Bullet journaling has blown up the past few years. If you've never heard of it, you probably aren't a planner person, but you might become one after reading this. Bullet Journals combine planners, notes, tasks, journaling, and braindumps into one super-customizable system. An entire community has blossomed around this idea and today I'm going to walk you through the basics.Read More
Buffer, ConvertKit, and Wave Accounting - I use to recommend these to everyone I ran into. But, now I don't use them at all anymore. I still think they are incredible tools and I'd still happily recommend all of them, however, I found tools I like better and work best in my systems.Read More
I used CoSchedule in Spring of 2015 and I loved it, but at the time, the features were limited. After switching to Squarespace I couldn't use all the features I wanted, so I moved to Buffer. But now, CoSchedule has tools for everyone (Wordpress user or not) and I've been using it NON-STOP.
Here's everything you need to know about CoSchedule before you dive in for yourself.Read More
According to Campaign Monitor, “For every $1 spent, email marketing generates $38 in ROI.”
Yet, most bloggers and entrepreneurs - just like you - will never see such a conversion rate.
Do you know why?
Because whether your list is growing or not, chances are you’re focusing on all the wrong ways to build your email list.Read More
I've talked about 17Hats a lot lately. I have some vague mentions of it here, here and here. And I have an ecourse about it here. But I've never written a whole guide for you all, so today that's going to change.
17Hats plays a huge role in my small business and I think it's a valuable tool that can be used by any solopreneur to streamline their lead intake and keep projects organized.Read More
If you've never heard me talk about Evernote, we probably haven't talked much. Evernote is my all time favorite tool for every aspect of my life. I use it for my personal life, this blog, my job, my freelance clients and everything in between. The problem with Evernote is that it can do SO much, it's very easy to get overwhelmed when starting out. My goal is to help you understand Evernote so that you'll use it and love it.Read More
A workflow is a step-by-step list of how to do a task (like writing a blog post). Multiple workflows (like how to write a blog post, how to share those posts on social media for the week and how to check comments) creates a system (like your blogging system). And systems make your life a whole lot easier.Read More
First off, I planned this post months ago, before I knew that this week, Asana would unveil their new features and design. Perfect timing, right? Today we're going to talk about planners, tools and apps - all things that can seriously help us get organized, or distract us from what's really needing to be done.
I'll admit, I'm a planner addict. I a planner on my desk right now, I also have a wall calendar, my google calendar and an Asana calendar... sound like a lot? Before you tell me I'm crazy, hear me out. There is a method to my madness, and I know it can work in your business too.Read More
You've probably heard of a workshop or a webinar. They're blowing up right now in the small business world as a fantastic way to get in front of your audience in an approachable and authentic way. With the boom of Periscope and the launch of Youtube's live streaming - webinars are quickly becoming the new version of an ecourse.
There's a ton of online ecourse about hosting webinars and workshops if you want to dig deep into them and really learn strategy - but today I wanted to give you a free version so you can begin hosting online workshops without dropping $400 on an ecourse first.Read More
Building a community around your brand is one of the best ways to grow your business. Not only are you growing your customer base, but you're also creating connections with potential guest bloggers, collaborators, and friends.
Most of the people I know best online, I met through my own blog community. When I started to build these connections, I wanted a way to stay in touch and talk to each of my subscribers. Facebook communities are a great option, but I wanted something more fluid and easier to search. That's when I found slack.Read More
Asana is an online project management system. Asana allows you to create projects, assign tasks to your team members, comment, share documents and set a schedule all in one interface. I use Asana for all client projects because it helps cut down on emails and allows both me and my clients to be able to see everything in one place.Read More
If you're just starting out, have no idea how to file your taxes, or don't know how much money you're making - find someone who does. That can mean hiring an accountant, using an accounting service around tax time, or buying a software to help you out.Read More
If your computer has been running a bit slow lately there's a couple things you can do to help it out. Doing these things every month will keep your computer clean, running faster and make it less prone to virus software and other issues.Read More