Slowly but surely, winter is creeping up on us all once again. During this time of year, the chill is perhaps the most prevalent thing that makes us really feel the power of the cold weather. Frost will come early in the morning which will either wake you up quicker or force you to give into the temptation to stay in your warm bed for longer. All throughout the day, even the sun will get duller and the sunshine less powerful, eventually bowing down to the bitter cold. It’s times like these that we find a good hot drink of something that’s beneficial to our bodies and minds will hit the spot and satisfy us. Often the natural thought it to have a big home-cooked meal that’s going to heat up our insides and give us the energy to face another tomorrow. However, drinks that have medicinal qualities concentrate the nutrients, minerals, and vitamins we need, allow them to be digested in liquid form, which will, in turn, enter our system much quicker. Therefore as part of a healthy breakfast, these drinks should be catered for and given more priority if we’re going to look for something healthwise when it comes to helping our bodies maintain our internal anatomy. (more…)
A desk job may not seem like dangerous work. However, in the long run, it can cause all kinds of health problems. Fortunately, there are ways to stop your desk job eating away at your health. Here are just a few ways to fight back and stay healthy.(more…)
If you want to be an entrepreneur, but you have it in your head that you’re not going to have to do any real work, think again! Getting your hands dirty as an entrepreneur is actually very important. In this post, I’m going to discuss why it’s so important and some of the things you can do to make sure you’re getting it right! (more…)
Blogging has fast become a career for many these days, and we are now hearing of many success stories with people earning astronomical salaries from their blogs. Bravo to them I say. But, that doesn’t mean to say that because it has been done, you can’t get a piece of the action. The truth is, the digital career is so vast that so many people have a blog these days and each and every one of them has the potential to earn something from their blog. How crazy is that? But, not everyone wants to, and some people just don’t know how.
There’s nothing more important than keeping a close eye to your Instagram Analytics if wanna get Instagram followers fast. I’ve recently followed this Instagram course by a successful Instagram influencer with 1.8 million followers and she also says, post when your audience is online. And yeah, that makes sense right?
There are many paid possibilities to get in-depth analytics and you can use Instagram’s own analytics.
I prefer some free tools to be honest, because they offer much more useful information. Today I wanted to share them with you so you can get successful on Instagram too!
You’d be forgiven for assuming that snapchat is a tool which teens use to flirt and send silly photos of each other, because largely, it is just that. However, snapchat can actually be a money-making tool for your business and drive in extra sales.(more…)
So, this is new! I started income reports when I first started this blog, but then somewhere along the line I quit. Life got too hectic. And it still is. Life is messy, especially when you travel fulltime most of the time.
But that’s the exact reason why I need to publish income reports again. To keep track of things, to reflect and to set proper (public) goals.
When I first started out with taking my blog serious and aiming for five-figure months, I gained a LOT from reading all these income reports. I’m pretty sure this will be one of the most valuable blog posts I’ve ever written for new bloggers, so please read along! (more…)
Working on the go is a specific art that requires a particular skillset to excel at. Believe it nor, but having to meet your assignment deadlines (self-imposed or set by an employer) in a hotel, hostel or coffee shop, isn’t quite the same as doing it an office.
It’s me, Mario! Today I’m introducing something new: a weekly post with my goals, photos, and vlogs from the past week to reflect, look back and be a little more personal on the blog.
When I first started this blog I wanted to get super personal, but along the way, with a busy work life I kinda neglected this aspect, and I think it’s time to bring it back!
I’d like to recap my Instagram + Snapchat Stories here, as they disappear after a while and I put a lot of effort in it (no shame). It comes very naturally to me to create them, but it doesn’t really come naturally to me to share everything I do. So maybe I can work on this by publishing them here as well.
With a monthly income report, a look inside my life and accountability! I’m a goal digger and write my goals down every. single. day. multiple. times.
Don’t ask me why, but it feels good to stay focused. Without goals, I’m lost, and without to do lists, I’m drowning.
Without goals, I’m lost, and without to do lists, I’m drowning.
