#SolopreneurSanity Wallpapers

We’re back with a couple of fun backgrounds for your laptop, desktop, iPhone, or iPad. They showcase key phrases from our Solopreneur Sanity Handbook -- we hope that they'll serve as useful daily reminders!helpful-desktop


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The Prior to the Hire Ebook is Here!

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For more than two years now, we've been talking to industry professionals from photographers to social media managers, virtual assistants to graphic designers, lawyers to accountants, and other specialists that you might one day need in your corner. Here's what they shared: expert knowledge of what you need to know and do before hiring them. Because, fellow solopreneur, as we always preach: going it alone shouldn't feel lonely, and you simply cannot do it all (as much as we might try!).

When you're ready to get a specialist on your side, Prior to the Hire will give you what you need to build a successful working relationship.

Fun facts about the ebook:

  • 51 professionals featured
  • 11 categories: photographers, virtual assistants, copywriters, SEO experts, lawyers, accountants, designers, developers, event planners, social media managers, business coaches
  • 34 pages

And, of course, one easy way to download!

PS -- When it comes time to hire, might we suggest any one of the pros in our One Woman Shop Directory?

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November Wallpaper: Coffee- All It Needs is More

We're back with another wallpaper for you! We'd wager a bet that 93.7% of the One Woman Shop community enjoys a nice stiff piping hot mug of coffee on a near-daily basis- it's part of the entrepreneurial lifestyle, right?

No matter how you choose to enjoy it, we bet you'll agree- the only thing it needs is more!

more coffee wallpaper

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P.P.S. Our webinar on personal branding is happening tomorrow, November 6, at 2pm EST. Are you on the list yet?

(7 More) Things to Do When There’s Nothing to Do

Do you feel like it's feast or famine in your solo business? You're definitely not alone- we all deal with up and down periods, especially at the beginning. Lauren Caselli recently shared five tips for what to do when there's nothing to do in your business, but we're back with even more ideas for you that will keep your business in order, expand your network, and help you maintain your sanity.

Connect with your email subscribers: When's the last time you did a little research on the people on your email list? Look through the list, Google search each name, find their email address, and shoot them a quick personal email. Don't have an email list? Set one up now!

Go through Twitter followers and Facebook likes: Your followers and those who like your Facebook page only see a fraction of the things you post- ensure that they see everything by finding their email address and asking if you could add them to your email list. Follow back the accounts that you find beneficial.

Recategorize your blog: Having a streamlined system of categories and tags on your blog ensures that people can actually find content that is relevant to their interests. Don't overdo it with categories and tags- how will readers know which one to click if there's a bunch that are essentially the same thing? Be consistent- use SEO or Search Engine Optimization, but not both. Here's a great resource on how to use tags effectively.

Clear off computer desktop: Is your desktop covered with downloads, documents, and screenshots? Organize them to speed up your computer and ensure that you can easily find items.

Update WordPress plugins: If you're using WordPress for your blog or website, you should be using plugins for added functionality. Unfortunately, they can become outdated quickly, so take a few minutes to update them regularly.

Add new contacts on LinkedIn: If you've been to a networking event lately or met new business friends online, take a few minutes to keep your LinkedIn network up-to-date. You never know when you'll want one of your contacts to facilitate an introduction for you!

Add new sites to your Feedly account: We're sure you have a few tried-and-true blogs and website that you read every day, but now's the time to add a few more by searching or asking your network for their suggestions. Don't have a Feedly account yet? Sign up now!

P.S. If you like these suggestions, be sure to download our Nothing to Do printable- just print, cut along the dotted lines, and pick out one of our suggestions when you have some down time in your business!