• Business Talk,  FIRE Financial Independence, Retire Early,  Online Stores,  working from home

    Getting Ready for Black Friday-Week One

    Are you ready for Black Friday? Not the buying part but the selling side of the event. Every Thursday between now and Thanksgiving, I’ll be guiding you through creating three new products or services that you’re going to put on sale ready for Black Friday and the holiday season. Let’s start today with our brainstorming session. Get out a sheet of paper or fire up the laptop, set a timer for five minutes and write down all the ideas for products and services that come to mind. Once the five minutes is up, go grab a drink of something delicious like hot cider or chai tea, and relax while you…

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  • affiliate marketing,  Blogging,  FIRE Financial Independence, Retire Early,  Online Stores,  Side Gigs,  Teaching and Coachig,  working from home

    Are You Ready For a Challenge?

    Want to have products ready for Black Friday? Want to learn something new by year’s end? If you’ve been following along with my posts, you already know that I’ve set aside November for the BSG community to take part in a Learn Something New Everyday In November Challenge. And last week, I launched the Have 3 Products Ready for Black Friday Challenge. Every week through the end of the month, Tuesday posts will focus on getting ready for the learn something new challenge. Thursday posts from now until Thanksgiving will focus on helping you get those three products finished and on sale. Let’s kick off with the learning something new.…

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  • Friday Ramblings

    Friday Ramblings-Would You Like $20 in Free Groceries?

    Another work week drawing to a close. I got three paperback books ready and published this week. Two are from one of my fiction series, and the other, a daily schedule planner. Next week I plan to work on the Black Friday challenge. That is creating three new products ready to be on sale the day after Thanksgiving. Are you taking part? If so, I’d love to hear from you, feature you here and yes, even feature the products you make during the challenge. E-mail me at budgetsmartqueries@gmail.com Not sure what I’ll create yet, but brainstorming will begin next week. Before I close out the week, I joined Imperfect Foods…

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  • Business Talk,  working from home

    Be Flexible When Working From Home

    Today’s the perfect example of learning to be flexible when you work from home. My to do list included getting at least one new class recorded. I was all set, ready to plug in my microphone when…wait, what was that noise? Hammering, guys talking… I’ve worked in my home office for close to twenty years. My neighborhood used to be the quietest place I’ve ever lived. Fast forward to the last few years, especially this year, and things have changed. Not only have more neighbors begun to work remotely and think it’s a great idea to make their sales calls with their windows wide open, but it seems like everyone’s…

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  • Business Talk,  Online Stores,  Side Gigs,  working from home

    Getting Ready for Black Friday

    Are you ready for Black Friday? Not the shopping part but the selling side of the big event. I know it’s only the first full week of October. It’s not even Halloween yet but I’m seeing more things about Black Friday than ever before. Online sales are going to be huge in 2020. Today’s been busy and I was thinking about skipping a post to you but then I came up with an idea. How about a Black Friday challenge? Between now and Black Friday, let’s create three products, packages, services, whatever it is you do and turn them into Black Friday products to sell. Something new to offer your…

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  • affiliate marketing,  Blogging,  FIRE Financial Independence, Retire Early,  working from home,  writing

    Last Call for the Content Creation Collection Toolbox

    Last week I told you about the Content Creation Collection Toolbox and I hope you decided to invest in this great deal. If you’re still undecided, I thought I’d let you know that after today, October 5th, it’s no longer available. If you’ve been putting off making a purchase…I do that too many times and regret it, now is your last opportunity. https://nichestarterpacks.com/amember/aff/go/susiep?i=448 The toolbox is full of essential products and tools that you can use to grow your business and create content fast (including products, opt-ins and blogging) You get $2,103worth of products for a small investment of a one time payment of $39.95! So grab the bundle now…

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  • Monday Motivation

    Monday Motivation-Shift Your Energy

    Sometimes things are out of our control. People’s attitudes and bias, the people that tell us it can’t be done. I’ve found rather than waste my energy on trying to change them, I’ve gone ahead and put my focus into living my dream. It’s your life, your energy, your dream, use it wisely.

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  • Friday Ramblings

    Friday Ramblings-What Does Your Friday Look Like?

    Welcome to October. What do you have planned this month? Today, I thought back to when I worked for someone else and what Fridays used to mean. The end of the work week, a two day rest, my mind thinking about anything besides work. Fridays take on a whole new meaning when you become your own boss. Well, at least they have for me. I’ve used them to think about what I got done, what I didn’t get to, and what I want to achieve the following week. Before I used Fridays for planning, my mind wouldn’t switch off and I’d be thinking about work at the weekend too. Not…

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  • affiliate marketing,  FIRE Financial Independence, Retire Early,  Online Stores,  Side Gigs

    What Are You Waiting For?

    Have you purchased the CCC Toolbox yet? No, you’re still thinking about it? I often put off buying something until the very last minute and when I do, I wonder why I waited so long. I know you’re going to love this deal but thought I’d highlight some of the great products you’ll find in it- Anne Elizabeth Perez How to Repurpose Your Blog Posts for Maximum Impact training I’m always looking for ways to give older posts, yes, those from 2005, a new life, so I’m looking forward to diving into this training Kelly McCausey Affiliate Beginner’s Challenge training   If you’re new to affiliate programs, Kelly knows her…

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