Posts tagged with: business

  • Get your Etsy store off to a great with this step by step guide from the owner of a top of category Esty store.

How To Get Your Etsy Shop Off To A Great Start

When I started my Etsy shop, way back in December 2013, I had no idea what I was doing. I’d been selling on eBay for over 10 years and was used to their format, the slightly warped logic of their best...
  • Side Hustle Success | How to stay sweet with the tax man. If you're creating an income with a side hustle, here are some general rules you should follow.

Side Hustle Income: How to stay sweet with the tax man

It’s tax time in my neck of the woods and that means keeping sweet with the tax man. That’s easy enough to do if you’re getting a pay cheque from your employer because they handle all your tax payments. Generally...
  • emergency planning for solopreneurs

Emergency Planning for Solopreneurs – What You Need To Know

Emergency Planning. It’s not all about bunkers, canned food and the zombie apocalypse. Emergency planning also means considering a number of what if scenarios and applying them to your own situation, especially if you’re a solopreneur. Not sure what I...
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4 Tips for Seekers of Freedom and Fulfillment

Freedom and fulfillment. Two words that define success for Hal Elrod, me and quite possibly many of you, too. Freedom is the external hallmark of success for me. Freedom to choose how I spend my time, my money and my...
  • truths about self employment

9 Things You Need to Know Before Choosing Self Employment

There are certain truths about self employment that are often glossed over by those of us who make a living on our own terms. Being self employed is, for the most part, a completely liberating way to make a living...
  • what's next? blogging and freelance writing

What’s Next? Inspirations and Aspirations

It’s been a while since I posted a life update of any kind so here goes… Here are my inspirations and aspirations for the rest of the year. The last few months have been challenging on many fronts; financial, emotional...
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Weekend Reading #8

Welcome to Weekend Reading #8 We’re expecting an ‘Antarctic Vortex‘ to blow through for the next couple of days so we can look forward to unusually cool temperatures. However, the good news is that creates the perfect environment for spending some time...
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Weekend Reading #5

This weekend I’ll be sneaking some time for myself with a book I just picked up from the library, How to Retire in 12 Months: Turning Passion into Profit. There’s a bit of a theme in the reading this weekend...
  • taming the task tornado

Taming the Task Tornado

It’s Friday morning and I’m sitting at the computer, fingers poised over the keyboard… I’ve been here for about three hours. It’s like I’m an installation for very boring performance art! Why am I unable to pick a task and...

The Dangers of Denial

Denial can be a good thing. Sometimes. In very specific situations, like self-denial. For example, choosing to forego dessert so you can either save money or calories. In that instance denial is a positive choice. When denial is a disbelief in...