WeÂ had the good fortune to interview Marie Forleo about moms who are thinking about enrolling inÂ B-SchoolÂ while trying to run a business, raise a family and rock both. Iâm thrilled to share her advice (that last one gave me chills!) with you below.
TMM:Â Marie, trying to build a business while raising a family is a completely different ballgame than trying to build a business as a solo entrepreneur.
There are over 20,000 mom entrepreneurs in The Mogul Mom community and my mission is to help them run a business, raise a family and rock BOTH. I believe with all my heart thatÂ B-SchoolÂ can help them accomplish that. As a proud B-School graduate, Iâve seen firsthand the BIG impact your training can have on bottom lines.
After going through the programÂ twice now and implementing the things Iâve learned, I see how clearly B-School helped me narrow my niche, build my email list, and get super clarity surroundingÂ my profit plan. In fact, Iâve experienced 30% increases in my income EACH year for the past two years and my sights are set on six figures. Iâm incredibly blessed to run my business the way *I* want to, earn an amazing income from HOME and never miss any of my childrenâs big events.
Iâm extremely grateful to you for helping me achieve such success and Iâd love to help more mom entrepreneurs do the same.
On to the questionsâŚ
TMM:Â I often hear from readers,Â âIâm not there yet âŚ.Iâm not ready to invest, to hire, to really learn how to do this business thing.â What would you say to those mom entrepreneurs who simply think âIâll do it next yearâŚ.Iâm not ready yetâ?
Marie:Â ThereâsÂ a secret that every successful mom mogul knows that wannabes donât. That secret is this: youâll never âfeel readyâ to do the work you were born to do.
The worldâs happiest and most successful moms never âfeel readyâ to make a bold move â they just GO. They understand that waiting to âfeel readyâ before taking action is like waiting for Queen Elizabeth to willfully step down from the throne. Ainât gonna happen.
Waiting until you âfeel readyâ is a cop out. Itâs a time-sucking, dream-killing excuse rooted in fear, designed to keep us stuck in the mediocrity of the masses.
Talk to anyone at the top of their game and youâll hear something like this. âWhen I got started, I was a mess. I had no idea what I was doing, I just kept putting stuff out there. After a while, everything came together.â
TMM:Â We moms haveÂ nooooÂ problem buying our kiddos everything under the sun, but when it comes to spending money on our businesses, we suddenly get ‘shallow pockets’.
Why is is so important for moms to invest in their business? How can moms âjustifyâ spending money on their business and on programs like B-School?
Marie:Â One of the most powerful things Iâve ever heard is if you think education is expensive, try ignorance. Because in business and life, YOU are your most valuable asset. The only way you can grow your income and impact is if you grow as a person. Whether itâs through B-School or some other educational opportunity, donât ever underestimate the ROI of you.
TMM:Â As I mentioned, we mogul moms are burping babies and taming hormonal teens while trying to run and grow our businesses â how much time will moms need to spend on B-School? And, we all know poop happens â is B-School a âbe there or be squareâ type of program, or can we go at our own pace?
Marie:Â In B-School, you can go at your own pace, plus you have lifetime access to the program. Hereâs what B-Schooler mom named Laura said who is raising 3 small kids while sheâs running her wildly profitable online business:
âAs a busy mother of three, I loved the flexibility of B-School. I was able to watch, listen or read the transcripts of each module from my iPad or in the car while waiting for the kids at car line or between naps.â
In terms of time, we recommend carving out between 2-5 hours a week to go through the program.
TMM:Â Building a business can be lonely! Community and finding others who are going through the same things as you is so important. B-School seems to come with an amazing community. Can you share a little bit about that aspect of the program?
Marie:Â Our global community of thousands (and growing!) is one of the most powerful aspects of B-School. No matter who you are, what questions you have, or what you want to achieve, there are like-minded women there to support you at every turn. You can find community in our member directory (search by business or location), you can pop-in to our incredible private member only FB group. Iâm proud to say that we have one of the smartest, most generous and loving communities anywhere.
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TMM:Â Would you say B-School is better for a just-starting-out mompreneur, a more seasoned mogul mom or both? Why?
Marie:Â Weâve seen great results with both. We have aspiring entrepreneurs launch into six figure businesses their first year, and have seen women who run multimillion dollar businesses add multiple six figures to their bottom line. The reason why it works for both is because the core of what we teach is how to make YOU, your message and your business more powerful. So if youâre just starting out, you hop on the fast track to success and if youâre already successful itâs about creating exponential growth.
