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  • 24
    Mar
    Inspiration
    Written By Dani Magestro
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    I'm a cliff jumper.There is no fear of heights.As I race towards the edge, I imagine the salty, crisp water, bubbling over my skin.Tingling up from my toes, to the back of my knees, to the small of my back, then on to my neck and head.My heart races, I let out a roaring smile.I leap.I fly.I splash.I swim.I'm an entrepreneur. 

  • 03
    Feb
    Online Business Manager, Workshops
    Written By Dani Magestro
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    Online Business 101:  Ready to learn?If you are tired of struggling to 'learn it all' and figure out how to get your online business setup the way you need it to be, you are going to want to attend this workshop. This workshop is for new and existing business owners. If you are feeling intimidated or overwhelmed, I've got you covered. If you keep hearing all the online business jargon and feel like you need a dictionary, I've got you covered there too.I'm Dani, and I'll be teaching the workshop. I've helped run some of the most successful brands and businesses you see online today. In fact, you've most likely signed up to some of the lists that I've helped my clients

  • 26
    Jan
    Working from Home
    Written By Dani Magestro
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    Today, a badass copywriter that I know reminded me of a simple, but accurate fact about working from home."Interruptions: On average it takes you 23 minutes to get back to the original task."I've also read that it takes up to an additional 30 minutes to return to the flow of productivity.Are you struggling with interruptions?  Try this article from the New York Times. It enlightened me on the psychology behind this theory or maybe this one from Inc Magazine about making your workplace a little more private ( works for home offices too ).Need something with a little more depth? Try 9 Ways to Create Time, Space and Stillness for Meaningful Work from Ernest Barbaric.Are your interruptions actually people in your house/office?First,

  • 19
    Jan
    Inspiration
    Written By Dani Magestro
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    Business begins at the intersection of pulling yourself up by the bootstraps and  being serious.Business begins at the inception of an idea that you can now sell.Business begins at the moment you realize that comparing your business to another business, is completely useless.Business begins at half past your bedtime or in the shower, when your best ideas come to you.Business begins when you realize your reputation is everything.Business begins when you are present, and make conscious decisions.Business begins when you are able to do what you love not just what you like.Business begins when you accept that you are in the public eye, no matter how much you try and hide.Business begins when you take care of yourself, and realize you don't

  • 28
    Nov
    Small Business
    Written By Dani Magestro
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    It's Black Friday and I woke up this morning with a brilliant idea!I have a few friends who have decided to offer sales on their services or products so they could reach out and really help other business owners. So I thought why not share it with YOU.First up, meeee. I'm offering two of my favorite services up for grabs. I thought I'd offer two services at 'like woah' sale prices.My 1st offer: for an hour (Normally 7!) or for 1/2 hour  (Normally 0!) with Dani. This includes a Skype call where we'll chat about your business. Click here to book.My 2nd offer:0 off my For Starters Blog or Website package. Need something MORE. Click here to chat with me and I'll

  • 06
    Nov
    Online Business Manager
    Written By Dani Magestro
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    Step back into my life about 5 years and you'll see me working my ass off as a Virtual Assistant (and making peanuts). Fast forward a few years and I made the decision to become an Online Business Manager or OBM for short. Every journey to becoming an OBM is different, and I believe that it's my crazy backstory that make me a great fit for my clients.There was a time when I wasn't quite ready to be an OBM but because of fear that my VA business would not grow, I moved into the role anyways. I charged too little, and my confidence was low, two things that always seem to go hand in hand. As I realized I had

  • 20
    Oct
    Client Talk, Online Business Manager
    Written By Dani Magestro
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    This month has been explosive for my business.First, I've (FINALLY) built a dream team of higher level monthly clients, that I've fallen completely in love with.  I have room for one more so I've been chatting with my waiting list, and a few other potentials and I think I've made made my decision. In reality, I could take on 10 more (And be pretty well off) but the quality of my work is important to me, and my business model isn't setup to just be service related offerings. I can't trade ALL OF MY HOURS for dollars, so the name of the game is LEVERAGE.I tend to look at my business as several chunks that make up a whole cookie.On

  • 09
    Oct
    Inspiration
    Written By Dani Magestro
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    Sometimes I can't believe I've managed to get such a cool business off the ground. While it's been pretty bumpy, it's also been 5 years of mad personal growth.Yesterday was one of those days that reminded me of why I do this. I mean, of course it's also because I get to work with some killer people, and make an infinite amounts of money. That's great stuff, but yesterday I locked my whole family out of the house, and let me tell you, it became pretty stressful. While it was happening I went into a panic thinking oh my god what is going to happen while I'm away from the computer ( and my phone was about to die). Then

  • 09
    Sep
    Small Business, Virtual Assistant
    Written By Dani Magestro
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    Today we have a guest post from my friend, and Digital Administrative Assistant Extraordinaire Leah Mac. I asked Leah to provide us with an inside scoop as to how it felt to get her business online, and lucky for us, she obliged.When I decided to work from home, I knew there would be challenges.  What I wasn’t prepared for was just how much time I would spend on the non-billable parts of my business.There certainly were days where I felt like my business was the cobbler’s kid without shoes. (Thank you Aliza Stein of A Freaking Great Company for this analogy.  You can read what the Creative CEO herself has to say about shoeless businesses here.)  The basics for becoming a

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