Tag: Work

The Fear of Being Uninteresting (And a Crappy Plot Twist): Is Originality Actually Preventing You From Being Happy?

This question.Is going.To blow.Your cerebral cavity. Are you making decisions in order to be special . . . or happy? Wait, wait, wait, wait, wait! Look at me! I see you looking away. That question is a B-E-A-S-T. But, answer it, you slippy little nipple, you. WOULD YA RATHER BE SPECIAL, OR HAPPY? Bear with me here: I have biiiiiiiiiiig thoughts on this. Including the following statements you may or may not wish to read with a whisky: Many of

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This Bitch Got 600K Instagram Followers in a Year: Here’s How She’s Making That Magic! 👀

HEY, KITTY CAT—welcome to Middle Finger Fridays! I’m featuring a new creator every Friday who’s out there SMOKIN’ it—and I’m highlighting one thing I think they’re doing really, really right. (You know, so you can replicate that magic. 🫰🏻) To kick things off, I’m starting with someone who’s slaughtering on both IG and TikTok—so much so, she recently quit her job as a nurse to pursue the creator life full-time. 🔥 Meet: @biabeible What She Does Gig: Content creator &

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ConvertKit is the BEST Newsletter Tool for Creators— And Here’s the (Surprising) Reason Why

SOUND THE ALARM 🚨🚨🚨—the moment we have all been waiting for has arrived! No, I’m not talking about the moment in which I finally accepted the fact that my stomach pooch is never, ever going away (thanks, Italian grandma!), but rather, the moment where your wildest email marketing dreams have suddenly just materialized in front of your eyes and all you can see are big, voluptuous, happy readers bobbing around a river with signs that say “I love this bitch’s

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I Made $5M Self-Publishing Books Online—Here Are 7 Things I’d Do Differently if I Were Starting From Scratch in 2022

Here’s a cliché pile of vomit to start your day 😉: “What would you do if you knew you could not fail?” Despite the fact that my eyeballs just got whiplash, I gotta tell you: I used to think this was why most people had a hard time with FoLLoWinG ThEir DrEaMs (you know that’s the sarcastic way to write it, right?). I used to think most people were afraid of failure, but you know what I’ve learned in 13

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How to Prove Yourself to Non-Believers (& Other Dollar Store Peanut Trolls)

Can we talk about friends for a minute? <Cue group groan.> Why is that? When did friendship become A VERY HARD THING? I’m not talking about your ride-or-dies—you know who they are—I’m talking about the very real problem of: (a) Being an adult;(b) And making friends;(c) Who kind of suck;(d) And aren’t supportive. How did we get stuck with these hambonis? Case in point: a woman emailed me the other day about “proving yourself to non-believers.” And I thought: who

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Digital Creators Shouldn’t Build a Team Unless They Like Babysitting……A Lot.

Got my 2021 financial package back from Bench*! (Okay, fine—they sent it to me a while ago but I’m really just reviewing in depth now.) I LOVE when they send me my end-of-year reports—balance sheet, income statement, general ledger, monthly balance sheets—which I then literally turn over to my accountant at tax time and it’s the easiest thing I’ve ever done. No scrambling, no trying to figure out what I can write off, no entire weekends spent trying to categorize

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Want to Earn a Damn Good Living as a Creator? Keep. It. Simple.

So, I woke up this morning and started working on…………two new books. WHO AM I?!?! The first is a non-fiction book that examines how different people around the world find joy—and how we can all get a little bit more of it in our daily lives. Which is to say: move the f**k over, Bill Bryson! I’m coming for you! (But, no, really. Wouldn’t it be great if Bill Bryson and Caitlin Moran had a literary baby? That’s what I’m

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Burned Out? Doing This Daily Changed My Life

You know what the biggest cause of burn out is? BEING SMART. There, I said it! If you are smart, and you are driven, and you have actual ambitions beyond “beat Princess Beefcurtains in the next level of Fortnite” then you are likely going to suffer from a whole RAGING RIVER of problems that normal people do not have. One of those problems is overthinking something you said to the neighbor three years ago. 🤷‍♀️ And another is feeling like

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3 Mistakes EVERYONE Makes With Their Homepage Headline (That Can Seriously Flatline Your Messaging)

Things that are hard: opening literally any package of scissors, planks, death, restraining yourself around a person who’s sniffling (my biggest pet peeve), realizing you are too fat to go indoor skydiving (legit just happened to me), and scrubbing the water rings off of your glass cooktop stove. Things that are harder: Writing your homepage headline when you have zero clarity about your brand promise, your brand positioning, and your value proposition. 😬 Ugh, did you just groan?? Was that

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How to Nail Your Friggin’ Message, Once and For All, Using This Trick

If there were a richter scale of “OH F**K,” you know which two questions top the charts for creators? So, what do you do? Can you send over your professional bio? kisssssesssss LAWDY, LAWD. The two worst questions in the history of working for yourself. (That and “how much money did you make last year?” which, for the record, only entitled d-bags ask.) These are the kinds of questions that can make a person do terrible, horrible things—like give up

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