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?”
Today is the last day of school for both of my Middle-Schoolers. In my mind, this milestone is a both a welcomed break, and an “oh crap” moment now that summer vacation is HERE. The First School-less Week will be an exuberant. We will laugh, do crafts, work on our No Bummer Summer list, dance and… Read More Parenthood Lament-The School Year is Almost Over. I am Happy. I am Sad.
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 Children’s Book Authors: Are you avoiding Instagram? Time to reconsider
**some of these links are affiliate links So you just bought a domain name from BlueHost (or any of the other domain places). Congrats! You just took the first, and very important, step in getting your “homebase” set up for your business. But now you might be starting at your computer thinking, “What the heck… Read More Today is the Day you will Start your Blog- A WordPress Blog Setup Tutorial
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 The Good, The Boring and The Profitable-Cultivating Clients that don’t Suck your Soul
I have this friend. She’s amazing and talented…but the only one who doesn’t see that is her. But she will find her way back because I will remind her often how great she is. I have soooo been there before. Not that I think I am “all that” now…but I do have hope and… Read More Anxiety Sucks-So Don’t Let it Win (a moderately woo-woo post)
There are many things on my ever-growing To Do List that I hope to chisel away at today, including month-end bookkeeping (yuck) and working my business plan 2017 (yay!). There are so many things that I have had lightbulb moments on in the last 4+ months when it comes to my writing, my path and… Read More Sometimes You Need to be a Hedgehog-The Hedgehog Concept
Too overwhelmed to create the Virtual Assistant business you want? So many people feel overwhelmed when it comes to setting up their virtual assistant business. They’re not sure where to start. They’re not sure exactly what they need to set up shop. They start researching and then hit information overload when they see all the… Read More The 5-Day Activate Your VA Business Challenge starts this Monday, February 20th!
It’s time! The celebration month for Multicultural Children’s Book Day 2017 (1/27/17) has begun. In its fourth year, MCBD was founded by Valarie Budayr from Jump Into A Book and Mia Wenjen from PragmaticMom. Their continuing mission is to raise awareness on the ongoing need to include kid’s books that celebrate diversity in home and school bookshelves… Read More Multicultural Children’s Book Day 2017 Book Review-The Little Girl Who Lost her Smile
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