Building Your Email List With Challenges

Building Your Email List with Challenges

Is building your email list the main goal for your blog or business? It is for me too. In fact, for 2017, it is one of my main focuses. In 2016, my highest converting opt-ins were the two challenges I have currently running: The 7-Day Side Hustle Challenge and the 5-Day Challenge (how to reduce…

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My Top 5 Planner Recommendations for Ongoing Success

Top Planner Recommendations

Recently, I’ve become obsessed with planners—so much so that I’ve tried several different planners which provides me with a unique ability to provide you with my planner recommendations. Why? I’ve used a lot of them! If you hadn’t already guessed, I’m somewhat of a stationery fanatic… I find it difficult to walk past a kikki-K…

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Common Productivity Pitfalls and How to Avoid Them

How to avoid these productivity pitfalls

When it comes to productivity pitfalls, they often occur from the way we measure productivity. How do you measure productivity? If you’ve been measuring it purely in terms of profit, you might have an unhealthy workplace or work space. We’re here to discuss three common productivity pitfalls, as well as alternative ways to measure your…

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Not Making Enough as a Freelancer to Survive? (Maybe you need to move!)

What to do when you're not making enough money as a freelancer

Full disclosure, I’m still in the side hustle phase of my freelance career. As I’ve been exploring how to continually expand my freelance effort, it hit me. Success, as a freelancer (far more than a traditional 9-5 job), is dependent on your geographical location. Why? Here’s the thing. While the (US) federal minimum wage is $7.25…

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The 5 Books That Will Keep You Focused on Your 2017 Goals

Staying focused on your 2017 goals

Happy New Year! I hope you’ve had a great rest and are all geared up with your 2017 goals. Setting goals rather than new year resolutions is a better way to ensure you actually achieve them. Take it a step further and plan out how you’ll reach those goals in 90-day sprints, and you’ve got…

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How to Set Up Your Ecommerce Side Hustle in a Day

How to setup an ecommerce side hustle

Do you feel like a challenge? Perhaps you’ve had a burgeoning idea for an ecommerce side hustle bubbling away for some time now, but you’ve not had the chance to sit down and get started? Well, now is the time. Take yourself, your laptop and 24 hours – and see what you can accomplish. Setting up…

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The 6 Business Tools That Run My Business

Six business tools I use to run my business with

I’m a huge fan of automating as much as possible in my business, so when I was asked recently to complete a survey about the business tools I use, I thought it would make a great blog post. There are a lot of business tools and apps that I use in my business, but there…

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How to Use a 90-Day Plan to Explode Your Productivity

Create your own 90-day plan

One of the biggest changes I made in 2016 was to implement a 90-day plan in my business. I did this for the last quarter of 2016 and it exploded my productivity, not to mention my creativity. I’m not sure why, but I believe it has something to do with the visual aspect of the 90-day…

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How to Create Your Own Simple Strategic Plan (and why you should)

Example of a simple strategic plan

Creating a simple strategic plan might sound harmless enough until you actually sit down and try to figure out what the heck it is and how it fits into your side business. It helps if you’ve already got your goal card set up (aka your ‘non’ one-page business plan) and set your vision, mission, and values…

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My 2016 Annual Review + 7 Lessons Learned

Welcome to my 2016 annual review! 2016 has been quite the eye-opener, both for my business and myself personally. Wow, 2016 has been quite a ride. We started the year living in Brisbane, Australia and are finishing the year living in Auckland, New Zealand. There is a LOT that went down in 2016 for me,…

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