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?

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!)

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

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

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)

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

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?

What I Learned From Abandoning My Blog for 2 Months

What I Learned From Abandoning My Blog for 2 Months

"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.

How to Drive Traffic to Your Website

How to Drive Traffic to Your Website

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?

How to Stay in Love with Your Readers

How to Stay in Love with Your Readers

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.

5 Business Lessons I Learned From My Mom: How to Change Lives

5 Business Lessons I Learned From My Mom: How to Change Lives

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.