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Being Organized Saves You Time and Money

We all want to be able to organize our schedules and have the commitment to maintain them on a day-to-day basis, but how?

Organization is beneficial for everyone and can be easily adapted to suit individual needs. And believe it or not, being organized in your life and business actually saves you time and money.  Time is money. Piggy bank with watches

A Place For Everything

If you keep things organized, you don’t need to spend time looking for them when needed. This is especially handy when you need to locate important yet rarely used items, such as insurance policies or tax time information. And it also keeps you from looking unprepared in front of your clients and colleagues.

The key to keeping things organized is to come up with a place to keep something and stick to it. This really is the key – sticking with it. Read More →

7 Reasons Why You May Be Disorganized

Disorganization can literally cost you money – but even worse it robs you of your most precious resource – time.  The stress that disorganization can cause a person is enormous. Things are often not done on time, you are always late everywhere, and you probably never know where to start and aren’t even ready to start when it’s time to start.

All of this stress caused by disorganization can also affect your health. It’s just not good on any front to live in chronic disorganization aka chronic stress. If you consider yourself disorganized, here are seven reasons why.

1) You Don’t Have a System

Too many people feel that a system must be rigid, that is not true, systems can be flexible and can and should be tailored to your individual needs.  But a lack of systems will keep you disorganized.  If you’ve ever had a job that already had organization and systems in place, it is likely you managed to maintain that organization at least for that job. Everything had a place, and everything had a reason, and there was a set system to do what needed to be done. That’s what you have to set up for your business and your life if you want to be successful long term without stress. Read More →

Organizing and Streamlining Your Digital Files

Computers are designed to store digital files in an organized and efficient manner. However, we humans have the amazing ability to get things disorganized too quickly sometimes.  How many times have you been looking for a particular document – and just give up and recreate it or download it again – if that’s an option. With digital files one of the most common problem is that you didn’t start organizing at the start and now your files are all over the place.  Another common problem is not understanding the technology.  

Don’t Overcomplicate Your Filing System

As you add files to your computer for your business, you want to make sure to label them with a name that will make them easy to identify and easy to find also.  If you have both personal and business items the first folders I would create would be to keep these all separate.  It’s also important to not go overboard with the creation of folders and sub-folders. Too many folders and subfolders just become more digital clutter.

Create folders in a way that is easy for you to navigate and understand. Read More →

7 Tips to Help You Set and Achieve Your Goals

How a Newsletter Can Help You Get In the Content Creation Habit

One way to develop a good content creation habit is to create a newsletter.  Newsletters can be published daily, weekly, bi-weekly, monthly, whatever time frame you choose.  You just want to make sure that you can provide the promised content at the promised interval that you decide on.  

When deciding on the interval of time for your newsletter, make sure it works for you and your readers.  I also want to strongly caution you from choosing to only send a monthly newsletter.  Most people get email for lots of folks everyday, so if you only contact people once a month right from the start, they are likely to forget who you are by the time you send out your second newsletter. Read More →

Do You Kow How to Position Yourself as an Expert?

Last weekend I had the privledge of attending Connie Ragen Green’s Weekend Marketer Live Event.  It was a wonderful 3 days that gave me a deeper understanding of my business and how I would like it to grow.  As part of the event Connie, who has a loyal following, offered us all the opportunity to contribute to a product called Position Yourself as an Expert.   I was honored to able to the product and to do it in the short time frame, just 3 days.

Isn’t it wonderful when we push ourselves and find how much more we are capable of?  I know I love the satisfaction I get from pushing myself and finding I’m able to do more than I thought I could in the first place.  I have worried about many aspects of product creation, and this weekend showed me that I’m capable of creating a small information product in 3 days time.  And its not junk, it is a report I’m proud to have my name on.  It is on a topic that is dear to my heart, and yet I still sometimes find myself struggling with on occasion.

I would be thrilled if you were to pick up a copy for yourself.  I’m not the only expert featured, so you will have the opportunity to learn from several experts in their own fields.  I know you won’t be dissapointed.  Click here to get your copy of Position Yourself as an Expert.

As we become online solopreneurs, we may be positioning ourselves as an expert in a new field to us, or even just on a new platform.  This can cause doubt, but don’t let it.  I do not have professional organizing credentials, I do have great organizing instincts and am great at helping business owners develop systems.  I don’t think that I’m less capable without the credentials, in many ways I think this actually gives me an advantage, but that is just my opinion.

One of the amazing aspects of purchasing this product, is that you can become a part of the product.  This means that you can submit your own report on what makes you an expert in your field and your name will be added to the sales page and your report will become part of the product.  If you have been trying to get your name “out there” online, this is a great opportunity, don’t miss out.

If you have any questions, or would like to discuss what makes you an expert, just use the contact form here and we can set up a time to talk.  I would love to help you position yourself as an expert in your own field.

When to Use WordPress Pages and Posts

Pages and posts seem similar when you look at your WordPress dashboard, but there are some important differences.  To create a new page or post your simply click on posts and choose ‘Add New’ or do the same for pages. Simply add your content – this is also the same for both pages and posts.

pages vs posts

As far as content goes, you can create pages and/or posts (and you will want to do both) in your WordPress blog.  There is no limit to the number of pages or posts that can be used on your site, but in most cases you will have many more posts than pages.

Since WordPress was designed as a blogging platform, it stands to reason that the emphasis would be on posts rather than pages. Read More →

Plugins For WordPress Sites Allow Your Site to Work For You

Plugins like themes can easily get people confused.  The theme is the basic look and functionality of your site.  Plugins can help your site be more user friendly and can even provide additional functionality to your site.  Plugins for your wordpress site are similar to apps for your smartphone.  They allow you to do more in one place.

A word of caution – not all themes are compatible with all plugins and not all plugins are compatible with all themes.  Most current themes and plugins do work well together, but sometimes an update to one can cause issues on your site.   Read More →

Understanding WordPress Theme Options

WordPress has the ability to be customized using themes.  There are many options of themes both free and paid options.  Themes make your site look different from other sites and also the themes can allow you different functionality.  This is one of the main reasons that WordPress became and remains so popular, the ability to make it your own quickly and easily.

I am using a paid theme here on this site, but usually start with a free themes when I start a new niche site.  A theme can be changed as your site grows, but be aware that since the theme also controls functionality your site may not work the same once a change is made.  You don’t have to be committed right now.  I do suggest that you start with a free theme to get an idea of what you do and don’t like.  Start a wish list so that when you are ready to upgrade to a paid theme (or a different free theme) you will know what you are looking for.  Unless you already know of a theme that will be perfect for you needs, then go ahead and jump on in. Read More →

WordPress Keeps Your Blog or Website Organized

WordPress is a Content Management System, currently the most popular in the world.  It allows you to create completely custom sites with great functionality options.  This allows you to have an organized website or blog right from the start. 

Why WordPress?

WordPress was created by Matt Mullenweg and Mike Little in 2003, and is currently the largest self-hosted blogging platform in the world.  There are actually millions of sites using WordPress and tens of millions of visitors.  You are reading this blog post on…you guessed it…a WordPress site.   Read More →