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.

How to Kick Beginner Blogger Overwhelm & Find Clarity for Your Blog

How to Kick Beginner Blogger Overwhelm & Find Clarity for Your Blog

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.

5 Ways You're Setting Yourself Up to Fail When You Plan

5 Ways You're Setting Yourself Up to Fail When You Plan

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.

7 Reasons Why You MUST Define Your Blog's Niche

7 Reasons Why You MUST Define Your Blog's Niche

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.