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Review: "Legal Bundle Value Pack" with Instruction and Templates

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One of the most important questions creative solopreneurs should ask ourselves is: Am I legally covered for the business I do online - my website, blog, services, courses, etc.?


Content Creators Like Us Need to Legally Protect Ourselves

As you know, this is a BIG area of responsibility we have and includes things like: terms and conditions, privacy policy, disclosures, disclaimers, cookie policy, and more - AND it all must be appropriately GDPR, CCPA, and FTC compliant (depending on where you're located, where your traffic is from, etc). 

Over the years, I've stayed on top of this the best I know how but, dude, it's hard when you're a "company of one", amiright? I really hope but don't know for sure if I've dotted all my I's and crossed all my T's. It's been heavily on my mind that I need to get this dialed in, as I sure don't want to do something wrong and have to pay fines or have it impact my business negatively. 



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8 Myths About Starting a Business and Working from Home

solopreneur work at home Mar 31, 2020


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In this time of social distancing, financial hardships, and so many employees being furloughed, I'm hearing a lot of talk about how, especially as a Kajabi expert and partner, I should be encouraging people to start their own businesses. With an all-in-one business platform like Kajabi, they can start a side hustle now for future security (should things get worse) or maybe they need to jump right into full-time self-employment.

As much as I want to get behind all of this, I do have some reservations and this is why: There are clearly a lot of myths about working from home and about home-based business ownership. (Note: Our health crisis is a serious matter and humor is one way we're getting through it. Please know this post is tongue-in-cheek).

For instance, people think it's easy, anyone can do...

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Roundup: Resources, Freebies, and Discounts for Crisis Times

courses solopreneur Mar 20, 2020


As many of us are now sequestered at home during the "Covid crisis", I thought I'd share some resources I've gathered from around the interwebs to educate, inspire, and calm you. 

It's been heartening to see the generosity of individuals and companies during this time of challenge for us all. Whether you want to learn something new, find work, or just pass the time, I've got you covered. 

Please note that some of these things are always free/discounted/available, others are time-limited. So if you click a link and don't find the offer I mentioned, it must have expired (womp womp ... sorry).


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8 Quick Canva Hacks You Might Not Know

creative entrepreneur Mar 12, 2020


As a creative entrepreneur, you likely know about Canva and have been using it to create graphics for your blog, social media, presentations, etc. I wanted to share 8 quick tips straight from* on how to accomplish some things you may not know about yet. 

*I'm a Canva Partner and links in this post are affiliate link, which means I may receive a commission is you click one and make a purchase.


I Have 8 Canva Tips for You!

The first two features have been added recently so you really may NOT know about them yet! The others have been around longer but, if you haven't had a need to try these features, they may be "new to you" like they were to me.


8 Quick Tips for Canva

Each of these videos is quick - most of them only 30 seconds long! So I suggest that you just watch them all quickly now. Then when the time comes and you need to do one of these processes, you'll either remember what you learned today or at least you'll know where to...

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8 Game-Changer Books for Creative Solopreneurs


There are lots of business book reviews and "recommended" reading lists but this one is different. My list is especially for you creative solopreneurs. As you know, we take a more thoughtful, expressive, intuitive approach to our businesses. Also, as solopreneurs, we like to keep things simple and streamlined.


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So I picked 8 of my favorite books that have been super helpful in my journey so far as a creative solopreneur. I share a bit from the Amazon description to give you an idea what the book is about, and then a mini-review about why I found the book helpful.

If you're interested in learning more about a book, each title, book image, and bolded link are clickable links to the Kindle version on Amazon.

If you prefer hardcover, paperback, MP3, or CD, there's also a link to each book over on...

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My NON-Affiliate Review of B-School Plus a List of Affiliate Bonuses

It's B-School launch time!! That means you're likely being inundated with emails and social media posts from former B-School students enticing you to join the Marie Forleo program. There's a big reason for that: the B-School affiliate program.

