Small Business Tip: Don’t Get Discouraged When You Can’t Make A Client Happy

If you stay in business long enough, you will come across a client that is hard to please. No matter what you try, this person will not be happy. This person will try to get you to do work for free or at an unreasonable price. Don't ever back down on your price. There will be other customers that will be happy to work with you at the rate you have set. Use this as a learning experience and keep marketing for new clients.   Here's a video with some tips about dealing with difficult clients: Read more [...]

Marketing Roundup for week of 9-08-2014

For today's marketing tips post, I have searched the Internet for useful blog posts about marketing to share with you. Here are a few of the posts I found for your enjoyment. Internet Marketing Tools Every Small Business Needs 3 Small Business Content Marketing Tips To Fuel Growth 7 Outstanding Content Marketing Tips For Small Businesses 8 Expert Online Marketing Tips For Small Businesses I hope you've enjoyed this week's marketing roundup. Now go out and make some money! Read more [...]

WordPress Wednesday – How To Make Your Blog Accessible From A Static Page

Today's tutorial came from a question posted by a member of my Facebook group. This member had two questions. 1. How do I make the home page of my blog a static page? 2. How do readers access my blog from the static page? I knew the answer to the first question, but I had to do some digging to find the answer to the second question. While I was doing my digging, the question was answered in the group. I wanted to make things a bit clearer, so I decided to write a blog post explaining the process. Read more [...]

Tuesday Tutorial: Tips For Working From Home With Small Children

When many people first start a home business they envision themselves working with their child happily sitting in the play pen while they work. Then reality hits. All of a sudden your baby refuses to take naps. They wake up as soon as you try to lay them down. When you try to put your child in the play pen, they scream as if you just put them in a vat of burning oil. As soon as you try to make a phone call, your child picks then to make as much noise as they know how to make. So what should a frazzled Read more [...]

Blog Announcement: I’m returning to using an editorial calendar

You may have noticed that my blog posting has gotten sporadic. That is just not me. I won’t bore you with the details. I’ve had a bit of an upheaval in my personal life. With that being said, I’m going back to what I used to do years ago with this blog. I’m using an editorial calendar and I’m going to try to stick to it. Of course if there’s breaking news or if I have a promotion going on, those will take priority. Thanks for sticking with me.

Summer Blog Tour 2014

Hello there! My good friend Deni Cooper asked me if I'd be interested in participating in this blog tour. I originally met Deni during my MLM days (I think). Here is her post in the Blog Tour: http://fairybusymommy.com/working-at-home/blogging/summer-blog-tour-fairy-cool-bloggers. I have since changed my business focus, but I still kept in touch with some of the wonderful people I met while I was involved with that industry. So without further ado, here's my post for this year's blog tour. 1. What Read more [...]

Website Review: Noisli.com

I must apologize for the long delay in between posts. I've had some personal stuff keep me away from my blog. I'm back with a website review. If you're like most people the Internet can be a big distraction. There's all of those notifications pinging and carrying on. An innocent, "Oh let me just check my Facebook messages right quick" can turn into an hour of laughing at Kermit memes and awwing at photos of cute kids and cats. Sometimes you need some help to focus on what you are trying to work on. Read more [...]

How To Survive The Summer Slowdown

For a lot of business owners, business comes to a complete, screeching halt in the summer. Many small business owners panic because of the loss of business. Some business owners welcome the slow period and use it as a time to kick back and relax. If you're concerned about your business slowing down during this time of year, here are some things you can do. Use This Time To Catch Up On Reading You know those 20 million books you downloaded because they were free on Kindle? Now is the perfect time Read more [...]

My latest book is done! Whoo hoo!

I have some exciting news for you today! My latest book, 7 Tips For The Sophisticated Freelancer, is available for purchase on Amazon! Whoo hoo! You can get your copy now for the introductory price of 99 cents. Just click on the words, 7 Tips For The Sophisticated Freelancer today to get your copy. Read more [...]

Book Review: How To Promote Your Book With A Blog Tour

So you’ve finally finished your book. You’ve devoured countless cups of coffee. You’ve edited and re-edited. You’ve sent your book to beta readers and editors. You’ve uploaded your book to Amazon. It’s done. You’re baby is out there in the big, bad world. Now you can sit back, relax and catch up on all of the TV you missed while you were diligently working on your book, right? Not so fast. Now that you’ve published your book, you have to promote it. Did you think it was going to sell Read more [...]