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

    How to Make Money in 2021

    We’re heading into the last few posts of the year so I thought I’d dedicate this one to how to make money in 2021 and then on Thursday how to save money in 2021. For the last few weeks, I’ve been doing research, looking for trends, listening to forecasts and trying to figure out the best way we can make money in the next twelve months. Things are getting harder to predict these days but here are some ideas Homeschooling/Teaching Whether it’s by necessity or choice, I think more parents are going to be homeschooling their children in the coming years. Anyone that can help them, whether it be a…

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

    Learning Something New and Black Friday Challenges

    We’re in the homestretch for both our November challenges. Did you learn anything new this month? Something fun? I’m hooked on the idea of trying to expand my skill set and while I won’t be doing it every day, I’m going to aim for learning a couple of new things per week in 2021. And how about the Black Friday challenge? Do you have three products ready? I have mine ready to do, but yesterday I got into a panic. I loaded everything into the store, but for some reason, I couldn’t upload the files that customers will download on check out. I thought I’d have to alter my plans…

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

    Places to Learn New Skills

    Are you ready for the Learn Something New Every Day challenge that kicks off November 1st? By now you should have some idea of some of the new skills you want to attain over the course of 30 days. It could be something that saves you money like learning to sew or can. Or makes you money, like learning how to write more engaging blog posts. In case you’re still haven’t figured out what you wan to learn, or even where to go to learn your new skill, here are my top five favorites sites I use all the time when I need to figure out how to do something.…

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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-Huge Sale and Is That a Bat?

    Sometimes you don’t have to leave your home for entertainment. That was certainly the case this week. Although, it’s the sort of entertainment I’d rather avoid. I woke up yesterday, walked into the living room, flicked on the light and saw something black with wings flying over my head. My first thought was a bird had found its way into the house but then something told me that the way it flew, it was probably a bat. Yikes. A search of curtains, couches and all the cool places bats like to hang out, provided no sign of it. Had I imagined it? After all, it had been 5 a.m. Nope,…

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  • affiliate marketing,  Business Talk,  Side Gigs

    Affiliate Marketing-How To Pick and Choose

    With so many affiliate programs out there, how do you pick the one that’s right for you, your business, clients and subscribers? I know it’s overwhelming. I gave up more than once trying to figure out which ones I should join. However, it’s definitely something you want to pursue because affiliate marketing once set up (and if you pick the right ones), means passive income. Passive income is the type we want not only to reach financial freedom but to keep us there. Work now, play later has become my new motto. How did I narrow it down and what do I look for? Here are my five deciding factors-…

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  • Friday Ramblings,  working from home

    Friday Ramblings-$7 Sale, Today Only

    The first week of August comes to a close. What did you achieve this week? For me, Fridays are all about getting ready for the following week and looking back to see what I’ve achieved. I published a new fiction title, created a new classes and got everything ready to record this fall. I also kept up with posting to this site even though I got busy this week. Yes, it can be done! If you signed up for Angela’s webinar, you might know that she had to postpone it. She’s going to run it again and also make it one of her evergreen products so don’t worry if you…

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

    Turn Your Skills Into An Online Business

    Do you have a skill or knowledge in a particular niche you can turn into a business? I know you do, we all do. Sometimes it just takes a little brainstorming to figure out what that skill or knowledge base is. Angela over at Laptop Lifestyle University is offering a free webinar this Thursday August 6th at 3 p.m. ET called “Turn Your Skills into a Laptop Lifestyle” Angela has put her skills and knowledge to great use in developing a business that’s not only successful but it’s run online too. I know during this webinar you’ll figure out how you can do the same. Here’s the link to sign…

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  • Friday Ramblings

    Friday Ramblings-Freelance Survival

    It’s been a hot and humid week which has meant that I’ve spent more time inside. I’d generally see this as a bad thing as I’m an outdoors sort of person, but it’s allowed me to finish one of my products for BSG. In fact, I uploaded it the other day and it’s the Freelance Survival Pack. It’s something I wish I’d gotten my hands on when I launched my freelance writing business. Whether, like me, you’re a writer, or a coach, artist, graphic designer, whatever, you’ll find 30 checklists, templates, planners, and tips to help you either get started as a freelancer or if you’re already freelancing, help make…

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  • Friday Ramblings

    Friday Ramblings-All Work and No Play

    I t’s a holiday weekend which means it’s time to take a rest. When you work for yourself it’s all too easy to watch others go play while you’re stuck in front of a computer screen. Even waving to everyone splashing around in the water while you balance a laptop on your knees. I’m a self confessed workalcoholic and sometimes that leads to burnout when you actually become less productive. So, let’s use this holiday weekend, to relax. Learn to take a step back from work and promise yourself you’ll do it at least once a month. I promise you you’ll feel better and more focused when you get back…

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