The Easy, Stress-Free Way to File Taxes as an Expat

The Easy, Stress-Free Way to File Taxes as an Expat

  Today we’re talking about every entrepreneur’s favorite topic: Taxes (I joke, I joke!).   But seriously, we all have to file taxes each year, and if you’re someone who travels and works as a digital nomad or if you’ve relocated outside of the US, filing your taxes can be a total nightmare.   Today I want to highlight Taxes For Expats (TFX), a company founded and run by an awesome lady named Ines Zemelman. TFX provides a niche service to American taxpayers worldwide (expats, digital nomads, etc.)   The key issue for all US citizens & Green Card holders residing anywhere in the world is that even if you don’t live in the US or earn money in the […]


My Big Secret Revealed… I’m Starting a New Business!

My Big Secret Revealed… I’m Starting a New Business!

  This blog post has been a loooong time coming, and I’m SO excited to spill the secret I’ve been keeping for literally months now. If you’ve wondered why Blog Beautifully has been quieter than normal as of late, I’m about to explain why (and what I’ve been up to over the past six months!)   As you can probably guess from the title…   I’m starting a new business!!   I’ve been pouring myself into this project since last December and the day has FINALLY come when I share it with you. In this post, I’ll tell you all about my new business, the inspiration behind starting it, how you can get involved, and what’s happening to Blog Beautifully […]


Get Over Creating Your “Signature Course” and Create a Just-In-Time Product Instead

Get Over Creating Your “Signature Course” and Create a Just-In-Time Product Instead

This is a guest post contribution from Shelley of TeacherToo. Enjoy!   So you’ve been convinced that building an online course is a great way to monetise your blog. You’ve got a few ideas for a course that you’d love to create, and maybe you’re even picturing your signature course, packed full to the brim with actionable content, beautifully-produced videos and heaps of bonuses… with a sizable price point to match the value…   That’s such an awesome picture, right?   It totally is, but I think for most of us, that feels like a picture that we really have to squint to see, because it’s so far off in the future. And for others, it’s something we’ve attempted but […]


Introducing: Your First Course Launch (now open for enrollment!)

Introducing: Your First Course Launch (now open for enrollment!)

Last week I shared a look back at my journey with online courses over the past few years. It hasn’t always been an easy road, but it’s been 100% worth it every step of the way!   Online courses are now responsible for 80% of my income as an entrepreneur, and without them, I wouldn’t be able to work from home and I *definitely* wouldn’t have the business I have today.   But if you read last week’s post (or the one before that!)… you know that there’s a lot of work that goes into creating and successfully launching a course. It might seem like a straightforward process: create the course, make a sales page, and then tell people about […]


From $0 to $50K with Online Courses – My Journey, Tips, Mistakes & More

From $0 to $50K with Online Courses – My Journey, Tips, Mistakes & More

My journey with online courses over the past few years has been a bit… bumpy, to say the least. I’ve laughed. I’ve cried. I’ve grown. I’ve struggled. And overall, I’ve made a pretty decent chunk of change from selling my online courses.   Let’s take a quick trip down memory lane and look at my experience with online courses since starting Blog Beautifully back in 2016. I’ll even throw some numbers at you that I’ve never shared before!     My First Course Launch My first course launch was for WordPress in a Weekend in June 2016, and if I remember correctly, it brought in around $1500 (*ahem*, my bookkeeping wasn’t so stellar back then).   I don’t think $1500 […]


How to Launch Your First Profitable Course with the 3-Phase Launch Model

How to Launch Your First Profitable Course with the 3-Phase Launch Model

  The no. 1 mistake I see bloggers make with their first course launch is not planning out the entire launch WELL in advance.   They get so excited and wrapped up in creating the actual course itself that when it finally comes time to sell the course, they throw up a quick post on Instagram inviting people to join, maybe mentioning it on Facebook… and that’s about it.   *Ahem*. Hello, ZERO SIGNUPS! (Well, hopefully a few. But probably not as many as they were hoping for.)   Today we’re going to make sure this NEVER happens to you. Because not only is it painful and embarrassing to create an entire course and have no one buy it, it’s […]