3 tips on how to build your business when you move to a new city

Uprooting your life for a move is difficult. Doing that when you’re an entrepreneur with a geographically based business is even harder. It can feel super intimidating to build a business in a new city. And even if you’re not navigating those waters, finding creative ways to grow and thrive in business right where you […]

Apr 10, 2019


4 design secrets on how to boost opt ins on your landing page to get more conversions

If you’ve spent a single minute in Megan Martin‘s presence or experienced even a tiny bit of her genius, you know she is something special. In our friend group, we affectionately call her the Creative Unicorn because she has some kind of crazy array of talents and skills and expertise that can wow just about […]

Mar 13, 2019


Lauren Carnes Photography Features

It’s officially been a year since launching my new website redesign on the Showit platform. It had been a long, long time coming. So long, in fact, that by the time I launched a new site I had been offering services to clients that my old website only mentioned in a single paragraph for over […]

Mar 6, 2019


how to create contagious content

Today’s guest blog post is from another dear friend, fellow co-leader at our annual conference, The Mastermind Retreat, hedgehog mama, and expert in viral content – Callie Lindsey, of Callie Lindsey Photography. We’ve always joked about how Callie has a knack for creating contagious content – from her hedgehog fame (you’ll learn more about this below!) to […]

Feb 6, 2019


Tips for tackling your inbox and getting to inbox zero

I actually really LIKE emails. When I worked at the PR agency, people always came to me for email tips on how to manage their inbox, reach inbox zero, & actually get results from the emails they were sending. I mean, my inbox sometimes can feel like a death trap, sure, but overall, I really […]

Jan 30, 2019


All hail the queen! “Content is king” they say, or in my case, “queen,” because I believe wholeheartedly that content is the way to your audience’s heart. Content makes things relevant, inspirational, and accessible… and makes selling a breeze. But what happens when you’re down to last tick of the clock with no content to share? Inspiration goes […]

Jan 16, 2019


What registering for a baby taught me about sales and selling

There were a few things I really struggled with in the whole baby prep process. Sure, the normal stuff like first trimester yuck, but the main recurring theme was related to DECISIONS. So many decisions… especially in the baby registry phase. A friend explained baby registries to me this way: you’re making a wish list […]

Dec 4, 2018


3 things to do before you start pitching new business

We’ve all heard about the (in)famous elevator pitch. And for many of us when we think about pitching… we think simultaneously: “salesy” “skeezy” or “scammy.” But I promise it doesn’t have to be that way. In fact, I personally love pitching. It feels natural… and not because I trained at the Used Car Salesman Academy […]

Nov 28, 2018


Last week I shared about planning for maternity leave (or a sabbatical) as a creative entrepreneur. The post featured 11 things I did in advance to prepare to take a 3-4 month maternity leave with my first baby boy (who could be here any day now!). But one of the key elements to that planning was […]

Nov 14, 2018


How to position yourself as a speaker and educator

There are two #goals that seem to be floating around in the creative industry. The coveted “6-figure business” status (and lately, multi-6-figure business, it seems) and to be known as an educator & speaker. First: let me start by saying a couple things: You don’t have to have those goals on your Powersheets in order […]

Oct 31, 2018