HOW TO MAKE EXTRA INCOME WITH PRODUCTS ON PRINTFUL

If you’re looking for a way to earn some extra income and you have a bangin’ logo or phrase that would look wonderful on products - you REALLY need to consider PRINTFUL.

Okay so let’s say for shits n giggles you do indeed have a cool image or some inspirational words that could be a hit with the public…

Normally you would need to pay for set up charges on each item and order them in bulk (and in every damn size if its t-shirts - think S, M, L, XL, XXL, XXXL) then you have to store them somewhere (that hall closet is already packed). Then you need to set up an online store with all the credit card accepting gizmos and you gotta make it look purdy and when someone actually buys something you have to package it and head to the dreaded post office to ship it out to your customer.

Just reading that has your head spinning, right?!

Fear not my budding Entrepreneur. There IS hope. And its called PRINTFUL. The simple Print on Demand Service that allows you to have a lot of products with NO overhead, no need to store in your hall closet and the quality and service is AMAAAAAZING.

Below is just one of many positive reviews I have received from my BOSS AF STORE (created with Printful and hosted on Etsy) and as you can see my customers are HAPPY AF.

Okay so at this point you may be saying, “Yeah sure Christine it sounds great being able to bring in extra money BUT what the hell would I sell? And besides it just takes too much time to take on something like this.”

Oh ye of little faith.

I will tell you this…setting up my own store with high quality products (T-shirts, Baseball and Trucker Hats, Sweatshirts, Beanies, Beach Towels, etc) took so little time and is so easy I am telling everyone about it!

If you want to check out all of my products to give you an idea of what to offer take a look at MY STORE or click on the BOSS AF T-Shirt image below.

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THE ART OF BEING PERFECTLY IMPERFECT

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THE ART OF BEING PERFECTLY IMPERFECT
By Christine Blosdale

In this world that we currently find ourselves traversing, it can be far too easy to lose sight of the fact that we are indeed ever expansive gorgeous souls shoved into these teeny tiny human bodies with human emotions. The good, the bad, and yes, even the ugly.

While it is true that “what goes around comes around” in relation to karmic laws of energy, when you really get into this thing called life you will discover that quite often we are our own worse enemy.

WORK

You’ve been given an opportunity to work at an amazing company with insane benefits and a saintly boss. Ahhh but that darn attention starved Ego won’t let that bliss go for long until it finds something to muck it up. Office gossip, sloppy work and ignoring deadlines can be just a few of the ways we sabatoge our best interests.

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LOVE
The most gorgeous person (both inside and out) wants to be with you, yes YOU. They actually think you are fckng amazing and are drawn to you like no other. Wellllllll doesn’t this just seem like the perfect time to try and FUCK IT ALL UP?! So you begin to look for any clues of their attraction to others, their past relationships, their social media history, their fingerprints, their DNA in case you need it for later analysis….you get the picture. We obsess on the conveyor belt of made up reasons why someone shoudn’t love us.

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LIFE
You’re tired. Like dog tired. You worked a long AF day with people that were not very pleasant to be around and you just got home to a house in utter dissaray. It’s as if your children took every sticky, gooey, stinky substance known to man and threw it on your carpet. And then they grinded it in with their combat boots. 3——2——-1——- it’s BLOW UP TIME! And you start saying insane shit you didn’t even know could be slithered out of your mouth. Now here comes the guilt.

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SHIT HAPPENS
It’s an important day at the office. The deal you’ve been working on could be the biggest of your career. But you’re late for work. Okay you’re always late for work. Whatev. It’s a Monday and you find yourself on a bumper to bumper freeway when you suddenly come to an abrupt stop in what looks like to be a parking lot. Fuuuuuuuck. Then, just as you check your radio to find out where the hell an accident has occurred (it better be a major car pileup or death to justify this bullshit) - that’s when it happens. Someone hits you from behind. And hard. You get shoved into the car ahead of you and a domino effect ensues with multiple cars being rammed from behind. Double Fuck. You just want to unleash on the person who hit you from behind with all the venom and frustration that a carbon based organism can muster. And his be justified. Or would you?

