In case you’re new around here, I wanted to highlight the “best of 2016” from my blog, videos, and podcast. I haven’t done a best of post on the blog before, but why not start now? Make sure to subscribe so you don’t miss out on any of the goodness coming your way in 2017! (There’s still time to fill out my reader survey if you want to see something on this blog!)
Top 5 Blog Posts of 2016
- Using Mailchimp with Squarespace
- Creating an Event Registration Form in Squarespace
- How I Use Pinterest to Book More Clients
- The ABC’s of Freelancing
- 7 Things I Wish People Had Told Me Five Years Ago
Top 5 YouTube Videos of 2016
- Squarespace vs. Wix
- Using Snapchat Filters on Your Instagram Story
- How to Send Your Freebie to Mailchimp Subscribers
- Squarespace SEO 101
- How to Start an Instagram Pod
My Favorite Podcast Episodes of 2016
- Ep. #001: Ashley Stork
- Ep. #003: Christina Ochoa
- Ep. #005: Liz Illg
- Ep. #007: Maggie Giele
- Ep. #009: Monique Melton
These are some of the valuable lessons I learned in 2016 – in large part, advice that I heard from colleagues and my podcast interviewees! There are so many more that I could list here, but these are the lessons I loved the most and want to remember in 2017!
Tough doesn’t mean wrong
Growing pains doesn’t mean you’re doing something wrong. Just because things are tough, doesn’t mean you need to completely change your business, or quit. Of course, this doesn’t mean to completely ignore the bad times either. If it goes on for more than a couple of months, it may be time to re-evaluate things.
We need to stop under-valuing ourselves. Pricing takes some trial and error, that’s for sure. But, we need to stick to our guns and charge what we’re worth. Don’t let others (including clients) diminish the worth of your work.
Try it, tweak it
We can’t predict the future. We don’t know if a particular product or service is going to sell or flop. But, the unknown should not hold you back from trying new things. Don’t be afraid to fail! If you try something and it doesn’t work, it doesn’t mean the end of your business. Make adjustments, get feedback, and try again.