• Friday Ramblings

    Friday Ramblings-Learning As You Go

    Seems like forever that I’ve been working for myself but one thing remains a constant. You never stop learning. In fact, you should never stop learning. One of my biggest hurdles is anything tech related. Yes, even getting this site and all the plugins to work how they’re supposed to. I struggle, I sometimes swear, and I only wish I figure it all out first time around. Over the holidays, I did manage to get the Popup Builder to work. However, do you think I get it to work on my freelance site? Not sure what I’m doing differently but it’s a learning process and I’ll keep at it. I…

  • Business Talk

    The Key to Making Money

    If there’s one sure way to making money, it’s to be future thinking. This week, I’ve been following along with e-mails I receive from lots of entrepreneurs whose classes I’ve taken or products I’ve bought. One in particular (I’m hoping he’ll do an interview with BSG), is always upfront about what’s working and what’s not. His latest post was about how much money he made in 2019. He hadn’t done as well in certain areas as he had in 2018. The reason, he pointed out, was because his market is such that it’s low cost to get started in, and just about anyone with a laptop can do it. Great…

  • Side Gigs

    Tuesday-Side Gigs

    Side gigs, side hustles, those jobs that used to be called moonlighting. We’ve all had them. Lots of people now have not one but two of them. The best thing is lots of them can be done from home, on a laptop, any time of the day. Some people even make their living working side gigs. Part-time or full time, they’re a great way to make some extra money, learning a new skill or just moonlight to boost your savings. With that in mind, each third Tuesday in each month is going to be dedicated to them. I’ll be posting information about some well known ones and some not so…

  • Friday Ramblings

    Friday Ramblings-Be Your Own Subscriber

    Another workweek slowly draws to a close. Did you achieve everything on this week’s to do list? I switched gears somewhat and began formatting the next two books I get rights back to. I also made covers for them. I’m trying out a new method of what some people call batch working. Instead of doing one task for many projects, you get everything done on just one and in one shot. I’ll let you if I think you should give it a try or not. One thing I’ve been doing to save time (and to make sure I don’t forget to make a post). is to use the scheduling feature…

  • Business Talk

    Business Talk Thursday-Let’s Focus On Why

    The difference between success and failure is often due to lack of motivation. When things get hard like when you’re freelancing, running a business, or just simply trying to make some extra money, it’s often lack of knowing your true why that puts an end to your plan. Get a sheet of paper and write down why you want to pursue whatever it is you dream about. Are you saving to buy your first home? A comfortable retirement? An early retirement? The once in a lifetime trip around the world? Living the life you love is different for each of us so simply writing down I want to make more…

  • Business Talk

    Second Tuesday-Teaching and Coaching

    It’s the second Tuesday of the month which means you’re going to find a post on another way to make money and this time it’s teaching, coaching, and tutoring. I’ve been tutoring for an online writing school for 12 years, teaching online classes for a decade, and also offer writing classes on a major platform. When the freelance writing market took somewhat of a nosedive during the recession of 2008 and beyond, it was a great way for me to make extra money. We all have skills to share with others which translates into offering those skills for sale. It’s also a great way to make some passive income (more…

  • Friday Ramblings

    Friday Ramblings-Busy First Week of 2020

    It’s Friday which means this will be the spot for my weekly Ramblings. I’ve been doing a similar feature over on This Writer’s Life for about three years and it’s where I share what I did, things that got achieved and plans that might be on the horizon. I have to say I’m more than relieved that it’s Friday. Seems like this first week of 2020 has been busy with a capital B. A plotting boot camp started on Monday, I had lots of people e-mail me about coaching them which is usually the norm during January. It’s that turn of the old year into the new that has us…

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  • Business Talk

    Thursday-Business Talk

    It’s Thursday and beginning next week, that’s the day we talk business here at Budget Smart Girl. Some weeks the focus will be on promotion and marketing you and your business. Other weeks, growing an e-mail list and getting people to buy whatever it is your selling. We’ll also focus on money, how to run your business the budget smart way, and how to manage it once you’ve made it. We’ll even talk about things like passive income and maybe even a review of products and apps that are supposed to help us run our business and manage our time more effectively. Is there anything you’d like to see discussed…

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