I decided to share my weekly goals + to do lists with you to give you a behind the scenes look. This helped me a lot when I was starting out, so hopefully, you like it too!
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I’m Noni May and I work as a blogger, online business owner, and writer/photographer. I’m committed to helping bloggers, small biz owners, solopreneurs, entrepreneurs & professionals create a business + life they’re happy about through awesome automations, content marketing, PR/free publicity and the right tools for an awesome digital nomad lifestyle and kick-ass photography!
I help bloggers and entrepreneurs via courses, business and blog coaching and services. I have two free courses and I provide a ton of free stuff here on the blog!
Besides business, blogging, social media, marketing/PR and money talk, I also blog about all things travel! I travel as often as possible, I’d call myself a digital nomad. Some of the things I also write about are travel guides, travel hacks and about the digital nomad lifestyle.
I have previously worked with brands like Disney, Uber, Universal, Bacardi, Levi’s, Lipton Ice Tea, National Bank of Australia, Melbourne Racing Club, Ecosia, Australian Open, Mailchimp, TEDx, Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, Kinfolk Magazine and more.
If you want to work with me, click here.
If you want to learn more about my online courses about blogging, money, productivity and PR click here.
Recap last week:
Last week I worked 72 hours exact on my businesses. It’s the first week since I’ve been back from fulltime traveling (3 weeks now) that I have tracked my hours, so it was a biggie. I didn’t realize I worked this much because I worked 7 days but I still had a lot of time to work out, meet friends and Netflix. How awesome! I guess it’s all about priorities and ambition. The first weeks after coming back I had such a hard time just sitting for hours and hours, as all I did traveling was exploring and hiking. But I’m starting to get into the work hard mode again.
It feels so good to match my working hours to my ambition, as fulltime traveling is an awesome way to live, but it’s hard not be able to work as much as you want without a proper iMac or wifi (hi Australia – I’m talking about you!).
I also realized that my income will massively grow if I work more than 10 hours a week, which is a great motivator. It sounds obvious, but when you can make a living off just working a couple of hours, it’s really easy to just chill. But now I’d like to go big.
Here are the to do’s for this week (weekly Goals):
Publish the 3-part video training that I’ve recorded to show you all how to make a living as a blogger with <10k followers. It’s not too late to sign-up and join the training <10k followers, >$10k income.
Work on my content strategy for the rest of 2017. I’d like to write and schedule all the content for 2017, so I can focus on my courses the rest of the year. I also have a couple of awesome collaborations lined up, so I can’t wait to have a little bit more freedom without daily writing (which I absolutely love!).
Publish my first income report of 2017 (yes really!). I decided to pick up the income reports again, as it’s a great way for bloggers and online entrepreneurs to learn how others earn their income online. Click here to read my income reports.
Do my admin + taxes from quarter 3. Yaay 😐 (I use Freshbooks)
Get started with Linx, a great solution to add multiple links to your Instagram bio! Check it out here, it’s completely free!
I’m launching two new courses this month, and although the content is all set, I still have a ton of things to do from sales + cart pages, visuals, funnels, email marketing and more. I’ll talk about this more when I can – stay updated by signing up for my newsletter.
I have a couple of cool Instagram collaborations coming, so I need to shoot the content.
I want to update a couple of old blog posts that didn’t meet their potential or that are outdated. Last week I wrote a blog post about this and the best tips on how to update your old blog posts, including the checklist I personally use to increase my traffic and income by doing so!
Shut down the hosting accounts I don’t use. I’ve recently purchased another Bluehost hosting account, but I don’t really need it now. I also have a Squarespace site that I need to downgrade. ????
Get started with ClickFunnels. I recently got started with ClickFunnels and I can’t wait to set up my funnels!
Work on my Shopify store. I’ve set everything up, but I still need to decide on a great selection of products to sell.
I wanted to try some Fiverr gigs, like buying a bundle of 20 Pinterest visuals with text that I deliver for just $5. Usually, I created them myself, but I want to experiment more with different designs. I’ve quite an advanced Pinterest strategy already by using a combination of Tailwind and Boardbooster, but I’d like to try this – even if it’s off brand.
