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January 2017

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Money Fail: I Forgot to Cancel an Automatic Subscription

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Failure isn't always a bad thing. Sometimes making a mistake can be a blessing in disguise, as it is with this money fail.A few days ago, I logged into my online banking to check my balance. I login every day to account for my transactions and categorize them so my budget reports aren’t such a bear to put together at the end of every month.

Most of the time there aren’t any surprises in my account. I have a pretty good idea of what’s going in and coming out on a day-to-day basis. But last week there was a transaction I didn’t recognize for $15.76.

While that’s not a lot of money in the grand scheme of things, I just couldn’t figure out what it was for and it was bugging me. Then I saw an email from EHarmony.

You see, back in January 2016 I decided I was ready to start dating again. Since there are very few prospects (AKA none) in my rural area of Kansas, I signed up for online dating. EHarmony was having a sale, so I pre-paid for several months to get the sale pricing. Unfortunately, I didn’t notice that my account was set up on an automatic subscription.

Oops!

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Monday

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January 2017

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Go from Solopreneur to Small Biz By Hiring Your First Team Member

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Are you ready to go from solopreneur to small business? Here are some helpful tips for hiring your first team member.When I first started offering freelance writing and VA services, I never saw myself as anything more than a side hustler. I thought I’d write a few extra blog posts and help with social media on the side of my career to earn extra money.

But a few months later I had a life-changing conversation with Cat Alford. She simply asked me what my goals were for my business.

I had never thought of my side hustle as a business before that moment.

After that conversation is when I decided I wanted to quit my job to be self-employed.

As soon as I started viewing my work as something that had the potential to replace, or even out-pace, the income from my day job, I began to see tremendous growth. I took on several new clients in the span of only a month or two and began working nearly every moment that I could. Just 12 short months after I started working with my first client as a side-hustler, I became a full-blown solopreneur.

But, the hustle doesn’t stop there. Although I had fully replaced the income from my day job, I knew I wanted to earn more so I could live more comfortably and pursue my financial goals. Since I was just one person, there was only so much work I could handle. This is when I started outsourcing.

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January 2017

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December 2016 Budget and Debt Results + 2016 Recap

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Overall, December was a good month. I'm pretty happy with how 2016 went as a whole when it comes to my financial goals of paying off debt and building savings.We have finally made it to 2017. I don’t know about you, but it really seemed like 2016 was dragging on and on and on there toward the end. I think it’s partly because after my fun fall of travel, I didn’t have anything super exciting on the books until after the new year.

The holidays were spent at home with my family. But since we all live in the same small town, that meant I didn’t have to do any traveling. Sometimes this is a blessing and a curse. 😉

Now that the holidays are over, I’m looking forward to my next adventure later in spring. But first, I’m going to recap the progress I made in December. Plus, I’m also going to take a peek back at where I was a year ago to see what I accomplished during 2016 as a whole.

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Monday

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December 2016

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Save More Money This Year with Savings Challenges

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savings-challenges-free-downloadIs one of your resolutions this year to save more money? If so, you are not alone.

Many people are striving to save more money this year, but they don’t know where to begin. Others make a valiant effort to save more money at the beginning of the year but by Spring Break they are ready to give up on their goal.

This year you can make sure you save more money by creating accountability, and using your competitive side to your advantage, with one of these savings challenges.

Plus, I even created some helpful downloadable charts to help keep you on track!

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December 2016

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Online Income: $10,895 in November 2016 + What it Took to Earn 5 Figures in One Month!

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It's so inspiring to see how this blogger has grown her business to earn 5 figures in one month!I’ve been so close to earning 5 figures in one month for so long. I could taste it!

Last month I told you that I invoiced for just over $10K in October. But, not all of the income came in fast enough to be counted in my income report. So, I’m happy to say that I invoiced enough, and got paid enough, to earn 5 figures in one month for the first time.

Boom!

I plan to give a report about what exactly it took for me to earn 5 figures in one month at the bottom of this post. But first, I want to give a break down of how I earned over $10,000 in my business last month.

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