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Is It a Hobby or a Business – 6 Things You Need To Do to Turn Your Hobby Into A Business

Have you ever wondered how people turn their hobbies into a real business? What are they doing differently than everyone else? Do you have a hobby, craft, passion, trade that you would love to turn into a business making money doing what you love?

Here’s what you need to ask yourself; is what you’re doing a hobby or a business?

Cheryl PhanIs It a Hobby or a Business – 6 Things You Need To Do to Turn Your Hobby Into A Business
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Weathered Wood Finish in 3 Easy Steps

I bought this cute little table for $25 at my favorite thrift store. It was exactly what I was looking for except for the finish; I wanted a weathered wood finish. No big deal, this is an easy 3-step fix.

Cheryl PhanWeathered Wood Finish in 3 Easy Steps
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What time-sucking habits are keeping you from success?

Do you ever feel like there is too much to do and not enough time to get it done? What are some of the time-sucking habits that keep you from success?

One of the reasons I find that most creative women don’t start a business is because they say they can’t find the time. There are only so many hours in the day to field all the things that we need to get done and it can seem a little daunting and overwhelming.

Cheryl PhanWhat time-sucking habits are keeping you from success?
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4 Creative DIY Techniques to Transform your Furniture

Don’t you just love garage sales? It’s one of the best places to buy used furniture on the cheap. You’re going to learn how to use 4 different creative DIY and painting techniques that will inspire you to create your own piece.

Cheryl Phan4 Creative DIY Techniques to Transform your Furniture
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How to Create and Register Your Own #hashtags

So, what are hashtags, and should I register them?

I remember when people first starting hashtag-ing a couple of years ago. To tell you the truth, I didn’t get it. But once I saw everyone using them, I decided to take a closer look. Now I use them all the time.

Cheryl PhanHow to Create and Register Your Own #hashtags
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Subject Lines That Get Your Emails Opened

The Subject Line …

Have you ever received an email that you just had to open because the subject line left you wondering, or was so intriguing you had to take a peek?

Let face it. You put a lot of time into writing your blog and newsletters. You have great content and want to share it to the world, and the whole idea of writing a blog or newsletter is for people to read it.

Right! You have amazing content but if your subscribers are not opening your emails, how will they know?

So how do you get people to open your email?

Cheryl PhanSubject Lines That Get Your Emails Opened
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Thrift Store Chandelier Makeover for $15

How to get this thrift store chandelier makeover for $15

If you have been following my blog posts, you might have seen some of the projects I’ve been creating in my budget-friendly home makeover.

I was on a mission to create a beautiful home with a coastal flair without breaking the bank.

I bought this chandelier at a Habitat For Humanity for $15. My goal was to use coastal colors and twine to give it a beachy feel.

Cheryl PhanThrift Store Chandelier Makeover for $15
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