Do you have 101 things on your plate?

Are you working even while sleeping?

Or constantly thinking about how to promote your new blog post/biz?

Welcome to the world of online entrepreneurship where the to-d0’s never seem to end

But how do you maximize your time and even make money from your business?

I have handpicked the best must-read posts for 2016 to help you figure it out and I have even listed them in different categories so you know exactly which of these posts you need to read and take action on immediately.

Ready? Let’s go

ENTREPRENEUR CREATIVITY

The True Definition of Creativity: 6 Simple Steps to Be Creative on Demand by Marisa Murgatroyd

Marisa-Murgatroyd | Must Read Post | ONLINE ENTREPRENEUR

Writers block, Bloggers block, Creative blocks …

These are some of the things that happen in our journey of online entrepreneurship. But how do you get your creative juices flowing when you need it the most? In The True Definition of Creativity: 6 Simple Steps to Be Creative on Demand, Marisa shares:

  • Compartmentalize distractions
  • And be open to creative inspiration at any time
  • And more

Click here to read: The True Definition of Creativity: 6 Simple Steps to Be Creative on Demand

ENTREPRENEUR LAUNCH, PROFIT AND PROMOTION STRATEGIES

What You Need to Know to Launch a Successful Podcast by Pat Flynn

Pat Flynn | Must Read Post | ONLINE ENTREPRENEURS

Talking about launching your brand as an ontrepreneur and profiting at the same time, one of the best ways to do this is by launching a podcast.

A podcast is typically an audio show. You can have it set up in various ways such as be the only one that hosts the podcast and drop episodes everyday or once per week. You can also have a co-host, interview people on your podcast. There are several things you can do really and your imagination is the only limit.

In What You Need to Know to Launch a Successful Podcast, Pat shares:

  • A complete step-by-step tutorial to start a podcast
  • Why your podcast is a launch event
  • Building the Buzz
  • Why social media is your friend
  • How to get early access to iTunes
  • And so many more

Click here to read: What You Need to Know to Launch a Successful Podcast

ENTREPRENEUR LAUNCH, PROFIT AND PROMOTION STRATEGIES

12 Life-Changing Reasons to Host an Online Summit by Hannah Edia

Hannah-Edia| Must Read Post | ONLINE ENTREPRENEURS

Hosting an Online Summit is one of the fastest way to build a powerful network of influencers, add 100’s – 1000’s of people to your mailing list and create a new stream of income.

With a virtual summit, I was able to grow my mailing list from zero to 1700 people all within two weeks! The most rewarding part of it is the amazing testimonials I received from summit attendees and the relationships I was able to build as a result of hosting one.

A virtual summit is typically a vodcast on wheels, because it’s made up of video interviews with a  minimum of 7 speakers. The virtual summit is based around a particular theme, e.g. online entrepreneurship, and attendees can participate from anywhere all around the world.

In 12 Life-Changing Reasons to Host an Online Summit, you will see why hosting an online summit helps:

  • validate your business ideas
  • become a go-to expert in your niche
  • raving fans that just love you
  • and how to score sponsorship with your summit

Click here to read: 12 Life-Changing Reasons to Host an Online Summit

ENTREPRENEUR LAUNCH, PROFIT AND PROMOTION STRATEGIES

How to Quickly Start a Coaching Program that Makes $500 an Hour by Bryan Harris

Bryan-Harris | Must Read Post | ONLINE ENTREPRENEURS

There are several benefits to being an online entrepreneur and one of them is the flexibility to quickly find out what your customers want and provide it to them as a service.

Knowing what your prospects and clients want means you can also tailor new products, service and programs for them and make a profit in the process.

In How to Quickly Start a Coaching Program that Makes $500 an Hour, Bryan shows you the email he sent to his mailing list that completely sold out his coaching program.

You can use this same email to start your own coaching program and create a new stream of income for your business.

Click here to read: How to Quickly Start a Coaching Program that Makes $500 an Hour

ENTREPRENEUR LAUNCH, PROFIT AND PROMOTION STRATEGIES

How to Maximize Your Contact Page and Book More Clients by Julie Harris

Julie Harris | Must Read Post | ONLINE ENTREPRENEURS

Don’t joke with your contact page! It is how people that are interested in your service can contact you. I like how Julie has broken down everything you need to make your contact page irresistible to potential clients.

Julie shares how to harness the power of your contact page by:

  • Identifying your Website goals
  • Asking the right questions
  • And a Case study!

Click here to read: How to Maximize Your Contact Page and Book More Clients

ENTREPRENEUR LAUNCH, PROFIT AND PROMOTION STRATEGIES

How to Claim your Piece of the Youpreneur Economy by Chris Ducker

Chris-Ducker | Must Read Post | ONLINE ENTREPRENEURS

Chances are if you are reading this post, your Ontrepreneur [online business brand] is built based on your Youpreneur [personal brand]. Let’s make sure you build a long-term business where customers trust and love your products, shall we?

