I keep being asked if I’m taking time off over the holidays.
Which is a legitimate question.
Everyone needs a break, right?
And online entrepreneurs are sometimes reluctant to take time off because of the 24 x 7 nature of our businesses.
But I’m planning to get more done over the holidays while things are reasonably quiet, not less. And that’s because I love what I do (at least most of the time.)
I know people talk about treating your business as a business and not as a hobby but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy it.
Maybe there should be a word for that like hobbusiness because it’s like a hobby that pays rather than one that costs money 🤣
Having said all that, I will take some time off over the holidays to spend time with my family, to read, to walk my dog, to binge watch stuff on TV, to bake cookies, to see friends but probably not whole days.
Because there are some ideas I’m itching to explore, some training I want to do, some things I want to create, and I love that.
So “working” over the holidays is absolutely fine by me. I just think work is the wrong word for it. 😊
Now I think about it, I’m kinda living the tagline on my website “Build a biz that makes you smile.”
If your business is not making you smile, if it’s stressing you out, and it feels too much like hard slog, chances are that your business model is not in tune with who you are and what you love. Take some time over the holidays to think about what would inspire you, what would make you smile and be ready to set that in motion in January so you can make your own work feel more like play.
In any case, whatever you do over the holidays, enjoy them!
CHRISTMAS EVE GIFTS from Di AND Sue
It’s Day 24 of Di and Sue’s advent calendar and there’s a gift from each of them – no coupon needed. Free for TODAY only.
New Revenue Stream?
If you’re still not sure of your primary business model for next year or you simply want to add a new revenue stream to your business, the perfect bundle of products has gone on sale today.
I bought the 2020 pack last year, and I’m getting my own copy of this bundle, because it gave me a whole lot of ideas for my business.
It’s a great way to see what you could do and you’ll quickly understand the basics of each revenue model and how to get started.
Tip: Use these products as a launchpad for further research. Go deeper into the model of your choice than other buyers before you start so you can put your own spin on things and check out the model too 😊
NEW! Surprise from Helen (TODAY only)
It’s day 24 (very close to the end 😭) of the DIGITAL DIVAS Advent Calendar and behind door #24, you’ll find a pretty surprise from Helen.
This Advent event is brought to you by Digital Divas Melody, Ruthie, Stephanie, Helen, and me. Every day, you’ll find a new freebie or mega discount from one of the Divas’ sites, and the deal is only good for that day. Check back on the site (or here in the newsletter) every day so you don’t miss out as the gift or deal will change out at around 10am US Eastern each morning.
Grab today’s super-value deal here by clicking “GET THIS DEAL” on door 24 💕
LAST DAY: MICHELLE’S BIRTHDAY SALE
It’s not really Michelle’s birthday but her site is one year old and she’s having a 50% off sale on her whole site.
Use code BIRTHDAYONE to get the discount.
GRAB ALL THE CONTENT YOU NEED FOR 2022
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Even better, you can try out a product or two and when you see the quality for yourself, use the coupon again and fill your content calendar for 2022! Use the coupon as often as you like until the 26th!
(There’s a link beside each product so you can get more information but you can select several in one go on that page to avoid having to check out multiple times)
50% OFF at Content Drafts
I love the packages at Content Drafts and already have five of them but I see that Nicole now has 24 available so it’s time for me to go shopping and I’ll need to make my choice soon!
I love the extra long quality articles in these packages as they make great pillar posts plus you get supporting articles and also quiz content that I’ve never seen anywhere else!
See all available packages and get 50% off with coupon HOLIDAYS
Enjoy the holidays and I’ll be back soon with more tips, freebies, and some offers but only the ones I personally think are great value and know the quality to be good
(My bonus will be available in your account when you sign up through my link here)
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