TMM:Â Is there anything else that youâd like to share about B-School thatâs specific to mom entrepreneurs?
Marie:Â As a mom, youâre playing such a vital role in our collective future. Whether itâs through B-School or any other program, do everything you can to invest in yourself and make your dream business and life a reality!
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Ok, Iâm about to up the anteÂ big time.If youâve been thinking about joiningÂ B-SchoolÂ to makeÂ yourÂ business dreams a reality, thenÂ NOWÂ is the time.
Iâm doing something very special to makeÂ attending B-School, running a business, raising a family and rocking all three a total SUCCESS.Â
I created a special private Facebook groupÂ just for mogul moms who sign up for B-SchoolÂ withÂ THIS LINK. You have to use that link to get into this group.Â
In this group, mogul moms inÂ B-SchoolÂ canÂ ask questions + get answers, help each otherÂ implement the lessonsÂ and most importantlyâŚhold each other accountable for taking action.
Iâll be right there with you, every step of the way, cheering you on. And I hope youâll do the same for me.Â
AndâŚhang on, becauseÂ thereâs even more!
Sign up for B-School usingÂ THIS LINKÂ and youâll receiveÂ over $1,500 in bonusesÂ in additionÂ to the Mogul Moms in B-School FB group membership. See them all, right here.
When youâve signed up for B-School withÂ THIS LINK, justÂ email meÂ to let me know. Once Iâve confirmed it on my end, I will email you right back with all of the information you need to claim your bonuses.
Hopefully you’ve enjoyed the videos we’ve shared in the last week or so from Marie Forleo on how to build a highly profitable business. In today’s third and final video of the series, Marie pulls back the curtain on her own business as the she shows you the intimate, inner workings of her multi-million dollar online empire.
She also answers some of the most common, yet pressing, questions about starting a new business. Questions like:
Hasn’t everything already been done? How can I find time to balance family, life, and build a business online? I’m more of an introvert. Do I need to be outgoing to be a success? I don’t have money for a team- can I do this solo?
You’ll also get to hear some impressive and inspiring success stories from B-School grads and how their lives have changed dramatically after taking the class. People just like you who used these techniques to create incredible results in their own business. Including:
- a mom who made over $85,000 in revenue in 12 days by selling an inexpensive product
- a jewelry designer who went from making $2,000 a month to having her first $30,000 month
- a grad who created a 1000% increase her ad revenue AND has brought her pageviews to over 2 million per month
- a woman who turned a $5 ebook into a six-figure product (with no joint venture or affiliate partners)
In the comments, now that you’re inspired, tell us all about your dream business and where you’d like to be a year from now.
In case you missed any of the previous videos, you can find them here and here. I highly recommend going back and watching them so you can absorb all the amazing information she shares. Each bit of advice builds upon the next, so you won’t want to miss a thing.
B-school teaches you absolutely everything and anything you’d ever want to know about starting a business and marketing your way to huge success! Learn more and take a tour, right here..
And if you sign up using THIS LINK you’ll get over $1,500 in free bonuses, including a one-on-one consultation with me AND membership to our private study group RIGHT HERE.
* I am a proud affiliate of B School and may earn a commission if you make a purchase using my link. I appreciate your support.
Marketing. A singular little word that has the capability to make online business owners cringe. But, marketing doesn’t have to be scary. Or sleazy. Or even hard. It just has to be done right to be effective.
How, you ask?
Inside today’s video training, Marie walks us through as she teaches the concepts of modern marketing, including how to be an effective communicator, how to be more influential, more persuasive, and more strategic.
She also shares the strategies she uses that help her generate millions of dollars and impact thousands of people every day AND the number one thing you must master if you want to change the world (and get paid to do it).
You’ll also learn:
- How to inspire an immediate action from your prospect
- Understanding how to give people what they really want (not what you think they want!)
- How to systematically attract people to your website and turn them into paying customers
- How to thrive in any economy (even throughout your business’ inevitable evolutions)
- How to market and sell anything you believe in
- Marie’s trojan horse and how she made her first millions with a very simple concept
- The 13 Keys To Killing It Online
Watch the video here. While you’re there, make sure to download your PDF Fun Sheet to help guide you through the video series.
You’ll want to get over there as soon as you can. This video workshop is up and free for a limited time only. While you’re there, make sure to download your PDF Fun Sheet to help guide you through the video series.
In the comments, tell us the single biggest takeaway you got from this video, and what action you’re going to take to implement it, today.
