How to find the right people for your team

Having a strong team can make or break your business. It can mean the difference between a strong, thriving company that’s constantly growing and improving, and a business that can barely break even each month.

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Business Tool Tips: Why I Love ConvertKit

You’ve probably heard a lot about ConvertKit. The question is, does it live up to the hype?

Here’s my two cents:

I’ve tried just about every email marketing platform out there and ConvertKit is my favorite for their tier of email marketing. Think Mail Chimp, iContact, Aweber, etc.

It works a little differently from a lot of the more well-known ESP’s, but in this case, different is good. ConvertKit rethinks a lot of the givens in email marketing like design and how to organize and reach subscribers.

ConvertKit has been a game changer for me and my business.

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How to Know When You’re Ready for an OBM

Whether you’re new to outsourcing or you’ve worked with professionals before like virtual assistants, graphic designers, copywriters, or web designers, you might be wondering what kind of help you need in order to take your business to the next level.

Most business owners get to a point where they wonder if they need a VA (or a few of them) or if they need to bring on an online business manager or project manager to handle some of the bigger managerial tasks in their business.

First of all, let’s look at what an OBM does and how are they’re different from VAs.

An OBM, or online business manager, takes on the role of manager in your business. They help put your big plans into action by organizing and delegating tasks, and supervising business operations to make sure stuff’s getting done. They monitor to make sure everything is being taken care of along with making sure it is organized so you don’t have to.

They can also provide accountability, which can be a business game changer all on its own.

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How to Power Through a Project Funk

Stuck in the mucky middle of a giant project? Maybe you’re writing a book or creating a new ecourse, and you’re hoping for a second wind to carry you to the finish line. Or maybe you’re going through a self-paced certification course and feel like you’re losing steam. It’s easy to get into a funk when…

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7 Ways to Take Care of Yourself When You’re About to Burn Out

Ah, burnout, that dreaded feeling that lurks on the edge of every entrepreneur’s mind. Almost all of us have felt that awful feeling when you’re exhausted, unmotivated, and you know you’re about to burn out.

If you’ve been in business for more than a year or two, there’s a good chance you’ve experienced burnout, or that you’ve come close. If you’ve been at this for longer, you may have been through burnout several times.  

Maybe it’s something entrepreneurs just have to deal with sometimes.  

OR maybe we’re doing this all wrong!  

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Business Tool Tip: Why I Love Teamwork

As an OBM, a huge part of my job is keeping things organized in my clients’ businesses as well as my own.  

With all my clients, their projects, my projects, and several people on my team, there are a lot of moving parts to keep track of! Content creation, outreach, social media, research, tech stuff, graphics, and that’s just the tip of the iceberg.  

There are always so many tasks going on in my business that it’s impossible to keep up with them all without a robust project management program.  

I’ve tried several systems over the years I’ve been in business (don’t even get me started on the ones I don’t like…) but there’s one that stands out above the rest, that I absolutely LOVE: Teamwork.

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Doing It All Syndrome

Creatives and entrepreneurs are free-wheeling, in the moment people, right? Don’t make me adhere to a schedule. Forget getting me to commit to anything more than a week out. Do not expect me to do the same thing twice. I can’t schedule my work, I wait to “feel” the right moment to start. The moon…

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Be the drop, not the bucket

Lots of business gurus preach hustle and drive and pushing through. We’re told to burn the boats, make it happen and get out of our own way. But what if they’re wrong? I happen to think they are. Or at a minimum, misguided. What if we, instead, embraced ease and flow and worked with our…

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