5 Ways To Use Pop-Ups In Your Creative Business

  Today I want to share a pretty unexpected love story with you. A love story about… pop-ups. I know! You probably wrinkled your nose just reading that, right? And I don’t blame you.   Once upon a time, I refused to use pop-ups.   I’d decided they were way too pushy and terrible looking, and I absolutely rejected any potential list building or lead generation strategy involving them — no matter how effective it claimed to be. And is… Read More

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12 Signs You’re Doing Well In Your Business (Even If You Don’t Feel Like It)

  Let’s make no bones about it: While running a business has a lot of fun perks (like doing the work you love, setting your own schedule, wearing active wear every day…), it can be a hard slog a fair chunk of the time. And kind of isolating.  Especially in the first year or two. That’s why January feels so powerful for so many of us. It’s a fresh start. We have a ton of energy, and there’s this sense… Read More

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5 Signs You’re Sabotaging Your Success

  Here’s a big, fat truth to chew on today: There’s nothing scarier than having your dreams come true. Yep, really! Think about it. Everyone wants success, and they want it quickly. They talk about how much money they want to make, or the kind of products or services they want to offer, or who they want to work with. Then, they start putting the work in, and things start to pick up speed. And suddenly they freeze up, as… Read More

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Want To Be The Go-To Expert In Your Niche? Here’s How

  “Oh, I can’t! I’m not an expert yet.” “I don’t think I’m ready. I’m still green.” “I’m a newbie right now…” Do any of those phrases sound familiar to you? Maybe you’ve uttered something like them in the past week or month — or maybe even earlier today. If you have, I’m going to have to ask you to stop that shit. Right now. Here’s why: While those three tiny sentences may seem harmless initially, the ideas behind them… Read More

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How To Uplevel The Calibre Of Your Clients

    One of the most interesting things about working and hanging with coaches and creatives in the online biz world? I’ve developed a kind of x-ray vision for patterns. And lately, there’s a particular pattern I want to talk about; a pattern I see over and over, largely among women, and creatives. (Looking at you especially, graphic designers!) It’s a pattern of hard working, awesomely-talented professionals severely undercharging, working themselves to the bone, and saying yes to every little… Read More

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7 Business Growth Hacks I Wish I’d Done When I Was Starting Out

  A few days ago I had a massive planning day for my business in 2017.  It was a really fun day involving lots of brainstorming, butchers paper, coloured Post-Its and Sharpies galore.  Reflecting on the day afterwards and everything we have planned for the year ahead, I realised how far my humble corner of the web has come from my first year blogging and wondering if this thing could become a legitimate business.   It got me thinking about… Read More

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