Next up: Tune in for the third and final video in the series. In it she’ll go behind the scenes of her own business and hear from other people like you who are out there implementing these strategies and killing it (including a mom who made over $85,000 in revenue in 12 days by selling an inexpensive product!) You won’t want to miss it! See you back here on February 16th!
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Starting a business online is easier than ever. You can kick the whole thing off with little more than a computer, a passion, and a whole lotta’ hustle. And there’s never been a better (or smarter!) time than now to begin.
The next 5-10 years promise HUGE changes in the online framework, and the sooner you start, the more prepared (and better positioned) you and your business will be to capitalize on it all. Curious? We were, too.
Our friend, Marie Forleo (founder of B School), put together a 3-part video series to help prepare you for this new evolution and help outfit you with strategies you need to make it big online, now. Marie build a multi-million dollar business from scratch, without ever spending a dime on paid traffic. And, thankfully, she’s not shy about sharing how she did it.
In this first video, she lays it all out and helps prepare you for the changes that lie ahead, and how to prepare and position YOUR business for maximum profitability through it all:
In addition to learning why it’s so critical to get the online aspect of your business handled right now, you’ll also learn:
Watch the entire first video RIGHT HERE.
While you’re there, make sure to download your PDF Fun Sheet to help guide you through the video series.
In the comments below, tell us what pillar(s) you have mastered and which pillar(s) you need to work on.
Up Next: Marie teaches us the concepts of modern marketing, including how to be an effective communicator, how to be more influential, more persuasive, and more strategic. She’ll also share the same strategies she uses that help her generate millions of dollars and impact thousands of people every day AND the number one thing you must master if you want to change the world (and get paid to do it). Come on back on February 13th to check it out.
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As wonderful as earning a creative living and being your own boss is, the life as a professional or semi-pro photographer can be tough sometimes. Even when youâre doing everything right, youâre still apt to suffer some slow times. Without steady, guaranteed revenue to count on, even the best of the best can find themselves strapped for cash every now and then.
But, if youâre like many other creative souls, you arenât doing this just for the money. Youâre doing it because you canât not do it. For you, this is more than a desire, itâs who you are. Making a living from ‘passionate pursuitsâ can sometimes be difficult, but thereâs hope. And that hope comes in the form of multiple streams of income.
The former financial advisor in me urges you to think of these strategies as you would a diversified investment portfolio. Because youâve expounded upon your offerings, youâve always got something going.
This sort of a multifold model provides a vast landscape of possibility. â¨â¨Combining your current income with these secondary sources will help you reach above and beyond the âtime for moneyâ model and find new ways to pad your pockets.
Here are 10 ways to create passive earnings that allow you to do what you love as you have some supplemental cash coming in the back door.
1. Evergreen Products
Some of the most popular sources of supplemental income are known as âevergreen productsâ. These digital offerings are ever-present, enduring sources of income that are readily available for purchase online, 24/7.
The best part is, this sort of offering can be sold over and over again, requiring little or no additional time or money investment from you.
2. Selling Prints
From beginner to expert, lots of smart photographers augment their income by selling prints of their own, original work, both online and in person.
3. Selling Tangible Items
Beyond offering prints, there are other ways to get your work into the hands of customers. Selling tangible goods allows you to turn your work into physical products and sell them to your fans.
4. Create Irresistible Packages
Developing fun and creative package ideas for your sessions is a great way to establish a relationship-based clientele that keeps coming back for more. This is especially true if you can create a range of price and quantity options that serve both those looking for just a few photos, and those looking for an entire session.
5. Collect Royalties
Unique and exquisite imagery is always in demand by professional businesses. Many of them don’t have the time or resources to create their own photos, but like to use them in their advertising or other promotional or displays. They’re willing to pay a professional like yourself to create this sort of eye-catching, emotion evoking imagery. Royalties are the commissions you collect for selling the rights to the work you have created for these companies.
Hereâs whoâs on the hunt for this sort of arrangement:
6. Offer Additional Services (Upsells)
As a professional, youâre so much more than a shutterbug. You not only harbor an enviable talent with a discerning eye for subject matter, you also have an artistic bent when it comes to editing your work. Your individualized, creative editing prowess and flair for digital artistry is one of the things that sets you apart from all the other photographers out there. And thereâs huge value in that. You can monetize your skills by adding extra products and services that will help enhance the client experience.
