Business owners & bloggers: I’d LOVE to meet you in Colorado in November!

I'd LOVE to meet you at The Platform Conference

Are you a blogger or a business owner who would love some insider tips, secrets, and encouragement for skyrocketing your success? You MUST check out the Platform Conference.

I went to this conference last year hoping I’d pick up some new ideas and inspiration for how to continue growing my platform. Instead, I left the conference with a completely new plan of action and approach for my business.

The speakers and attendees were not only inspiring, but they challenged me to think far outside of my current business strategy. I only wish I had learned this information sooner! It has transformed the way I think and the way I approach business and blogging.

Without a doubt, I can say that the money I spent to attend the Platform Conference was truly the best money I’ve ever spent on any conference in my life. Yes, it’s that good!


I’m honored to be speaking at the Platform Conference this year, along with an incredible line-up of other amazing speakers. I cannot wait to sit and soak up wisdom from them and be re-energized and re-inspired as a business owner and blogger.

The Platform Conference will be held November 9-11, 2014, at the beautiful Broadmoor Resort and Spa in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

This event is for anyone and everyone who has something to say, share, or sell. This includes public speakers, authors, bloggers, business owners, entrepreneurs, sales people, pastors, nonprofit leaders, and more.

Save $200 When You Register By August 1, 2014

If you register by August 1, 2014, you’ll get the Early Bird Rate — which is $100 off the regular price. Plus, if you use coupon code CRYSTAL, you’ll get an additional $100 off. The coupon code CRYSTAL is valid up until conference registration is closed, but the Early Bird Rate ends August 1, 2014.

Do yourself a favor and go sign up for the Platform Conference. I’d LOVE to meet you there!

Sign Up for a FREE Group Mastermind With Me & My Husband

As a special bonus, if you sign up using my coupon code, my husband and I would like to invite you to an exclusive FREE one-hour Group Mastermind we’ll be hosting on-site. This will be an opportunity to get to meet with us and pick our brains with any business or blogging questions (or even life questions) you have. It will be fun and informal — a time for us to get to know you and encourage you in your business endeavors.

To be invited to this exclusive Mastermind with Jesse and me, just sign up for the Platform Conference using coupon code CRYSTAL at checkout. Then, forward your registration confirmation email to registration @ and we’ll be in touch with further details on when and where the Mastermind will be held. We hope to see you there!

(Note: The links in this post are affiliate links. Read our disclosure policy here.)
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Part-Time Work-At-Home Position Available

Part-Time Work-At-Home Position

All About Worship asked if I’d shared their part-time work-at-home position with you all since I know some of you are looking for at-home work opportunities. Here are details on the position taken from their blog post:

Are you tech AND social media savvy? Are you self-motivated and super organized? Do you have a passion for worship? Are you looking for a part-time, work-at-home job that’s not only flexible, but rewarding? Do you want to be a part of an organization that impacts worship leaders/teams worldwide and is focused on advancing the Kingdom of God?

If you answered “yes” to ALL of these questions, you may be just who we’re looking for!

JOB TITLE: to be determined

REPORTS TO: Wisdom Moon (Founder of All About Worship)

PURPOSE: Supports the organization’s objectives by managing the day-to-day operations with minimal supervision. You will work from home (aka telecommute) with periodic in-person (if in Nashville area) and/or skype meetings with supervisor. This position will require about 2-4 hours a day, 5 days a week. Work hours are flexible, but require at least some availability during regular business hours.


  • Be a part of creating & implementing fresh new ways to influence more worship leaders/teams worldwide
  • Plan, schedule, and coordinate articles and music reviews with contributors
  • Proofread, edit, and publish articles and reviews
  • Write (minimal) content for the site
  • Complete some basic, simple graphic design
  • Manage multiple social media accounts: curate relevant content, schedule posts, respond to comments, engage with the audience
  • Promptly respond to email inquiries
  • Maintain relationships with current advertisers and actively develop new relationships
  • Invoice advertisers and follow-up
  • and other duties as assigned


  • Thorough understanding of worship ministry and the needs of worship leaders/teams
  • Familiar with current worship music and resources
  • Strong follow-through and follow-up
  • Amazing people skills
  • Very tech-savvy
  • Basic graphic design
  • Great with grammar, spelling, and writing
  • Previous experience with using a CMS (Content Management System) preferred
  • Proficient in the use of social media as an organization, including but not limited to: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Youtube, Pinterest, and Google+
  • Basic understanding of how digital advertising and invoicing works
  • Type at least 30 WPM

COMPENSATION: Salary to be commensurate with experience and responsibilities (base pay + commission). This is a part-time, telecommuting contractor position.

