Sunday Link Love is a recurring series of hand-picked digital marketing and entrepreneur lifestyle links from around the web. The links are very, very rarely affiliate links, but if any are, I'll say so. Along with sharing my recent favorites, it's also a way for me to keep an extra-personal touch to my blog. Social media is great, but my blog is still my home base!
On my mind... We had an amazing trip! For the first part of our adventure we flew into Orlando (where we had too much fun in the Harry Potter airport gift shop), then stayed with friends in Melbourne. Next we stayed in Key Largo and explored the Keys for 2 days, followed by a night in Ft. Lauderdale. Each location and beach had such a different feel; it was interesting.
In the comments I'd love hear about any adventures you have planned this summer!
What I'm loving... all of you who nominated me again this year for One Woman Shop's 100 Best Sites for Solopreneurs! This year, they're mixing it up with a voting period to determine the #1 site in each category. I would love your vote! Cast your vote here before 5/25.
Reading... A mix of not sleeping well lately and my vacation allowed me to finish three books over the past 2 weeks. I got partway through Whole: Rethinking the Science of Nutrition, and while it was really interesting, I ditched it to fulfill my fiction craving. I devoured The Death of Bees and You Know Me Well, along with another quick (but funny) non-fiction read called Magical Thinking: True Stories by Augusten Burroughs.
What's on your reading list this summer?
Now, on to this week's round up!
Marketing + Entrepreneur Lifestyle Round-up:
» Inbox zero is definitely one of the many challenges online entrepreneurs face on a daily basis (this includes me!). Holly breaks down her 3 step system that helps her stay on top of her inbox and stay more calm and productive.
» Have you ever spent hours writing a great blog post and then have no idea how to create a killer blog post title? Check out this great 85 fill-in-the-blank blog title template.
» The idea of perfectionism is something I've admittedly struggled with, and Allie's post on progress not perfection was a great reminder to stay mindful.
» My goal has always been to help you stand out authentically in this crowded online space. A big part of that is choosing collaboration over competitiveness, and this post explains 5 reasons why collaborating is good for your business.
» Creating a cohesive branding strategy is definitely one of the biggest dilemmas that multi-passionate creatives can face. Caroline takes a great approach in this post on how to focus your brand when you have a ton of different interests.
» Ever wondered how much to charge for a sponsored blog post? This great guide explains how what to charge really has nothing to do with a number and everything to do understanding the different factors.
» Clearly I'm an Instagram fan - just scroll down a little more and you'll see that it's true. And it's no wonder that with over 500 million active users, it is definitely one not to miss if you want to build your online business. Fiona shares 9 surefire ways to get started on building real followers on Instagram.
» If you've been following my blog for some time you know that I'm a firm believer in running an authentic business. But when it comes to affiliate marketing it may sometimes feel as if your selling out. Nesha does a great job of explaining how to boost your freelance income while still being true to your values.
My life lately according to Instagram...
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It's time for another round of #TheImperfectBoss hosted by @ashley.beaudin! But this time we're mixing it up and focusing on what makes us awesome. What's your super power? Your special strength? . . I've helped dozens of women infuse their personality into their business in order to make it stronger. I'm especially on a mission to help introverts stop seeing their introspective nature as an obstacle to overcome and instead find confidence in their abilities (like good listening skills!). . . If asked the question, "what makes you special?" What's your immediate reaction? Do you shy away? . . . . . #DSrainbow #ExploreInBetween #Wandeleurspark #ABMtravelbug #dametraveler #KeepItWild #MyTinyAtlas #nothingisordinary #finditliveit #RSroadtrip #thehappynow #ABMHappyLife #Flashesofdelight #petitejoys #Livethelittlethings #creatorsofdesire #sheislight #womeninbiz #Calledtobecreative#LiveColorfully #creativityfound #oneofthebunch #findyourflock #tcctribe #elevatecultivate #introvertentrepreneur #introvertedentrepreneur
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