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Since I had 6 hours in the car with the kids and have another 6 hours driving back today, I’ve been listening to this audible book to keep my mind sane.

This book has completely changed the way I think about business. Every WAHM business owner should read it to combat stress.

I was hesitant to get the book just because the title seemed so funny to me. But it was hard to find an audible book that had so many amazing reviews. I’ll be adding my 5 star review to be placed among them soon. The book is: The E-Myth Revisited: Why Most Small Businesses Don’t Work and What to Do About It

If you’ll remember how stressed I got about everything, –well … I’m still pretty stressed. I’m right in the middle of all the craziness. But if you’ll remember when the stress came out on camera, this book is the remedy to that stress.

This book helps you to turn your business into a real business instead of a job. It’s hard to explain and if I try further it will all come out badly.

It’s available in hard copy form, digital form as well as audio.

Since I’m heading back with the kids and have to go shopping right after that to feed 12 people, today’s post and the weekend posts will be short but they’ll still be here. :)

Full disclosure, I am an Amazon affiliate.

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Today I have freebies for forum members. I also have freebies for my blog readers and vlog watchers too! (No membership required for some of these freebies)

The membership freebies for today don’t require any new posts in the forum. These are all sign up freebies! So if you are a member or as soon as you become a member just go to this link and look in the “Active Resources” section:

http://www.richmombusiness.com/exclusive/member

It’s really important that you watch my video below to see exactly what is included with each of these new freebies.

Newly expanded Pinterest Success Kit

Make money on Pinterest { $47 FREE for forum members }

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Watch the You Tube video above to see everything included in the newly expanded Pinterest Success Kit. The background graphics below are just a few of the more than 500 graphics that you’ll get in the kit. (The graphics, wording and branding on the tags below are not included. I’m just showing an example of how you can use the background graphics).

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942 Photoshop Actions

Perfect to spruce up graphics and fonts { $37 FREE for forum members }

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1,000 Icon Pack

Make your Web sites more professional { $9.95 FREE for forum members }

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Color Palette Generator { Software }

Play with color palettes { FREE n’ EXCLUSIVE for forum members }

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6,500 Font Pack

Vamp up your marketing materials { $27 FREE for forum members }

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50% Discount Code – No membership required

Email discount@renaechristine.com to get your discount code to sign up on the forum. You can cancel your membership at any time.

Then, for half off, you’ll be able to enjoy all of these new freebies as well.

{ FREE for EVERYONE reading and watching }

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Mini Pinterest Sample Pack - No membership required

{ FREE for EVERYONE reading and watching }

Includes a few of the graphics available in the Pro Pinterest Success Kit.

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Come back Renae! The work at home moms need you!

Just kidding. I wish my email would be flooded with emails like that by the time I get back. Most likely I’ll get a few complaints about the way I talk or another “ho-hum” comment for the freebies I release on my 30th vlog post tomorrow. Oh well. I still love you all and we have a special bond that we’ll never break (or at least for 365 days I’ll never once break our bond). Did that even make sense?

Today is wedding day #2. If you don’t know what that means, read the WAHM blog post for the day before this one.

Once again, I have a special treat for all of you WAHM Businesses while I’m gone. I spent a lot of time pre-recording this and editing it for you so it would be super easy to navigate. Take a look at my You Tube WAHM Vlog below to see my little goodies for you all for today. :)

I’ll see you soon!

Tags: WAHM Businesses, WAHM blog, WAHM vlog, work at home moms, reviews

Dear beloved blog/vlog readers and viewers,

At this precise moment I am driving my 3 little girls to San Diego for my sister’s wedding. I promised I would post something every day for you and today is no exception.

Here are some of your favorite videos so far:

http://youtu.be/dLLWI09vthc

I just heard about this Betsi for Etsy software.

I wanted to explore it for the first time for all you fabulous mompreneurs.

Full disclosure: I’m not getting paid for this review and I don’t know the folks who created it either.

Click my vlog to watch me try it for the first time. I’m hoping this will help all you Etsiers out there.

Let me know what you think yourselves.

Is this something you would use?

http://youtu.be/dgdwm61f5Y8

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I was going to wait to do this WAHM Site review.

But I could smell her product from inside the box when the package arrived and I couldn’t help but find out what smelled so good.

The fact that her WAHM site is charity based put me over the edge to push the review to today as well.

I’m showing you her business not just to push her products on you, –though everyone should seriously have a bar of these soaps in their homes for their guests and I did secure you a 25% discount in the forum. I’m showing you her business because this is the perfect example of a charity based business.

When charity drive your business, this is what you should aspire to achieve in your product, packaging and presentation.

Full disclosure: I did not get paid in any way for this review.

Click the link to see the video review on my WAHM vlog.

–Don’t forget to pin the gorgeous photo above for Lindy from Poppy Soap!–

http://youtu.be/qfKSNFnJ3pg

NOTE: If you know other charity based businesses, I would love to do a review on my vlog. Please contact me at her@renaechristine.com for more info.

I have this crazy big plan to add hundreds of freebies and discounts to the site.

So I thought to myself Oy. That is going to be one massive list that everyone will hate to look at. Who’s going to want to scroll through hundreds of freebies and discounts for their WAHM Business?

Yuck right?!?

I’ve decided to implement a newly organized WAHM directory for freebies and another WAHM directory for discounts. See my Vlog today for more info and let me know what you think. If you tell me your thoughts now I’ll be able to shape it according to all your biggest dreams and desires. :)

It will probably take a few weeks to implement the directories after I get back from the wedding.

http://youtu.be/EffnKkkyqxw

Like many of you, I am a sucker for a good find.

I am an even bigger sucker for a branded good find for my business.

Throw in a good deal on top of that and I’m in over my head with emotions and I can’t help but make a purchase right away.

Sometimes that’s a good thing, sometimes that’s a bad thing.

This time though, that’s a FABULOUS thing. This find was so great that I contacted the owner of the Etsy shop for a discount for you all. Go to the discounts page for the discount after you check out my wahm vlog to see my latest fabulous find:

http://youtu.be/jrn5ntcXHbk

Thank you for the amazing support and comments after yesterday’s blubbering.

I have a renewed energy after getting my hair touched up in a new blonde.

I seriously think Blonde hair has special awesome-sauce powers.

I plan on doing a new video tutorial series after the wedding for you all. I was thinking of showing you all how to set up a ECWID shopping cart in the new, free vlogged tutorial series.This would all happen after the wedding, of course.

For those of you who don’t know what ECWID is, it is an awesome-sauce cloud type shopping cart that can be implemented right into your blog or Facebook. I have used several different shopping carts but this one is by far my favorite for my blog and Facebook pages. One of you tipped me off to it. Thank you!

The ECWID shopping cart is free for the most part but you can pay to unlock certain features like coupons and discount codes.

Post below if you’re interested in me doing a new, free video series on this and how to set up ECWID right in your blog and Facebook pages.

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Click here for today’s new WAHM Vlog Post

The stress of the wedding, school starting, the love of my current businesses, my new business and a baptism coming is mounting.

For this wahm blog post, I am going to do something a little unorthodox and ask for your help on my wahm blog.

I’ve given you my tips and advice when I get stressed. But this scenario calls for more.

What do you do when the world piles on top of you and life feels impossible?

See the corresponding vlog post with this video below. Please excuse the blubbering.