7. Sell Stock Images
Stock photos are pre-shot, non-session images featuring a variety of subject matter that are licensed for sale on online websites. In lieu of hiring a photographer for individual images, companies will sometimes opt for the more cost effective option of royalty-free photos available on stock image sites.
Places to start:
8. Become an Affiliate
An e-commerce affiliate is described as one who promotes other peopleâs goods or services in exchange for a commission. It can be pretty easy to earn some passive income as an affiliate if you’re signed up with the right companies.
Places to start:
9. Sell Actions
Photography actions are a series of digital editing steps that help you achieve a unique finishes for your work. They’re truly are an editorial blessing, as they help bring your creative vision to fruition. Adobe offers a âmemoryâ feature so you can replicate a particular finish time and again. Automating the process will help lessen the time spent editing and release you from the tedium of manually going through the steps again and again for each image. Read more about actions and how to use them, here.
Examples of a couple ladies KILLING it with action sales:
10. Go On Assignment
As a professional, youâve got a knack for capturing beauty, and that doesnât go unnoticed. As a commissioned freelancer, clients hire you to take images of a subject of their choosing, usually giving you creative reign to deliver a result theyâll love. Theyâve likely chosen you based on the work theyâve seen you do, so just go out there and do your thing. Freelance work is nice because it gets you some extra practice behind the lens and encourages you to stretch your creative muscles.
To learn more about all of these options and how to go about them (including pricing, contract suggestions, and more) grab a copy of Peripheral Vision. It’ll walk you through everything.
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So… Which of these methods are you going to try first?
I was having coffee with another female founder and the conversation turned to the sweat equity our friends had put into each of our companies. In fact, one of my friends was with me for this chat; she had flown in from another country to help me out with the company I recently founded, Maven Women.
My fellow âfemmepreneurâ couldnât have said it better. Having wonderful, brilliant, and loyal girlfriends may be one of the most important ingredients of a successful business. It has certainly been essential for me.
The sweat equity of friends is often unparalleled and one of the best form of startup capital.
My girlfriends are members of focus groups, product testers, editors and proofreaders, troubleshooters, and donors of a wide range of talents. Five of my girlfriends modeled for our initial photoshoot, our photographer is a close friend of mine, and our shootâs hairstyles were done by another talented friend. This labor of love shone through in the beautiful pictures, which embody Maven Womenâs values in a way they never could have without personally knowing the models. Their engagement created imagery which says something entirely different than the traditional fashion shoot that is lacking in personality, heart, and relatability.
Friends are often the greatest champions for your business.
Often the first people who will bet on your product or service and then spread the word are those loyal friends who have been betting on you time and time again, through all of lifeâs twists and turns. My girlfriends have not just supported our presales through their own purchases but spread the word through word of mouth, e-mail, social media, and more. They connect me with anyone they meet who may be a helpful contact and sing my praises often better than I could myself, seeing the best in me when I may be most uncertain. They are my greatest champions, and their efforts have been more successful than any other marketing campaign Iâve put forth so far.
The talent and brainpower of friends is priceless.
Many women in entrepreneurship are socially conscious pragmatists, creating the product or service they wanted themselves but couldnât find. Resulting, their girlfriends are often in their customer demographic. I had a friend who is a whiz with color help me select our initial fabric colors, using survey feedback from a wide range of other friends to help.
Another friend who is a textile expert who helped me select the perfect match for our beautiful dresses. My friends have been brilliant with strategy and troubleshooting, often bringing in game-changing ideas that resulted in wise pivots large and small. They arenât in the daily mess and muck of the company so they are dedicated without being myopic, offering a necessary outside perspective.
Friends provide the invaluable emotional support necessary to take the leap into entrepreneurship.
You canât go into entrepreneurship without having dark days. Financial uncertainty, self-doubt, constantly evaluating whether to pivot or stay the course, and long hours take a heavy toll on even the most balanced women. Entrepreneurship can become all-consuming indefinitely. My friends play a critical role of pulling me into reality and a more balanced life. They also give me that much needed confidence boost that ameliorates the self-doubt so many femmepreneurs suffer from.
True friends can help you understand your strengths and compliment and encourage you, while also being candid with you about areas to improve or blind spots. They are constantly checking on me to see how Iâm doing, and those who also work in entrepreneurship or have jobs with a high level of uncertainty and responsibility have provided a tremendous solidarity.
