If you're looking to earn money from your blog, at some point it's time to make the jump from running your site as a hobby to treating it like a real business. Below are several resources to use for guidance along the way, each of which I've used personally in the last ~24 months.
Established in May 1997, WomanOwned.com started as Woman Owned Workplaces as part of At First Site, Inc. By September 1997, the website moved to its own…Continue
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Maybe you'd sign up for my super-awesome exclusive reader list???
If you're reading this and have already signed up, FANTASTIC! Thank you!!! But for all of you who are still not convinced, give me a chance to make you a fan!!! I think I'm a lot of fun! And you may find we have a lot in common!!
You'd get a monthly email with great giveaways, the inside scoop on book updates, new releases, my favorite beauty and fashion finds, contests, and cool posts from my entrepreneur blog,…Continue
Added by Kristen Luciani on July 31, 2015 at 2:25pm — No Comments
I am an entrepreneur, not by choice originally, but an entrepreneur nonetheless. About two years ago, I found myself pregnant with baby #2, unemployed and raising a toddler. Our little angels cost money to raise, and we needed two incomes to keep life running as smoothly as we possibly…Continue
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I'm giggling because I'm mildly obsessed with Mr. Wonderful these days. Anyone who's read my blog recently can attest to that.
Could it be because he kinda reminds me of Paul Emerson, ruthless and calculating CEO of Blue Coat Capital?
Check out my novel Unlikely Venture if you're…Continue
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So you're sitting in front of your laptop a couple of months post-launch scratching your head, thinking "What the heck should I do NOW?"
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As a small business owner I was always challenged with finding new ways of reaching fellow handbag junkies who would buy my designs. In retrospect, I tried to boil the ocean and I didn't reach my target at the right level. The primary goal was always to move units and recoup costs so I'd have funds to pump back into the business. At the end of the day, a lot of one-and-done customers didn't do much to sustain my rapidly shrinking market share.
After some research, I determined my…Continue
Added by Kristen Luciani on January 24, 2015 at 9:45am — No Comments
Hi, my name is Kristen and I am a handbag junkie.
In fact, I love them SO much that I spent a very large sum of money to design and sell my own. Unfortunately, though I cherished those handbags and saw them having a unique value proposition, my business never did become profitable. I really thought it was on the brink a couple of times but we all know close only counts with horseshoes and hand grenades.…Continue
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Congratulations to Missy DePew, a Mompreneur who created MOMZY , a social shopping website and mobile app for moms.
Learn more from Missy below:
I’m a mom most importantly to Ally, 14 and Ryan,11. I’m a TV Producer and…
Added by Ellie Hirsch on December 9, 2014 at 9:33pm — No Comments
I'm not a Facebook guru, by any stretch.
My fan page confuses the heck out of me, specifically why some posts get minimal reach whereas others get tremendous engagement...we're talking mind-blowing numbers. From little old me. =)
I still have yet to figure out how these posts are evaluated by the elusive Facebook algorithms but here is what I suspect...they pick up on certain words and if there is anything remotely related to a contest or giveaway or solicitation of business,…Continue
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Entrepreneurs aren't superhuman. Sure, they have drive, vision and dedication but that doesn't always guarantee success. It's easy to get derailed and frustrated when things don't go smoothly as planned. And trust me, they never do. The road to greatness is fraught with challenges so why not rely on help from others who share your direction and passion and whose skill sets can complement your offerings? Realize early on that you can't singlehandedly change the world, but with the support of…Continue
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Some people say you should write what you know. It makes sense, doesn’t it? After all, you can deliver a more compelling story if you’re familiar with the subject.
My editor told me from day one to expand out of my comfort zone and do just the opposite.
When I wrote Unlikely Venture, I had a storyline in my head. Okay, that's not exactly true. I had about a HUNDRED stories in my head before landing on the ONE, and even then I flip-flopped around until I landed on the…Continue
Added by Kristen Luciani on October 29, 2014 at 8:32pm — No Comments
There is a really good reason why feedback is so critical in the product development process.
Hmm, interesting. Tell me more.
If you go down a path without prospective customer feedback, you run the risk that you will never be able to gain traction in the marketplace. You WILL feel strongly about your product. This is pretty much a guarantee. It's hard not to take criticism personally when you've poured your heart and soul into your idea but develop a thick skin…Continue
Added by Kristen Luciani on October 27, 2014 at 11:04pm — No Comments
Kevin Hale, partner of Y Combinator and founder of Wufoo, recently gave a fab presentation at Stanford as part of the "How To Start a Startup" course. I LOVE these sessions. It's so great to gain perspective from those who've been successful putting their lessons into…Continue
Added by Kristen Luciani on October 24, 2014 at 9:11am — No Comments
Do you know what I absolutely hate spending money on?
I spend tons on cards for people that may be displayed on a counter for a couple of days and then casually get tossed into the trash. Even the "discount" cards are still around $2.99. And let's not even discuss the dollar store cards. Much cheaper but...scary-looking! You know what I mean? If you've ever seen one, we're on the same page.
But a friend of mine recently formed a business that…Continue
Added by Kristen Luciani on September 12, 2014 at 8:10pm — No Comments
Before I joined Scentsy I was struggling working 2 jobs and practically homeless. After some mis-communication over parking tickets my husband and I decided to work on our marriage. One of the things I made clear was that I wanted to be independent and continue to work from home, but also make money from home. The kids were in daycare and my…Continue
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