My 2017 review and goals for 2018

My 2017 review and goals for 2018

It’s that time of year again!

Yes... when it’s two weeks into January and I’m finally getting around to reviewing my last year – the good, the bad, and the… needs-major-improvement. 😁

(Cuz nothing is actually ugly – it's all just a learning experience. Right?)

As I did in my 2016 review, I’m looking back on my 2017 business year by answering the following questions:

  • What did I do well last year?

  • What didn’t I do so well last year?

  • What am I working towards this year?

  • What is this year's theme?

Kick back, relax and let’s do this! ☕️

My top 3 moments from my month in Bali {in photos}

My top 3 moments from my month in Bali {in photos}

Arriving in Bali on November 4th, I had no expectations. 

I just just journeyed over 30 hours to meet my PACK (of peeps) in Ubud, bringing my laptop and phone – AKA my business – in tow.

Maybe it's best to always enter a new situation with zero expectations?

Because what followed was a month of *explosive* surprises. 

Here are my top three favourite moments from my month in Bali with PACK.

Why a digital nomad retreat is a game-changer for any freelancer

Why a digital nomad retreat is a game-changer for any freelancer

It was my first time, but surely – not my last time. 

I’ve been in the freelancer world since 2013, and the digital nomad world since 2014. 

And in all that time, I had never experienced a “digital nomad retreat.”

I mean, I've worked from some amazing co-working spaces in Nicaragua, Portugal and Australia. 

But never had I joined in on a retreat – where all details are planned and taken care of for you.

So what is a digital nomad retreat, exactly?

I liken it to an all-inclusive resort.

How to remote work from Bali as a digital nomad

How to remote work from Bali as a digital nomad

My month in Bali with PACK recently wrapped up, and this – more or less – is the most common exchange I've been having post-trip:

"How was your holiday in Bali?"

"It was great! I was working too, but it was a nice working holiday."

"You were working? How did you get anything done in Bali?"

Hehe good question.

My short answer is this: time-blocking.

But if you’re an up-and-coming digital nomad yourself, you’ll probably want more details and strategies than that. 😉

Because yes, it's totally possible to take what would normally be a vacation and make it a working holiday – so that you're earning income while traveling. 

Learn how to trick and treat the Instagram algorithm

Learn how to trick and treat the Instagram algorithm


Changes are a comin' to Instagram.

You've probably heard a few rumours already...

"The shadow ban is a monster!" 🤖

"Feeds will change to 4 images across instead of 3!"

"The algorithm WANTS me to fail!" 😭

With everyone being so spooked 👻 lately, I think now is the perfect time for me to roll up my sleeves and help out with your account's growth as much as I can – REGARDLESS if these changes ever do really come or not. (#rumourmill)

So next week starting on Monday, I'm holding a free 5-day Instagram Growth Challenge.

A blog is *not* a business (sorry 😩)

A blog is *not* a business (sorry 😩)

"How do I make money from my blog?" 

"How can I become a travel blogger who gets paid to travel like you?"  

Answer:

I'm not a travel blogger.

I don't get paid to travel.

And I don't make money from my blog.

Sorry!

But wait – there's good news.

Maybe you have a blog of your own?

Maybe you’ve even used your blog to sell some type of product like an online course or a physical product?

These 3 steps will make you an Instagram influencer

These 3 steps will make you an Instagram influencer

"Influencer."

What does that even mean? 🤔

Does it sometimes feel like the term is overused, abused and... just plain silly? 

Well, you're not alone. 

When someone calls themselves a social media influencer, it can almost sound facetious. 

But if we unwrap the term, what we're REALLY talking about is someone who has put themselves (or their content) out there into the world – and it's resonating with others. 

It's creating a movement of people who are all bonded together under one common interest. 

Did you notice that I said "one"?

Yep, being specific to one overarching idea is the first step to becoming an influencer on Instagram. 

How to become a freelancer – using the skills you already have

How to become a freelancer – using the skills you already have

The response to Journey To Becoming Your Own Boss has been wild!

Hundreds of aspiring bosses have watched the training videos, and are already taking steps to becoming profitable, full-time freelancers.

So I wanted to pass this goodness onto you.

No matter if you're an aspiring Instagram influencer or a freelancer already, I know you'll find nuggets of value inside this free mini course. 🏆