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How to Make Easy Passive Income Online With a Free Challenge or Mini-Course (The Ick-Free Upgrade Technique)

  |   Blog Income Report, Business Tips, Classy Marketing   |   66 Comments

Want a simple, no-hassle way to make passive income for your blog or business AND grow your email list? It's not as hard as you think, and you can do it without a scary launch or crazy webinars. (Perfect for introverts + beginners!) Click to read the full tutorial on Olyvia.co

Let's say you've never released a product online and you're terrified. You're terrified because not only are you scared to pull off a "big launch," the truth is -- #letsbehonest -- you don't even know HOW.

Webinars? Sales emails? Instagram parties? Excuse me, but oh. my. gosh. and WTH.

Or, maybe you have launched big before. (In which case I say, you are amazing!) But your hands are full and you're looking for a different, simple way to monetize your blog -- something that's low key, straightforward, and that will continue to bring in consistent passive income without any uncomfortable promotion OR continual sales-y fanfare on your part.

Whichever camp you fall into, this blog post is for you.

Today I'm teaching you all about The Ick-Free Upgrade technique, a monetization strategy for your blog or business that:

1. Does not require a big email list. (In fact, you don't need an email list at all to start doing this and be successful, AND it's going to help you build one at the same time -- #winning.)

2. Is extremely affordable to set up. (All that's required financially is a mass email marketing provider [I use Mailchimp - #afflink] that allows you to set up a simple automated email sequence. To do this in Mailchimp you need to use their upgraded version, which costs as little as $10/mo depending on how many subscribers you have. With ~ 1-3 sales of your product you'll recoup the cost.)

3. Demands exactly 0 promo efforts by you other than the normal promotion you would do for a blog post or email opt-in gift. (In other words, you decide how much and in what way you make people aware of it -- there's no pressure to be a pushy saleswoman or bubbly ball...

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91+ Outrageously Helpful Blog Posts That Will Make You A Better Blogger + Biz Owner

  |   Blogging Tips, Business Tips, Resources   |   39 Comments

91+ of the best blog posts out there to help you launch your online brand, blog successfully, market yourself on social media, deal with clients + customers, and more!

If you have Too Many Open Browser Tabs Syndrome you're not going to like me for this post (as a fellow sufferer I know the struggle is real, so I hope you can forgive me) -- but I promise, there is so much insane usefulness here if you want to:

  • start blogging (for hobby or biz)
  • improve the blog/website you already have
  • start or grow your email list
  • use social media like a #boss
  • become the overall smartest online business owner, entrepreneur, solopreneur, infopreneur, etc.


So, despite the fact you're going to have 91+ tabs open to check out all the stellarness (just made that word up, thanks), what I'm saying is this: you're going to be grateful you did, my good friend.
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How To Create Your Own Worksheets In Adobe InDesign (And Make Pro Freebies + Digital Products)

  |   Blogging Tips, Branding, Business Tips   |   39 Comments

Tutorial: how to create your own worksheets in Adobe InDesign. (Also great for making your own blog printables, planners, digital products, etc.) Includes a free InDesign worksheet file download.

Today I'm shaking in my cowgirl boots because I get to introduce you to one of my best biz pals. (Okay, just kidding, this Montana girl doesn't wear cowgirl boots -- but I am legit excited.)

Say hello to Adobe InDesign.



You can do a lot with the app -- like make e-books, pamphlets, mini-mags, brochures, posters, planners, and other printables -- but today I want to show you how you can use it to easily make your own pro, custom worksheets.

(That you then might want to give away as your email opt-in gift, include within blog posts, or sell for [real!] money.)

To go with this tutorial I've also included a free InDesign file download at the end of this post so that you can play around with a pre-made worksheet; be sure to pick that up before you go.

Oh, and if you don't have InDesign yet? Check it out here (btw, not an affiliate link) -- it's $19.99/mo on its own or $49.99/mo if you want Photoshop, Illustrator, Lightroom, and all the other Adobe apps included.

You can also get a 30-day free trial if you want to play around with it first. Plus: it works on PC and Mac -- which always makes me happy.

Let's get started, shall we? We shall, my friends, we shall!

Here's how to create your own worksheets in Adobe InDesign:
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The Epic 21 Day Brand Impressions Detox for Digital Business Owners

  |   Blogging Tips, Business Tips, Reputation, Resources   |   53 Comments

Making an A+ first impression online is so important as a small business owner, freelancer, or entrepreneur! This free email course is out of this world helpful in improving your website + social media accounts so that you look credible + professional to potential clients and customers.

Hello again, friends. :) Since absence makes the heart grow fonder, I just know that right about now you consider me your greatest online love.

This month marks the Olyvia.co 1 year birthday -- wild, right?! -- and to celebrate with you I wanted to create something cool + helpful you could use to refresh your blog + social media accounts + brand reputation (and look 10x more pro online).

So, for the last 2.5 weeks I've been buried in InDesign + Illustrator + Mailchimp working (fun, but I missed you!) -- and what I came up with is this:

A 21 day free detox for your brand's online spaces.

(Henceforth known as "The 21 Day Brand Impressions Detox" -- because I like to make things sound all official like that.)

It's for new and intermediate level bloggers, freelancers, creative business owners, coaches & consultants, solopreneurs, and anyone with a personal brand online who wants to:

1. Make certain that their online presence screams "modern" and "professional" -- not "dated" or "amateur"

2. Do a serious, effective cleaning of their digital spaces so things look bright + clean, not dull or junky

3. Get a (virtual) kick in the derrière to take their brand up a notch, and have some laughs along the way (totally at my expense, I assure you)

Here's how to get started:
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