Edited to note: this webinar is over now. BUT you can sign up for the free cheatsheet to save time in your business!  Grab it here: 

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Popping in quickly to say hi, friends! And also, if you are thinking about starting a home-based business, I’ve got something pretty awesome for you…

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Sorry! This giveaway is now over. But you can still get a copy by purchasing this book on Amazon or via Goodreads.

Want to win a hard-copy of my business book for freelancers? You’re in luck!

I’m doing a special giveaway for a paperback copy of The Business of Writing & Editing: Practical Tips & Templates for New Freelancers 🙂 You can enter the giveaway below:

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My Internet died AGAIN this week, hence the delayed blog post scheduling these last couple of days. I am currently working outside of the house but *hopefully* it will all be fixed this afternoon! Discover why failure is a good thing in this article about success and failure... in life AND in business. Being a home-based small business owner is TOUGH but keeping this important lesson in mind can help you set yourself up for success! Click on over to learn why failure is a good thing and how to empower yourself to be successful. ::: small business tip ::: freelancing tips :::

It was extremely frustrating to have the Internet go down yet again this week. Last week it was bad enough, but at least I managed to take advantage of the time to work on projects unrelated to the Internet.

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I’m video blogging today!

In this video, I share some behind the scenes information—two awesome things I created, plus the changing direction my business is taking (and what that means for


Here are the links I talked about in the video:Get the behind the scenes scoop of a small home-based business in this article! In a video blog post, I share some of the exciting things I've been doing with my business, and the new direction my business, blog, and brand are moving towards. This fun vlog shares valuable info for other freelancers and home-based small business owners too! Click on over to check out the video right now.

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I get asked this type of question (or variations of it) at least once a week: how do you make money online? 

Are you wondering how do you make money online? This article covers 10 possible ways that you can make money online! Discover some of the ways you can start making money online as a freelancer or a professional blogger in this article. Click on over to check it out now or Pin for later!

My favorite version of it came during a Table Topics session at Toastmasters a couple weeks ago: “Sagan, you do something on the Internet. Tell us about how you make money online.” You do something on the Internet. Heehee!

People are so confused by the concept of making money online,

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Edited to note: This e-course has since been archived, HOWEVER all of the material is still accessible (and greatly expanded upon!) in the other programs more recently created in the School

A couple weeks ago, I released a free social media tips e-book. And then a couple days after that, my business book for freelance writers and editors was published.

And now I have ANOTHER special announcement…

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In past years, I’ve chosen a word/phrase to live by for the year instead of a New Year’s resolution.

This year, however, I decided to implement a challenge for myself: to write 500 words a day, every day, for the whole year.

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It was residual, I think, of successfully completing National Novel Writing Month in November.

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I’ve got a special surprise for my lifestyle blogger friends today!Get 82 social media tips for lifestyle bloggers in this article! These social media tips are perfect for new bloggers or for bloggers who want to transition from hobby blogger to professional blogger, or for bloggers who want to up their social media game. Get all 82 social media tips for bloggers for FREE --- click on over to get the tips now! ::: blog tips ::: lifestyle blogging tips ::: social media tips for lifestyle bloggers -- FREE ebook! Grab your copy now.

Over the past couple months, I’ve been hard at work putting together a couple books and a course. On a whim a few days ago, I decided that instead of publishing one of those books—82 Social Media Tips for Lifestyle Bloggers—on Amazon for purchase, I would make it FREE.

Just because. 🙂

This book contains a ton of useful social media tips and tricks for lifestyle bloggers!

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I have been blogging since early 2008. Over that time, I’ve learned a lot! There are also so many different kinds of tools, programs, and software that can be useful when blogging, that it’s tricky to sort through them and find the best ones. Learn about 5 awesome blogging tools you need to start using NOW to improve your blog and seriously up your blogging game! These tools have revolutionized my blog and are ones that I use every single week. Find out what you need to know about these essential blogging tools by reading this article.

But I like to think that I’ve managed to just about do that 🙂 Over the past year, I’ve discovered five awesome blogging tools that have seriously improved my blogging game.

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Working from home is one of the best things ever. I love that I can start my workday within 5 minutes of rolling out of bed if I want to, and that I can basically get work done any time of the day, any day of the week, when inspiration strikes.

When you work from home and have your own business, you tend to spend A LOT of time in that workspace. And that is why it is so important that your workspace is one that speaks to you and that you genuinely love to work in.

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A while back, after receiving yet another terrible pitch from a public relations (PR) person, I Tweeted in jest, “Next book idea: feature a bunch of emails from PR people, pointing out exactly what they’ve done right and (more often than not) wrong.”

The response I received was that YES, yes this book did need to happen. So… a book might be in the works, my friends! We’ll see.

In the meantime,

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While I’ve been waiting (and waiting) for my book designers to send me the proofs for The Business of Writing & Editing, I’ve been writing a new book on social media tips for lifestyle bloggers (silver linings!).

In my research, I’ve reviewed many different social media accounts… and I’ve come across some major (and common) mistakes that many bloggers make with their Facebook pages.

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