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So here it is. The down low. The truth. The truth about you. And me. And every single person who has ever graced this planet. We are human. And we are not perfect. We are alive. We try things. We make mistakes. We stumble and we fall. We get hurt, but we rise again. We try again. And we keep learning. We keep growing. And we have to remind ourselves to be thankful for fucking up once in a while. In the grand scheme of things we need to remind ourselves to be thankful for this priceless opportunity called life.

Believe it or not, we asked for this. We stepped forward for this awesome assignment.

And we need to forgive ourselves (and others) for being human.

It’s the only way to get out of this place alive - and fulfilled.

I am sending love to you..and to the “you” that even you don’t see or appreciate. I see you. And what a sight you are!

Namaste

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THE ART OF THE STORYTELLER

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THE ART OF THE STORYTELLER
By Christine Blosdale

If you haven’t been born under a rock (and if you’re reading this I am assuming you weren’t) you know that EVERYONE loves a good story.

Since humans have been able to communicate past a grunt and grrrr we have had the innate need to tell our stories to one another. Be it to warn the other cave dwellers that a big bad T-Rex is on the hunt and in the hood, or to share what it feels like to fall in love, we have a long history of being insanely good storytellers.

But as the art of communicating around the fire and handing down stories from generation to generation has been somewhat lost in modern times, we have relegated our collective stories to be told by a chosen few.

So who gets to tell our stories today? For the most part large corporate media conglomerates, film studio executives, pop singers and a handful of lucky authors who’ve been able to wooo large publishing houses into accepting them on their roster.

Obviously there are a lot of powerfully important and moving stories that are missing in this model since 99.9% of the population doesn’t fit in any of those above mentioned categories.

That is until now.

Enter stage right the empowering world of SELF PUBLISHING.

Thanks to modern technology, the super speedy internet and a burst of creative expression among all classes, races and religions, more and more “everyday people” are becoming authors and sharing their stories with the world.

No other time in history could a 16 year old Haitian boy from a remote earthquake ravaged village become a published author and have his book sitting on the nightstand of a couple in Manhattan all while making profits from that book to benefit his village.

Or what about that stay-at-home mom who not only manages to take care of her four children on a super strict low income budget, but is now a worldwide author with an Amazon Best Seller most likely called “How To Stretch That Damn Dollar.”

Welcome to the World of Self Publishing kiddo.

Now virtually ANYONE can become a published author and help inspire others to beat that disease or overcome a major obstacle that would stop any mere mortal in their tracks.

Are you a freaky collector of your kitty’s hair and you’ve found 101 Uses for Cat Fur? Or maybe you survived a nasty divorce and the crap you went thru actually gave you tools and coping mechanisms to help others going through the same damn thing. Smell what I’m cooki here?

No matter what it is you’ve survived or what you have a keen interest in, trust me, that can be the subject of a book. And that book is needed in the world. By somebody. Perhaps by a whole lot of somebodies.

Self Publishing Genius DEBORAH S NELSON knows this far too well as she has helped hundreds of ordinary folk become certified published authors. Many of those have written a several books since working with her. And according to Deborah there are still so many stories to be told that the possibilities are truly endless. Cha-ching!

To hear my in depth interview with Deborah S Nelson and get inspired to write your own book (yes Shakespeare, it can be a tiny one, like 90 pages long, so don’t start sweatin’ the details) CLICK HERE >>

And if you already know that you simply have to share your wisdom with the world you might want to take advantage of her DO IT YOURSELF SELF PUBLISHING PACKAGE (discounted a whopping 50% off for my peeps only!). Just head on over to http://deborahsnelson.com/christine/

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11:11:11 The Portal Is Now Open For Business  

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As we embark on November 11, 2018 (which translates to 11/11/11 in master numerology) a powerful portal is now open to us. It is a time in which we must be direct and conscious of our thoughts and beliefs as the power behind those messages we send to ourselves (and the universe) is amplified tenfold.

