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Direct Creatives: A Solution for & by Home-Based Entrepreneurs

As a home-based entrepreneur, diversifying income & automating your efforts is a constant desire. Just because you work from home doesn’t mean you don’t want to maximize your time so you can do more of what you want & less of the things you dislike. Direct Creatives can be the solution to so many of these struggles for home business owners. What is Direct Creatives? Direct Creatives is a collaborative digital marketplace created by home… Read More »Direct Creatives: A Solution for & by Home-Based Entrepreneurs

Look at How Far You Have Come Versus How Far You Have Yet to Go

How about a bit of storytime? I present to you a brief walk down memory lane. It’s amazing what can happen when you look at how far you have come versus how far you have yet to go! A couple of evenings ago, I got the email that one of my domains expired. Normally, I leave my domains on auto-renew — & I have had a TON of them the last three to five years… Read More »Look at How Far You Have Come Versus How Far You Have Yet to Go

How do you NOT take it personally when someone unsubscribes from your email list?

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When someone unsubscribes from your email list, it feels like a failure, doesn’t it? At least at first, anyway, it creates a sinking feeling in the pit of your stomach & it makes you wonder WHY you’ve been pouring your efforts into building it anyway. So how do you NOT take it personally? Honestly? There’s no shame in feeling sad about it when someone unsubscribes from your list. Give yourself a moment to have a… Read More »How do you NOT take it personally when someone unsubscribes from your email list?

Can you lead a fulfilling life with bipolar WITHOUT medication?

I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder a little over five years ago. At the time, I was only two weeks postpartum with my daughter so medication was off the table. I was breastfeeding & had no intention to stop until we were both ready. At the time, I thought living with bipolar without medication would be a temporary thing. But, now I am wondering if there was something to it… My original psychiatrist told me… Read More »Can you lead a fulfilling life with bipolar WITHOUT medication?

How Identifying an Ideal Reader Makes Marketing Easier

What if you could just pull up a chair next to each & every person who came across ANY of your content? I mean, you could carry on a conversation tailored right to them & their objections & reasons you can help them. But, what if you could act like you were talking to just ONE person every time you sat down to write an email or blog post or video script? This is how… Read More »How Identifying an Ideal Reader Makes Marketing Easier

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3 Incredible Ways Hobbies Improve Mental Health

Having something you’re passionate about is a necessity. I know some people think of excitement & things we do for pleasure as luxuries. But, the reality is that hobbies improve mental health. Are there more important things to worry about? Of course. We need a roof over our heads & food in our bellies. We need to feel like we aren’t on guard at all hours of the day. But, we also need to feel… Read More »3 Incredible Ways Hobbies Improve Mental Health

What is a Welcome Email Sequence?

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When you sign up for a new email subscription on someone’s webpage & an email hits your inbox, like, immediately, it’s likely the owner of that list has a welcome email sequence set up. It sounds pretty self-explanatory, right? Or does it? What is a welcome email sequence, anyway? When your followers decide to entrust you with their email addresses, you have a responsibility to enter their inbox with respect. Not only are there laws… Read More »What is a Welcome Email Sequence?

Journaling is self-therapy

Somewhere along the line, journaling, for me, became more than documenting my thoughts & feelings & what happened throughout the day. Instead, it became my method of actually processing all of those things. When my brain gets so chaotic, I am lost within it, getting my thoughts & feelings — & insecurities! — out & into written form is therapy to me. Sometimes it’s painful & sometimes it is a total relief. But it pretty… Read More »Journaling is self-therapy

8 Critical Parts Every Email Should Have

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Every time you sit down to write an email to your list, there are certain things to always keep in mind. You want to write emails that your audience looks forward to opening & that they can actually relate to. I’m not talking about the technical aspects (like, metrics, what to put where, or how to design a campaign); I’m talking about the quality of your actual words. There are critical parts every email should… Read More »8 Critical Parts Every Email Should Have

You Do Not Deserve Happiness

Depression is a gnarly beast. It tricks you into thinking you are unworthy & unloved. It tricks you by changing your brain & giving you that voice that tells you all the things you don’t deserve & shouldn’t strive toward. But, the one thing it gets right is that you do not deserve happiness. No one deserves happiness. It’s not something to be earned or worked toward in that way. Happiness isn’t some reward for… Read More »You Do Not Deserve Happiness