Ready to ‘take the plunge’ into full-time freelancing? Although the following ten tips are geared toward copywriters, they contain information that can benefit any writer, especially when it comes to getting your new writing business started on the path to success. Tip 1. Write your goals on paper. You know that old saying—“If you don’t know where you’re going, any … [Read more...] about 10 Things to Consider Before Launching a Writing Business
If you love writing, you may be considering launching a copywriting business to combine your passion with your income. If so, here are seven tips to help you get it off the ground. (And the best part? Many of these will work to launch or grow a variety of service-based businesses.) 1. Assemble a portfolio. It’s difficult for most people to hire a professional … [Read more...] about 7 Tips for Launching a Copywriting Business
Therese Skelly, the author of Love-Based Mission: How to Create a Business That Serves Your Soul, is here today with the first of a 2-part article to give you a sneak peek of her book. Take it away Therese! One way to think of a love-based philosophy is this: When you love what you're doing, your customers love doing business with you (and keep coming back for more). Your … [Read more...] about What Does it Mean to Have a Love-Based Mission?
The entrepreneurial dream: making money from a passion. Whether that means running a successful business or nonprofit organization, or selling your books or art, it's what keeps many of us up at night, longing to do. Yet, so few of us ever actually succeed in profiting from our passions. Why is that? Consider the following three common reasons (I’m also including tips … [Read more...] about 3 Keys to Making Money with Your Passion
I’m a strong believer that a nonfiction book can solve ALL your business marketing problems. A published book can do so much for you: boost your visibility and credibility, grow your subscriber list, attract paying customers and clients into your business, and build your influence. But, even more than that, leading with your book in your marketing efforts can be one of … [Read more...] about 5 Hot Ways to Market Your Book (and Your Biz) in 2020
According to one definition of “creativity,” creative people will look at the same thing everyone else does, yet see something completely different. But what happens when creatives run into roadblocks? It’s sure to happen, as it does with everyone. Maybe it's just not possible to see something different. Maybe you've been focusing on a problem for so long, it becomes … [Read more...] about Change Your Perspective, Change Your Results
Mindset blocks (blocks around money, success, sales … you name it) absolutely can keep you from growing your business. That is, unless you have tools to overcome them. Lucky for you, that’s what I’m sharing today. Without further ado … 1. Affirmations Like so many things in life, while some people swear by affirmations, others swear they don't work. My … [Read more...] about Want a Successful, Profitable Biz? Use These 7 Tools to Bust Through Your Blocks
My Grandpa, who passed away a few years ago at 96 years old, was quite a character. Along with being a successful entrepreneur (he started his business, a machine shop in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, over 50 years ago), he also had an incredible sense of humor. He just loved going against the grain. I learned so much from him, over the years, and as a tribute to his memory, I’m … [Read more...] about 3 Secrets I Learned From My Grandpa About Business Success
I admit it. I'm a recovering workaholic/perfectionist who suffers from superhero syndrome. I know I'll never be cured. But I can work on controlling it. (Right?) I also know I'm not alone. Plenty of entrepreneurs and small business owners suffer from this same condition. (In fact, it's so prevalent, I'm thinking about starting a recovery group.) How about you? Are … [Read more...] about Quiz: Are You Working Yourself OUT of Business?