Confession: I used to create PDF invoices in Word and email them to clients. We all have those first pancakes in business. Those things that make us cringe when we look back, but we know the experience makes us who we are today. Invoices were definitely a first pancake for me. Wave was the answer for that. I found Wave about 3 years ago, and I started using the bookkeeping side of things right away.
In the middle of last year, I had the perfect storm. There I was, working away like normal. Until the emails started rolling in...a few clients needed to stop or pause retainers for one reason or another. (Like: they lost a huge client themselves and were forced to decrease expenses. Um...That means me.) Over the course of a few days, I lost about $1000 in monthly recurring income.
It's a problem we all face eventually. It doesn't matter if you're a social media manager, or a solopreneur, we all need to find and share other people's content. And, eventually, we've all experienced having "run out" of things in the queue. (We'll talk about the 80-20 rule another time.) For now, I'll just say - I've been there. I know you've been there at some point or another. If you're like me, you've started scrambling.
Early last year, I made the switch from MailChimp to ConvertKit. And I'm so happy I did. Since switching, my open rate has doubled and I've become a Certified ConvertKit Expert. So it goes without saying that my overall experience with ConvertKit so far has been extremely positive.
Our sweet boy turned one year old. We had a low-key, (Mickey-themed) birthday party with our family. He had a great time seeing all of his favorite people in one room, and playing with all of his cousins! It was a wonderful day, but his birthday also marks something big for my business: I've been balancing motherhood and solopreneurship for 1 year now.
I've accomplished a lot in my life and biz, but by far I'm most proud of being a work-at-home mom.
One of the most common ConvertKit questions I get is actually not even a difficult thing at all. I'm often asked about the difficulty level of integrating ConvertKit with Squarespace. It's completely true that, for Wordpress users, the process of integrating ConvertKit is a little bit more seamless. That's because of the CK plugin available to them. But that doesn't make it impossible for those of us on Squarespace! You can totally master it. Here's how:
Lately, I've surprised a few of my clients by telling them about this lesser-known ConvertKit feature. It's not for everyone, but it's definitely a nice feature that I think is underutilized. You can add your RSS feed to your ConvertKit account, and create broadcasts with the content of your latest blog posts. This would be great for you if: You're struggling to keep up with creating regular content. Sending one of your blog posts from the week might be a really great compromise.