How I Earn My Income from Home

Genius Bloggers Toolkit

It is here and it is HUGE. I have been blogging and supporting my family by doing so for the last 10 years. That means, as a stay at home I had an income, when I went through my divorce, I had an income and now, remarried and with kiddos in private school, I have an income. Blogging is no joke, it is a job and it will work when you treat it as work and take advantage of every resource you possibly can. I have read a million blog posts, … [Read more...]

The Produce Gathering + More

The Produce Gathering

My goodness. I checked in on this little website and realized it has been awhile since my last post. Why? Because I still operate and I also own The Produce Gathering in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. It's a funny thing, I have big thoughts for this website and believe me, they are coming...just slower than I expected. In the meantime, if you live in or around Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, be sure to check out our co-op. We're all … [Read more...]

How to Start a Blog and Make Money

How to Start a Blog & Make Money

A few days ago, it hit me. Next year will be my 10 year blogging anniversary. Ten years! I'll be honest, I never thought I would be blogging this long. Now, I actually have multiple blogs and websites. I make my own hours, I decide what I will and will not post and I have fun with it. That's what it is all about. ->Visit, or<- Of course, it wasn't always that easy. When I … [Read more...]

Your Business Vs. Your Identity

Business Vs. Identity

Have you ever heard someone refer to their business as their "baby?" Not only have I heard it, I've done it. When you've built something from the ground up, it's like raising a child, you become attached to the business almost as if it were alive. The problem? It's not. When I lost my business temporarily, I went through the stages of grief as though it were a death. In fact, I would go so far as to say I believe the pain of losing my … [Read more...]

The Business of #Self and the Balance of Branding

The Business of #Self

Branding is a buzz word these days, everyone is "branding" something. I get it. If you have a company, you have to brand it, people need to recognize it and even personalize it. Some businesses are branded with a great logo, tagline, product, etc. Other businesses are branded by a person or "personality" if you will. It's the latter that we will talk about today, the branding of self. In building Money Saving Queen, we had to "brand" it … [Read more...]

5 Things No One Told Me About Business

Chris and Sarah Lopp

Starting your own business, growing that business and managing business can be a hard, rocky road. Many times, you're alone in your decision making and simply try to do the best you can to make it. I learned everything by experience, both good and bad. I wanted to start a series on this site for the small business owner whether you have a store, a practice or even a blog. In order to do that, I've asked my husband to come on board and share his … [Read more...]

When They Don’t Want You to Succeed

Break the Box

If you have ever heard even a second of an Eminem song (yes, I just said Eminem), you'll likely hear him rap about overcoming what other people thought of him. In fact, I believe, that has been a common theme in his career. Everyone thought he would amount to nothing but he proved them all wrong, rapped his way through the criticism and rose to the top. In some ways, the fact that everyone wanted him to fail is what drove him to actually … [Read more...]

Dear Readers…a little note about my former gig

Sarah Roe, Money Saving Queen

**UPDATE BELOW LETTER** Dear Readers, It breaks my heart to let you know that as of Monday, September 16, 2013 my contract with MSQ Holdings, LLC was terminated by Daniel F. Maras, an investor of MSQ Holdings, LLC. As of that date, I have not been responsible for or had access to content or its social media platforms. I began as Tulsa’s Coupon Queen in 2008 and then became 918 Coupon Queen only to later become … [Read more...]