When one of my best friends saw the initial drawings for our first collection she candidly told me that she was impressed and they were better than she expected. She could see that this was bringing out my visually creative side that I had neglected for over a decade when I was in the worlds of law and nonprofit management. I was truly using a nascent gift, and it was an affirmation that this was in fact a wise career choice for me to embark upon.
It takes a village to launch a successful business.
I couldnât do it without the tremendous help and support of my friends, and I try and find ways to constantly thank them for all they do for me. There is truly no way I can ever properly say than you. Many friends have told me that my work has inspired them to take professional or personal leaps and needed more courage or an additional dose of discipline to take on.
Iâve also tried to encourage friends who have talents and skills Iâve engaged in Maven Women, as some of them didnât realize how gifted and unique they are. I also try and pay it forward, providing advice and support during their challenging times where I can and being an incredibly committed pro bono volunteer for their causes and endeavors.
And thatâs what life is all about: those beautifully symbiotic relationships that are win-wins for all, where women bring out the best in each other and provide encouragement to live out their dreams.
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Women have a vested interest in changing the ratio of female leaders in our country, whether it is in business or in government. And for women in leadership roles, they need to do their part. There is power in numbers, and the effect of having role models in numbers canât be overestimated. Huffington Post Women published the results of research done on the West Bengal of India. In that region, there have been quotas in place for female politicians since 1993. The research found that in areas with long-serving female leaders, the gender gap in teen education goals disappeared. Parents and teens alike began setting more ambitious education goals for themselves and their daughters. Seeing women in charge changes perceptions by women and men alike. Ambitions and expectations change.
If you are in a position of power, you have a unique opportunity to help other women. Â Sallie Krawcheck, one of the top women on Wall Street and former head of wealth management at both Citigroup and Merrill Lynch, is putting her name and influence behind an investment vehicle that will direct assets to companies who put women in leadership positions.
Women often work behind the scenes. Because we naturally focus on what needs to be done, rather than being noticed, women often do not get the recognition they deserve. If you are in a position of power, it means people are already listening to you. Use that power to recognize the good work of other women, in front of everyone, especially men. When they realize how these talented women can help them achieve their goals, they will be motivated to recruit and promote them. And so the movement toward the creation of critical mass begins.
Letâs also use our power to keep up-and-coming female leaders in the workforce. I see many women opt out of the workplace at the point in their lives when they start families. I understand that itâs hard to have the time and energy to do it all. But when they leave the business world, we all lose. We lose the thought leadership of these smart, talented women and our companies are the worse for that.
These women who opt out of the workforce also lose, if not now, then later in life. How many times have you seen it? A friend or acquaintance who left the business world to raise a family ten, fifteen, or twenty years ago is now at a crossroads and doesnât know what to do. Perhaps the kids have gone off to college or the marriage is at an end. The woman either wants or needs to rejoin the workforce. But itâs impossible for her to return to where she left off. In fact, she may not get back into her field at all. She is left without power and without a choice she wants.
All leaders in positions of power can change this. You should want to change this and feel a responsibility to do so. It is not easy. Your organization can create flexible schedules, job sharing, and other opportunities to support working parents. Help create a workplace that makes it more possible for women to maintain their careers and care for their families. Letâs keep our female talent growing and build the pipeline for women in leadership positions.
Figure out whatâs worked for you in your own career and pass that knowledge onto another female. Reach out to a female peer who seems to be struggling or could be even better and more effective with a little advice. You donât have to tell her exactly what to do. You only need to share your own personal stories.
Consider mentoring a new female graduate or a young female professional to increase her odds of growing up to be a successful leader. Somebody, man or woman, took a chance on you. Someone invested discretionary time in you. You need to do the same: Take a chance on, and invest in, someone else. As an experienced female leader, you have the unique perspective on what it will take for that young woman to be successful. Donât keep it a secret. Share the knowledge that creates power and critical mass.
Be a catalyst. That knowledge is like a fine piece of jewelry that doesnât do anyone any good hidden in the drawer. Get it out and share it with someone who will benefit from it.
Adapted from Money on the Table: Â How to Increase Profits Through Gender-Balanced LeadershipÂ – Copyright (c) 2016 by Melissa Greenwell.Â
Being a working mom means wearing many different hats; usually several of them at a time. For busy mompreneurs, extreme multitasking is often a necessity, but can be made much simpler with the right digital tools. Your individual ‘toolbox’ will vary depending on your particular situation, but there are some universal needs we all share.
Here are some of my all-times favorite tools that mompreneurs everywhere are certain to find very helpful.
