Posts tagged money
How to prepare for self-employment

There’s a certain allure that comes from running your own business and working for yourself. We’ve all been seduced by the supposed freedom that comes from this type of work and self-employment is regularly touted as the surest way to riches. The media glorifies this hustle and grind and it seems like everyone and their cat calls themselves an ‘entrepreneur’ nowadays!

Look, I get it.

This narrative isn’t wrong, per se, but the truth is that self-employment is also incredibly challenging, exhausting and exhilarating. The highs are higher and the lows are lower, which is undoubtedly part of the thrill.

If you’ve spent even a hot sec on an inspirational entrepreneurship Instagram account, you’ve come across the quote “Entrepreneurship is living a few years of your life like most people won’t, so that you can spend the rest of your life like most people can’t.”

I’ve built my business to a stable and profitable place, but in all honesty I got here by trial and error. Looking back, there were definitely ways that I could have prepared ahead of time so that when I started out on my own, it wouldn’t have been so daunting and touch-and-go.

Today I’m sharing 5 tips for anyone who is considering making the leap into self-employment.

Whether you plan to start a services-based business or sell products (physical or digital), I hope that these suggestions give you something to think about before taking the plunge.

Let’s take a look, shall we?

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Why do people struggle to monetize their websites?

Everyone who runs a website dreams of building it up into a money making machine.

We've all heard stories about successful online entrepreneurs who have turned their small websites into legit businesses that bring in impressive amounts of money every month.

Stories about websites that are making bank can be either incredibly motivating/inspiring, OR a depressing reminder of your own website's performance, depending on where you are in your online business journey. If you're struggling to bring in your first dollar through your website, you might be looking for a quick fix, the "secret" that'll bring you that type of success. Maybe you've heard those stories, read the monthly income reports, and tried out a dozen monetization strategies on your own website, crossing your fingers that it eventually works out. If that's the case, I'm guessing that you haven't had much luck.

The truth is, you can't start earning a significant income from your website at the flip of a switch. It takes A LOT of intention, experimentation and a clear business plan to successfully monetize your website.

It's true that some people struggle to monetize their website, but you don't have to be one of them.

Let’s take a look at some common mistakes people make when they try to monetize their websites.

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Everything you need to know about monetizing your website

Gather round folks, today we are going to talk about a subject that is a lil’ taboo but oh so popular : MONEY!

Money talk brings out some pretty strong emotions in people, whether it’s good, bad or ugly. Some people get off talking about money and use it as motivation and fuel to reach new levels in their businesses. However, there are loads of people who shy away from the subject because they consider it a private subject, something that isn’t discussed in polite company.

If you’ve been reading my site for a while, it should come as no surprise that I LOVE talking about money and business, and genuinely enjoy coming up with creative ways to get everything my little heart desires. In the past I've shared my thoughts about blogging for profit, earning six-figures as a freelance web designer/developer, and how to budget with irregular freelance income.

A look at my analytics tab tells me that this type of blog content is super popular, which means that clearly my readers are interested in the subject too :)

As such, today we are going to take a look at how and why you should monetize your website

There’s money to be made in websites and believe me, you don’t want to leave any cash money on the table because you were afraid to go big and put yourself/your site out there. With a bit of creativity, I truly believe that any website can be monetized and you can start earning money from it in no time at all!

Let’s take a look.

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Announcement : Income Tracker Spreadsheets are now live!

Gather round, my friends, because I have a very important and exciting announcement to make! 

I am thrilled to share that my second digital product, the Income Tracker Spreadsheets, is now live and available for purchase exclusively on my website!

This new product came together organically, and was so fun to create - which is why I'm excited to share my story with you. This post gives you a sense as to what the Income Tracker is, who it's for and why I came up with it.

One of my favourite sayings is “What gets measured gets managed” and these spreadsheets will keep you focused and on track to setting and reaching your goals. 

Please excuse the cheesy press release style post, I’m just super hyped to share it with you and make sure you know how it came to be :)

Let’s take a look, shall we?

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