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Reading Time: 6 Minutes “Funnel.” It’s uh, kinda a sexy word in marketing these days. Amen? But … what if I told you there’s one sales funnel I’d tell you to put in place as you kick your creative business into gear? Or, one sales funnel that—even if you’ve already got it locked-and-loaded, you need to be taking a […]

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The Most Important Email Funnel Your Business Needs

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Reading Time: 6 Minutes Only 7% of people say they’re productive—I know I sure wasn’t! Today, I’m handing over some key supplies to your work from home journey: 7 things no one told me about working from home! Shifting to working from home—and working for myself—was magical. I’m the first to wax poetic about working in a corporate setting, […]

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What No One Tells You About Working from Home

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Reading Time: 2 Minutes It is time to talk about showing up on camera. This is a tutorial that’s been requested, so let’s hop to it with a how-to for upping your camera confidence … … and how to getting started on YouTube, from my very own YouTube manager over here in my copywriting business! I’m always jazzed to […]

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10 Things To Do If You Want to Start a You Tube Channel

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Reading Time: 5 Minutes When do you find time to do all those “one-day” ideas on your list? I’ve found that downtime or offseason is a GREAT time for these—as long as you think they’re also fun! We talk a lot over here about taking time to rest or take that sabbatical—and enjoy your downtime. But some of us […]

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6 Things to Do During Your Downtime or Offseason

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Reading Time: 8 Minutes Today, I’m sharing my review of HoneyBook—the client relationship management tool I’ve used since 2016! This little workhorse tool has helped me collect nearly $250K in my small business over the past 2.5 years. I tried loads of systems to streamline accounting and client workflow the first few months after I quit my corporate job. I’d been serving brides for years […]

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5 Tips to Get Started with Honeybook

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Reading Time: 5 Minutes Shaking things up and talking about 4 ways to cultivate a practice of prayer—plus I’m giving a review of Val Marie Paper prayer journals, so you can see how they may help you out like they’ve helped me! So many of us probably wish we prayed more, or if you’re like me, this hits closer […]

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4 Tips to Create a Solid Prayer Habit

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Reading Time: 7 Minutes Somebody told me once that you grow into your own advice. I started my business day 1 by saying I wanted to work from a place of rest—not hustle. Hustle’s my go-to, my shotgun rider, my arm-in-arm comrade … it’s a good thing, but in my past it’s been the ultimate thing. Hustle serves its purpose for […]

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The Surprising Way to Make More Money in Your Business

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Reading Time: 2 Minutes In today’s video, I’m tackling a question 99.9999% of my students and clients ask me: Should I list my prices on my website? Or if I am, how exactly do I do that? Spoiler alert: there isn’t ONE right way or wrong way—in this video, I’m sharing with you why you need to have your ear to the […]

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Should I List My Prices on My Website? How to Display Pricing in Your Copy

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Reading Time: 8 Minutes Let’s talk loud and proud about the thing you’re not supposed to talk about: MONEY. Today, I want to dig into how to figure out how much to pay yourself as a creative entrepreneur. It’s something I struggled with and messed up, and had to work really hard to get on the right track as […]

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How to Pay Yourself as a Creative Entrepreneur

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Reading Time: 10 Minutes You have #alltheideas … but not a clear, defined path to pump it out in an editorial calendar or marketing & PR plan. A few of my Copywriting for Creatives students asked me this week how I plan out a marketing plan & editorial calendar, and while I talked them through it, I wanted to […]

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Marketing & PR Planning 101: How to Build an Editorial Calendar

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