• Blogging,  Business

    The Cost Of Being Cheap

    I have a confession: I am fucking cheap. Not cheap as in frugal, or coupon clipping, or even spending countless hours shopping around for the lowest possible price I can find for ugly Ugg boots because I am terrified of my first real winter. (No, I have not done that at all). I’m the worst kind of cheap. You know. The kind that will pay my bills late, wear the same bra that makes my boobs look saggy, and walk around in pants with buttons missing but always has money in the bank. And when it comes to drinking good coffee, eating good food, and drinking good wine, I have…

  • Blogging,  Business

    How To Be Better Than Your Competition

    Here’s the truth: it’s not all that hard to be better than your competition. Because people are lazy. And business is a grueling battle where only the strongest survive. (Or the ones who actual work harder and smarter). Although working hard is a great way to get ahead, it’s not enough. You have to also be smart. That means you have to set up your biz in a smart way, create smart content, market smarter, and solve problems that will actually help people. (So much so they will actually want to pay you for it). Be intentional It’s not enough to slap together a blog and pump out tons of…

  • Blogging,  Business,  Email Marketing,  internet marketing,  SEO

    5 Reasons Why You Need To Care About Site Speed

    You work your butt off hammering out content on a weekly (sometimes daily) basis. You tweet, you post, you share, you submit your posts to social bookmarking sites… you beg and plead for people to open up your well-thought-out headlines. (Pimping yourself out every single way you know how). And here you are. Stuck. It’s like no matter how hard you try, you are at this seemingly insurmountable plateau. Your visitors per day have either stayed the same or dropped off, you can’t pay anyone to join your email list, and your sales? Well, it’s obvious what’s happened to them. And you are left scratching your head with one hand,…

  • Business

    Get Desperate. Your Business Will Thank You For It.

    Desperation breeds all kinds of things, but most of all it breeds greatness. Complacency is a business killer. It’s what makes you mediocre. It’s what makes it okay for you to “skip” your blog for a day. It’s what makes it okay for you to not always do your best. It’s what makes you suck. And it’s why you are still “wanting” and not “doing”. (And you thought it was the economic climate). But on the other hand, when you are desperate, when you know that this time it’s got to work (or your family won’t eat), this is when it gets really good. This is when you put on…

  • Blogging,  Business

    What To Do After The Blog Honeymoon Is Over

    You’ve said I do, you started a blog, you told every living being you thought cared, and you’ve blogged tirelessly all in hopes of seeing all your internet business dreams come true.  And sure, you are further than you were when you started, but there comes a time when every blogger experiences a plateau. A moment when the newness, the excitement, the hopes for lightening fast growth melt away and you find yourself staring your computer thinking WTF? You question why you started, you question why you can’t get over this hump, you question if you are crazy, you question EVERYTHING. Been there? Here’s what you need to know you…