The ultimate gift guide for the entrepreneur in your life

The ultimate gift guide for the entrepreneur in your life

The holiday season is almost upon us!

It's time to whip out those Amazon wish lists and start filling up your cart with goodies for the festive season now.

Whether you're looking for the perfect gift for the entrepreneur in your life or you really just want to spoil yourself — I've put together the ultimate holiday gift guide for the entrepreneur, freelancer or business owner in your life.

6 best apps to create killer Instagram Stories

6 best apps to create killer Instagram Stories

Levelling up your Insta Stories game is so important. It gives you the opportunity to unleash your inner creative and make your brand stand out.

But you can't just rely on the in-app tools.

If you want your followers to sit up and take notice, your content needs to look different. And — you'll score even more points if it's on brand and helps you create a consistent message across all platforms.

So how do you actually go about doing that?

Here are the best Instagram Story apps for business owners… that have personally helped me boost my engagement, stay on-brand and give my content that unique ‘Elise flair.’

A holiday gift guide for the travel lover in your life

A holiday gift guide for the travel lover in your life

Mmm… do you smell that?

Chestnuts are roasting over open fires… Jack Frost is nipping at your nose…

That’s right people, it’s finally (FINALLY!) the holidays again!

But this is no shock to you. I mean… you’ve already done your holiday shopping and your yard is full of inflatable snowmen and lights, right?

*crickets*

Ooooh... that’s probably how you wound up here.

Well, I can’t help you decorate your yard (maybe if you bribe me with homemade sugar cookies) but I can help with the gift part.

Especially if you’re needing gift ideas for the travel lover on your list.

Sensible, packable and with my travel stamp of approval – I dare you not to buy them for yourself (but I’m not here to judge).

October 2018 income report: $36,013.92

October 2018 income report: $36,013.92

If you’re all caught up on my September income report, you’ll know that I adopted a “less is more” attitude, which carried over into the month of October. 🎃

I promised myself to NOT create any new projects, commitments or agreements… but to simply carry out what was already in motion.

I also promised myself to take a few steps AWAY from my business… to do something radically different in order to give myself some mental white space.

⚪️☁️⚪

After spending the month of October in a more ~relaxed~ mode, I’m pleasantly surprised to see the numbers in my business are actually higher than usual.

How to maintain a healthy relationship with social media while running your online business

How to maintain a healthy relationship with social media while running your online business

You would think that as the so-called “Instagram Chick,” I'm all over social media – all day, every day.

But the truth is: I'm in my social media apps for less than 1 hour each day.

I realized early on in my online business journey that in order to be a functional human being with a healthy relationship with social media AND run my growing online business, I needed to cut back on my social media usage.

Here’s how you can do the same!

How to pick the right business coach for you

How to pick the right business coach for you

5 days.

5 days is all it took for me to send an email to a potential business coach and then sign up with them – agreeing to the biggest investment EVER in my 2-year-old agency biz.

How much?

$1,000 a month for 4 months.

(It seems like chump change now compared to what I spend each month on Facebook ads 😀.)

But at the time I was eager. Excited. And ready to do the damn thing!

At that time, I had grown my personal Instagram account to about 20,000 followers. I knew there was potential to do something there – I just didn’t know what exactly.

So without further ado… here's how to find a business coach that's going to help you navigate the online world and be the perfect fit for YOU.

September 2018 income report: $25,427.98

September 2018 income report: $25,427.98

Ahhh September.

The perfect time to harness the “back to school” energy of the fall season and do lots of big things.

Right?

That was my thinking back in August, anyway.

So September was a bit of an ambitious month, including:

  • Travel to LA and Vancouver for a few days of filming (more on that to come soon!)

  • Hosting two live masterclasses

  • Travel to Holland for a week

  • Launching the Bali retreat

  • Prepping to travel to Connecticut for a week in early October

8 ways to make money with a side hustle

8 ways to make money with a side hustle

Whether you want extra cash each month to pay off student loans, treat yo' self to a tropical vacation or save towards a down payment for a house or car – you need a side hustle.

Here's why:

  • You get to be your own boss (and see what kind of employee you make 😉)

  • You decide your working hours

  • You control how much you get paid (time to raise the rates? OKAY)

  • You can create a life and career that you're 100% passionate about

And that beats working any part-time job at the mall on the weekends.

Here are 8 money-making side hustles you can start today… without quitting your full-time job.