Be the Smartest Person in the Room at Your Next Networking Event

Networking events are only a big deal to people who don’t know what they’re supposed to do when they get there. What kinds of questions do I ask? When should I hand out my business card? Who should I talk to?  People will tell you there are no rules to networking events (in other words: just be yourself). Unfortunately, being yourself...

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Make Your Value Clear: Stop Underselling Yourself

Your value is the amount that you’re worth- how much people are willing to pay you for your product or services. You’re losing customers because you haven’t proven to them that you’re worth what you’re charging. You’ve spent time working on something incredible, getting it just right. You made sure it was nothing short of...

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The Blueprint: Hashtags to Grow Your Business

Hashtags are the most overused social media tactic of online marketing. A close second is the “follow then unfollow” technique (which does absolutely nothing but waste your time). When used the right way, hashtags can be a fantastic method to help people discover your business. What are hashtags? Hashtags are when you implement the pound sign...

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Your Business Will Never Be Perfect Until You Screw It Up

Are you working or are you waiting? You have the burning desire to take the leap and change your life. You want to be an entrepreneur. You want your own business and you want to work on your terms. The moment you’re ready to get started, you look around at the competition and you realize you have a lot more planning to do. Finally, you get your...

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Content Isn’t King, But It’s Definitely Queen

This year, content marketing is the number one priority for every business — both big and small. It’s the soul of blogs, the heart of online magazines, and the means to success for entrepreneurs who work exclusively from home. For 20 years it’s been said that content is everything — content is King. Once upon a time, that was...

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25 Quotes to Change Your Life

When life hits, it hits hard. Whether in the form of tragedy or epiphany, the message remains the same. If you want to live a life you design for yourself, then change must come. If you want your business to thrive, it’s time for a change. If you want to break down doors that have always been closed to you, then you need to make some adjustments...

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10 Reasons You Need to Hire a Virtual Assistant Immediately

In full disclosure, I’ve never had a virtual assistant because my interns are actually hard-working little elves that I borrowed from Santa. However, before I started my first business, I did work as a VA and I loved it! Virtual assistants can be a life-saver for your business and they’re much easier to find and manage than a traditional...

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Starting a Blog from Scratch (Documented)

If only you knew how much I agonized over writing this series. Inspired by other blog income reports, I thought “This is great, but not for me.” But, true to my entrepreneurial spirit, I saw a big gap and wanted to fill it. Most blog income reports are published by meta-blogs. The only blogs that are consistently providing a blog income report...

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11 Signs That You Should Quit Your Job

How long have you been grunting, “I hate my job” in complete frustration, scouring the web at night for an alternative option? You’re just trying to find a way to start making money elsewhere; like online or starting a local business. Unfortunately, with all the resources available to you online, the internet doesn’t seem to be...

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