Unless someone (like me) comes out and says they are NOT a B-School affiliate, you can assume they likely are one, especially if they're offering bonuses or special programs if you sign up through their specific B-School link. 

What's in it for them? Keep reading ...


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The Story Behind B-School Affiliates

Marie has hand-selected B School alums to be her affiliates which means they promote B School and she pays them a (cough cough pretty hefty cough cough) commission for each sale. Okay, let's be real: They get 50% of the $1,999 sign-up fee. 

For the record, I have absolutely no problem with this because I'm an...

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Kajabi How To: Embed a Scheduler for Your Coaching or Service Business


If you want more beach days , you need to automate. One of the easiest ways to automate business for service providers and coaches is to use a scheduler for your calls, Zoom sessions, even in-person meetings (tho' those are on pause for now, of course ... but we WILL get back to normal).


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You're already on the right track by utilizing Kajabi; the trick is to use it to its full capacity including little tricks like embedding a scheduler.

As a Kajabi user, you'll notice that there's no inherent appointment scheduling calendar but that's fine because awesome solutions already exist like Calendly, Acuity, Book Like a Boss, etc.

My favorite of those solutions is Acuity Scheduling so I'm going to show you an easy way to embed your scheduler right into your offerings, contact, or home page on your Kajabi...

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These Kajabi Online Course and Membership Topics Will Surprise You!


If you hang around much in the online courses and marketing world, you can get the impression that the only people making money are those who are teaching others about coaching, online business, marketing, blogging, etc.

Can You Sell Courses on Kajabi That Are NOT Coaching or Online Business Related?

While it's true that those are clearly the most popular topics to offer courses or memberships on, there ARE other options. Ever since I joined Kajabi in 2016, my eyes have really been opened to the HUGE variety of learning topics out there!

So I did a quick case study for you by scouting around KajabiLand for unusual course topics. Then I compiled this list to show you that if you want to teach a "non-traditional" subject, you can definitely do that! Here's your proof.


List of Unique Course Topics Sold with Kajabi

If you'd like to visit these sites, each name is clickable.

Dan Ryan, PM Exam Coach

Dan's one-liner is "PMP Exam Study Made Simple." He helps project...

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30+ Free Photo Sites for Creative Solopreneurs

stock photos Sep 12, 2019

Image by Free-Photos from Pixabay


Hey there, my fellow creative! Are you tired of paying for the stock photos you use in your online business? Or are you just starting out and your budget is slim?

Well, I have your solution! I've found 30+ sites with FREE images you can use with no attribution and no restrictions. Pretty exciting, right?

Any time you need an image to use in your business, just come back to this post (SAVE IT TO YOUR FAVORITES NOW!) and you're golden :)


What Are "CC Zero" Photos?

CC0 photos are free to use anywhere online. Before using a photo from one of these sites, though, YOU are responsible for confirming it has a CC0 license. I'm merely providing sites where some CC0 photos can be found.

These sites may also have paid, attribution-required photos available as well so you MUST ascertain the type of photo license before using each photo (an explanation of photo license types is HERE).

For example, my favorite free photo resource...

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Creative Solopreneur: Are You Overwhelmed by All the Tech in Your Business?


If you are, you're definitely not alone. I think tech overwhelm is one of the biggest problems we have in business. By nature, we creatives are "ooh, shiny object!" people because we're easily fascinated and our minds are so open to new ideas.

But when it comes to running an online business, those traits can also be our downfall. It can be difficult to zero in on just a few solutions that will actually meet all of our business needs. Ummm, we're not so good at saying "NO" to possibilities, are we?

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Tech Overwhelm is a Real Problem for Creative Solopreneurs

 Here's why:

- It distracts from your real goals
- It stalls your progress
- It takes you away from your creative work
- It takes you away from serving your people
- It costs too much
- It destroys your confidence
... and it can even make you...

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