My Income Just Dropped 95% (and I’m kinda thrilled)

This isn’t my typical post .. I’m usually offering you some help and insight into your business – this time, I need you so please be sure to read to the bottom. Have you noticed that I’ve been MIA for the past month?  I’ve got some behind-the-scenes sneak peeks as to why. For the past 7 years, I’ve had the privilege of working with some amazing clients.  My dance card has almost always been full which meant that I’ve always relied on my clients business doing well in order to earn a profit. A few years back, after taking a gig with a growing business, I decided to close my doors to new clients and put all the products I wanted to create for you on the back burner.  Then this year, you saw me pick up momentum – building a new site, creating some new free content, and pushing out a few products …

What Martial Arts Taught Me About Life And Business

I was never really active .. never went to the gym, didn’t play sports, but just under a year ago, I was pushing 41 wanted to make a change.  As a single mom, one of my worst fears is something happening to me leaving no one to raise my kiddo. I started working with a trainer and took up judo alongside of my son.  I loved it so much, I walked into a jiu jitsu club and signed up there too.  See, when I get something into my head, I kind of tear through it like wildfire. I wanted to get (and stay) healthy but it turned into so much more. Almost every week, I stumble home with a new bruise, a broken toe or a pulled muscle.  Sometimes people stare at the bruises on my face, arms or legs.  Sometimes the people around me ask me why I bother. The …

How I made it big .. and not just in business

I was pregnant with my son and working in a customs brokerage.  I loved the job and had every intention of returning.  In fact, while I was on maternity leave, I continued taking classes that would prepare me for bigger and better things when I returned.  Along the way, plans changed. We lived out in the county and shared one car while working different shifts.  That meant that we’d need to put our soon-to-be child into daycare and buy a second car.  That eats a lot of your take home pay cheque.  When I decided to quit my job and stay home with my son, I figured if I could earn a few hundred bucks a month on top of what my husband was making as a truck driver, we’d be home free. I found a job through the now defunct The Virtual Professionals that gave me my first glimpse at …

My take on the necessary FTC disclaimers

  Ready for me to boil this entire page down to one sentence? In one way or another, I make money from everything I do and write on this blog. It’s intentional. It pays the bills. I’m cool with that. Here’s a few things to keep in mind while you’re reading this site: sometimes comments escape my spam filter and could possibly link to some pretty raunchy sites. if it’s a crazy porn site, it’ll be deleted; but if it’s just some well placed profanity, then avert your eyes. You’ve been warned. sometimes the people who comment on this site don’t agree with you. that’s okay. put on your big girl pants. friendly banter in the comments is always welcome. sometimes we won’t agree. that’s okay too. feel free to challenge me. since I won’t be turning off the comments any time soon, nasty comments are subject to karmic menace (and …