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January 2015 Blog Income + Traffic Report

  |   Blog Income Report   |   31 Comments

The January blog income and traffic report: my tips on increasing visitors' time on site, setting up passback ad tags, + more.

It's a new year (February already? what?) and I'm excited to dive into some of the behind-the-scenes of how I made my money with my blog last month.

(My hope is that by doing these income reports you can you can learn along with me, so please let me know in the comments if there's something more or different that you'd like me touch on next time!)

If you're just joining me, this is my third month monetizing the Olyvia blog. The first month I made about $90 and the second I made only $2.

Let's see what happens!
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Want To Know How To Delight Your Customers? 13 Savvy Business Women Share Their Best Tips!

  |   Business Tips, Customer Service, Reputation   |   40 Comments

Great small business tips from successful women on how you can impress your customers and look like a professional. A must read for the entrepreneurs, freelancers, Etsy shop owners, and other creatives.

Knowing how to delight your customers is a big deal, and something that really, truly, seriously intimidates a lot of new entrepreneurs + freelancers.

I know because when my freelance business in web and graphic design started getting serious (you know, I wasn't doing things for free-ish), the burden to make sure my clients liked me + my work was super heavy.

I felt -- and still feel -- that the entire key to my success in business was going to hinge on how my clients perceived me. And THAT would depend entirely on how well I could serve them.

This would have to be achieved not just by doing GOOD work (hellooo -- clearly a non-negotiable!), but by making sure their entire experience with me was pleasant, smooth and, well, utterly delightful.

I know back then I was hungry for any and all simple advice from people in a similar space as me on how to deliver this great customer experience , which is why I decided to pull together the collective brains of some impressive entrepreneurial women in this post today.

They have been incredibly generous to share the little, unassuming things they do that make a biiiig impact on their customer happiness, and I'm so SO excited to pass them on to you.

Here's what they had to share with me:
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7 Pithy Quotes From The Middle Ages That Will Help You Run A Soaring Business Today

  |   Business Tips, Classy Marketing, Customer Service, Reputation   |   11 Comments

These 7 quotes out of the Middle Ages will boost your business savvy, woo your customers, + make you a happier business owner.

You're probably wondering how I came up with such a loopy topic.

Middle Ages? Business quotes? Wha?

All I can say is that I have a slight obsession with both subjects and decided the only fitting thing to do was to mash the two together and see what kind of mess I could create.

Forgive me.
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