7 Tips To Stay Sane Working From Home

  Don’t get me wrong: all in all, working from home can be a pretty sweet gig. You get to make your own hours, never get out of your yoga pants, and sleep in if that’s your thing (maybe even while your partner and your kids go to work and school).   However, let’s make no bones about it: there’s a dark side to all this.   Entrepreneurial isolation and loneliness are a big deal that not enough of us… Read More

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How To Raise Your Rates (Without Raising Eyebrows)

  If you’ve been in business a while, honing your approach to your work, establishing your client base, and helping clients see awesome results, the moment is eventually going to come… … The moment you decide: “It’s time to raise my rates.” First off: If you’re in that zone right now, congrats!   Increasing your prices can be a huge boost — for both your bank account and your confidence.   However… I also know that the ol’ raising your… Read More

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How To Find “The One” (Your Perfect Mentor, That Is!)

  Let’s be real with each other, lady: Working for yourself can be one of the most isolating experiences out there.   Day in, day out, we toil away in our home offices, or in cafes, or on our couches in our yoga pants (!!), working with clients, writing blog posts, figuring out our marketing, and generally working our booties off to get to that next step — whatever that may be for us.   Of course, you’re making it… Read More

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10 Tips For Killer Opt-Ins

  (This is a revamp of a vintage Betty Means Business post from 2014 — whew, time flies! You may recognise a few of these ideas, but we’ve fleshed out and doubled the number of tips.  So let’s jump in!) Today we’re talking about something so many coaches and online business owners love a lot, but might also dislike a teensy bit:   The often elusive, powerful-if-you-get-it-right tool of… an opt-in gift.   For the uninitiated: an opt-in gift is… Read More

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List building 101 for Coaches (Part 1): The What, Why, When and How Of Building A Thriving Subscriber Community

  Shamefaced confession: When I started my business, I didn’t start building a list of subscribers straight away. And when I did… I completely half-assed it. Gulp.   Seriously: Looking back, I think my first opt-in basically just said: “Join my mailing list!”, but I didn’t have any incentive for people to subscribe.   At the time, I assumed that if people wanted to sign up, they just would. And if they didn’t? That was cool! They must just not… Read More

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The REAL Morning Routines Of 5 Women Killing It In Their Online Business

  To be honest, I’ve let my morning routine slip recently.  At the beginning of the year, I had my perfect routine down pat… but as the mornings became darker here in Australia, I found myself wanting to grab a few more minutes in bed each morning instead of getting up. Why does this matter?  I’ve noticed that there is a strong correlation between me actually doing my morning routine and my sense of calm/in-controlness/spaciousness/groundedness/happiness, which in turn dramatically impacts… Read More

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