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You’re a creative entrepreneur who’s ready to make that lifestyle change and create a life they don’t have to take a vacation from. You’ve worked hard in the 9 to 5 and you’re not happy. Maybe you’ve been dreaming of doing something on the side for quite some time and you’re finally fed up with the mundane boring 9 to 5 work where you feel like you’re in a hamster ball, getting absolutely nowhere in life or coming even remotely close to achieving your dreams. Maybe you're ready to start a new chapter in your life, and you have an amazing idea that you know needs to be shared with the world? Maybe you want to enjoy more freedom in your life – and entrepreneurship is how you want to achieve your dream lifestyle!

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Small Business Tax Write-Offs

When you’re running your own small business, it’s important to be able to get as much money back as you can. Why? Because running a business is expensive! If you’re an online based service business, like mine, it’s slightly more affordable. If you’re a product or brick and mortar based business small business tax write offs are crucial for staying afloat. The more that you write off the less taxes you have to pay on your business, which would be great, wouldn’t it?

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The Best AFFORDABLE Software for Your Business

I’ve written a couple of posts about the software that I use in my business, but I love it so much that I want to write on it some more! I’ve also implemented new software in my business over the last couple of months so I wanted to touch on that a bit more now that my business has grown and developed over the course of these past few months.

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Eliminating The Online Startup Cost For Your Business

When it comes to starting a business, there are usually a lot of overhead costs. Let’s be honest, those overhead costs can get overwhelming rather quickly, can’t they? You have people coming from every angle recommending that you use this cool new tool that they use and it got them one billion followers. Well, that’s a slight exaggeration – but you know what I mean!

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How to overcome fear & start your own business

When you’re starting a new business, there is so much fear involved. A lot of it has to do with overcoming your own insecurities like what will my family and friends think? Will they look at me like I’m crazy? What if this business flops? How would you survive that embarrassment? Will my spouse support me? What will my mom think about everything that I’m sharing? Sound familiar?

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Growing Your Blog Without Spending Money

Growing your blog can be one of the hardest things to do for some, and the easiest for others. When it comes to growing your blog, it really is networking and being your true self. There’s nothing else that you need. If you think you need to spend thousands upon thousands of dollars on advertising, then you’re wrong. Would it help you grow your audience fast? Sure. But you’re also likely to change your brand, your voice and much more within your first year. I know I did! I started out as a relationship blogger then I moved to soap making. After a few valiant but failed efforts I finally landed on finance blogging. Why did it take me so long?

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9 Finance Bloggers You Should Know About

There are so many wonderful bloggers out there it’s hard to narrow down this list to 10 people. But, these are 10 people that I really admire because of how dedicated they are to their readership and how successful they are. My success meter isn’t necessarily defined by how much income they bring in, but more about the fact that they’re making their dreams come true through their blog and making a difference for their readership.

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Gaining Pinterest Traffic on A Budget

You guys! I’m so excited to share my new tool with you. I’ve been using Tailwind for about a month and I can’t even tell you how useful it is in growing my following on Pinterest. Seriously.

Let me give you a bit of a backstory about Pinterest. I’m on Pinterest at least once a day pinning my little heart out. Why? Because if I had to choose any social media platform, it would be Pinterest. I like the usability, functionality, and all the cool stuff that you find on there.

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Favorite Business Tools: June 2017

This month’s favorite things will will revolve around my business and the tools that I love using and would recommend to any creative entrepreneur. I decided that it was time to automate a lot of my business tools so I didn’t have to always have a hand in posting. This gives me much more time to focus on the growing the business side of things and providing useful resources for my readers!

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Position Yourself As An Expert

For some, you can brag about yourself like there’s no tomorrow. You know that you’re good at what you do and you know that you can hit a home run each and every time. If that’s you, more power to you! I’m sorta jealous – ok, more than just sorta.

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Running a Business For Cheap

Now, when you think of running your own business. Most think that it requires a huge initial start up investment. My friends – behold – my business only costs $72.12 a month to run. With an occasional additional fee for domain purchases and Squarespace site fees.

Here’s my monthly breakout in business expenses:

Adobe Creative Cloud – $53.44/month
Adobe Cloud – $10.68/month

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2017 Q1 Goals

Well, in Ashlee like fashion – I’m late to the quarterly goals post. Being on time was never really my style anyways. So, fashionably late here I come! In my journey to paying down debt I realized that I need to hold myself accountable in this journey or I’m just not going to get anything done because procrastination is a thing – hey my fellow procrastinator! I see you! So, this is one way that I’m holding myself accountable to my own goals and what I where I would like to see this blog going in the next couple of years. Feel free to join me in this accountability journey – seriously, i’m looking for fellow friends who need accountability help! Count me in.

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The Truth About Being A Creative Entrepreneur

Hey tired, exhausted, over caffeinated entrepreneur – I see you. I’m so thankful that you’re here and took a minute out of your stressful day to read this. Why? Because I’m about to dish it all. The good, the bad, but mostly the ugly when it comes to choosing the profession as a Creative Entrepreneur. When I first started out I was mesmerized by the glitz and glam that the successful entrepreneurs constantly put out.

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Developing A Routine

When running your business, time is literally money. It’s crucial to develop a daily routine that you know you can stick to and will help you be the most efficient you can be. This will save you many frustrations and allow you to recognize areas that you excel in and areas that you need to work on – or hire out.

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Creating a Consistent Brand For your Blog

We all have those friends that are flakey and bail at the last second when you’re supposed to hang out with them. Did someone just pop up in your head? Yep, I have those friends too! (You know who you are, but I still love you;) So, when you’re not showing up consistently for your tribe – you’re one of those flakey friends! Before you grab a Kleenex and a tub of ice cream...wait...who am I kidding? Go ahead and grab that tub of ice cream regardless! There’s ways to prevent you from turning into that flakey friend!  

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