Fantastic Finds Friday-How To Start A Profitable Graphic Design Business

I will be the first to say that graphics are so not my thing. That’s why whenever I find a good graphic designer, I make sure to stay in touch with that person. I’m not alone. There are many people that are good at their primary business, but horrible at graphics. So if you’re both artistically inclined and good with computers, this is a great business for you to start. I did an interview earlier in the year with Terri Clay (you can read it by clicking on her name). I’m so glad to be able to share one of her products with you today about starting your own graphic design business. When you purchase this digital product, you will┬álearn┬áthe following things:

Tell Me About It Thursday-Buy My Books Directly From This Blog

Hello. It’s Tell Me About It Thursday. This is the day where I pick something to promote to you that is my own creation. Today I want to let you know that you can purchase all of my books directly from my blog. All you have to do is go to http://www.learnsmallbusiness.com/shop and you will be able to purchase all of the books that I have for sale. Yes I’m aware that this is a fairly short post today. It’s almost time for my Thursday night TV! Shondaland! Whoo hoo!

Announcing A New WordPress Plugin-SmartPages

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Hi. I stopped by today to tell you about this new plugin I’ve discovered. I haven’t had a chance to play around with it yet. I hope to experiment with it later this week on a new blot I’m installing when I’m off from my day job. This plugin is supposed to make it super easy to get a new blog up. It helps get the SEO stuff taken care of really quickly. For more information about this plugin, click on this link (aff) Smart Pages WordPress Plugin http://www.learnsmallbusiness.com/spplugin

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.

Cleaning Out The Closet For The New Year? Donate The Coats Your Kids Have Outgrown To The Atlanta Day Shelter

You’ve probably seen the reports of unusually cold temperatures here in the metro Atlanta area. If you’re wondering how you can help, there will be a coat drive coming up that will benefit the Atlanta Day Shelter for Women and Children. Here are the details:

Date: Saturday, January 25, 2014
Place: 1105 Northside Drive (McDonald’s)
Time: 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM.
What to bring: Gently used children’s coats.

You were cleaning out your closet anyway to start the new year off fresh. Why not start the year off by helping someone out less fortunate than you?

This is your last chance to get these two of my books for 99 cents.

I realize I haven’t been talking about my own books that much on here. Believe me that will change next year. I do want to let you know that today is the last day you will be able to get them for 99 cents. On January 1st I will be raising the price on my two Kindle books. So if you have been on the fence about purchasing these books, head over to Amazon right now and purchase your copies of Tips For The Sophisticated Marketer and Tips About Twitter For The Sophisticated Marketer. You can head into the new year with tools that will help you promote your business effectively. Each of these books is priced at 99 cents. Get yours today!

Are you ready for the new year? No? Here’s something to help (blog editorial spreadsheet)

It has been said that if you fail to plan, you plan to fail. I believe that to be true, especially with blogging. However, it is hard to plan without the proper tools. So I have created a template to help you. This is an Excel spreadsheet that you can edit. In order for me to give this awesome tool to you, just fill the following form out with your name and email address. In addition to the spreadsheet, you will get these blog posts via email. You will also be eligible to get other goodies and special deals throughout the year.

Announcement: Blog Maintenance This Weekend

I just wanted to let you guys know that I am changing hosting providers. You may recall from my post about what to look for in web hosting providers that I was hosting with hostgator. Up until recently they have been an excellent company. They got bought out and I’ve been hearing about people’s websites getting arbitrarily shut down. They even sent me an email about how I was draining resources and suggested I buy a more expensive hosting package. To their credit, they did help me fix a problem with my blog. However, I don’t like knowing that they could just shut me down if they feel like I’m using too much bandwidth or something like that. So I decided to try out a new company that I saw recommended on the Warrior Forum.

I’m Changing Things Up Again

If you read my blog regularly, you will notice that I have not been posting on here that much. I’ve been trying to figure out what direction I want to take my business in. I get approached by people in my network with a lot of different opportunities and I have been in deep thought about what I need to focus on in the next few years. It was a toss up between network marketing or focusing on my writing and my crafts. After much deliberation (and having two people on Facebook refer writing clients to me), I have decided to quit doing network marketing for a while and to focus on my writing and my crafts. I don’t have anything against network marketing. I think it’s a great way to learn about sales and business. Right now, I just need to spend more time developing my own brand.