for weeks or months. 

It’s time to step up our copywriting game and find out how we can use our words to do the selling for us. 

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The 6 Essentials When Starting Your Business

When you first step into the world of online business it can be overwhelming, to say the least. There is so much you “need” to do, or “should” do when you have an online business.

I want to encourage you, if you are just starting out, congrats to getting this far –but don’t get distracted with all the “shoulds” cause trust me, there’s a lot.

One of the things you may think is necessary to invest in, is branding. As a brand designer, having a polished, professional brand can really take your business to the next level, but it’s not the most important thing when you’re first starting out.

Let me share with you 6 things I have found to be the most important and necessary when starting your business.

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Top Web Platforms Duke it Out

Today's post is extra special, because my friend Hannah Robinson is here and we'll be sharing about our favorite web platforms as well as giving you a summary of other top platforms and all the features they provide.

Hannah is the owner of Hannah Robinson Design, is a fellow brand designer, (business bestie!) and Showit expert. We decided to share our combined knowledge about what we know with the platforms we work best on.

We see so many comments in Facebook groups asking which platform is best and a lot of "this vs. that" questions. So today we teamed up to cut through the noise with this super informative post giving you the rundown on the top web platforms so you can make an informed decision

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Content Marketing for New Business Owners: What it is and why it's important

When you start your business, you know that content marketing is important, but you may not be sure how to go about it. Or, quite possibly, you didn't know that it was a thing.

Well, let me be the one to tell you, content marketing is one of the most important and valuable ways to find customers and sell your product or service.

But which platform should you promote on? How often should you post? What should you write about? And why is content marketing the best way to promote your business?

All these concerns are questions I had when I was first starting out, so I would love to walk through step by step which platforms are best to promote on, why it's important, what to write about, and how to go about content marketing. So let's dive in.

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