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Biggest 2018 Planner Round-Up! 100+ Planners for Creatives and Entrepreneurs

planner Dec 10, 2017

Are you looking for a 2018 day planner? This extensive list of planners is perfect for creative types and entrepreneurs as well as others. 

I Bring You Choices!

I’ve scoured the interwebs and found 101 planners for you to check out! I'll add more 2018 planners as I hear of them, so this number will rise (last year's list started at 70 and ended up around 95, lol). If you know of any I’ve missed, please leave a comment below - or send me a note at [email protected] - and I'll add them.

Click On the Name of the Planner

Each planner name is a link to the website for that planner so you can learn more about it. Some of these are affiliate links. This means if you click the link and make a purchase, I may receive a small commission for having referred you. I also have included a few discounts!

Planners Come, Planners Go ...

I've been doing my "mega planner post" for 3 years now and each year the offerings change a bit. Some...

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What IS a Creative Entrepreneur? Here's a List :)

Uncategorized Dec 01, 2017

The tag line for ErikaFriday.com is "Authentic Online Marketing for Female Creative Entrepreneurs." Is that you? Are you in the right place? 

When I started the site, I had my own list in my head about what professions I considered to be creative entrepreneurs. To make sure I was on the right track - and wasn't leaving anyone out - I posted a survey in an online business Facebook group and here's the list we crowdsourced:

artist
baker/cake designer
beauty professional
blogger
brand strategist/branding expert
content writer
copywriter/editor/proofreader
crafter
coach
creative virtual assistant (VA)
designer
digital marketer
digital product designer
e-course creator/specialist
event planner
fashion blogger/designer
florist/floral designer
graphic designer
handmade seller
interior designer
lifestyle blogger
mom blogger
musicians
novel and non-fiction writers
paper crafter/designer
photographer
poet
product designer
social media manager/strategist
speaker
travel blogger
t-shirt designer
videographer/video expert
...

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Book Review: 3 Books for Creative Entrepreneurs

book review business book Nov 30, 2017

Do you love reading books about online business? I do! At any given time, I’m usually reading one alongside whatever novel I have going.

Here are 3 books I’ve read and recommend to all online entrepreneurs.

Post contains affiliate link(s) which means if you make a purchase after clicking on my links, I'll get a small percentage of the sale. I appreciate you supporting my site in this way!

Jab, Jab, Jab, Right Hook: How to Tell Your Story in a Noisy Social World by Gary Vaynerchuck


Gary Vee gives great advice on how to use each social media channel to give, give, give (aka jab, jab, jab) to your audience, then make the sale (right hook). Lather, rinse, repeat. My takeaway: Keep the right balance in your social media efforts; you can’t just sell, sell, sell to people. They’ll tune you out or turn you off.

#GIRLBOSS by Sophia Amoruso

You may have heard of this book recently due to the popular Netflix series "#Girlboss" that was recently released. This is the...

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"Kajabi is Too Expensive": How It Actually Saves You Money Over Cheaper Systems

What is Kajabi? It's a platform to easily sell your content online - courses, e-books, membership site, coaching groups, even physical products. It's an all-in-one solution that let's you have everything under one roof: website, blog, landing, sales, and checkout pages, e-mail marketing system and more. It's pretty amazing, actually.

I'm a Kajabi Konvert

And proud of it! Heh. That was kind of obnoxious, right? But I'm totally serial. I discovered New Kajabi in December 2016 and, after taking a walk-through with a free trial, decided pretty quickly that THIS was my new best friend. 

  • I'm also a proud Kajabi affiliate because I believe in this product so much and love to share about it. Please know that any Kajabi-related links in the rest of this post are my affiliate links - and they actually save you money so I don't think you'll mind, right? There are other affiliate links as well. Thank you for supporting my work in this way :)

Analyzing All the Options

When I...

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Book Review: Making the Most of Your Time with “The Fringe Hours”

Uncategorized Nov 12, 2017

I started following Jessica Turner's blog, The Mom Creative, because we have a lot in common so I enjoy reading her stuff.  We're both moms who work at home, we're bloggers, and we love taking photos.

I enjoyed following her journey as she published her first book called The Fringe Hours: Making Time for You.

Here's a blurb about it:

For the woman who is doing everything for everyone--except herself: Ever get to the end of the day and realize you did nothing for you? In this practical and liberating book, Jessica N. Turner empowers you to take back the fringe hours--those little pockets of time you already have in your day--in order to make time for your passions and practice self-care. Based on original research, The Fringe Hours helps you overcome common hurdles that prevent women from taking time for themselves regularly. You'll also discover tips for maximizing the time you have and discover how living this lifestyle makes you a better wife, mother, and friend.

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Who Are You and Why Are You Here?

 

Hey creative entrepreneur, or woman aspiring to be . . . this is for you. This site is for you and, as I was conceptualizing it and building it, I always had you on my mind.

I want this to be the perfect place for you. To that end, I "re-did" Marie Forleo's B-School which included going through the lessons again, with this site and with you in mind.

I found the process fascinating! So I thought I'd do a little blog post and share my notes and thoughts from my B-School homework. This post derives from B-School's "Start the Right Business," Lesson 3. Here are the questions and my answers. 

Who are the people you and your business will serve? Who exactly is your product or service for?

My business will serve and is for: female online creative entrepreneurs.


What is her day-to-day life like?

Now that she's got her business started, she's feeling really lucky to be working from home and building her own business instead of someone else's. But she often feels like...

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