If you’ve started an online product shop or you want to, you have probably realized that there isn’t a lot of education or material out there to help you. And guess what? There are a lot of things you need to do right in order to get sales, build a brand and grow an audience. It takes a lot of work and if you want to do it right (which I’m sure you do, ‘cause you’re reading this!), then you might need a little direction.Read More
Let’s talk about Target. I mean, it’s like one of my favorite places to go. Feeling down? Go to Target. Bored on a Sunday afternoon? Go to Target. Need to finish getting your 10k steps? Go to Target?
Over the last decade, Target completely changed their marketing a created a tribe of followers. They invented The Target Run. And it’s something that people look forward to. It’s something that brings people together.Read More
So, I’m gonna let you in on a little secret. I am constantly strategizing and thinking of ways to connect with my audience (you). Showing up on Instagram daily and posting a blog post twice a week isn’t enough for me. It could be my people pleasing personality, but I have a strong desire to meet my people where they’re at and make them feel important to ME.Read More
Alright, friends. I want to talk to you about something I think about a lot. I also work hard to practice this every day, all day long. But first, let me backup a little bit.
I believe the things that we talk about (or preach about) the most, are the things we actually need to hear. As someone who has a very small online platform, I am always thinking about what topic I want to share about. Or what message needs to be said.Read More
Are you looking for new ways to boost your income and grow your email list? Well, my friend, you’re in the right place.
In the last 12 months, I have been testing and using a method that has helped me triple my income and double my email list. Want to know the secret?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
The title “business owner” or “entrepreneur” comes with a lot of different roles. As a business owner, I am also the Marketing Director, Sales Coordinator, Accountant, President and CEO, CFO, Creative Director, Customer Relations Executive, Shipping and Returns coordinator, and so much more!Read More
People drive profits. That’s how it’s always going to be. If you don’t have eyes on your products then you probably won’t sell much. The more eyes you have on your content, the more likely you are to have more readers. The more people who land on your website, the more sales you will have. It’s just how it works.Read More
I am just going to give a little disclaimer that this post might seem off putting or might be in contrast to what is written about in our industry. But, it’s been something on my heart and mind and I thought…”What’s a better place to verbally process this than the blog? Nowhere.” Just kidding. But, in all seriousness, I feel like this needs to be talked about.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 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
The end of the year can be a time where we, as business owners, take time to look back on the previous year and see all the things we wish we did better. We can also look to the New Year with great hope and anticipation for what can happen next. We are eager to make big changes and quick to focus on all that we did wrong in the past year.Read More
We all have the same amount of time in the day. Twenty-four hours. But do you ever feel like some people accomplish way more during the day than you? I know I've felt that way. If you're running a business, you pretty much always have too much to do. Your to-do list is never-ending. And now that I have a little person to take care of, I have very limited time to work on my business.Read More
In the past year, my business has changed a lot. The business I was running in 2016 is completely different than the business I am running in 2017. There are a lot of things that influenced these changes, but there is one thing I really started to research and implement. It transformed my income and my my business. And I bet you can already guess what it was?Read More
They told you to start an email list because that’s the new thing to do, right? So you started one. And now you’re confused why you aren’t seeing the conversions you want to see. You thought that “the list” was the most important thing for your business right now, but it just seems like a huge waste of time AND you aren’t seeing results. I hear ya, girlfriend.Read More
If you’re a business owner, you should be planning to hold a sale for Black Friday and/or Cyber Monday. If you’re a shop owner, you’re nodding your head in agreement because you know that a large portion of your profits for the entire year are generated during the Holiday season.Read More
I’ve got a superpower. It’s not something that many would consider a superpower, but for me, it’s been extremely helpful in the growth of my business. If you ask anyone in my family about how observant I am, they would tell you that I know where everything is at all times. The joke when I was growing up was how I could find anything. Lost your wallet? Ask Skip (my childhood nickname). Don’t know where your keys are? I bet Skip knows. To this day, whenever someone can’t find something, they still come to me first and ask me if I’ve seen it.Read More
Have you ever wanted to book a coaching call with someone, but unsure if it’s really going to benefit you? I mean, you’re about to invest in a phone call, isn’t that kinda crazy? Yes, if you’re talking to the wrong person.Read More
Entering into entrepreneurship as a new business owner can be incredibly scary, overwhelming, and confusing! That's why I have developed my top ten tips for new business owners. There are so many voices out there telling you what to do and what not to do, and sometimes it would be easier if we just had someone give us a formula. Unfortunately, there is no perfect formula to success in business, or anything for that matter! However, there are a handful of tips that I believe all new business owners should know!Read More