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I hook up women with words as a conversion copywriter and launch strategist. Even while raking in more than 7-figures since I've been at it, I believe working from a place of rest (not hustle) IS possible—and I want the same for you.
 
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Reading Time: 6 Minutes Do you want to knock out your small business’s money date in a couple of hours a week? This one’s for you … c’mon and run through the glitter tunnel because I’m unveiling each step of my beloved Finance Friday workflow. I hashtag it in my head when I say it, so—#FinanceFriday. There, I fixed […]

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#FinanceFridays: My Weekly Financial Workflow (+ the 6 Business Financial Tasks I Do Monthly)

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Reading Time: 7 Minutes Awwwwww, yeah outsourcing. Here in this day and time, we have the most workaholic culture in the history of the world. As a Christ-follower, my constant lesson is how Jesus’ unhurried pace stands in stark contrast to our twenty-first-century pace. Part of that for me is learning that B+ work is good enough. That plenty of […]

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8 Ways I Outsource my Life as a Creative Small Business Owner

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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: 10 Minutes Sabbatical? Check. Paid sabbatical? Check. But paid maternity leave? As an entrepreneur? With a team? Ay yi yi. Y’all have been asking how I’m prepping for Baby Carter, so in this post, I want to tell you what I’ve done each trimester along the way! Whether it’s extended leave, maternity leave, or just sabbatical, I hope […]

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How I’m Preparing for Maternity Leave

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Reading Time: 7 Minutes “Ashlyn, when do you know its time to hire an assistant? How much were you making on your own before you brought in help?” You asked, and I’m answering. This topic makes me so happy! So, you know that I like to talk about sales copy as a copywriter, and how to leverage your words to […]

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5 Ways to Get Ready to Hire an Assistant

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Reading Time: 6 Minutes Today, I’d like to share some of the automation workflows for your creative business that have helped ME things run on auto, even when I can’t—the things that allow my business to be productive and keep moving forward. Why? Because the other week I went to Paris to speak at The Signature Atelier photography workshop […]

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The Best Automation Workflows for Your Creative Business

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Reading Time: 8 Minutes Every “yes” must be defended by a thousand “no’s,” I’ve heard it said. Amen. And for many of us, that battle is fought out on the pages of our planners (Bob Goff quote). Today, I’m doing a video on how to plan your day—you could do this with ANY digital or analog solution! But specifically, […]

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A Behind the Scenes Look: My Weekly Planning Process with the Simplified Planner

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Reading Time: 6 Minutes Let’s talk about how to “GSD” as the kids say: how to be more productive with one of my favorite business tools: a Trello tutorial. Getting sidetracked looking for something basic I need in my business—a password, my EIN, the HEX codes for the Veuve Clicquot-inspired orange I use—that drives me banana pancakes. Today, I’m […]

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Trello Tutorial: How to be More Productive with a Company Guidebook

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Reading Time: 2 Minutes Author Laura Vanderkam stopped me dead in my page-turning by the pool in St. Lucia last sabbatical with thoughts on how to feel less busy. Ready for the zinger? When it comes to our busy-as-a-badge-of-honor, go-go-go culture, Laura’s response was worlds different: “You have more time than you think. In 168 hours in a week, […]

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How to Feel Less Busy and Get More Done | A Conversation with Author Laura Vanderkam

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