• Side Gigs,  Teaching and Coachig,  working from home,  writing

    Five Reasons To Write a Non-Fiction Book

    Have you been thinking about writing a book? Publishing used to be for the select few but with self publishing platforms like Amazon, Nook, Kobo, and let’s no forget Smashwords, there’s never been a better or easier time to pen a non-fiction book. If I haven’t convinced you, then here are my top five reasons why you should get started today- Shows You As An Expert People listen to and buy from people who they consider experts. I’m not just talking about people with advanced degrees in topics, but anyone who has knowledge and the expertise they feel can help them solve a problem. It could be their home or…

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  • Monday Motivation

    Monday Motivation-Take Action

    It’s not the right time. I’ll do it next year. I don’t have enough talent to start a business. I’ve never been good with money. You’re not alone if negative thoughts like these run through your head. The difference between success and failure is not listening to them. Overcoming negativity and putting a positive spin on your situation. This week think about what self doubts you’re going to say goodbye to.

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  • Business Talk,  FIRE Financial Independence, Retire Early,  Side Gigs,  working from home

    Learn Something New To Both Make and Save Money

    Want to do something that could possibly make and save you money at the same time? My late mother often pointed out that since childhood I’d always enjoyed reading and learning new things. I don’t know if the yearning to learn is something you’re born with or not, but it can save you money, and yes, make you money to. On the saving side, there’s learning new skills that you can use around the house, like fixing a leaky faucet, upholstering a chair, even something as simple as learning how to can foods. These might sound like simple things but over the course of a year think about all the…

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  • working from home

    Life Events Come First

    Yesterday I was supposed to write a post. I was also supposed to promote the Check Us Out Sale. Neither of those things got done because it was a case that life events come first and take priority. Yesterday, I had to make the decision every pet owner dreads. My 22 year old tabby cat was giving me every sign that his journey was drawing to a close. I decided on a home visit from a vet was the way to go but they didn’t have an appointment until mid-afternoon. While I didn’t want to see him suffer for longer than necessary, this late appointment gave me a chance to…

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  • Business Talk,  FIRE Financial Independence, Retire Early

    Find Fellow Entrepreneurs and Find Help

    Do you sometimes think if only I could find someone to help me set up my business, or a person the offer suggestions on how to grow my business? One of the downsides of working for yourself is you often don’t know who to turn to when you have a question. Or maybe you want to take your business to the next level and don’t know what path you should take. I’ve always been lucky that I’ve been in groups or been on e-mail lists of fellow entrepreneurs. None of us can do this alone. I went searching online and found the following groups and/or organizations that you might like…

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  • Online Stores,  Side Gigs,  working from home

    The Key To Streamlining Your Business

    Do you feel like you’re starting from scratch every time you work on a product? I used to feel that way each time I’d create a book to self publish or record a class. Half my time was wasted starting over with projects and I grew frustrated. It was precious time I could have spent on lots of other tasks. One day, after losing a file and starting over yet again, I decided it was time to create templates. Once created, things become more plug and play. For example, a template for all my self published books. One for fiction and one for non-fiction. Everything from title page, copyright info,…

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  • Business Talk,  Side Gigs,  working from home

    Is It Too Late To Join the Party?

    Do you think all the good business ideas are taken and it’s too late to join the party? If you spend any time on line or subscribe to newsletters then I don’t have to tell you that lots of people are selling or offering the same thing. For the last five years or so, I’ve seen more people getting side gigs, selling coaching services, selling things on Etsy and this year, well, it seems more people have been invited to join the party. Many of you have told me you’re calling it a day because it’s getting harder to stand out from the crowd when your subscribers are being bombarded…

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  • Monday Motivation

    Some Tuesday Motivation

    Yesterday was a holiday and I skipped posting a motivational quote for the week. As I don’t have time to write a post today, I thought I’d post a quote instead.

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