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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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Friday

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December 2016

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How Much Money Do You Need to Start an Ecommerce Store?

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computer-1844996_640So you’ve decided to start an ecommerce store. Congratulations! This will be an exciting journey for you and we wish you the best of luck. Still, we know it can be hard getting your store off the ground, especially when you are trying to decide what to sell, worried about failure or not sure how to get your idea off the ground.

While there is a lot to think about, we’d love to give you some pointers to get you started; primarily by answering the question how much does it cost to start an ecommerce store? Obviously, there is no one right answer, but here are a few things to consider that will get off to a healthy start.

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Monday

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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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Monday

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December 2016

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4 Ways People Make Money Blogging

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How do you really make money blogging? Every blogger uses a different mix to make money blogging, but they all use these same four general ways.“Kayla, how do you really make money blogging?”

If I had a dime for every time I’ve been asked that question, I could give up my blog and live off those dimes instead. But life doesn’t work that way. At least, not until after I start actually charging my friends and family 10 cents to answer this question. 🙂

Today the answer is free. There are four main ways that people make money blogging. Here’s a detailed description of each that I hope will help you understand how bloggers make money. Who knows, it might even inspire you to start a blog of your own. 🙂

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Monday

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November 2016

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Online Income: $7,369 in October 2016 + My Thoughts on Job Boards

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Wow! I can't believe how this woman earned over $7,000 online last month. It's amazing!After the craziness of September, I thought October would be better. Alas, I was wrong.

I took about a week off in September for FinCon and a short vacation (with a terrible AirBnb experience) in San Diego afterward, which meant I had to do a lot of extra work before and after my trip.

Then just three short weeks later, I took a road trip with my grandma to visit some of her family in Illinois.

It was about a 10.5 hour drive one-way and we stayed for 6 days. I took my computer with me so I could work while she was visiting with her siblings and other family members, but it was difficult to work with the extra distractions and without my second monitor. That thing seriously improves my productivity! If there’s one thing that’s helped me most with my freelance work, I’d have to say it’s either my Macbook Pro or my extra monitor that I use to extend my desktop. #lifechanging

But that is the beauty of being self-employed and location independent. I was the only one who could take my grandma on this trip without having to take time off from work since I took my work with me. I know it meant a lot for her to visit with her family as some of her siblings are not in the greatest health and they had fun reminiscing about “the good old days”.

Even with the craziness of travel, I still had a decent month income-wise. I invoiced for over $10K for the first time in October, but not all of the payments came in before the end of the month. As you know, I account for my income in the month it was received. So the income that came in after November 1st from invoices at the end of October will be counted in next month’s report.

Here’s a closer look at how I earned (and spent) money last month in my business:

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