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Business & Money

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“How do I raise my rates without making it awkward?”

  Well isn’t this the motherloving question of the year. It gets asked a lot sometime between the stages of that time you started your business and worked for peanuts because you were feeling wildly insecure about your worth and holy bananas I’ve been doing this for years and I’m still barely making rent even though […]

In: Confidence, Money Talk,

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Making Money is Not as Hard as Most People Make It

There is a distinct and profound difference between people who make money and people who don’t: The money. Hard, cold, delicious, beautiful bendy stacks of cash. I know there are a lot of people that say money is evil and your nostril hairs will catch on fire if you want anything other than world peace, […]

In: Money Talk, Writing,

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The Short, Slightly Sarcastic Answer to (At Least Eleven) Things You’ve Always Wanted to Know About Selling Yourself. Featuring: A Strong Opinion.

Q: Should I give away free consults? A: Are you running a business or a charity? EEEEEEEEEEET. Time’s up. The correct answer is [extra title=”Unless you *are* running a charity, in which case, oops?” info=”tooltip” info_place=”top” info_trigger=”hover”]business. [/extra] Ding, ding, ding. And businesses are for profit. Key words: For profit. Respect your own time and prospects will, […]

In: Selling,

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How to Sell Anything With Words–Including a Used Ceiling Fan

I’m about to cry. I’m about to cry because I am so filthy proud of one of my former copywriting students. When wrapping up our last conversation on writing take-’em-to-their-knees product descriptions, I left her with a challenge:- Look around your room. The first three items you see? Sell them to me. The rationale, of course, is […]

In: Writing,

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Sell More Stuff: Your Words Need to Repre-Fucking-Sent.

I’m going to tell you a little secret. It’s not a dirty little secret, but it might as well be. The secret is this: The key to selling your stuff? Isn’t about the size of your list. (That’s what she said.) In fact, it isn’t about a lot of the things you’re worried that it […]

In: Writing,

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