How Fast Can I Get to Six Figures?

In 2018 I hit my first six figure year in business.

Before I got to that point I really thought that everything would be better when I hit that range.

I thought all my money issues would clear up.
I thought I'd have more than enough money.
I thought I'd go up and up and up from there.

But that wasn't the reality.

What I didn't realize what I HAD the dream all along.

I had the most invaluable success of all - a lifestyle freedom business.

THAT was the p…

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How to Start & Grow an Online Business

I got started selling online in 2002.

My son was four months old and I decided to stay home with him.

This is us:

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I decided to turn a hobby of making soap (yes, SOAP) into a Bath & Body Business. It was called Rainkissed. I still miss it. It was like my first "baby". But that's besides the point.

This is my dad and I wrapping soap for a big home show we decided to sell at:

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In that business I learned ho…

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Email Marketing Platforms - Free vs Paid

I've been sending emails for well over 15 years.

It's my sole source of online marketing.

And I'm totally willing to PAY to make sure I have the best email marketing software and services available to me.

It wasn't always this way. When I was totally new to email marketing I signed up for a paid service (one that no longer exists) and I happily sent out my free emails.

You know the saying "you get what you pay for", right?

It applies t…

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20 Year Online Business Income Report (2002 - 2021)


My "Slow & Steady" Online Business Income Growth..

It took me 14 years to get to six figures. Sometimes I compare myself to others but then I also remember my business was my secondary priority all those years. My family was my first.

I'm a REAL mom (NOT a GURU) who's spent the last 20 Years "raising a business while raising a family".

There are many ups and downs.

This is the real data, the real online business incomes I've reported to the tax peop…

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Cross Blog Conversation with Kelly McCausey About Email Marketing: Part Four

This is the final post in a four part series with Kelly McCausey of Love People + Make Money.
If you missed the other posts here they are:

And the final post is right here and right now :)

Kelly I loved reading how you use email marketing in each of y…

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Cross Blog Conversation with Kelly McCausey About Email Marketing: Part Two

I'm not sure if I've ever actually participated in a Cross Blog Conversation before.

If you're unfamiliar a Cross Blog Conversation is where two bloggers have a conversation over a series of blog posts.

Kelly McCausey asked me to do one with her on Email Marketing and of COURSE I was game! This should be fun.

You can see post number one, Kelly's initial post and question, here:
Cross Blog Conversation with Kelly McCausey on Email Marketing, Part 1


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Getting Paid to Show Up

You offer so much value by sharing your experience, expertise or results.

It doesn't need special packaging to be valuable to others.

I struggled to make my courses and programs fit the typical editing and production value of some of the top course creators and sellers. I don't have a team, it's just me, and I'm NOT interested in spending hours editing my stuff.

I'll never forget when Frank Kern gave me permission to just flip on the screen recorder and record…

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Should You Start a Membership Site?

Hey there! This email is long and detailed. If you want the short version here it is:

I highly recommend starting a membership so that you do NOT start from $0 each and every month. If you buy nothing from this email get this - a membership can be EASY to start and you don't need a lot of tech or content to start. 

If you want HELP you can buy membership content here (a lot of it for a great investment), you can learn about how to start a membership site here, you can learn how t…

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How to Build Your Email List without Website Traffic

The biggest question I get from people is HOW to build an email list. It's like this big mystery.

This hard thing to do. This complicated question. It can be.

Or it can be simple. 

Before you ask "how do I build my list" you should probably ask yourself what list building really MEANS to you. In visual form... this is what building my email list currently means to me:

Tomorrow I'm hosting a training called "List Building for Everyone" and I'm going to tell you…

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Email Marketing is a Practice

Email marketing is a practice. 

It creates a lifestyle that many dream of. 

It allows you to not be tied to your computer. 

It lets you live life on your terms. 

In 2014 when Ella was born I made $42k. Doesn't sound like amazing money but I know for a FACT the first few months I worked HOURS a month. I'd be lucky if I worked 3 hours a week in the first few months. I paid about $500 for two VAs to help me and a few hundred dollars a month for my expenses. 

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