1. Michele
    January 5, 2017 @ 3:27 pm

    Oh my goodness–do you have the power to read minds? I’ve been thinking about this non-stop lately. It’s keeping me up at night, but I haven’t been able to name it this well. Thank you so much! I’m forwarding this to my husband so I can help get him on board–he’s very skeptical, much like your husband. I’m ready for 2017 to be the year that my blog goes from hobby to business!

  2. Kimberly Miller
    January 5, 2017 @ 4:32 pm

    Wow, Ruth! This is exactly what I needed to hear today. Thank you for writing this–it has been a huge encouragement to me. It makes me even more excited to start EBA next month!

  3. Lora Bloomquist
    January 5, 2017 @ 4:57 pm

    I’ve owned a store for the last 5 1/2 years where I was creating the merchandise, creating and displaying the vignettes, mentoring 6 contributors, doing bookwork, selling and loading big furniture pieces…and blogging. Don’t think I ever made more than $1000 a month, and despite my love for the business, my husband hated it because he had to help me so much and it took over our home. I’m no stranger to entreprenurial effort, but if I can make better income with far less physical effort (and not my husband), I’m all for it. I started my new blog 3 months ago and my husband gave me the green light to start EBA. Think he’s hoping he could quit his job, too…but we’ve got to get 3 kids thru college first! Can’t wait to get started next month!

  4. Tegan
    January 5, 2017 @ 4:58 pm

    Definitely something I needed to hear. I’ll definitely be coming back and rereading this post again and again. You have definitely given me more motivation. J

  5. Maria @ Leisurely Does It
    January 5, 2017 @ 6:27 pm

    I’m just starting my blog and it’s so hard for me to think of it as a real business cause it’s so early in the game. I began to work on a business plan this week but honestly, I don’t even know how blogging really works, i.e actually making a living from it, so it’s hard to come up with a plan for something that’s so new to you.

  6. Patsy Goodman
    January 6, 2017 @ 2:51 pm

    Hello! I have an online business site selling several unique lines of greeting cards I’ve been creating for 25 years. People keep telling me I need a blog to make it more successful. But I have no idea what a blog actually is! Can anyone help me? Where do I go to read other people’s successful business blogs???

  7. Crystal
    January 10, 2017 @ 1:08 pm

    This is good, I am taking my one month old business to the next level. Prayed about it and blogging with video coaching is the route I’m taking.. Thank you so much

  8. Hena
    January 12, 2017 @ 4:46 pm

    You spelled out the situation so many of us are going through just EXACTLY! You’re Godsend for the push I needed. As part of the better-me-year strategy, I bind myself to tailor every useful advice into a chunk size action plan so,after reading THIS: I commit to write ATLEAST 500 WORDS DAILY!
    Anybody with me?

  9. Vicky Garland
    January 19, 2017 @ 3:10 pm

    This exactly what I needed to hear, yes I have a blog ! Am I consistent and intentional? Nope. Do I feel guilty? Yes, I am a full time homemaker, wife, mother and student but this is my dream to monetize my blog and be able to work at home and I don’t want my husband to have to work so hard, such long hours just so we are able to make our house payment, meet our utility bills and supply groceries in our household each week! Thank you! I love your planner one day when I can afford it I am going to buy it! It has everything and its perfect my life I have got to have the planner you make one day, I hope its soon! We were just blessed with being able to buy our first home I guess my planner will come later, one thing at a time. It’s perfect, I love it more than any planner I’ve ever seen! Your the best love your blog your post come to my email everyday! Thank you for all your hard work, you inspire me so much every day! To be better!