Work ON Your Business, Not IN Your Business

Work ON Your Business, Not IN Your Business

I took a business course years ago, and one thing that stuck with me is he talked about Working ON Your Business not just IN Your business.   As a solopreneur, it’s so easy to get sucked into the day-to-day activities of your business. You’re constantly hustling to get everything done in the mere 24 […]

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Everyone is an Expert

Everyone is an Expert

One of the great things about this amazing life we live in is everyone is an expert at something.  And there is someone else out there who will pay for your expertise. One of the things I’ve always loved about being a college professor is how much I learn from my students. Regardless of your […]

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TOTALLY TERRIFIC TUESDAY LINK PARTY #118

TOTALLY TERRIFIC TUESDAY LINK PARTY #118

  The last day of January. I can’t believe it. As I was looking at my January goals and where I am to them (that post coming tomorrow) I’m kind of frightened it’s flown by so fast. However, January has been a great month and I’m looking forward to all kinds of great things happening […]

SMART Goals are the Goals that Get Accomplished

SMART Goals are the Goals that Get Accomplished

“The greatest dreams are always unrealistic” -Will Smith Creating good goals, along with the actions and tactics to execute those goals, isn’t as simple as just writing something down on paper. What you write and how you write it are crucial to achieving the goal. You want your goals to be SMART. Not smart, but […]

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3 Reasons Why You Should Blog as an Indie Author

3 Reasons Why You Should Blog as an Indie Author

You must blog as an author! Blogging is an important marketing tool for an indie author and I wanted to share with you the top 3 reasons why I feel every author who is committed to making a living with their writing should have a blog. I know not every writer out there will agree […]

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5 Ways to Increase Blog Traffic

5 Ways to Increase Blog Traffic

There is one thing all of us bloggers have in common, and that’s the desire to grow our traffic. Increased traffic helps grow our business in countless ways. Therefore it’s one of the many aspects of blogging we lose sleep over. At least I do anyway. The challenging part of growing traffic is balancing it […]

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Get More Out of Your Work Day

Get More Out of Your Work Day

For my entire life, I’ve been a list fanatic. There’s nothing more satisfying and productive than writing down a task and crossing it off. I’ve been known to write down a task I already completed so I can have the satisfaction of crossing it off. I was happy to see my daughter following in my […]

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Take Action and Achieve Your Goals Part 1

Take Action and Achieve Your Goals Part 1

OK, so you’ve been working your side hustle for a while, and you’re thinking “how can I make a living from this” or at least “how can I make Starbucks money from this?” The good news is earning a sustainable income from your writing is totally within the realm of possibilities. It just takes work. […]

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5 Tips to Beat Blog Burnout

5 Tips to Beat Blog Burnout

I’ve been blogging since 2008, which honestly is hard to believe. It doesn’t seem like 8 years has passed since I started this journey. Though by the number of old websites Matt (my soon to be husband and web developer) has in his “way back” machine it would look more like 16 years have gone […]

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Your Blogging Voice

Your Blogging Voice

One of the things that kids have over adults is a genuine voice. They are true to their passions and desires, and they are confident enough to tell you exactly what they love, what they want, and who they are. We tend to lose that as adults and become more tentative in being our true […]

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