Work ethic on steroids: Would you like to go shopping?

This last week my work ethic hit overdrive: I revamped my store and learned video editing. What do I sell in my store, you ask? Winged cats and quotes! Pretty random right? Well, if you’re looking to stand out with your gifts this holiday season, you definitely will with my merchandise. Check out my post for the link and what else I work on in “Work ethic on steroids: Would you like to go shopping?” on

The Name Game

How did you come up with a name for your business? What tools did you use? For me, when I was starting out, I did a combination of Google keyword searches and checking domain availabilities. I tried to find the right combination for my tea business, Teazzed, and my newly written book, Black Cat Scribbles Vol. 1. In the end, I was happy with those name choices, but ultimately combined them on Did your name end up working for you?

Nerd Alert

Broke, but want to start your business? Ever considered using Microsoft Office to make graphics and perfect documents? That’s how I started out. I have added more tools to my arsenal since those early days, like PhotoShop and GIMP, but Office still is at the core of my operations: after all, I am a writer.

3. Things get better with time and experience.

I have been teaching for over 9 years now. In the beginning, I was a little overwhelmed and spent every waking hour getting lectures ready, writing exams, and coming up with extra material on topics …