Two Things You Need to Know to Make More Money Tomorrow

When it comes to money and creativity, there's more where that came from. -Marie Forleo

This quote is so very true.

But are you 100% clear on where your money is coming from?

And I don't mean the kind of clarity where you have three current offerings so of course you're clear about where your money is coming from.

I mean the kind of clarity where you know how many of each current offering has sold versus how well that compares to how they did last year to how well that compares to other previous offerings that you're not offering right now?

And this gets even more exciting when you throw your book, speaking engagements and digital courses into the mix!

If this is starting to sound a little overwhelming, shake it off and loosen up a little bit.

We're talking about money, honey. And this is the fun side of it.

Whether you already have a bookkeeping program, or are about to start using one, if you're an online entrepreneur your revenue area needs a little spring cleaning from time to time.

Especially if your goal is to make more money. 

If you want to make more money tomorrow, you need to know what made you money yesterday and how you actually make money today.

And when you decide to switch up your offerings, you need to look back on what actually worked and what could be improved.

If you've been using a bookkeeping program, this is super easy and quick to look up. 

But if you're not, don't worry. Sign up for a program and let's start with a clean slate of how you're making today. 

I like being old school and using pen and paper to do this, but you can also just do it within your bookkeeping program.

Grab a sheet of paper and pen and let's get started.

  1.        At the top of the page, write "How Do I Make Money Today?"
  2.        Write Down all of Your Current Offerings and how much it costs.
  3.        Note how many you've sold. Multiply it by the price and calculate a total.
  4.     Viola! You've got your list of revenues and can easily see which one brings in the most dough.

Going forward, use this information to decide when to nix an offering or increase your rates.

And leave a comment below. What did this activity inspire you to do in order to make more money?



Miss Danetha is a business financial expert and helps modern entrepreneurs keep their money.


Don't Rack Up Debt for Your Business Until You Answer These Three Yes/No Questions

When I first launched my cloud bookkeeping business, the first thing I did was write up a business plan with the hopes of securing a loan. Clearly I kinda dig numbers and spent a lot of time figuring out how much I actually needed without going over board. I came up with a modest figure of $5,000 and immediately started researching who was going to fund my next big idea.

Looking back on it, there were some key questions that I should have asked myself before searching for debt. And I probably would've ended up not needing one.

If you're thinking about getting a loan to fund your next fabulous launch or whipping out your credit card to buy that fancy camera equipment, definitely keep on reading!


 Answer the three questions below before run up the debt in your business.

Answer the three questions below before run up the debt in your business.

Whether or not to use debt to fund your business is a big decision, especially if you feel like you can't get started because you don't have the money to do so. 

I found a program that funded young entrepreneurs and got my $5,000. Which was awesome! Not just to get the money, but what I learned along the way. But, there were definitely some drawbacks to it as well. 

Some of the Pros

  1. My business plan was critiqued several times by different professionals and it forced me to do more research.
  2. I had to present my plan to a board which showed me how to effectively communicate my service.
  3. I met a great group of people who have served as mentors to me, became clients or referred clients to me.

Some of the Cons

  1. I started my company in debt.
  2. I didn't learn how to bootstrap my company and find creative ways to do things for free.
  3. Did I mention I started my company in debt. In other words, with every dollar I made, a portion of that had to be paid back.

While there are definitely great benefits to getting a loan, in hindsight I should have waited to apply for a loan and probably wouldn't have ended up not needing one.

And my advice to anyone now is to not take out a loan or use your credit card unless you are absolutely certain that you need it. 

Why? Because it forces you to bootstrap, you aren't in debt and you'll have a better idea of what the money will be best used for.

So, if you're thinking about racking up some debt to fund your dream, ask yourself these three questions before you run out and get a loan and post it in the comments below.

  1. Do you have a clear plan for the money?
  2. Have you exhausted every other free option?
  3. Have you made your first dollar doing this new idea?

If you answer "No" to any of these questions, do yourself a favor and don't use debt.


Miss Danetha is a business financial expert and helps modern entrepreneurs keep their money.