4 Reading Tips for Busy People

A new way to read.

Busy person, you can find the time to read. Yes, you can keep up with the latest entrepreneurial book when your time is limited. In the year 2020, there is more than one way to read a book. I love reading.  My issue is time. Time is of the essence when you are a working mom, podcaster, teacher . . . you get the point.

Taking a moment out to read is essential for growing your business, brand, what have you.  The question is how can you don’t have any time? It’s easy if you follow my tips.

Audible

My number one tip is to stop reading and start listening to books. Now if you’re thinking about books on tape wake up and walk into the twenty-first century.  Platforms like Audible are like Netflix for books. You pay a monthly fee and you are able to listen to an allotted amount of books per month depending on your subscription.  

Apple Books 

The easiest place for me to buy an audiobook is on my phone. Apple Books is my go-to source for audiobooks.  I would rather buy an audiobook outright so that I can have it as a point of reference.  Apple Books are awesome and just like Audible, you are able to listen anywhere that you can use Bluetooth technology.  Of course, you can purchase print books to read on your phone as well too. 

Summary Books

Summary books do just what you are thinking, summarizing books and getting you right to the point.  Although I haven’t used a summary book since Cliff Notes when I was a high school student, I wish I had them after I read . . . well, get into that some other time.  

Listen

Are you listening to the Teacher Ces Podcast? Make sure you hear episode eight where I give you my review on the latest books.

What are your tips for upping your productivity when it comes to reading?  Leave your comments below.

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A Dream Vision Board

As the year is coming to a slow end and 2020 is on the horizon, I have created a vision board that will be a dream for your future. Become a vision board professional. By becoming a vision board professional, you will create goals, plan, manifest, and have the goals come into fruition. What the heck is a vision board anyway?

What’s a visual board?

Let’s do this for the month of January 2020. I want you to be the best person that you can be! It might sound corny but what do you have to lose? You can turn your dream into a vision and your vision into a reality. I am linking a free copy of my vision board kit below:

Free Resource

Creating a Vision, free resource for January 2020

Leave your goals in the comments below so we can get 2020 started on the right note!

Getting Started, Pinterest Business

Pinterest Business
My newest e-book.

Why Should My Business Be On Pinterest?

Have you wanted to get started on Pinterest for Busines but have no idea where to start? I have heard your cries! I have created a how to get started on Pinterest for business guide for you.

Tell Me More!

In case you do not already know, Pinterest is for more than just cooking, crafting, and fashion. Many businesses have gotten ahold of the power of Pinterest in generating clients to their websites. There are a lot of people who would jump on the Pinterest wagon if they only knew how . . .

How to Get Started on Pinterest for Business?

Pinterest accounts for business should not be time-consuming or difficult to open. However, for many people it is. Keeping the frustration factor in mind, I have created my first e-course to get you started. I will walk you through each step and explain how you will open your Pinterest business account. You will definitely need a Pinterest business account, even if you already have a personal account. The Pinterest business account is free and will give you the analytical information you need to see how your pins are performing.

Tell Me More About It!

I have been a Pinterest user for at least eight years. The first time I experienced Pinterest, I did not like it. It looked very busy and I did not revisit again for some time later. When I went back to Pinterest I had a better understanding of how it worked. Pinterest uses pins that generate interest that will generate traffic to whatever your pin is selling. It could be anything from recipes to marketing your product.

Buy It Now!

Pinterest Business
My newest e-book.

Four Easy Steps to Creating a Successful Subscription Box Service

Have you ever thought about how a monthly or weekly successful subscription box service is a great way to make shopping more convenient? Additionally, subscription boxes are an amazing way to introduce consumers to new products. 

A great shopping experience is not consuming all your time waiting in long lines. That is so exhausting and stressful!  As an entrepreneur, we always want to give our customers the best experience. We want them to feel pampered and satisfied. Imagine when all they need to do is subscribe and pick the box that they feel and know they needed. Then, deliver it right to their doorsteps!

Does it sound amazing? Running a successful subscription box services can bring you money and create a list of happy subscribers and consumers. 

Indeed.

tea box package

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Want to join the bandwagon of business owners that run a successful subscription box service? Explore and apply these strategies to all your products and services.

Read on and learn with us as we unearth some things you have to know. Before starting a monthly subscription boxes business.

#1: Start with a good business idea that will work with a successful subscription box.

An idea is the powerful ground of a business.  When we talk about the concept of a product or service, its appeal to the market is essential. Plus, coupled with the convenience that you are offering to them.

To get started with a successful subscription box business,  you need to select your niche.

A niche is a particular group of people or market for your product or services. Like makeup kits for people who love glamour and fashion, or books for the bookworms.

Then, know who you are competing with. To do this, you can check out Cratejoy Marketplace, and get some ideas.

Identify your customers.

Niche is a broader sense in targeting your customers. So, you need to dig in deeper and dissect the information to have and get your real potential users. You can cleverly do this by researching about your competitor’s customers. Take time to study the gender, age, income, and others.

#2: Set up your subscription business in the best platform.

Setting up a successful subscription box business is not really as easy as 1-2-3. But choosing the best platform that will help you in moving the boxes.

To consider in the selection:

  • Easy to use.  Use a platform which has built-in ready to use templates which you can customize that will fit your brand.
  • Billing. Get a system that would allow you for a recurring billings that is likely to be used for subscription boxes.
  • Think of the best marketing strategy. A platform that will help you in acquiring customers. A well-visited market place in a certain platform is a good avenue to get potential buyers.

#3: Find the product.

Your product must be something that your suppliers can provide. So, before starting a business such this, scout for a good supplier. Below are some of your options:

  • Local Stores
  • Wholesalers
  • Online E-commerce

#4: Pre-launch Website

Setting up your pre-launch website. It should match design for a subscription box business. Once the pre-launch phrase has completed, getting your customer’s orders would be next.

To learn more, visit Cratejoy and see if this business set up works for you.

Conclusion

Depending on the response of your target market, especially on the initial phase of the set-up. With the best information that you have gathered, study and think of the best product that will fit. Then, study every step of the way.

Make sure that you have understood and is willing to sacrifice for the success of your business.

Resources

The Logistics of Starting a Subscription Box: 3 Things You Need to Consider

4 Things You Need to Start a Subscription Box Business

How to Start a Subscription Box Business in 5 Steps

How to Start a Subscription Box Business in 8 Simple Steps

Summer Jobs for People Who Don’t Want to Really Work

Let me get this straight. It is summer you need or want a job, but you don’t want to work. This does not even sound possible. Well, it isn’t. The money will not fall from the sky. The money will not grow on trees. However, you can earn a little extra money from website testing. I have covered website testing on my blog before. Now you can have several options and earn a little extra income as well.

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