Blog – Emily Hirsh
09 Nov 2017
By EMILY HIRSH

How parenting is so much like running a business…

I love to travel and my husband and I have been all over the world. We knew that having two kids would mean some adjustments. I was prepared for that. Recently we packed up the car and took a two hour road trip to the beach with both kids.   You heard that right- two kids, two hour drive, two nights away for the first time with a 4 month old and a two year old. Yeah… I can hear you moms cringing from here.   My son was historically a great traveler as a baby so we were thinking he’d be the easy one on this trip. Boy were we WRONG. Our expectations did not match reality! He decided that he’s doing this whole “I want to sleep in my own house can we please go home now that it’s bedtime” phase.
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01 Nov 2017
By EMILY HIRSH

Three Stages of Entrepreneurship (Where are You?)

There are sooo many gurus out there giving advice and “secrets” and formulas, aren’t there? But not all advice will work for every business, based on a couple of factors. One of those factors is what phase your business is in right now.   Entrepreneurship comes with a ton of learning and several growth stages for sure, doesn’t it? I think next to becoming a parent, owning a business is the fastest track to increased development in the world!
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25 Oct 2017
By EMILY HIRSH

Copycats SUCK

There’s a thing out there called “copy marketing”. It basically means “take this strategy”, “swipe these formulas”, yadda, yadda, yadda. Here’s the dealio about this, you have to take this “advice”, then apply it to YOUR SITUATION, your market, your industry and your phase of business. There is not one thing that is one size fits all, guys. There is no magic bullet.
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18 Oct 2017
By EMILY HIRSH

Breaking Down My $76k Month (The Official Numbers)

July 2017 was the biggest month ever in my business. It’s really exciting for me but I believe it’s also important to share with you so that you know what is possible for you and inspires you to step up in your own business.
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07 Oct 2017
By EMILY HIRSH

Should Your Run a “Likes” Facebook Campaign?

You have a Facebook page that’s just “meh” in the number of likes. So you think “Hey, I should run some ads to get more likes”. No. Just no. What you’re doing is telling Facebook “go find some random people to like my page”. So Facebook goes out to find people who have liked a ton of pages because they’re likely to like your page too (that’s a lot of likes). So they really aren’t a quality audience for you.
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27 Sep 2017
By EMILY HIRSH

What the Hell is “Hustle”??

You’ve seen some of “those people” in your feed. They talk about “the hustle”. What the Hell does that even mean? I think it depends on the stage of your business that you’re in. When you’re just getting started, it means late nights and long hours and “YES” to every opportunity. It sometimes means pushing yourself, working for less than you’re worth and sometimes even watching webinars until your eyeballs burn.
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20 Sep 2017
By EMILY HIRSH

$76k Month PROFIT! Here’s What I Did

What do you want from your business? Freedom? Money? Helping thousands of people? It’s not selfish to say YES to all of those things and more. In the month of July, my business made $76,000 in profit. I’m not saying that to brag. I’m telling you so that you’ll know what is possible for you too. Please realize that I started two years ago charging $18/ hour and I’ve had some massive leaps since then (obviously).
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10 Sep 2017
By EMILY HIRSH

Get Rid of This Ingredient and Watch Your Business Soar

You may know (or you’re about to) that I have a $250k/ year business as a virtual assistant. Even though I’ve done it, I’ve still had so many people doubt that it’s even possible for them (and so many people questioning my business too!). Those people start their business dreams with thoughts like: It’s too hard If it was easy everyone could do it Maybe she can do it but I never could I’m too old, too young, don’t have a degree, don’t have the money, don’t know how
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29 Jul 2016
By EMILY HIRSH

The Truth Is…

Nine years ago I was washing my parents’ cars for $20 and passing out flyers to babysit in my neighborhood. Six years ago I started my first official business in an elderly community in my hometown where I helped with anything and everything my clients needed: cleaning, grocery shopping, yard work…
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28 Jul 2016
By EMILY HIRSH

The Death Trap Of Trying To Do It All

I am the perfect example of somebody who tries to do it all. The word “no” really isn’t in my vocabulary and I am often having to check my workload and commitments in my own business in order to maintain balance in my life. If you are reading this and you are an entrepreneur and business owner then you know how overwhelming it is to start and run a business, especially if you are a one person show.
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27 Jul 2016
By EMILY HIRSH

Whats The Real Reason You Can’t Stop Staring At Your Phone

I live and breathe technology. As an online business manager my entire business is centered around checking email, text messages, answering the phone and even being on Facebook. To add to it, I work from home and run my own show so work never leaves me. I don’t leave the office at the end of the day and shut it all off, it’s always there and building up. Managing and balancing it all comes down to pure self control.
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11 Jul 2016
By EMILY HIRSH

Ditch The Fancy Apps

I am a perfect example of type A. Calendars, to-do lists and any form of organization brings out this strange excitement in me. If you too get excited by new day planners and schedules then this blog will probably resonate with you. If you’re reading this and already think I am crazy, I am sorry, it gets worse before it gets better. The other day I was browsing through one of my Facebook groups and saw a thread about people’s favorite project management and organization apps/programs. Of course, I excitedly read through all the
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11 Jul 2016
By EMILY HIRSH

5 TIPS EVERY ENTREPRENEUR SHOULD FOLLOW

When my husband and I started our online business years ago I wish somebody sat down with us and said “here is what you need to do.” Instead, we dove in and learned along the way. I wouldn’t have had this any other way because it gave me the solid foundation to grow my own business, but I won’t say it didn’t slow us down at times. If you are just starting your business (or looking to grow it even more) these five tips may change the way you’re thinking:
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