Expert “How-To” Advice

Secrets of a Superhuman September Part 1

About six years ago, I hit on a concept that still feels totally true for me: September is the new January. I was so excited about it at the time I named a workshop after it, and while I’ve seen it  used a few other places since, it still holds water. … But what does […]

Dear Natalie: Help! I’m Rebelling Against My Own Systems

I’m gonna go ahead and say it: I think creatives make some of the best business owners around. (…And not just because I’m a creative myself, and work with creatives all over the world.) Entrepreneurs who think outside the box have changed the world. Steve Jobs, Richard Branson, Elon Musk, and Arianna Huffington are all […]

How to Plan for Q3 — Brilliantly

Pinch me — is it Q3 already?! It feels like just last week I was dorkily dishing on my favorite ways to plan for Q2 — and now we’re more than halfway through the year, and it’s time to get yourself set up for another incredible quarter. I have to admit: It’s been such an […]

3 Actionables to Supercharge Your Ability to Achieve Big Goals

If you haven’t heard the buzz yet, I have some phenomenal news: Last week The Goal Standard, my new collaboration with Entrepreneur Magazine, launched — and I’m absolutely over-the-moon-and-stars to be a part of it! We are teaching you the best planning and productivity strategies, and keeping you accountable and supported as you get one […]

How To Become A Superhuman Entrepreneur

Today we’re beginning a very special new series of She Takes on the World TV, that’s unlike anything I’ve ever shared with you before. I was inspired to create this series after the launch of my book The Conquer Kit, which was published at the tail end of a 6-month period of massive growth in […]

5 Systems To Carve Out Creative Time For Yourself

5 Systems To Carve Out Creative Time For Yourself

Today we’re sharing the final episode in our 3-part series on implementation, featuring Conquer Club Community Manager (and in-house systems expert) Kelly Azevedo, founder of She’s Got Systems. (If you haven’t watched the first 2 episodes yet, you can catch part 1 where we help you find focus and start taking action by clicking here; […]

The BFF Test

The BFF Test: How To Write Copy That Actually Sounds Like YOU

This episode is part 2 in a 3-part series on communications that I developed with my good friend Nikki Elledge Brown. Nikki’s known online as The Communication Stylist® and creator of A Course About Copy® and she’s on a mission to help entrepreneurs communicate with more clarity and confidence. To catch part 1, click here.  In today’s episode […]

5 Reasons You Need To Create An Online Course

Whether you’re a service based business like a Website developer, a graphic designer,or a coach, or you run a brick-and-mortar business, you can skyrocket your business to a whole new level by sharing your expertise through an online course or membership. While there is absolutely nothing wrong with doing one-on-one work, I’m going to share with […]

Natalie MacNeil shares how to make your message clear and concise

How to Answer “What Do You Do For Work, Anyway?”

As entrepreneurs we’re sure to hear one question over and over again, at networking events, during media interviews, on Facebook groups…even at family reunions! While we entrepreneurs can pride ourselves on our creativity and quick thinking, this is a question that often stops us in our tracks: “So what do you do for work, anyway?” […]

Write A Buzz-Worthy Pitch Email

How To Write A Buzz-Worthy Pitch Email

Do you know the fastest, most effective way to get the media to notice you? When you’re looking to gain traction with the media, you need a well-crafted and to-the-point pitch that shares all the important details and players involved in your latest product launch, book release, or online summit. A pitch will get you […]

When No News Is Good News…For Your Media Pitch

The media love all things new and noteworthy, so of course you can create a lot of buzz when you’re launching a product or book, or when something notable happens in your business, like winning an award. But what about those in-between times, when what you have to announce is more like… **cue crickets** The […]

Name Your Business

Are You Winning At The Name Game?

Are you struggling with naming your business or new product? When you’re trying to come up with a great name, sometimes you just have to be patient and wait until you have that, “This is it!” gut feeling. This happened for me when I was trying to decide on a name for my blog – […]

8-Step Writing Process: Never Get “Writer’s Block” Again

Blogs, articles, emails, newsletters, media pitches, product content, video scripts, book proposals, customer service, oh my! That’s a lot of communication if you ask me. The world of online entrepreneurship is also a world of words. On the web your language, your voice, and your brand are all communicated through written content…and lots of it. […]

How To Create A Dream Job Description For A Virtual Hire

6 Easy Ways To Attract Your Perfect Hire

I’ve got a brand new episode of She Takes on the World TV today to help you find the perfect virtual hire, which can be tricky — especially if it’s your first hire. But first, I have some really exciting news that I feel like I’ve waited an eternity to share with you! This post is […]

How To Really Conquer A Zillion Things At Once

How To Really Conquer A Zillion Things At Once

Today I’m going to let you in on my little secret to juggling a zillion things at once. Okay, so it might not be a zillion things – BUT there can be times in your business when it certainly feels that way. As you might already know, most uber-successful entrepreneurs get to that point through multiple streams […]

