Posts tagged inspiration
30 Ways to Look like a Blogging Pro (and not a Newbie!)

Are you a newbie that wants your blog to look professional? Or are you a professional but your blog still looks like it was created by a newbie? If so, then this post is for you!

But first, a short video to give you a kick in the pants!!! (Warning, it contains the "F" word.) You may or may not recall the incident in 2009 when the actor Christian Bale totally lost it on the set of the movie 'Terminator' and completely went off at one of the workers who was acting "unprofessional." Well ... some one made a song about it using audio clips from the actual rant. And a music video, naturally! 

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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.

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18 Ways to Make Your Brand Stand Out

Aaaalright you lovely person you, today we're gonna explore more on one of my favorite topics ev-ah: BRANDING.

I already shared with you 10 Steps to Create a Kick-Ass Brand, but what are some things that you can do to really kick it up a notch? You know, to make your brand stand out above the rest? Well, let's take a look shall we?! Here's 18 things you can do to make your brand stand out! 

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How to Use Your Voice to Make Your Blog Stand Out

You know what I think is super important in helping to set you apart from the rest?

Your voice.

I don't mean the way you sound when you talk, but the way you infuse your personality into your writing! I mean think about it, there's already a bazillion other blogs out there. There are already people who like what you like and do what you do, but no one else IS you. Some one can rip off your brand (there will always be copycats when you totally rock something!) but they can never rip off YOU because well ... they AREN'T you. 

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Be Your Brand: A FREE Workbook!

Happy Saturday friends!

I am extra excited and hyper today because I'm about to share with you a FREE workbook on how to create a unique, one-of-a-kind brand by infusing it with your kick-ass personality! Last Friday I decided that I was going to create a workbook, on Saturday I spent THIRTEEN HOURS STRAIGHT making it from start to finish (much to the dismay of my cat Mr. Purrie who was VERY upset about the lack of attention I was giving him!) and today I'm launching it into your hands! 

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How I Started My Business (Full-Time!)

One of the most asked questions that I get by far is HOW I started my business. I have been SO thankful over the fact that I have been working my business full-time as my only job for 5 years ever since I started it.

So let's see ... where do I begin? How about from the beginning! Here's a quick summary of my backstory on how my business came about ... 

In August (or was it September?) 2009 after pursuing a few jobs that did not end up being my jam (like acting in California and starting my own wedding planning business,) one day it suddenly struck me: I loved weddings ... I loved photography ... I NEEDED TO START A WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY BUSINESS!

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