How to grow your email list and boost sales with a quiz

How to grow your email list and boost sales with a quiz

"Email marketing is dead! Open rates suck!"

"Email marketing is the #1 thing you should focus on! Drop everything else!"

Conflicting thoughts, much? 

If you're feeling confused about email marketing in the midst of kickstarting your freelance business or side hustle, and would rather shove the whole idea to the side...

I hear ya.

Besides, when you're just getting started, it seems like one of those things you can worry about when you actually have a business with customers and followers up and running, right?

WRONG. (Sorry for the shouting.)

One of my earliest mistakes in my freelancing career was ignoring the importance of list building.

I didn't think it was necessary since I had just a handful of clients at any given time.

Besides, what would I do with 100 or 1,000 email subscribers? What would I send them?

January 2018 income report - events, expenses and little profit

January 2018 income report - events, expenses and little profit

How's that for a heavy title, huh? 😀

While it'd be awesome to publish my first income report with glowing numbers that have healthy profit margins, I do like to keep it real here on my blog – even if that means showing you my roller coaster-y months.

To give you a little background, January was an interesting month to say the least. 

I took an extended holiday break and didn't start officially working again full-time in my biz until January 8th. So that essentially left me 3 weeks in the month to hit my sales goals. 

Then, I don't know what happened, but it was like event-apalooza exploded in January.

In the online business world, I always thought that promotions kind of took a break in January – to give people time to recoup after spending so much cash over the holidays. 

But I was wrong.

SEO tips for freelancers: how to boost traffic to your website

SEO tips for freelancers: how to boost traffic to your website

Dream about landing a spot on the front page of Google?

On-page SEO is a powerful weapon in any freelance business owner's arsenal.

What is Search Engine Optimization?

It’s the practice of optimizing your blog posts and website pages to rank higher and win more traffic from search engines.

Learning a few SEO tricks will help you get more exposure for FREE, be seen as an authority in your industry, and bring in leads that are ready to do business.

If you're struggling to get onto Google's good side, I've put together 9 of the best SEO tips for freelance business owners.

How to win your first client with my cold emailing secrets

How to win your first client with my cold emailing secrets

So you wanna be a freelancer...

But you're finding yourself spending hours on sites like Upwork and Freelancer.

And you're feeling frustrated with only finding clients that want to pay hardly anything.

And you're starting to think that this whole "freelancer thing" is some sick, cruel joke 'cause how the hell are you supposed to actually land your first paying gig?

Well, I'm about to blow your mind with a mega #TruthBomb.

Cold emailing is the number one tactic all newbie freelancers should be using to land clients.

Why?

  • You can start doing it right away, with zero experience.

  • You don't need to have thousands of followers, crazy connections or features on Forbes.

  • You can set your own rates and choose your clients.

All you need is an email account, and some well-crafted copy that makes working with you sound irresistible.

4 digital nomad skills that you can learn online for free (or less than $10)

4 digital nomad skills that you can learn online for free (or less than $10)

Starting your own freelance business and becoming a digital nomad can be scary AF.

I know. I've been there. The fear of the unknown and leaving the security of a 9 to 5 job is the most crippling part.

The good news is that it doesn't have to be a total leap of faith. You can improve the chances of your freelance biz succeeding by making sure you have the right skills that people are willing to pay for.

But isn't learning a new skill expensive and time heavy?

Nope.

In fact, you only need as little as $10 and less than 5 hours a week to make yourself more hireable.

Sound too good to be true?

It's not!

With a little elbow grease, you can equip yourself to become an in-demand service provider. So much so that clients will start seeking YOU out and you'll have job requests lined up without even lifting a finger.

Tools to start your freelancing business for under $100

Tools to start your freelancing business for under $100

Starting your own freelance business is one of the most rewarding career changes you can make.

No longer do you have to sit in traffic to and from the office, work those rigid 9-5 hours, or have to ask your boss to approve your vacation ever again.

But all this freedom comes with greater responsibility.

You're going to be wearing the hat of the accountant, marketer and sales manager all at once – and that means you're going to need some extra help.

Luckily, that doesn't mean you need to hire a team straight off the bat. There are tons of tools out there that make running a freelance biz easy and affordable.

How affordable you ask?

Well, what if I told you that the tools I used to start my freelancing career way back in 2013 cost me less than $100/month?

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.