Your Finances Aren't Your Fault

Today, I want to take a minute to show you that your finances aren’t necessarily your fault. Your whole life, there has been a lot more at play in your financial story than you may have realized. In this post, we’re going to discuss how society has played a tremendous role in your finances. In doing so, my hope is that you’ll be able to understand your struggles and make better decisions to change your story moving forward!

How to Make 2019 Your Most Profitable Year Yet

It’s not enough to just make money! There is absolutely no point in making more money if you don’t have a system in place to PROFIT off of that money. The real power is in your profits. And if you don’t have a plan to make 2019 your most profitable year yet, you’re about to waste a lot of money. Welcome to your guide to making 2019 your most profitable year yet!

Bookkeeping 101: The Full Process

Part 3 of the Bookkeeping 101 series! Once you conquer the initial learning curve and backlog hurdles, maintaining a clean bookkeeping system can actually become a really low-energy, habitual process. So today, let’s take a look at exactly what a typical monthly bookkeeping routine looks like, so you can check off every box and know that you’ve done your duty this month.

Bookkeeping 101: How to Start TODAY

Part 2 in our Bookkeeping 101 Series! One of the biggest hurdles that gets in the way of entrepreneurs and their bookkeeping is getting started. And it makes sense. Getting started with a new system is always a daunting task! In this post, we’re going to go over what you need to know to get started with your bookkeeping TODAY!

Bookkeeping 101: Accounting Basics for Solopreneurs

Part 1 in the Bookkeeping 101 Series! Having an understanding of a few accounting concepts can make a world of a difference in how you approach your record-keeping! In this post, we’ll cover the basics of accounting like Accounts, Double-Entry Accounting, Debits and Credits, Cash and Accrual Accounting, Reconciliations, and Financial Statements.

56 Healing Money Affirmations for Struggling Solopreneurs

Are you struggling in your relationship with your money and/or your business? It’s nothing to be ashamed of - in fact, it’s an entirely normal part of the entrepreneurial journey. At some point, you’re probably going to feel broken. You’re going to feel lost. You’re going to experience a cloud of negative emotions around building your business or generating income. It happens. If this is you, it's time to do some mindset work. You may want to talk about strategies and techniques, but failing metrics are merely symptoms of a greater issue. So today, we’re going straight to the source: you.

An Intro to the Profit First System for Solopreneurs

What would you say to a system that guarantees your business will turn a profit, save for taxes, pay your expenses, and pay YOU?! The correct answer is “Uhm, where do I sign up!?” Even as an accountant, I’m not sure I would have believed such a system was possible. But the magic unicorn is real, ya’ll. And it’s honestly so simple.

How Much Should My Small Business Expenses Be?

Have you ever wondered if there’s a magic number for how much you should be spending on your small online business? Well, today’s the day. I’m going to tell you the magic number for your business expenses. Sound too good to be true? Stick around, you non-believer. We’ve got work to do!

Digital Products vs. Services: Choosing the Right Strategy for Your Online Business

It's the great debate with online business: which is better, digital products or services? The answer, like oh-so-many answers in business, is that it depends. To find the “right answer,” we’ll need to assess what each path entails, and what each path can bring to your life and business. Once you find the one that aligns most with your goals, you’ll have your starting point.

Do I Need to Invest in a CPA?

How do you know when your business is ready for a CPA? The answer depends entirely on you, but today, I'm going to help you make that decision. Because I'm helpful like that. There are so many reasons you may need a CPA, and plenty of reasons why one is unnecessary for your current stage of business. Take some time to assess your business’ needs so you can make the best decision moving forward!

How to Set Realistic Financial Goals (& Get Results!)

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.

Why I Suddenly Switched from WordPress to Squarespace

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.

Hosting Your Own Solopreneur Budget Meeting

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.

5 Signs Your Blog Desperately Needs a Business Hero (AKA Finance Coach)

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.

The Best Time to Open a Blog Bank Account

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?