Share Your Process to Book Better Clients

Share Your Process to Book Better Clients

About 9 months ago, I hired a business coach to help me get a solid plan in place for my freelance writing business. I’ve always felt kind of insecure about my lack of business know-how, so I figured it would help to have someone experienced telling me how to...
You Probably Think This Blog is About You

You Probably Think This Blog is About You

Blogging is one of those sometimes murky business tasks that many entrepreneurs think they “should” do but aren’t sure why or how. (Other tasks in this category include “rebranding” and “updating my headshots.”) A lot of...
I Left Teaching, and You Can Too

I Left Teaching, and You Can Too

“I can’t imagine doing anything but teaching.” “Teaching is the only thing I know how to do.” “I want to use the degree I worked so hard and paid so much for.” “I’m going to be teaching FOREVER.” These are...
All Your Blog Base Are Belong to Us

All Your Blog Base Are Belong to Us

“No one responds to my Facebook posts. I don’t have enough Instagram followers. Should I rebrand?!?!” (Answer: You can, but it may not help.) A lot of business owners start their online presence on social media platforms, usually Facebook or...
Guest Post: How Writing About Naked People Paid Off

Guest Post: How Writing About Naked People Paid Off

Hey gang! I am taking this week off from blogging because my kid got sick after 3 days at daycare, and half of last week got shot to pieces productivity-wise. But I also think it’s important to share the spotlight and introduce my faithful readers (heh) to other...
What Can Blogging Do for You?

What Can Blogging Do for You?

If you’re a business owner, you may have heard the word blog thrown around as something you have to do for your business, up there with getting professional headshots, designing a slick logo, building a responsive website, and BRANDING THE SHIZ OUT OF IT ALL....
Your Logo is Not Your Brand

Your Logo is Not Your Brand

I’ve had quite a few conversations recently with fellow female entrepreneurs about their Brand, with a capital B. Those conversations usually go something like this: My logo sucks. I need a new one. And I need new headshots. I don’t like the fonts on my...
Free Download: Blog Cover Image Photoshop Template

Free Download: Blog Cover Image Photoshop Template

Nerd alert: I first started using Photoshop in fourth grade when I would hang out at my dad’s office after school and mess around on his computers drawing airbrush caterpillars. I then progressed to making collages of my favorite celebrities (aka the Lord of the...
Free Download: Customizable Chore Chart

Free Download: Customizable Chore Chart

I feel vaguely guilty sharing something we don’t actually use, but it’s not because it doesn’t work, it’s because my libertarian husband refuses to be crimped by things like plans and schedules. And because I don’t have the extra energy...
Lessons from the SpaceX Launch

Lessons from the SpaceX Launch

Featured image by Reuters. We watched the SpaceX launch this weekend, 1) because we are consummate nerds; and 2) Science Guy’s lab sent some transgenic seeds to the International Space Station via the Dragon spacecraft, so it was kind of like a little part of us...

The Organizational Beast-o-tron

By definition, organization is not a strong suit of the A-minus Mama. Sure, I love creating organizational schemes, but the execution is…usually somewhat lacking. (Just ask my long-suffering mother and bemused husband. And my students. And my coworkers. Sigh.)...