Paying Yourself When You Own a Small Business: Ultimate Guide

If you’re struggling with deciding the right way to go about paying yourself in the early stages of your business, there are two things I want to leave with you. First of all, that you are not alone. Entrepreneurship is a sea of uncertainty and this is one of many areas that will leave you confused. Second, sans fluff, this article will clarify the...

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Follow Through: Proven Practices for Actually Getting Things Done

Standing in front of the mirror, giving yourself a pep talk. They’re great for your self-esteem and terrible for results. Pep talks make you feel safe and inspire you temporarily. It’s also a great way to feel OKAY with giving mediocre effort. Most people who give their all, day in and day out don’t get into the habit of giving themselves...

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Reinventing Yourself is Key to Getting Everything You Want

I finally decided on the concept for my next tattoo. It will symbolize my ability to shed old skin and don new skin, effortlessly. I’ve reinvented myself so many times, I can’t keep up. All blessing, no curse. Reinventing myself time and time again makes me feel like I’ve lived quite a few lifetimes. I don’t just mean starting fresh...

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6 New Blog Growth Strategies to Hit 15,000+ Visitors

I remember when it was possible for a blog to become popular overnight. When bloggers didn’t have to worry about SEO or keywords. I have started many blogs about random things like the going-ons of my life and other topics people shouldn’t care to know, but they were all discovered rather quickly. Let’s back up-  that was in 2007 and...

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Savvy Entrepreneurs Who Don’t Waste Time: The One Page Business Plan

Often, I hear from entrepreneurs who want to write a business plan and can’t figure out what they need from what they don’t. It can quickly become a complicated mess – especially if you aren’t sure how far you want to take your business idea or have no clue how to make it happen. Hover over the image to pin it for later! Business plans are...

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The Simple Way to Verify Your Domain on Pinterest

How did we ever survive without Pinterest? Since 2009, the social media platform has come a far way from the invite-only program it started out as. Pinterest is basically a full on image version of Google. Pinterest is even better than traditional search engines when searching for blog content, recipes, and renovation ideas (I imagine there will be a...

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Why I Keep My Marketing and Sales Departments Separated

While marketing and sales work very close together to build an effective brand, they are not the same thing. Think of them as legs on a stool. If one end can’t support the weight of the other, the entire stool collapses.  What is marketing? Marketing is the way that you present your business to potential customers, who you target and how you target...

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Blog Traffic, Goals, and Income (May 2016)

I will not be including any of my revenue from other businesses I own in my reports. Simply from the blog. I will not be using my other businesses or social platforms to promote SipBlack.net. All social media outlets will be newly created. This is truly growth from scratch. This post has way too much info, pin it so you can come back and read it again! Why...

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