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
The easiest way to build a business you love and that loves you back is to do it deliberately. In other words, put together a business development plan designed to get you precisely where you want to go. But, where do you even start, when it comes to creating such a plan? Luckily, it's not as complicated as you think to craft a simple, effective business plan around … [Read more...] about A Simple Business Development Plan to Build a Business You Love AND That Loves You Back
With so many online business models to choose from, how do you determine which business model is the best one for you? Ah, the million dollar question. Before I answer that, let me share my online business models story. In 1998, I made the decision to quit my job and start my own business. As I taught myself to read when I was three years old because I wanted to write … [Read more...] about [Online Business Models] 3 Steps to Help You Choose the Right One for You
When I was a freshman in college, I was accepted into an advanced creative writing class. I admit, at the time I was pretty brash and full of myself (and not in a good way) and definitely deserved to be taken down a peg or two. And, that's precisely what happened. The creative writing professor didn't care for me, gave me a C, and told me it was because I didn't have much … [Read more...] about [Video] Flip It: Are You Letting Your Critics Win?
For many entrepreneurs and business owners, especially when you're first starting out, the tendency is to charge too little. Which is why one of the first pieces of advice new entrepreneurs hear is "You're not charging enough–raise your prices!" But, my friend Morgana Rae has a different take. What she says is to NEVER charge too much. She believes it will always be … [Read more...] about [Video] Flip It! Are You Charging Too Much?