• Friday Ramblings

    Friday Ramblings-Hang In There

    Last week seemed tough for everyone, but I think this week’s been even more of a challenge for just about everyone in the world. Health crisis, financial crisis, businesses being shut, and unfortunately, the list goes on. Lots of entrepreneurs have felt like they’ve been walking a fine line between offering their services more during these times but at the same time not wanting it to appear like they’re taking advantage of these tough times. I’m glad to see lots of people, sites, and companies have been offering what is usually paid for content for free. Everything from online cooking and art classes to online live concerts. It’s times like…

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  • Online Stores

    Selling On Etsy

    Have you thought about selling on Etsy? I now have four stores open on Etsy and thought I’d share my experience with you. I have to admit, I haven’t made that much money, and only one of the three stores has actually made money. I have one called Artey Crafety that sells digital planners. Budget Smart Girl, the newest one that ties in with this site. Poppins Jewelry that offers my upcycled jewelry I make as a hobby. And finally, Poppins Vintage, offers vintage jewelry, complete pieces that I find while I’m scouting for jewelry to upcycle. The first two are completely digital, no physical products at all. Both jewelry…

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    Opening an Online Store

    Thinking about opening an online store? The great thing about the Internet is it not only makes buying more convenient, it makes selling items a breeze. Years ago, if you wanted to open a store you had to find a brick and mortar building to lease or buy, and then remodel, stock it…yeah, a pain in the you know what. Now with the click of a mouse, you can open your store for not only local people to visit, but the world too. I’m making it all sound, easy, wonderful, yes, rose colored glasses sort of thing, but this ease actually becomes it’s downside. Yes, everyone in the world can…

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  • 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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    Two New Planners for the Entrepreneur

    I have two new planners I created with the budding or established entrepreneur in mind. One is a blog planner and the other a goal planner. The print versions are available at Amazon and cost $5.99 each. The digital versions are on my Etsy store and are $4.99 each but I’m running a Thanksgiving sale with 20% off which makes them $3.99. Here are the links to both sites. I got my print copies of these two planners and have to say I’m pleased with the product and I’ll be putting them to good use in 2020. If you’ve signed up for the free mini-retreat, ‘see’ you on Monday. Have…

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    Worn Just Once…yes, really

    I know most of us don’t think spring is on its way because it’s so cold, but the calendar says it is and that means budget smart girls everywhere are planning weddings. For anyone who’s ever been a bride or a parent of a bride to be, the cost of some items might make you say, that’s how much? Before you know the budget’s gone by the wayside and things are spiraling out of control. So with that in mind I checked out some sites that I hope will help you find some bargains. And if you’ve already been the bride and want to make some money selling your gown…

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    Learn a New Skill or Hobby This Fall

    I can’t believe it’s almost Labor Day. Although a few nights of chilly weather has made me think about fall and winter and what I’m going to do when the gardening season is over. For me, it’s the perfect time to learn a new skill. Firstly, you can learn to do something that could save you money at a later date. And two, you could make something and turn your hobby into another stream of income. Having said that, you don’t want to invest a ton of time and money into pursuing something you hate…and okay, find out you’re hopeless at it. So here are some sites I’ve found offering…

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