APPLY: To be considered for this opening, email your resume and any supporting portfolio or works to office[at]

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ENDS TOMORROW! Get $176 in FREE bonuses when you set up a checking/savings account!

Could you use an extra $176 in cash right now? Well, I’ve got exciting news for you! You can get $176 in bonuses for the next three days only with this special offer from Capital One. You’ll want to jump on this while you can!

Here’s how to get $176 in bonuses:

#1. Open a Savings Account and get $76 in Bonuses

::Open a no-fee 360 Savings® account between June 30 and July 3, 2014.

::Deposit a minimum of $500.

::Get a free $76 bonus after 30 days. You can close your account or leave your money in there and earn interest on it.

Sign up for you $76 free bonus here.

(Note: If you plan to do both offers, be sure to open the Savings Account first, then the Checking Account.)

#2. Open a New Checking Account and get $100 in Bonuses

::Open a fee-free 360 Checking® account between June 30 and July 3, 2014.

::Use your Debit Card to make 5 purchases or use CheckMateSM to make 5 remote check deposits (or a combination of both) within 45 days of opening your account.

::On day 50, a $100 bonus will be added to your account. You can close your account or leave your money in there and earn interest on it.

There is no minimum purchase required, so you could make 5 small purchases to qualify. Sign up for your $100 bonus here.

(Note: The link in this post is my referral link. Read my disclosure policy here.)

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Inbox Dollars: Get paid to read emails, take surveys, search the web, and more

Inbox Dollars

Sign up for Inbox Dollars and you’ll get paid to read emails, search the web, take surveys, and more. I loved earning free gift cards from Inbox Dollars when Jesse was in law school and I had a lot more time than money.

If you’ve not checked out Inbox Dollars, you can sign up here.

(Note: The link in this post is my referral link. Read my disclosure policy here.)

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How I’m Rebounding from a Major Business Setback

How I Rebounded from a Major Platform Setback

I’m honored to be guest-posting on Michael Hyatt’s blog today. I’m sharing a really recent major business setback we experienced and what I’m learning through the process. I hope that my story and struggles can encourage you in your journey — whether in your business or personal life.

Here’s a snippet from the post:

A friend emailed me recently asking for counsel. He’s been working really hard growing his online business—putting in lots of time and effort—and he’s discouraged.

While he had seen some really significant growth for a few months, it now feels like it’s at a standstill or even dropping off. He’s frustrated because he’s put in so much effort and it feels like he’s just not seeing the results he’d like to see.

I could relate to him in many ways, because I’ve had a similar major setback in my business in the last few months. For months, my Facebook Page had been growing like crazy—to the tune of thousands of new followers every single week!

I’d experimented with a lot of different things and found a system for how and when to post that was working incredibly well to keep engagement and click-throughs really high.

For months, this system produced amazing results: our Facebook followers grew by over 200K in 2013, our traffic numbers doubled, and our unique visitors almost doubled. The growth was phenomenal and it was all organic, without us spending any money out of pocket to advertise on Facebook.

And then, in February of this year, we had a Facebook post go viral unlike anything we’d ever experienced before. It was insane—and I was so excited!

But about five days later, something weird happened and it was as if Facebook decided to no longer show any of my posts to anyone. I’m not kidding…”

Read the full post here.

How to Rebound from a Major Platform Setback

Also, at the bottom of the guest post linked above, I put in a plug for the Platform Conference. You know that I am very careful about what I wholeheartedly endorse — because I know your time and money is limited — but I asked Michael if I could include this plug on the post because I believe in this conference so very much.

You see, I went to the Platform Conference last year and it completely shook up my entire business plan from the ground up. I came home not just re-energized and re-inspired as a business owner and blogger, but most of all, I realized that I needed to make some major business changes if I wanted to be in this for the long haul.

Without a doubt, I can say that the money I spent to attend the Platform Conference was truly the best money I’ve ever spent on any conference in my life. Yes, it’s that good!

Do yourself a favor and go sign up for the Platform Conference. I’d LOVE to meet you there!

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