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10 Tips to be Ultra Productive

10 Tips to be Ultra Productive

If there's ONE thing that drives me over the top bonkers, it's when I 'm disorganized and feel like I'm wasting time!

Yes, wasted time makes me sad.

Very, VERY sad.

And as an online business owner who would ALSO like to maintain a life OUTSIDE of work, I'm always looking to discover how I can maximize my results and utilize my time with as little effort as possible!

And not only that …

But as someone who ran my own businesses full-time as a one woman show for nearly 10 years, figuring out how
to be as organized and efficient as possible wasn’t just important if I wanted to grow, it was a necessity.

So today I'm sharing 10 of my favorite tips for getting lots of shizzzz done!

8 Tips to Take Your Business from Part-Time to Full-Time

8 Tips to Take Your Business from Part-Time to Full-Time

People often ask me how I made the jump from working as an employee to starting my own full-time business. Welp, lemme give you the quickie version and share my story! 

From the second I got my first job at Steak'N'Shake at the age of 16, (yeah I totally rocked that red bow tie and uniform!) I KNEW I wanted to run my own business some day. I simply hated with a fiery passion some one else creating my work schedule and telling me what to do and how to do it. So from very early on, the desire to own my own business was planted. It was just a matter of figuring out WHAT.

How to be Original (and not a copycat!)

How to be Original (and not a copycat!)

Have you ever copied someone? (Spoiler alert: we allhave!)

Some times when you are really inspired by someone and/or are still trying to find your own voice and style it can lead you down a path that isn't actually YOU- but a second rate version of THEM. Perhaps you've started a particular blog feature because everyone else seemed to be doing it? Maybe you've copied some one else's website design because you thought theirs looked awesome? 

How I Grew My Blog Traffic Over 800% in 4 Months (& You Can too!)

How I Grew My Blog Traffic Over 800% in 4 Months (& You Can too!)

In the past 4 months I have managed to literally quadruple my blog's following ... twice over. I've seen more growth in the past 4 months than I'd seen in FIVE YEARS!

Yeah, I totally just tooted my own horn. Tooooot tooooot! 

I share this information not to sound like an obnoxious, horn-tooting braggy pants, but to let you know that if I managed to greatly increase my blog's readership, then you can too! My growth in readership didn't happen by accident or luck though, it happened with intention. I have intentionally been doing things to grow my blog. So, my dear buttercups ... (yeah, THAT just happened), allow me to share with you the tips I have implemented to cause my blog's readership to grow like a mint plant on steroids! 

6 Steps to Speed up Your Blog's Workflow

6 Steps to Speed up Your Blog's Workflow

If there's one thing I've learned about blogging, it's that it can be sooooo time consuming!!! I started my first blog back in 2006 and I fell in love with it, so I've been blogging ever since!

BUT. To do it well, (especially if you are using your blog for business), it takes up a lot of time. Time that a lot of us busy folk might feel that we don't have very much of! However, if you blog for business, then it's important to do it regularly. And if you're doing it regularly, then it's important to save as much time as possible! Right? So today, I'm taking you through six steps to speed up your blog's workflow so that it will run like a well-oiled machine! 

Whimsical Workspace: Katie Thierjung

Whimsical Workspace: Katie Thierjung

Why hellooooo lovelies!

I'm so excited to start featuring the whimsical workspaces of other creative entrepreneurs! I don't know about you, but having a fun, organized, awesome space to work in really gets my motivation and creativity going! Plus, it's super fun to take a peek into other people's workspaces, don't you think?

I love a little behind-the-scenes action.