Time-savior and sanity-rescuer, Asana is great for keeping it together. If you are a visionary and a big planner, this is the best tool to delegate tasks and track the overall process. It is indispensable if your team is geographically dispersed. Workflow, deadlines, projects, details and wide-angle view â everything is always at hand. All this makes Asana number-one productivity app not only for teams but for solo-entrepreneurs as well.
Boomerang is a mailing service that will optimize your correspondence. It is helpful in many ways. Built-in AI will assist you in writing better. Inbox Pause option will hold incoming messages if you need some time without any interruptions. Reminder service will urge you to respond if you have left an important message without an answer. It will also take care of your business-like image. Being a working mom, you probably compose your business letters during ungodly hours of the night. Now you can schedule them: set the time and Boomerang will send it when it is appropriate.
Happy Kids Timer
As a busy mom, you know the most important thing you have to achieve before 8 am is get out of the home without anyone throwing a tantrum. This schedule app is just what you need to achieve it! Happy Kids Timer leads kids through the whole morning routine. Brushing teeth and getting dressed is much more fun with cheerful music and cute animation. This a real time-management app for kids! Organized children and some precious time in the morning â two birds with one stone!
The worst enemy of productivity is working momâs guilt. Running your business or spending day at the office no longer means that you cannot keep an eye on your children. It is no secret that they live their lives mostly online. Pumpic is a monitoring app that will help you to watch your kidsâ online activities and make sure they are safe. Another nice feature is GPS-tracking of their iPhone with geofence options. Now you can always be sure they have gotten to school on time in the morning and safely arrived home in the afternoon.
Even if you do your best to keep your âbusinessâ and âmomâ identities apart, sometimes they do overlap: babysitting emergencies and unscheduled meeting with partners happen. What shall you do if you need to discuss something important across the town while entertaining your 5-year-old? You will look up for playgrounds in the vicinity, and now it is easy. Playground Buddy has a worldwide database of 200,000 playgrounds. Business often means a lot of traveling â even if you only travel around the city. Now you can always find a place for your kids to play.
You may be in need of a regular nanny, or looking for a babysitter to get away on the date night with your ‘better half’. Whatever the case, UrbanSitter is a great place to start your search. Video profiles and rating system ensure that you’ll hire the best person to take care of your little ones while you’re out on the town. You can see how many families turn to this sitter for help repeatedly, access their training records, background checks, etc. Plenty of accountability, right at your fingertips.
Sometimes the hardest challenge is keeping it together and carrying on with your daily tasks. But how you feel matters! This app is for your âmeâ identity to help you reclaim your peace of mind and to capture some much needed relaxation time. The app offers engaging activities and games you can play whenever you have a minute to spare. Remember, even small slices of time can make big changes. It helps with a variety of issues from too much stress or anxiety to sadness, and lack of motivation. For me, Happify has been an empowering experience and has given me more confidence. I’m so glad to have it in my life.
Even if you’re usually very meticulous with balancing your finances, the combination of kids paired with a lack of time to focus can send things into a tizzy. And you definitely don’t want that â not if you run your own little business. That’s where apps like Mint come in handy! Forget your spreadsheets; Mint is like a magic bookkeeper in your pocket. Its customizability, intuitive interface, visualizations, and alerts make it very easy to create and follow budgets. I highly recommend this app for starters. If you have never used digital tools to handle your finances before, try this one out.
30/30 is a time manager with a fully customizable task list. With its help, you can plan your day, breaking it into bigger or smaller chunks beforehand, and be more productive. It’s also a great tool to fight procrastination. This intuitive app will make sure you stay on the assigned task by counting down the remaining time. It’s my favorite time-mapping and productivity app, and has helped me through many dreaded projects and looming deadlines.
However hard you multitask and time-map, there always seems to be something new cropping up that demands your time. There’s no way you can do it all alone. Sometimes you have to delegate some chores and errands to focus on more important and demanding tasks. Task Rabbit will connect you with local freelancers who are willing to help you out at a very reasonable price. Grocery shopping, yard work, cleaning, delivery, handyman work â the list goes on and on. You can rest assured that the âtaskerâ is reliable because the company checks and approves all of them for you.
This tool selection is a starter kit to help you start running your life and business more effectively and efficiently.
If you want even more tools to help your business run smoothly (like over 125 of them!), pick up a free copy of our 22-page Resource Guide. Inside you’ll find over a giant selection of tools to help you run your business smoother than you ever thought possible. Grab yours, HERE.