Inbox zero. I’m terrible at email, I often don’t check my email for days. Hopefully, I can get through it this week to start next week with a clean sleeve.
I’m hosting a Q&A soon, you can still send in questions (via Twitter!)
Write a press release. Learn more about my free publicity strategy that gets me in the press for free here.
And here are some weekly tasks I always schedule in my planning:
Schedule Instagram posts + stories (as far as that’s possible!) with Planoly and Later.
Schedule my Pinterest pins + campaigns with Boardbooster and Tailwind + add new blog posts to Tailwind Tribes (click here to read more about the tribes and how to use them).
Keep track of my working hours + income. I use TopTracker to track my hours now that Timely only has a paid version.
Send out my weekly newsletter. I use Convertkit for my blog newsletter as Convertkit is specially made for bloggers. I use Infusionsoft and Aweber for my business + press newsletters (different lists) because they demand more complex strategies. I did set up an easily automated PR strategy with Convertkit for new bloggers though – read more about it here.
Update / create new courses. I have a couple of online courses that DO demand constant updates + creation. It’s not completely passive as many people think, but it can be when you need a week or so off. I use this platform to publish my online courses for free.
Backup my photos / WordPress / iPhone / Computers etc. With this in mind, I’d literally die if I would use everything! I use OneDrive to backup automatically. I can give you a 0.5 GB bonus for free if you sign-up via this link.
Personal goal list:
Work at least 50 hours. Just because I get so much more done when I’m focused and making a lot of hours. Working is what I love to do, so this won’t be a problem. I mean, I get to take photos, write and connect with like-minded people. How awesome?
Go to the gym 6 times (and/or walk at least 10k steps a day, preferably more). In Oz, I’d walk 20k a day, but of course, I need more time to take 20.000 steps, so I’m ok with 10.000. Since doing so I feel so much healthier, so I can definitely recommend it to everyone. On a busy day filled with appointments and meetings I easily hit 10.000, but on a focused and productive day behind the computer, I only reach (iek!) about 500 steps. So I made getting my steps in a priority.
Last week I received my Law of Attraction cards and I already love them. The design is beautiful and they definitely lift my spirits! I draw a card each morning and try to focus on that during the day. They help me focus on the positive. I always purchase my books from this site because they ship for free (worldwide delivery!) and ALWAYS have the cheapest deals and every book I need – I don’t get how it’s possible, but it saves me so much $$!
If there’s one thing that’s sure to stop a lot of people from starting their own businesses, it’s number. For some reason, people think that you have to be a whiz with finance in order to run a successful company. But that’s not always the case.
In fact, it can often be the exact opposite. You need the ideas, drive, and determination to make a business work, and numerical skills can just be a sideline to that. That being said, when you do start making money, from blogging or another business venture, you may need to know exactly what to do about the financial side of things. And these ideas are here to help you keep things under control as best as you can.(more…)
Are you putting a lot of effort in your content creation but aren’t you near making any money with it? It might not only be a visitor or following problem.
Many creators think that it’s important to have a massive following when it comes to becoming a full-time creator that gets paid but that’s not it.
Of course, if no one seems to notice your blog, it’s disappointing, but it’s worse when you make these 6 blog mistakes too. Make sure you also read my Ultimate Guide To Blogging because it’s packed with actionable steps and information to become a professional blogger.
In a world where we’re all connected to the internet constantly, business promotion should be easy. There are more ways than ever for potential customers to find your company. You can run ads for mass appeal, sit back, and then wait for the customers to run to you.
It doesn’t always worth like that, though. In fact, it could be argued that the internet is the problem rather than the solution. Sure, it’s easier to promote your business nowadays– but that also means it’s easier for other businesses to promote themselves. As a result of all these companies swimming along in cyberspace and competing for attention, capturing a potential customer base is still a time-consuming task. You’ve got more competition than ever.
So, if your promotional attempts are in need of some fine-tuning, why not try one of the methods below to help you stand out?(more…)