On my favorite resources.

laptop on a desk with mug and candle

You may have, if you’re visiting the Journal through something other than a feed reader, noticed the affiliate links along the right-hand side of the page. I’ve read many a smart piece about why folks do or don’t feel comfortable using affiliate links; I, personally, have never considered it controversial because I have truly purchased, with my own money, every program and e-book that I’m an affiliate for, and highly recommend all of them as some of my favorite resources. And so I thought I’d share with you in a brief entry what my experiences have been like with these resources, as well as what they’ve done for me.

 

small business bodyguard

Small Business Bodyguard was one of the first investments that I ever made in my business, and I haven’t regretted it for a second. This robust and information-packed program contains sound legal advice and more, ranging from, “Is an S-Corp more sound for me than an LLC or sole proprietorship?”, to, “I need a good freelance contract—where can I find one?” The templates alone are worth the price of admission: created by a working lawyer, you’ll find useful templates for an enormous number of legal documents. Highly recommended.
spirited

Created by Rachel MacDonald and Tara Bliss, this spiritually-minded e-book is an excellent primer to the “woo-woo” side of life. Should you be interested in manifestation, meditation, and a combination of introspection and trusting the Universe, this gorgeously designed volume is for you. I purchased it during the worst year of my life, printed it out and bound it, and ended up scribbling notes all over the worksheets and chapters while sitting in a papasan in a tiny old house in New Orleans.
eletter-aff

If you’re a freelancer, solopreneur, or the captain of a small entrepreneurial team, you may have partaken in any number of business-oriented online classes—I certainly have, and results have been mixed (to put it mildly). The E-Letter Atelier came about at a time when I was struggling mightily with my e-letter (also known as a tiny letter or newsletter). What the heck was I supposed to write about? How would I promote my products without sounding like a sleazeball? How regularly should I release a new letter? These questions, and much more, were put to rest by this class, which I maintain is the best e-course I’ve ever taken—now available as a self-paced course.
impossible film polaroid camera

I am probably what they call a “power user” of Impossible Project film; if you poke around in my fridge, you’re bound to find a stack behind the zucchini. The Impossible Project makes films for old-school Polaroid cameras, as well as selling Polaroid cameras and camera accessories. They’re the best at what they do; and if you’re a Polaroid user, do get to know them. You won’t regret it.

Thank you, as always, for your support.

Esmé

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