Author Archives: Paula
Author Archives: Paula
Most people who work online take on way too much…and yes, even we do, despite the fact that we always advise others not to do it. You’d be hard pressed to find someone who only has one single website or is working on just one project at a time. That is a very rare person indeed.
However, taking on too much has its consequences. It results in a lack of focus and a lack of focus (also known as ‘spreading yourself too thin’), means that nothing ever has a chance to succeed and even if it does eventually succeed, it takes a lot longer to do so.
The reason most people take on too much is that they keep thinking that the next thing is what is going to make them the money. They don’t trust that what they are doing now will work, or it may be just taking longer than they thought it would. Continue reading
Well, I thought it was time for another post. It’s been a while but it was necessary to just stop everything we were working on and focus on just one thing.
Not focusing has always been our main problem with this business. It’s tough in the online arena to not get tempted to go in different directions. We always tell people they should focus on one thing first and wait till that is making money before moving on to something else and here we were totally ignoring our own advice. However, I feel like we now have things in place and we are determined to stay with it and just focus, focus, focus.
Our total business model has changed since we started in this business. We still use Amazon, but we do it in a different way and I have to say the new business model is much more fun. Continue reading
Yes I know, I haven’t been adding much to this site lately and I only came into it today to update WordPress and various plugins and such. But I like to keep adding content to the site even if it is only every now and then. It’s one of the first websites we created and one I still enjoy writing for.
So I thought about what to write for this post and decided on discussing what we are doing this year to make money online. It’s been evolving over the years but it has to if we want to continue working online. If you rely on Google, Amazon, Pinterest, Twitter or any other external business in order to make your money then you have to be prepared for them to make changes that could alter your income….sometimes in a big way.
It’s so easy to give up when those changes happen. We could have easily given up when Google hit our review sites hard but it never occurred to us to do so. Neither of us wanted to go back to a regular 9 to 5 job so we just assumed that it would work out in the end. Continue reading
I recently read a blog post where someone mentioned creating a Word for the Year. This is where you choose a word that encapsulates your main intention for the year. It can be one word or a group of words. For some, it’s not always easy to find that word and in fact, you can take courses to help you find that word, but for me it was easy. I knew straight away that my word was ‘minimalism’.
I have been wanting to declutter for some time now and in fact, have been slowly doing this with household items but I really wanted to get serious about it. The house was still filled with so many ‘you never know when you might need it’ items and it was time to let them go.
This has taken up much of January for me and Wanda has come onboard as well and is doing the same with her home. In fact, she has gotten rid of far more than me. Continue reading
Our main focus lately has been our YouTube channels and as a result we have been researching heavily on how to get more subscribers to those channels. Subscribers are extremely important because they create a following, they provide valuable feedback, they interact with you and like your videos, and they are your loyal fans.
We have two main channels that we are focusing on at the moment – our ASMR channel which is just about to reach 20,000 subscribers and our Alanda Craft channel which has just reached 5000 subscribers (as of 17 Nov 2017 this has reached 32,700 +). Bear in mind, that these are REAL subscribers. We haven’t purchased subscribers nor do we run competitions in order to gain subscribers. These subscribers have come about simply because they like our videos. They are the best type of subscribers you can have. Continue reading