In How to Claim your Piece of the Youpreneur Economy, Chris shares:

  • Why you should be providing solutions to your audience’s problems – Go figure
  • The importance of gaining experience in your niche before attempting to help people
  • The one thing you should be putting a premium on, when building your business. Hint: it’s probably not what you think it is!
  • Why it’s important to be ‘seen to sell’ as an influencer
  • The key ingredient you need, when building the Business of YOU

Click here to read: How to Claim your Piece of the Youpreneur Economy

SYSTEMS AND PRODUCTIVITY

How to Create Time-Saving Systems for your Business and Blog by Melyssa Griffin

Melyssa Griffin | Must Read Post | ONLINE ENTREPRENEURS

Raise your hands if you need more time||| okay, put ’em down now.

Time is one thing that is never enough for anyone, and online entrepreneurs are no different. The reasons why we need to get things done faster and free up more time for the more important stuff.

In How to Create Time-Saving Systems for your Business and Blog, Melyssa shares three steps to creating time saving systems for your business and exactly how to go about it. They are:

  • Automate
  • Outsource
  • Save time and Scale

Sounds sweet?

Click here to read: How to Create Time-Saving Systems for your Business and Blog

SYSTEMS AND PRODUCTIVITY

6 Ways to Get a Quick Boost of Energy by Mike Michalowicz

Mike-Michalowicz | Must Read Post | ONLINE ENTREPRENEURS

Hey, getting good sleep is one of the most important things you can do to make your body and mind productive. But life gets in the way of 7-8 hours of just sleeping.

In 6 Ways to Get a Quick Boost of Energy, Mike shares steps to quickly boost your energy.

For instance, did you know rather than stretching, you can do the complete opposite and scrunch? Mike also shares how to:

  • Speed nap
  • Super fast workout
  • And other ways

Click here to read: 6 Ways to Get a Quick Boost of Energy

SYSTEMS AND PRODUCTIVITY

Best Android Apps for Small Business by Enstine Muki

Enstine-Muki | Must Read Post | ONLINE ENTREPRENEURS

Thinking about it? The slogan is “there is an app for it!” Welcome to the 21st century folks :-)))

Apps make you more productive and Enstine shares ten of the best for online entrepreneurs in this post

Click here to read: 10 Best Android Apps for Small Business

SYSTEMS AND PRODUCTIVITY

How to Maintain your Solo Business with this Simple Weekly System by Sara Eatherton-Goff

Sara-Eatherton-Goff | Must Read Post | ONLINE ENTREPRENEURS

One of the things that I have discovered as an online entrepreneur is the rate at which my to-do list can quickly get crazy and overwhleming. If you don’t watch it, you might be leaving a lot of things that will potentially grow your business behind.

In How to Maintain your Solo Business with this Simple Weekly System, Sara shares the four steps in her weekly system which includes:

  • Knowing your business
  • Reviewing your schedule
  • Theming your days
  • And one more that can save you hours [yes, hours!] daily

Click here to read: How to Maintain your Solo Business with this Simple Weekly System

SYSTEMS AND PRODUCTIVITY

The Lazy Girls Guide to Budgeting and Accounting by Katie Harp

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You know what else is important but we don’t usually have in order as entrepreneurs? Budgeting and Accounting! Recording those expenses and filing receipts makes my head cringe.

But here is a lazy guide to getting it done once and for all

Click here to read: The Lazy Girls Guide to Budgeting and Accounting

DESIGN AND IDENTITY

Unlocking your Superpowers by Natalie Sission

Natalie Sisson| Must Read Post | ONLINE ENTREPRENEURS

Did you know you have superpowers? You can achieve your biggest dreams and even surpass them, but how do you know your superpowers when you have no idea how to unlock them or what they are?

In Unlocking your Superpowers, Day 4 of the Blog Challenge, Natalie shares exactly how to identify your superpowers and unlock them for maximum impact.

So next time you doubt your abilities to create impact, remember you have superpowers.

Click here to read: Unlocking your Superpowers

DESIGN AND IDENTITY

Discover and Design your True Identity by Jesse Krieger

Jesse-Krieger | Must Read Post | ONLINE ENTREPRENEURS

I cannot recommend this post enough. It is a must-read for every online entrepreneur that wants to truly discover and design their life and business, step-by-step.

In Discover and Design your True Identity, Jesse shares the identity model he uses for Lifestyle Entrepreneur as know – do – be:

  1. When you know what you want…
  2. it becomes clear what must be done, and as you do…
  3. eventually it will come to be your identity.

The statements that stood out for me in the post are:

“Take an inventory of what people expect from you and then recognize that you have the decision, the autonomy, and the freewill to go in any direction that feels right to you”

“One of the biggest takeaways in discovering your identity is knowing that it’s OK to try different things in life and that the consequences are rarely as large as we think they are”

Click here to read: Discover and Design your True Identity

There you go. Though there are 13 posts in all, you will find that these are not random posts at all. They all tie into each other and taking action, even on one single post will boost your business by a significant percent.

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HANNAH EDIA Ontreprenr, Content Writer & Strategist, Author, Virtual Summit Coach. Want to work with me in my area of expertise mentioned above? Awesome :-))) Click here to contact me and let’s go over the details