5 Mistakes to Avoid When Starting an Online Business

When I started my first business I had absolutely no clue what I was doing. I took a hobby and transformed it into my full-time job in about two years -- something I never imagined would happen in my life until I started my business. There have been many challenges, successes, and lessons learned from my entrepreneurial journey; when I sat down the other day to reflect on my first year as a full-time business owner, I found there were many things I wish I had known back when I first started.

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How to Grow Your Email List Before You Launch

One of the biggest mistakes I made as a blogger and a business owner was not setting up my e-mail marketing before I launched. Instead, I scrambled MONTHS later to learn about e-mail marketing and struggled to get people on to my e-mail list, making it even harder to get eyes on my websites. I don't want you to make the same mistake I did, so I'm showing you how you can start setting up your e-mail list before you launch your blog or business website. Already launched? No problem! You can still learn how to set up a landing page to start gaining subscribers ASAP.

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My Favorite Communities for Creative Entrepreneurs

One of my biggest tips for you if you’re starting a blog or a business is to find support. I am a one woman show over here, but I wouldn’t be able to take on all of these responsibilities and challenges without a solid support group. I am lucky to have a family, a handful of friends, and a significant other who support my mission to pursue my passions. As much as they support me though (and as much as I appreciate it), not all of them understand exactly what it’s like to live the lifestyle of an entrepreneur and blogger.

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How to Avoid Burnout As An Entrepreneur

I think feeling overwhelmed is almost a natural emotion for many business owners. Not only do we have our businesses to run (or if you’re like my friend and I — multiple businesses), but there’s also social media algorithms to figure out, blog posts to write, and our own personal lives to keep up with. Sometimes it can feel like your head isn’t even attached to your body anymore. Let me tell you — I get it. I feel you. I’m right there with you. There are honestly some days I feel like I can’t keep up and all I want to do is crawl back into bed, tuck my phone away and watch every season of Friends while sipping from a very large pitcher of mimosas. But since that isn’t going to solve any problems or make me any money (at least not in the long term), I’ve started to explore some strategies that work for me when I reach my threshold.

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Pinterest Basics: Why You Should Set Up a Business Account + How to Do It

When I get asked by clients, friends or followers how to increase their blog traffic my number one recommendation is PINTEREST. Not your personal Pinterest account but a Pinterest BUSINESS account. Setting up a business account will not only allow you to create viral-worthy pins that link your audience back to your website, but it will allow you to monitor your Pinterest analytics. You’ll be able to see how your pins are performing and which ones are being saved and how many people are clicking on them to go to their original source.

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