You’ve found your way to The Lazy Source!
Home to the ambitious Lazypreneurs who dare to dream big
while looking for the simplest, most efficient ways to get there.
(A girl’s gotta have time to nap!)
My mission here is simple!
I teach solopreneurs how to build a healthy and profitable creative business through a simplified, no-fear approach to finance.
I live in the space between “Just starting a blog” and “Need to hire a CPA” so that I can empower YOU with the knowledge and confidence to DIY your bookkeeping and make more informed decisions.
So let’s achieve our dreams together, shall we?
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As a beginner blogger, it can be a challenge to set realistic financial goals. You don't know what the right dollar-figure is, or the right timeline to give yourself. If you're too far off the mark, it can be discouraging when you repeatedly fail to reach your goals. Goal-setting is challenging enough without the added pressure of entering a new industry. Today we're going to dive a little deeper into financial goal-setting so you can start aligning your actions with your business dream.
After a full year being a devoted fan of WordPress with Siteground hosting, I’ve decided to make a bit of a dramatic switch to Squarespace. This decision was kind of sudden and unexpected, so today, I felt I owed you an explanation. Here’s why I switched from WordPress to Squarespace one year into my business.
Lost with your bookkeeping? Learn the super simple yet effective way that accountants check the accuracy of their financial records - bank reconciliations!
Struggling to ensure the accuracy of your business' finances? Learn how to reconcile your bank account and troubleshoot when the numbers don't add up!
This budgeting system is what I currently use and find to be most effective for me. It's easy to do, easy to manage, and it is proactive. If you're constantly being blindsided by your expenses, you'll want to try out this system!
We should all expect income reports to share useful, accurate, and honest information. Whether you write the reports or read them, it's so important to understand just how these income reports can go wrong - and what to do about it!
You want your online business to be a real business. You want it to grow profitable and successful so it can provide for you and your family and free up your future. You want to do this right! So let’s learn how to add one high-impact activity to your calendar: A Budget Meeting.
Income Statements aren't scary. They're simple, they're informative, and they're a powerful tool for your business decision-making. And, believe it or not, you owed your blog a proper Income Statement the exact month you first spent money on it.
Perhaps you're wondering, "what the heck is a business finance coach?" Then you're thinking, "in what circumstance would I want to pay for that?" I get it, business finance is not a hot topic in the creative blogging entrepreneurship world. Which is precisely why we need it so badly.
Your business isn't making any money yet, or maybe it's just making a little. You know that, at some point, it'll be a smart move to separate your personal and business money, but you're not quite a business yet, are you? So what's the right time to start a separate account for your blog? When is it enough of a business to treat it like one?
With Father's Day on the horizon, I saw it only fitting to dedicate a space on my little corner of the internet to my hero. And your soon-to-be-hero. Because my dad rocks. My dad’s a multi-passionate leader who taught me how to be a creative… and he’s got a lot to teach you today!
"Abandoning" your blog sounds a little harsh, doesn't it? But that's exactly what I did for about two months when my day job demanded every hour I could give. During this period, I learned a lot about how a blog operates, what readers expect from you, and what it means to automate your business.
I get it, the internet is huge. Creating your own website doesn't sound like a great plan to promote your business. But the website is just the hub. The real magic happens in the marketing. How do you drive people to your website so you can start to make money? How can you get noticed in a sea of other websites in your niche? How can you pop up in a Google search?
There's a dark truth behind blogging that 99% of bloggers won't admit to . . . Sometimes, your readers drive you crazy. Having an audience isn't all sunshine and rainbows. But the reason we started all this was to HELP those people. You're trying to reach people, so you have to be in a place where you're able to interact with them and care for them.
Mother's Day is coming up, so what better way to celebrate on a blog about business than to honor the business lessons I learned from my mom? And, since it's also National Nurse's Week here in the U.S., we can double this blog post up as business lessons learned from my mom, who is also a nurse. And trust me, there's a lot to learn.
You probably don't want to read this blog post because I included the word "legal" in the title. But here's the deal: you cannot afford to continue to overlook business law. All it takes is some basic groundwork to prevent hours, days, weeks, months, or years of heartache.
If you're a beginning blogger, I think it's safe to say that you've felt overwhelmed. You're overloaded with questions and too many answers that hardly ever seem to actually answer those questions. That, or they simply lead to more questions. Unfortunately, these questions will probably always haunt us, in one way or another. The key is to know how to shut. them. down.
Many people have a potent love/hate relationship with planning. For most of us, the planning process is a blast. It means planners and stationery and writing out to-do lists. If we're really creative, we indulge in stickers and faux calligraphy and fountain pens. Planning is pretty fun. Implementation is a lot less fun.
If you want to take your blog to the next level, passion isn't enough. Passion is only the first step. You need strategy and focus. And action, but that's a discussion for another day. Defining your niche is the foundation of strategy and focus for a blog and business. Here are the 7 most important reasons why you MUST define your niche in order to be successful.
If you aren't a part of any blogging related Facebook groups yet, you're missing out on an amazing opportunity to better yourself and your blog! I'm going to be completely honest here: blogging can get really lonely. So join some Facebook groups!
here's the problem. Your domain name set up through your host probably uses Webmail. If you've logged into your webmail to check your emails, you've already seen that it is a really, really ugly application. And it's horrible for functionality. I was just dealing with it for awhile, but then I learned that I could just move it over to Gmail, and it only takes a few minutes!
If you haven't written a mission statement for your blog yet, you have no idea what you're doing. Pretty bold statement there, I know. Don't get too offended by it, I'm not challenging your abilities or intelligence here. Buuuut I am challenging your ability to organize a strategy!
I recently learned just how powerful post titles are for the reader experience. I had a poor experience with another blogger's post recently, and it honestly soured my entire perception of their brand. What on earth could she have done? It all started with her post's title.
Let's be real; starting a blog costs money. If you've already begun your blogging journey, you've already taken the first financial step: paying for web hosting. If you've yet to start, you'll be giving up some money soon enough. So here's the real question: Have you created a budget for your blog yet?
I believe everyone should be encouraged to write. Whether it's writing things to remember them, writing out the crazy stories in our heads, or writing the opinions and beliefs that make us who we are. Everyone has something to write about…But not everyone is good at writing.
Towards the end of 2017, Pinterest rolled out a new feature called Sections to help users organize their boards. Essentially, these are Pinterest boards-within-a-board, which is the perfect solution for users who find their inspiration boards to be a bit impractical for finding specific pins. This is a great way for users to get a little OCD with their personal boards, but what about for bloggers and marketers?
Starting a blog is about so much more than signing up for a web host! Let me walk you through my Five-Step Framework for establishing the absolute essentials for your new blog. From choosing a niche to collecting your subscribers, let me show you how to start a blog without overcomplicating the process.
Unsure about choosing a niche for your blog? Maybe it's because the word "niche" itself is what's confusing people! Let's take a look at what "choosing a niche" actually means, by definition.
Struggling to understand web hosting for your blog? Unsure if Bluehost or Siteground is the better option? Check out this simplified overview of site hosting along with a side by side comparison of Bluehost and Siteground's features!
Email marketing is an exciting world to jump into for a blogger. We all love to talk about it! We spend our time strategizing and discussing lead magnets, landing pages, automated sequences, welcome series, sales funnels, and more. You've probably heard of at least one of these, right? But have you heard of CAN-SPAM yet?