January 2018 recap: moving to Bali & creating my first course!

I'm back with another edition of monthly recaps, the posts where I take you behind the scenes of the studio, and show you what I've been scheming up, as well as the successes and the failures (*ahem - lessons learned*).

Let me just say holy guacamole y'all, January has been a freaking month! I can't wait to share what I've been up to! I've been hopping time zones and countries like crazy and trying to fit work in wherever I can. I admit, it hasn't been my most productive month ever, but it's been a ride to say the least.

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8 things I'm NOT doing in 2018 (#2 is unheard of for an online business)

Everyone has made their list of the zillion things they want to do and accomplish in 2018 by now. I have also set goals and decided on some major projects I plan to take on.

But there's also a few things I've made a very conscious decision to just skip all together. Some of these may surprise you as normally they're major parts of other online businesses.

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The ultimate prep guide for building a Squarespace site in 2018

While jumping straight into the Squarespace platform, picking a template, changing styles and fiddling around with content layout may be tempting, there’s a much better way to go about things.

As a Squarespace website designer, I’ve lost count of the number of websites I’ve created on the platform now. When I first started creating websites for myself back in the day however, my process was a complete mess.

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Finance, banking & payment processing tips for a completely remote, international online business

For all my fellow digital nomads, I'm writing this post for you, because my gosh I wish it existed when I was trying to figure things out!

Figuring out the finances of your business can be tough enough when you're new to the whole business thing, let alone adding multiple countries and currencies into the mix, it's a nightmare. So if you're dealing with this, let me just say that gal you have my sympathy, I know it's not easy.

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Asana HQ Course Review

So you're on the fence, toying with the idea of joining up to the Asana HQ course from Megan Minns?

Well perfect! I'm a paying past student and I'm going to share exactly what the course is like on the inside, as well as what my business looked like before and after taking the course, and I'll answer a few basic questions for y'all.

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December 2017 recap: investments and holidays

I'm back with another edition of monthly recaps, the posts where I take you behind the scenes of the studio, and show you what I've been scheming up, as well as the successes and the failures (*ahem - lessons learned*).

It feels kinda odd to write another one of these as I just finished up my business recap of the entire year, so I feel like I'e done a lot of reflecting and recapping lately, but I don't want to skip a month, and some really interesting things did happen in December, so let's get into it!

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You will only master consistent blogging after doing these 2 things

I consistently blogged for 1 year, wahoo! I posted twice a week, on Tuesdays and Thursdays without fail for 1 year straight, definitely something I'm proud of from this past year.

I was paid back handsomely with a massive uptick in traffic which I 100% dedicate to my consistency. (You can peek at the exact traffic numbers 1 year of consistent blogging earned me over in this post.)

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My businessiversary - year one

Well, it's been 1 year since I went full time with my business.

Good news, I didn't go bankrupt and didn't the world didn't end. 😂

This time last year when debating going full time, I legitimately felt like I was standing on the edge of a cliff, about to leap into the unknown, no parachute attached. During my time deciding, I had this feeling inside my lungs like I had just taken a giant breath in and there was no more air to come.

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If I teach what I do for free on my blog, why would anyone hire me?

You hear again and again that blogging, podcasting and YouTubing, basically providing free content online, is the way to grow and market you business, but then the thought hits you.

"If I provide a service and teach people how to do that service for free on my blog/YouTube/podcast, why would anyone hire and pay me?"

Darn good question friend, darn good question. It sounds rather counterintuitive if you think about it. So how and why exactly does it work?

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