As my busy life gets busier, I’m continually on the look-out for the things that act as workarounds, short-cuts, and hacks. After all, there’s only so many minutes in a day and I really need to never lose sight of what can make my already packed schedule flow smoother. I also have a “thing” for… Read More Planners, Tools and Podcasts this Lady Boss Recommends
Social media seems to change faster and faster every year. Let me correct that; every WEEK. What was once “the-uber-best-hot strategy” can be viewed as “so last year” in just a few months. The learning curve with social media can be steep, and some folks feel as if keeping up with trends, strategies, and changes… Read More Feeling Frazzled? Try a Social Media Slow DOWN
If creating a side hustle, or a full-time gig, as a Virtual Assistant is still in your wheelhouse you are not going to want to miss this. The International Virtual Assistants Association (IVAA) is dedicated to the professional education and development of members of the Virtual Assistance profession, and to educating the public on the… Read More The BEST Virtual Assistant Training possible | IVAA Summit 2018
Guest post from author, Carissa Andrews It’s not uncommon for writers to feel like they aren’t truly authors unless they’ve been published and represented by the big names. This mentality will not yield the publishing results you’re looking for and could be costing you time and earnings. A lot has changed in the publishing world in… Read More Can You Really Call Yourself an Author—or are You an Author Impostor?
I get at least two calls a week from people I know ( or don’t know!) wanting work-from-home advice. These people have heard that I left my 9-5 job years ago in pursuit of a better way to earn a living. Most have a plethora of questions about starting a Virtual Assistant Business. Within this… Read More Answers to Questions about starting a Virtual Assistant Business
I can’t believe I am about to flip my calendar to the 6th month of 2017. SIXTH! The year is half over…how did that happen? So at this point my January “how-am-I-going-to-master-this-plan” need to be more of a “am I still on track? And, if not, how can I get back there?” plan. We all… Read More Solopreneurs-have you lost sight of your “Why?”
I know I am not alone when I say sometimes spending hours hunting down links and share-ables for social media makes me want to snatch myself BALD. If you are like me, you are probably constantly trying to keep up with social media, and figuring out what to say on Facebook, Twitter, etc, and running… Read More 600 Premade Social Media Updates=Massive Time Saver!
How to market books, build a platform and get our work in front of potential buyers is always an ongoing….journey for any author. The list of marketing ideas that can lead to book sales is a long one, but leveraging social media is still somewhere towards the TOP of the list. Some channels are more… Read More Instagram 101 for Children’s Book Authors
I’ve been spending a lot of time fussing lately. Fussing about one particular client that is starting to wear thin on me. The client AND the work are starting to wear thin on me. But here’s the rub, this client (as prickly as they may be) is also consistent, fast paying (the pay is OK..not… Read More Cultivating Clients that don’t Suck your Soul
As Project Manager for Multicultural Children’s Book Day, one of the big things I am working on this week is spreading the word on the MCBD Twitter Party on 1/27/17 (9:00-10:00p.m. ET). This will be our 4th Twitter Party and they are INSANELY fun and fast-paced! For me, attending a Twitter Party is like hanging… Read More How to Participate in a Twitter Party #ReadYourWorld
Biz Accelerating Mompreneur Tips: Last night I was watching re-runs of Shark Tank (LOVE that show) and the young couple that owns Grace & Lace was on there talking about how they grew their business to a 1.2+ million dollar biz (before the Sharks go involved). They also admitted that they had never spent a… Read More 4 No B.S. Biz Accelerating Mompreneur Tips
Lately I have had a serious bout of Cleaning-itis. Usually I lie down until the feeling passes, but this is a serious case of it. Cleaning-itis is what comes over me when I am in the mood to clean, purge, dejunk and decrapify my house and life. I know, right? It’s kinda like the need… Read More 16 Things to Keep in Mind for the Upcoming New Year