This is the perfect time to meditate on clearing those unconscious beliefs that are stored within our DNA from lifetimes of struggle and trauma that has been handed down to us not only from our own lifetimes, but also from our family’s lineage.

You have a big job to do and the portal of 11:11:11 is here to do the heavy lifting for you. But here’s the deal. You absolutely MUST be present. And you must want to clear that which is holding you back in life, love, health, relationships and business. In other words, the door is now open, but you need to walk thru it. 

For some this will be easy, as your whole life has been leading you to this point in time. Along the way you have gathered the tools necessary for this momentous occasion and the lessons have been learned on the Law of Attraction and clearing out old karmic wounds. 

For others it will seem daunting and a huge task as it means that you must face your own demons and dark shadows which can seem scary and overwhelming. It’s like that monster you swore was under your bed as a child is wanting to come out and you are hiding under the covers hoping it will just go away.

BUT the good news is that you now have the assistance of the entire universe and your guides to support you thru what many have called “The Dark Night Of The Soul.” And it’s actually a blessing that it’s all happening now!

You may not remember this, but you heroicly signed up for this masterful challenge. Long before you reincarnated here on Earth again to walk in your body, to meet the people you’ve met and to navigate thru the challenges and beautiful moments inherit in your life, you raised your hand and gallantly stepped forward to accept this honor. To once and for all gather your strength from all of your collective timelines to heal not only yourself, but the planet as well.

See, the world we see right now is in great need of healing. Just one look around at the current struggles and expressions of frustration, fear and hatred tells you deep down inside that it must end in order for us to ascend to a world of peace, love and harmony. 

But you dont don’t get there by adding more fear and anger or by “killing” anything. It is only thru pure conscious love at every level will we begin to heal. Love for those who are hurting. Love for those who have hurt us. Love for the planet that is needing it so badly right now. And most importantly, love for your self.  

Loving (and forgiving) your self is the highest most important thing you can do right now. Forgive your self for the mistakes you've made. Forgive your self for the people you've hurt. Love your self for the decisions you’ve made that led you to a life lesson. Love your self for being human. Just love your self and you will begin to see the power in that energy almost immediately. 

I promise. 

Sending love to you all...

 - Christine Blosdale 

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KEEP IT SIMPLE: THE TOP 10 REASONS WE MAKE THINGS MORE COMPLICATED THAN THEY NEED TO BE

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KEEP IT SIMPLE: THE TOP 10 REASONS WE MAKE THINGS MORE COMPLICATED THAN THEY NEED TO BE
By Christine Blosdale


Good God we humans are complicated.


Whether it be in business or personal relationships, humans tend to muck things up by over thinking and over analyzing every last detail over and over again until all of the joy is sucked right out of whatever it was that at one time, was a wonderful thing.

Simply put, most of us have lost the child-like ability to just be “present” and play with life. As our egos develop over time, the art of allowing whatever good stuff to come naturally through our passions and communication has been lost in the name of getting more money, more followers, more fans, more lovers, more attention…you name it…just more, more more.

So what are we doing wrong?

Here are my Top 10 Reasons We Make Things More Complicated Than They Need to Be

#1. Our Ego Has To Control Everything
Okay so this little bastard basically feels the need to take the steering wheel of your life in order to feel like it’s in charge. And yes, can be a real dick about it. But I’ll let you in on a little secret. As convincing and semi charming as he can be at times, your Ego is NOT your amigo. This entity will feed on you like some 50 foot tapeworm unless you can manage to control your thoughts - or at the very least bring them back to some form of reality. Meditation, utilizing programs that deal with the Unconscious Mind, regular physical exercise and the simple act of covering your big mouth BEFORE you blurt out some Ego induced rant or rave will get you far in life and it can keep  that twatwaffle Ego in check!

