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.
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!
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 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 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.
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?