I’m back with another business anniversary recap post! I love doing these, both so you get to see what growth and evolving in an online business really looks like year to year, and because it’s legit part of my year-end tasks to reflect on the past year, make decisions and changes for the new year. And so writing this post really helps me do that and forces me to take the time to do so.Read More
Soooo the new year is coming around the corner hot and you’ve been struck by the feeling that you should probably do some planning for the year to come . . . buttttt, you don’t really know where to start, eh?
I’m going to share how I reflect on my past year and plan for the coming one in this post today, so feel free to take some tips and plan the next year of your business alongside me!Read More
As a Squarespace web designer I spend my life in the back end of Squarespace sites. All that time and experience adds up, and I'm able to hack Squarespace to do just about anything I want, using the built-in Squarespace blocks, templates and Style Editor.
There's a few things however that I'm extra picky about and use CSS to force Squarespace to do what I want it to. Today I'm going to share the common CSS tweaks that I use on just about every one of my own and my clients sites these days.Read More
I’m sure if you run a business too you feel the pressure to be on all the social platforms, especially the current Queen of social media - Instagram!
We all seem to have this guilt and feeling like we ‘have’ to be on Instagram, especially for our businesses. But let’s be real, a lot of people are starting to get over the social media hype, live more in their ‘real life’ and less in the often very fake world of social.Read More
If you're the type of person that loops back around in the Costco samples section a few times, you're going to love this post.
I've been fielding questions lately on if it's possible to get a discount or if there's a coupon code to use on your Squarespace plan.
Well friend, I have good news! YES! There are 4 ways you can snag a Squarespace discount.
I've been using Squarespace for years, and can tell you with confidence that these are the only 4 ways of getting a discount.Read More
Let’s face it. Starting an online business is HARD.
There are so many things to think about—picking your niche, designing your website, figuring out all things legal + taxes, choosing a CRM, finding your brand vibe, getting clients, nailing down finances—the list goes on and on!
It’s no wonder many online businesses fail before they even really get started…it’s an overwhelming process.
I get it. I’ve been there.Read More
I’m sure as a fellow business owner you know what I’m talking about when I say it feels like there’s a pressure about what we ‘should’ be doing to get clients in our business.
It seems like everyone out there has the latest and greatest marketing strategy which you must do in order to get clients.
But I have good news! A lot of these things we’re hearing are just lies and I will tell you honestly that I know you can run a fully booked studio without listening to the noise.Read More
Let’s not sugar-coat it, we all struggle with the comparison game at some (or many) points when running our businesses.
#BusinessEnvy can be a real thing.Read More
Ugh, we all know the struggle.
An inquiry from a potential web design client lands in your inbox, you get back to them and then . . .
I received a rather flattering message the other day and now I’m going to spill the beans with an answer!
I was asked exactly how I managed to grow my Squarespace web design business so fast. How did I grow so quickly? What was my secret?Read More
This question is one I know so many new designers struggle with; when do you know the time is right to raise your prices?
I’m going to give you both some insight from my own business and others designers I’ve chatted with to help answer this question today.Read More
I answered a question for one of my course students today and I thought I'd be doing y'all a disservice if I didn't share the answer with you too.
She knew I had paid for and taken Copywriting for Creatives, the course from Ashlyn Carter that helps creative entrepreneurs write conversion copy for their website!Read More
Y’all, today I’m going to preach something every business owner needs to hear.
Once you master this skill, it’s going to be the secret weapon that helps you advance well past the competition. It touches every area of your business, so it’s hard to get very far without it.Read More
Let me guess, there’s a twinkle in your eye and right now you’re dreaming of working for yourself?
Or maybe you’ve already taken the leap to full-time girlboss and you’re here to confirm ‘yep that’s true’.Read More
We’re continuing on with my ConvertKit info today as I walk you through the process of sending your fab new subscribers an opt-in gift!
(Missed the last ConvertKit posts? I show you why I chose ConvertKit for my email marketing in this post, and a complete ConvertKit for beginners guide in this post.)Read More
Pre-S: The ConvertKit links in this post are all affiliate links. If you make a purchase through these links, I’ll earn a commission at no extra cost to you. Myself and my margarita fund thank you kindly!
You’re new to ConvertKit - YAY! Fab choice, friend.Read More
If you know me, you know I could give a proper sermon-length speech on the importance of your email list.
In some way, shape or form my email list is responsible for the vast majority of the income my business brings in and I’ve been shown the importance of an email list again and again and again over the course of running my business.Read More
Today I’m going to give you a little challenge friend. A challenge that if you take it up, I think you’re going to be very grateful you did!
I’m talking about your business model!Read More
Today is my day to be like Oprah y’all - YAY!
Why? Because it’s freebie giveaway time!
“You get a freebie, you get a freebie, you get a freebie!”Read More
Want to know my old strategy for paying myself?
Pay business expenses, save 30% for taxes and then pay myself whatever was left.
What resulted was very inconsistent income in my personal life.Read More