What’s A Mastermind? The benefits of joining one and where to get started+ a free template for emailing your dreamies to join yours!
If you’ve been around the creative industry for some time, you’ve probably come in contact with the movement: #communityovercompetition. It’s fabulous.Read More
Oh, the conundrum that feels never ending: finding clients. Or customers. As business owners, we often don’t see the barriers between us and our potential clients. We are so immersed in our own businesses that we don’t always realize that not everyone else understands our business as much as we do. I know, shocker!Read More
Setting goals for the year wasn’t always something that interested me and I never liked the idea of setting goals, because if I don’t achieve them, I get very discouraged. So, not setting goals was easier. But, then I started a business and I realized I had big dreams I wanted to chase. And there was no way I would be able to chase those dreams without setting clear, intentional goals.Read More
What’s the first thing you click on whenever you first come across a website or blog? If you’re like me, it’s the “about page.” I want to learn about the person behind the screen. I want to know what they do, why they do it, and who they do it for. I want to know their story, where they’re from, what they were like in high school, and what they’re like in person. This whole digital age we live in is weird, but it’s also pretty cool because we get to “meet” people we would otherwise never come across.Read More
Are you frazzled with #allthethings and overloaded with dreams and ideas, but lack the ability to launch them into the world?
Or are you excited to tell the world about a new service you offer, but unsure about how to grab their attention?
Are you ready to start a new business endeavor but too scared to fail?
If you answered “yes!” to any of the above questions, then you are in the right spot! Get comfortable sister, and allow me to introduce you to the totally FREE Launch for Success online challenge.Read More
To say I’ve learned a lot in the last three years would be an understatement. There’s something to be said about learning by trial. Most of the strategies I use in my business came at the cost of several mistakes and missteps.
I would be lying if I said I wish I hadn’t made the mistakes. I believe that the mistakes I’ve made and the things I’ve been willing to try (and fail at) have formed the business that I have today.Read More
I talk about my husband a lot, but rarely do I share about him or have him make an appearance in my content. He is a huge part of my life and a major piece of the foundation for Rachel Allene. He has supported my from day one and continues to encourage me, even when I don't feel worthy of continuing on. He is kind and compassionate. He is also very smart and helps me make smart financial decisions and keeps me in check.Read More
Brands are the stories people tell about your business.Without stories, we would not be able to comprehend the value of something. Stories create experiences that one would not have had otherwise. The story your customers tell their friends about your business is first initiated by the brand they encounter.Read More
When I first opened my product shop I had no idea what I was doing. I had no idea how to get started with shipping, where to buy shipping materials, how to set up my shop, how to write the listings, etc. etc. I felt lost in a sea of kick booty Etsy shop owners destined to drown. That’s why I didn’t touch my Etsy shop for about a year after I created it.Read More
I remember when hashtags weren’t even a thing. I mean, what does a pound sign have to do with social media? It was pretty confusing at first. At least for me it was. Am I the only one?Read More
As time goes on and things change (who am I? I sound like a 90-year-old Nana), we--as business owners--have to learn to adapt and change. Instagram used to be SO easy to use to find ideal clients and customers. There was some strategy needed to grow a successful account, but it was a lot easier to be "successful" on Instagram than it is today.Read More
Three years ago I was just starting my business up. I had recently quit my job and the reason for doing this was because I wanted to start a business. I could tell by the look in my employers eyes that it was a risky (yet, bold!) move. I’m sure they thought I was naive. Well, I was. But, I also had a great deal of determination and wanted to see big things happen!Read More
This past year, I really focused on regular blogging. It was one of my goals and for the most part, I consistently blogged twice a week. For me, that’s a huge undertaking! My blog posts aren’t about weekend recaps or what leggings I like to wear (come to think of it--maybe I SHOULD switch to a mom blog...jkjk), so the content can often take more time for me. That’s not to say the aforementioned content isn’t hard; I know it would personally be easier for me to blog daily about my life versus business education. Ya feel me?Read More
Do you have a mild (or even serious) case of something I like to call “course overwhelm”?
Have you purchased one (or a ton) of courses and now haven’t even started them or only halfway finished them?
You’re not the only one!
But I’m here to help with that! Today, I’m sharing 5 of my best tips to help you start, finish, and actually implement all those courses you purchased!!Read More
I love chatting with other product shop owners about marketing strategies and how to grow an online shop. In the beginning of my business, I was able to tap into some strong marketing strategies that helped grow my Instagram audience and online presence. Which in turn, grew the success of my shop.Read More
Being a new mom is so hard. You’re exhausted from being pregnant AND labor, you have crazy hormones rushing through your body, you aren’t sleeping a lot, you have a new baby who you adore and had no idea you could feel the emotions you’re feeling, and you are worried about every tiny thing.Read More
I am a big fan of efficiency. I think through every decision when it comes to finding the most efficient route or way of doing something. Sometimes when we are driving somewhere and my husband takes a different route than expected, I get frustrated. I have already thought through the different scenarios and have found the most efficient way of driving, so it doesn’t make sense to go a different way! The good thing about marriage is that it makes you a better person and helps you let go of your controlling ways, amiright?!Read More
I love setting goals. I am a task-oriented person, so my sense of accomplishment often comes from checking things off a to-do list and being productive. This is great for being motivated, but it’s not so great when you have a newborn and all you wanna do is get things done when what you really should be doing is snuggling that babe. I’ve learned a lot in the last couple of months about letting go of being productive for the sake of feeling accomplished. Sometimes the most productive thing I can do is love on my sweet little one. Hold up, that was a major bunny trail.Read More