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3 Years Later

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The Blog Anniversary Episode

Happy Anniversary to me! March marks 3 years since All The Things I Do started. In this very special anniversary episode, I go behind the scenes to what I’ve learned the past 3 years and what I’m doing next. This was a fun episode to make because I really had to stop and think about all the things that have happened over the past few years. The good, the bad, the costly. 

In this episode:

3 Lessons Learned

  • You don’t know what you don’t know.
  • You learn by doing.
  • There are answers everywhere.

Things I did the first 3 years that I’d do again

Things I would tell you to avoid:

  • Don’t wait to build connects.
  • Don’t do domain crazy.
  • Don’t overthink it.
  • Comparison crushes your motivation. Inspiration drives it.
  • Try less but be open to more.

How things have changed the past 3 years:

  • I’ve reduced my posting and focused more on brand and targeted messaging.
  • I’ve stopped taking guest posts (for the time being I need to be hyper-focused on my content schedule).
  • I don’t feel obligated to post just to say, “I posted on Instagram.”
  • Stop trying to appeal to everyone.

Whats next?

  • More interviews.
  • More branding.

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Mentioned in this episode:

The Art of Asking: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Let People Help by Amanda Palmer

Lanie’s episode -Episode 22: Recognizing Your Genius with Lanie Lamarre

Olivia Pener’s episodes – Episode 17: How To Move Forward With Your Mental Blocks, Episode 25: Identify Your Internal Cheerleader with Olivia Pener

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  • How long have you been working online?
  • What is a big lesson you learned?
  • What is something you would 100% do again to grow your blog/brand/business?
  • What is something you’d skip or advise others to avoid?

19 Client Management Tips

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In this episode of Creatives Crushing Anxiety, I share 19 tips for excellent client management.  Full disclosure, I messed up when recording this episode and instead of re-recording it, I get honest about my human mistake.

These tips may seem simple but they can make a huge impact and are easy to miss. When I was creating the outline for this episode, it started with 10 tips but then they just kept coming to me. Seriously, these aren’t super complicated but they can make all the difference between hearing, “How do I keep working with you,” or “Bye Felicia.”

19 Simple Things You Can Do For Happier Clients

I expand on the following tips for managing your clients:

  1. Keep it real.
  2.  Keep it kind.
  3. Be thankful for the people who haven’t bought yet.
  4. Remember your first buyers.
  5. Add something special.
  6. Remember the details.
  7. Ask for feedback and listen to it.
  8. Diversify.
  9. Don’t start feeling yourself too much.
  10. Don’t be a bad partner.
  11. Remember why you started.
  12. Communication is key.
  13. Admit fault when you mess up.
  14. Have systems in place.
  15. Don’t place blame.
  16. Set expectations.
  17. Give solutions not more problems.
  18. Under promise over deliver.
  19. Hire people who share and understand your business’ values

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Mentioned in this episode

Halley Grey Evolve and Succeed
Melyssa Griffin, Pinfinite Growth
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Know Your Worth With Erica from Coming Up Roses

This week I have Erica Ligenza from Coming Up Roses. Erica and I dive into the problems bloggers face getting the payment they deserve. She also shares how she stepped up her game and the perfect way to frame requesting payment for your marketing services (i.e. publishing sponsored content and giving brands access to your loyal following). Erica is pretty kickass and I know anyone looking to build a lifestyle business will get a lot out of this episode.

In this episode:

  • How she started Coming Up Roses in college.
  • How she went from blogging to a full-time business and lifestyle brand.
  • Why she wants influencer marketers to understand they deserve to be paid when working with brands.
  • How she decided to create her course Boss Pitch.
  • What she has learned in nearly 5 years of owning her business and how it lead her to double her income.
  • How we can all help spread more light in the world.
  • What she thinks everyone needs to do to improve their life.

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An interview with influencer Erica from Coming Up Roses



About Erica 

Coming Up Roses is a hub of authentic inspiration, achievable style and beauty, and affordable lifestyle for ambitious millennial women. Erica has been running CUR for over 4 years now – she now blogs full time in the City of Brotherly Love, where she lives with her hubs and 3 rescue cats.


You can find Erica here:

Coming Up Roses




Boss Pitch

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  • Have you ever been a ghostwriter?
  • Has anyone ever edited out your voice?
  • Do you find it difficult to ask for payment for your services?