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She Wrote the Book On It

At my retreat in the Cotswolds, this past summer, I gave everyone salmon-colored Kate Spade notebooks that read on the cover: She wrote the book on it. It’s a theme I teach and live and breathe and bleed. Everyone’s always asking, “How do you market yourself? How do you get people to notice you?” (For […]

In: Business 101, Creating, Marketing,

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A Quick Piece of (Marketing) Advice for Every Broke, Newbie Entrepreneur Who Doesn’t Have Two Cents to Rub Together (YET…)

So last night, I hosted my bi-weekly Unf*ckwithable Girlfriends Q&A chat—aptly titled “Ash’s Cocktail Hour” (for the record, a gin and tonic made an appearance!), and one of the questions was this: With a limited marketing budget, what’s the one thing you’d do? And my answer was this: I would talk. I would talk about […]

In: Business 101, Hard Stuff, Marketing,

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Should You Offer a Payment Plan?

Yes—but only as a last resort. Put yourself in the buyer’s shoes: that $2,000 course you’re thinking about taking is COSTS APPROXIMATELY THE SAME AS A SMALL HORSE, however—that’s not to say you wouldn’t purchase a small horse (neiiiighhh!) if you could, say, put $97 a month toward the beast in all its glory. Which […]

In: Business 101, Money Talk, Selling,

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$5 Discount or $5 Surcharge?

Would you rather get a $5 discount or receive a $5 surcharge? It’s the same change in price, just framed differently—and yet, I bet even the word “surcharge” just had you up in arms. LISTEN HERE, AT&T!!!!!!!!!!! That’s because humans are reeeeepulsed by the idea of losing something we already have. It makes us hangry. […]

In: Business 101, Money Talk, Selling,

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“Hire Me” versus “Listen To Me”

If you’re a freelancer, there are two different power dynamics: Hire me! Please hire me! I’m shitting my pants, over here, because I’m depending on you entirely and I’ll do anything it takes, even work for peanuts, because I need you to take mercyyyyy onnnnn meeeeee. Listen to me. I’m great at what I do, […]

In: Business 101, Clients, Confidence,

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“How Do You Make Money From a Blog / Social Media / Your Grandmother’s YouTube Channel?!”

People ask me this cute shit ALL DAY LONG. It’s a very confusing topic, I suspect, because many folks assume that you are throwing up advertising banners from 1998, rockin’ those Google AdSense clicks like nobody’s business. To be fair, that is a thing—I’ve strategized with one company in particular doing 3-4 million every month in […]

In: Blogging, Business 101, Money Talk,

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