You may have, if you’re visiting the Journal through something other than a feed reader, noticed the affiliate links along the right-hand side of the page. I’ve read many a smart piece about why folks do or don’t feel comfortable using affiliate links; I, personally, have never considered it controversial because I have truly purchased, with my own money, every program and e-book that I’m an affiliate for, and highly recommend all of them as some of my favorite resources. And so I thought I’d share with you in a brief entry what my experiences have been like with these resources, as well as what they’ve done for me.
Small Business Bodyguard was one of the first investments that I ever made in my business, and I haven’t regretted it for a second. This robust and information-packed program contains sound legal advice and more, ranging from, “Is an S-Corp more sound for me than an LLC or sole proprietorship?”, to, “I need a good freelance contract—where can I find one?” The templates alone are worth the price of admission: created by a working lawyer, you’ll find useful templates for an enormous number of legal documents. Highly recommended.
Created by Rachel MacDonald and Tara Bliss, this spiritually-minded e-book is an excellent primer to the “woo-woo” side of life. Should you be interested in manifestation, meditation, and a combination of introspection and trusting the Universe, this gorgeously designed volume is for you. I purchased it during the worst year of my life, printed it out and bound it, and ended up scribbling notes all over the worksheets and chapters while sitting in a papasan in a tiny old house in New Orleans.
If you’re a freelancer, solopreneur, or the captain of a small entrepreneurial team, you may have partaken in any number of business-oriented online classes—I certainly have, and results have been mixed (to put it mildly). The E-Letter Atelier came about at a time when I was struggling mightily with my e-letter (also known as a tiny letter or newsletter). What the heck was I supposed to write about? How would I promote my products without sounding like a sleazeball? How regularly should I release a new letter? These questions, and much more, were put to rest by this class, which I maintain is the best e-course I’ve ever taken—now available as a self-paced course.
I am probably what they call a “power user” of Impossible Project film; if you poke around in my fridge, you’re bound to find a stack behind the zucchini. The Impossible Project makes films for old-school Polaroid cameras, as well as selling Polaroid cameras and camera accessories. They’re the best at what they do; and if you’re a Polaroid user, do get to know them. You won’t regret it.
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