Create Your 5×5 Plan For The Year Ahead

Happy almost-New Year! While the ball-dropping festivities are still a day away, we’re already in party mode here at She Takes on the World Inc., and we’re celebrating some big wins for 2015, including just being named to the Forbes “100 Best Websites for Entrepreneurs” list, completing our biggest Conquer Club launch to date aaaand […]

What To Do When You Fuck Up With Customer Service

Lately I’ve been noticing an epidemic of businesses that are great at selling, but then really crappy when it comes to the customer experience. It seems that once they have your sale, they forget all about you! I’m sure you can think of a few companies like this too. One of my first businesses did […]

Natalie MacNeil talks about big risks

When To Burn Everything And Start From Scratch

As entrepreneurs, there are times when we’re faced with a major task — something so monumental and change-making that we have to say, “I’m doing this, and there’s no going back.” We have to burn our boats, just like Hernán Cortés did back in the 1500’s when he set out to conquer the Aztec empire with […]

Natalie MacNeil talks about communication skills in this video

What Sardines Taught Me About Communication Skills

As an entrepreneur your communication is sooo critical, whether it’s communicating with your team, your clients (or potential clients), the media, or the public… I spend a lot of time working on improving my communication skills, but there’s always something new to learn – a lesson driven home for me recently by what my partner […]

Natalie MacNeil talks about online etiquette

Miss Natalie’s School of Netiquette For The Busy Entrepreneur

Lately I’ve been thinking about a little something that falls by the wayside in our noisy, crowded digital space: etiquette. Now I’m not talking about the kind of etiquette you might have learned when you were younger, like preparing for “how to eat at a state dinner,” with all the forks and spoons and how […]

5 Leadership Skills To Take Your Business To The Next Level

You’re a crazy-driven, spectacularly motivated entrepreneur and you know what it takes to build an empire: Guest posts on high traffic websites Engaged social media followers Valuable, high-integrity offerings that make your clients’ lives easier And you’re right – you do need those things. But what if you’re neglecting an aspect of your business that’s […]

3 Systems For A Super Summer Break

Something really magical is taking place this week here at She Takes on the World headquarters, where my team and I are cooking up a special new project with the help of a dozen of our Conquer Club mentors and members. Check out my view for the week, as I go to work in our studio, filming […]

Natalie MacNeil talks about why you might not need certification

Do You Need Certification In Your Field?

Today I want to talk with you about certification — when you need it to be a successful online entrepreneur, and when you don’t. I got to thinking about this topic when I was co-hosting a webinar with my friend Nikki Elledge Brown. She told me about a time when she’d commented on one of my […]

Natalie MacNeil talks about what makes a great pitch

Good Pitch Vs. Bad Pitch

Ciao from Italy! Right now I’m exploring the gorgeous island of Capri…           …and the town of Amalfi (right). These clouds! This sea! The colors! Amalfi always lights me up. Written at my feet: “La vita e un sogno” – “life is but a dream.” Yup, feels that way right now.  […]

Natalie MacNeil talks about getting the press you deserve

This Is Why You’re Not Getting Press

I recently hosted a workshop for business owners where I kept hearing the same question: “How can I get press coverage?” Before I could even respond, the excuses started piling up: “I’m just getting started.” “I don’t have the kind of network you have.” “I don’t have a publicist or PR experience.” Guess what? Neither […]

Five Things Every Entrepreneur Should Outsource Right Now

With apologies to Sheryl Sandberg, before we “ban bossy” it would be really great to ban the exaltation of “busy” for today’s entrepreneurs. Especially for women entrepreneurs who try to embody Superwoman by doing all the things, all the time. Busy becomes synonymous with successful, hard working and dedicated instead of the dark side symptoms […]

The Shocking Truth About Being Location Independent

Can you imagine yourself sitting poolside in a wide brimmed hat at some gorgeous tropical resort, running your business from your iPad and making millions of dollars within months of launching, even with no startup budget? *Rolling eyes* I bet if you’ve paid any attention to the ads on your Facebook newsfeed lately, it’s pretty […]

How To Create Your Launch Calendar

In part 1 of my 2-part series on successful launch planning, we discussed the six key things to keep in mind when planning your launch year. In this installment, I am going to take you through the different types of launch frameworks, when to use them, and how to create your launch calendar. So what […]

Natalie MacNeil talks about confidence

Confidence In The Presence Of Greatness

Today I’m bringing you the second installment in a very special, three-part series on self confidence, sponsored by Invisalign® clear aligners, and if you want to learn how to gain confidence and self-esteem when meeting totally amazing, mind-blowingly impressive people, this video is for you.   So, like everyone, I’ve had plenty of run-ins with […]

List Building Or Launching, Which Comes First?

As an eCourse expert there’s a question I am asked a lot: Should you focus on list building — creating a large tribe — before launching a product? Or, can you launch a new product online successfully with just a small list? There’s a rule in the online marketing world, that you should have at […]