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Did You Succeed—And Miss It?

Did You Succeed—And Miss It? I did.  

After two years spent writing a manuscript (a brave step for an ex-math teacher) and then pursuing publication (with no contacts and no idea what I was doing), I signed a contract with a small traditional publisher.  My book was published—there it was on!  Success!

Or was it?

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July Stats & Income Report

This blog post is going to be a bit different than usual… this weekend I stupidly climbed a fence for shortcut to our car and cut my hand on the top. I ended up needing seven stitches and a tetanus shot.

It's actually not too bad, but typing is going to be a bit difficult for the rest of the week so I wasn't able to write out a normal blog post as I was planning. However, I decided to take this chance to do my first ever income and stats report for the month of July.

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Adding Your Blog to Your Resume

If you're like me and blogging is more than a hobby you might want to consider adding it to your resume. This can be the same for any online shop, YouTube channel, freelancing gigs or part-time work. I work anywhere between 5 and 30 hours a week on blogging, YouTube, and social media.

All of these things can look great on a resume if you're applying for a job in Social media, marketing, journalism or really anywhere that will appreciate some advanced internet skills. If you've been working on your blog or website for over 6 months, you should add it to your resume right now.

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5 Online Business Ideas

There are a million ways to make a living online. I wanted to break down 5 of the more common ways. Keep in mind you can mix these 5 ideas together. For example I have a blog and an etsy shop along with using social media sites. You don't have to stick to just one idea. Building a brand and having multiple income sources is the best way to maximize your time and your money.

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The 5 Year Plan

There's a lot of debate about whether making a 5 year plan is a great idea, or a horrible one. I've always been a planner, so I'm falling on the side of loving the idea. I think having a plan for a few years down the road will keep you focused. I believe God's plan will overwrite mine everyday - but having goals is a great motivator, and a 5 year plan is all about goal creating.

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