#2 We Are Gluttons For Punishment
I blame religion and dogma on this one. It’s the whole “you were born in sin” bullcrap that sticks to our ribs lifetime after lifetime and it harkens back to being thrown out of the Garden cuz an “uppity” woman ate an apple. Get over it. You are a glorious and divine aspect of God/The Universe expressing yourself in a flesh suit with blood in your veins and bones to hold you up. You came into this world perfect. You don’t need to be punished or put through hell for anything.

#3. We Don’t Believe in Ourselves or Our Destiny
This has flavors of #2 in it as it can also be driven by childhood programming from religion, our parents, or cultural beliefs that we are not good enough nor do we deserve to thrive. Trust me, if you could see just how magnificient you truly are and what it took for you to be right where you are right now you’d fall to your knees and kiss your own damn feet.

#4 Comparison is a Biatch!
With the advent of Facebook and Instagram and tens of thousands of chiselled abs and size 2 twenty somethings popping up on your phone, laptop, tablet or TV we tend to feel less than because we constantly compare ourselves to unrealistic creatures from the Perfect Lagoon. Just stop that right now because it is a game you will never win. And besides, those “perfect” people you compare yourself to have their own caca to deal with - (yes I said caca) and some have it way worse than you. They just don’t advertise it on social media. So please stop comparing yourself to anyone right now. There. You already feel better now don’t you? Knew it.

#5 The Shortest Distance Is…The Bloody Shortest Distance!
Why oh why do we insist on running a marathon when we could just take a quick drive around the block? There is a mis-perception that we have to work really hard and put in really long hours and grind our life away in order to be successful. That my over-worked and under-paid friend is simply NOT true. I know many successful people who have a gorgeous work-to-home-life-ratio and they manage to get everything done because they have learned to master the art of working smarter, not harder. It’s doable. And if you need help getting there, contact me @ OutofTheBoxWithChristine@gmail.com and we will as they say, chat about it.

#6 We LOVE Drama and Conflict.
This one is a no brainer. Just look at how much money we pay to go to the movies and sporting events. Rome had the Gladiators. We have the Academy Awards and the NFL. Or as my Aussie friends say, “Footie.” Bah! That sounds like something my Grama knitted for me as a child when I had a cold! Just know that we are ALL Drama Queens.

#7 We Don’t Listen to Hear. We Listen to Respond.
If we could simply hear what someone is saying and not be preparing some thesis or 50 page rebuttal we would be much further along as a species. Maybe this has a bit of that bastard Ego scent on it, but I really think that we are just not taught to listen as children. We are taught to cry to get what we want. And when we scream we get it even faster. But it’s just to shut us up. And we are never told that listening is just as important as demanding. But get this…when you truly listen you will hear what is needed and required and it will save you time, energy, money, frustration and the loss of friends and family members. Not a bad deal heh?

#8 It’s in Our DNA Darling
Okay this will be short and sweet and saucy AF. We not only carry our own wounds and traumas from this life, but get this, we also carry all the icky gooey gross crap from our parents, and their parents and their parents and… well you get the picture. It’s a crowded circus tent people! Then there’s all of our own personal past lives and the trials and tribulations we had back in the 1400s when scurvy and malleria were as common as a Starbucks on every corner is today. My advice to you is that you better start clearing that stuff up ASAP in order to move forward in this life. Hint: Meditate, Ask for Clearing and again, work on those unconscious beliefs you didn’t know you had.

#9 We Worry What Other People Think About Us
Bahahaha! Knock that shit off right now. Nuff said.

#10 We Seldom Ask For Help
Hey I get it. If you’re reading this you most certainly have that Entrepreneurial Spirit. That “I Can Do It Myself” attitude. The “Pull Yourself Up By Your Own Bootstraps” F’d up mentality that leaves so many people bitter and resentful on the side of the road of life because they simply fail at whatever venture they embark upon. Be it in business or relationships, we tend to isolate ourselves and suffer in miserable silence. That is plain stupid. Ask for help from those willing to give it to you and seek out those who are successful in whatever field you wish to excel at. And remember, they aren’t gonna find you hiding behind your cellphone darling, so reach out and get some guidance.

