To mark the occasion of my 601st blog post (and I wonder why The Novel isn't finished yet...), and after seeing that a number of people regularly land on this blog by googling 'how self-published books are made start to finish', I've decided to do something I've been meaning to do for a while: outline a basic master plan for self-publishing…
One of the more popular questions I get is "How do you write a blog post everyday?" I think the "why" question is more interesting, but the "how" comes up more often. Here's my routine:
- Keep a list of possible topics on my iPhone (I usually add 1-2 topics per day)
- Major news or announcements immediately become top priority (like…
Home business success stories are found everywhere. I was fortunate to make a contact on LinkedIn – Sarah Hagens – that owns and operates a successful website design business from her home in rural Alberta, Canada.
An ongoing learner, Sarah continues her education to improve her skills and product offerings. As a solo entrepreneur, wife, and mother, her story is remarkable and inspiring. Sarah brings talent, motivation, and a can-do attitude to the table. She was gracious enough to sit down and answer some questions about her story for us.
Thank you, Sarah! Homepreneurs wishes you and Homespun Webs the very best of success in your future endeavors!
Homepreneurs: Why did you start your own business?
I graduated university as a teacher, moved to rural AB to work, married and started a family. After my second child was born, childcare and managing a full-time teaching career was too much for our family. I took a LOA to give our family time to re-group. We decided it was best for our family for me to stay home. I knew that I needed to do something, so began to explore options that favored my skill-set, knowledge and interests. I came across a one-year, online training program for Website Design – sounded like the ad was written for me lol. I signed up for the fall and graduated the following spring, and voila, my home-based career was born!
Homepreneurs recently posted about using a blog for home business start up exposure. Start ups want as much traffic as possible to build name recognition and business “buzz”. Starting a blog is not enough – people won’t visit automatically. Keywords, website links, SEO and many other factors are involved.
Need or want more visitors to your WordPress blog? Try these tips recommended by the fine folks here at WordPress.com support:
My excel template provides a simple means for an at-home business to keep books:
Here's a new video to explain how to use it.