April Business Recap: 100% Location-Independent

Hello again, dear readers! Wow, so I've just returned from a whirlwind 10 days wandering around in Croatia. Highly, highly recommend a visit if you haven't been before. I know it's been on my bucket list for quite some time now, so I'm happy to report that 'Croatia Road Trip' has been checked off with a positive flourish! As this year continues to zoom by, it's time for me to review what April had in store for me.

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A Real-Talk Letter to My Just-Starting-Out-in-Business Self

When we're starting out on a new entrepreneurial pursuit, I think the biggest reality check to arm ourselves with in the beginning is the realization that everything takes time. And lots of it. While, yes, it can be tempting to glamorize our situations and make ourselves believe that WE'RE DIFFERENT WE'RE THE EXCEPTIONS, the large majority of the time, we're going to be fighting the good fight juuuust like the rest of the hard working self-starters who came before us.

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My Instagram Batching Secret to Save Time (and Frustration)

When it comes to outside tools and third-party applications, I can honestly say that I'm not a fan. I strongly dislike over-complicating things, and while a lot of these tools can be helpful and make my life easier as they claim to do, I personally see them as being a bit annoying and as just another password and username to keep track of. Anybody with me? Well, if you are - I assume you'll continue reading. Hopefully. 

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Less Busy-ness, More Business: 5 Steps to More Meaningful Productivity

I'll be the first to admit that seeming like we're busy all the time makes us feel like we're being more productive when we actually may not be doing much. I started to realize back when I was in university how common it was for people around me to brag (yes, brag) about how much they had to do and how stressed they were and how there just isn't enough time in the day, yada yada yada.But then when I really started to observe some of these same people, I realized they really weren't doing much of anything because they weren't being productive.

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The Ultimate Guide to Batching Your Blog Posts

Batching your blog posts is especially important for those times you have too much on your plate and may need to take a writing break for a given week. Or maybe you have a big trip planned and you don't want to worry about having to blog during your vacation. Or maybe you just want to stay ahead of the game and make sure you're doing everything you can to not miss you content deadlines! Here are some of my big blog-batching tips to keep in mind for any and all bloggers or business owners who need to blog on a consistent basis for their own websites.

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How to Change the Background Color of Different Sections

Hey, there! So, I'm guessing you may be here because you've been feeling really frustrated wondering just how to change the color of one section of your Squarespace site without change the background color of the entire page. I feel your frustrations, love! You're in luck because this simple Squarespace hack will allow you to change the color of one section of your web page without changing the entire page's background color! And the best part? No coding required! Okay, let's get into this easy little fix!

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Minding Your Own Business: Don't Get Caught Up in Comparisons

One thing I really noticed during the trip and especially out at one restaurant in particular, was how the locals really just mind their own business. You walk into a place, people take a look at you, and then they go back to whatever it is they're doing. And with all of this, I really thought about how it applies to conducting business online, where it's SO easy to head over to our competitors' websites and poke around on what's going on in there. What new business opportunities they might have coming to them (and subsequently focusing on what's not coming to us), what they're talking about in their blog posts (and subsequently remembering that it's been a while since we were in the blogging groove, ourselves). 

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