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…
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:
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:
In that business I learned ho…
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…
A Day in the Life of a WAHM
I've often been asked what a typical workday looks like to me.
I've put off answering that. And put it off. And put it off.
The truth is I've never felt organized enough, disciplined enough or that I have enough GOOD habits to share my typical day with you.
But maybe that's why I SHOULD share it with you.
So that's what I'll do today.
A "day in the life of" a mom, with suspected ADHD (I will go get that confirmed or denied.. eventually ) and an overall "f…
Life First, Then Business
OK - Let's talk NOT compromising...
There are a lot of people out there selling a lot of stuff and telling you a lot of things you MUST do:
- Build your website.
- Post on social media.
- Write emails.
- Create great graphics.
- Do video.
- Do webinars.
- Get on calls.
- Send DMs.
- Be active in the comments.
- and on and on and on!
There's a time when we're new and we just look for SOMEONE to tell us what to do because we simply don't know.
The big issue that c…
Bloggers: I Won't Read Your Ad-Filled Blog Posts
Before we go too far please note that I write this with the highest respect for the work and art that goes into writing. This post is meant to present an opinion from the view of a reader, a blogger and a marketer.
I totally get it that you have to earn a living for your work.
Please allow me to present another, very viable option, from my own experiences and observations.
Let's get to it: I Can't Stand Reading Blogs with Ads
There I said it.
I'm reading your…
Here are some of the things I think that matter most when building a business that stands the test of time (in no particular order):
For me, these combined create a business that is profitable, that I'm proud of and that rewards me financially over and over again.
Today I wanted to talk about relationships with you, the first item.
When I firs…
The World Needs Your Help in Multiple Ways!
You know what's happening right now?
The world has literally stopped everything else they're doing and joined the online world. Almost everyone is online.
More people on social media.
More people looking at starting businesses.
More people shopping for stuff they need, or don't need.
More people looking for entertainment.
More people looking to be healthy and build immunity.
More people interested in getting fit solutions.
More people - ONLINE.
It takes time t…
Confession Time: I Don't Like My Business
"You know very well that destinations never matter... it's what you learn along the way"
(Quote from Once Upon A Time Season 6, Episode 14)
The quote above is VERY fitting for this post.
It was a reminder to me as I was about to do some editing while binge-watching my current favorite show that where I THOUGHT I was going doesn't matter, it's what I learn along the way.
That's actually really what this post is about.
Regardless, it's a tough one to write for me. It's tough…
Covid19 - Beat Work at Home Isolation & Loneliness
Suddenly so many people are working from home because of Covid-19. Even with your own family it can feel very isolating, weird and new. I get it, I'm new at having my fam all home but the being home part is mostly just another day because I've worked from home since 2007.
I have previous isolation experience and I've got good experience with handling it.
It's been a crazy time right now.
I've been thinking about how I can help.
I've been thinking about what's most important…