• 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…

  • 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…

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    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…

  • 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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  • Blogging,  Business Talk

    Blogging Tuesday

    This week I’m giving you a preview of what each Tuesday will feature here at BSG. The first Tuesday in each month will focus on blogs and blogging. It’s a popular way for people to make money, promote a business, or even set up a web site if you freelance or sell products. I thought I’d kick things off with my own blogging story and how Budget Smart Girl actually came to be. I was writing for a site called Hearth and Home and had a column there called Eating Well on a Budget and then had a second column called The Budget Smart Girl’s Guide to the Universe. I…

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  • Business Talk,  Monday Motivation

    Monday Motivation-Keep Your Vision

    Happy 2020. Welcome to the first Monday Motivation. Each week I’ll post an image with a quote that I hope will guide you through the week. A motivating thought that will help you when you feel like giving up your dream of making money or just simply living the live you love. Let’s begin this debut post with this quote about sticking to your vision. And if you’d like to see another Monday Motivation quote or have an interest in writing, check out my other site at www.thiswriterslife.com Enjoy your week and remember to live the life you love.

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  • Business Talk

    Happy Holidays

    As 2019 comes slowly to a close, let’s start thinking about 2020. What do you have planned? Are you going to launch a business, start a side gig, save for retirement? I saw this quote that I thought I’d share with you. I’m taking a break over the next few weeks but things will kick off here at BSG on January 6th with our first Monday Motivation. I will be giving the site an overhaul over the holidays so if you stop by and things look strange, it’s me non-techy person, trying to figure things out! Until then, here’s wishing you the happiest of the holiday seasons. Talk soon and…

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  • Business Talk

    What’s Ahead in 2020?

    As 2019 slowly draws to a close, it’s time to begin thinking about 2020. Do you already know what’s on your to do list, or what goals you’re going to tackle? As you know, I’m giving Budget Smart Girl a makeover. I’ve been brainstorming things I’d like to feature on the site and what sort of content I’d like to provide. I can’t promise that we’ll have the full week’s line up straight away but here’s what I’d eventually like to feature each week. Monday-it’s all about getting motivated. Lots of us have ideas for earning money and launching a business but what separates the just thinking about it from…

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  • Business Talk

    E-Book Giveaways

    2020 is just around the corner. BSG going in a new direction, and maybe you are too. I’m giving away a copy of each of my new planners (you’ll get the e-book versions). The first one is the goal planner perfect for writing down everything you plan to do (and get done!) in 2020. If you have a blog or starting a blog is on your list then you might like to win the blog planner. I’m eager to get working on filling in mine so I can plan out great content for this site…more about that next week. One person will win the goal planner, one, the blog planner.…

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  • Business Talk

    Free Mini-Retreat

    Many of you know that I’m an author and also teach and tutor aspiring writers. I’ve been teaching for various chapters of the Romance Writers of America for a decade. Together we’re always trying to come up with something new and we decided in 2020, I’d teach an online summer writing retreat. We also came up with the idea to offer a free mini-retreat next month to give prospective students a glimpse into what the main event will be like…it’s going to be fun! Some of you might be aspiring authors so I thought I’d share this information with the BSG community. In the holiday spirit, I’m going to give…

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