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THE ART OF THE INTERVIEW FOR PODCASTERS AND RADIO HOSTS

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THE ART OF THE INTERVIEW
by Christine Blosdale


Your audience can smell an ego a mile away. And one sure fire way to drive listeners away is to have a big fat one that sucks up the air time.

Letting your guests speak while guiding them to where you want them to go is one way to both entertain and enlighten your audience, so don’t blow it by having to be heard.

The Art of the Interview is an audio ballet of sorts involving balanced conversation and profound moments. Sometimes that dramatic pause (AKA “dead air”) can be so powerful it can transform both your guest and your audience. So don’t be afraid of that silence.

Far too often people feel the need to fill it - to keep talking. Please DON’T. Like I said, it’s a dance. A beautiful, emotion filled dance. And when the dance is done with respect for both the guest and the listener (and the ego takes a hike) it’s pure magic.

One of the best ways to engage your audience and have them in return invest themselves in your show is to know way ahead of time exactly what “story” you want to focus in on and express on air. If your guest has overcome some major obstacles in life or survived against all odds, this story can be what not only draws you in, but your audience as well.

Let’s face it. All of the great films and books have been based on great stories. Anyone heard of “Star Wars?” Exactly. Stories of overcoming adversity or experiencing a miraculous turn of events is what we call a real “page turner.”

Well your podcast or radio show is no different. People connect through stories and they will stick with you until they find out what the hell happened.

Did you leave the movie theater when Darth said to Luke, “I am your father?!!” Ummm NO. You were glued to your seat and you were not leaving that dark place with sticky Coca Cola residue on the floor until you heard the whole damn saga.

“The more personal your story is, the more Universal and connected you are to others.”
- Bo Eason

Another big boo boo I hear hosts make is when they try to be perfect.

Listen, we all stumble sometimes and we all have our “brain fart” moments. In my many years of experience I can tell you that when you are real and honest (and yes, even raw) the audience actually digs you even more! They don’t want perfect. They want real. And they want to know that you are not some robot, but a feeling imperfectly perfect human being.

Now some of you may be saying, “But what about those people on TV? They have to be perfect.” Listen. They are so disconnected from their audience and they have advertising sales managers breathing down their necks. You don’t.

Besides, just because everyone else is doing it doesn’t mean you need to too. The key to succeeding in broadcast journalism is to realize that you are truly unique and with that you possess skills and talents that are your trademark. And one of them is the ability to F- up and laugh about it or connect with people through that very real human quality. Own that. Be real baby, be real!

And don’t be afraid to color outside the lines. Your occasional flubs or “mess-ups” could be the very thing that endears you to people and makes them like you even more - especially when compared to other so-called “professionals!”

You are YOU. And you are F-in YOUnique! Now go speak to your tribe and bring them guests that can offer them a story they will never forget.

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POD BLOG: THE BASICS – PART 1

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So you’re thinking about creating your very own Podcast. Congratulations on taking the plunge! The good news is that with all the helpful tools available to you it’s actually easier than you think! But before you embark on this journey there are a few things you need to keep in mind…

YOUR LEVEL OF COMMITMENT:
Before speaking into that glorious microphone you really need to be honest with yourself on how much time you will be able to dedicate to producing your Podcast. Completing one show is great and all, but in order to build any sort of dedicated following you should be delivering regular shows (weekly or daily) which can be any length you prefer.

Most analysis reveals that listeners have a relatively short attention span in today’s social media world BUT if you have an entertaining and engaging Podcast you will be able to go a full hour and still build up a dedicated group of listeners eager for your programming. Personally, because I am most familiar with a public radio format, I prefer a full hour because it gives me enough time to allow the audience to get to know my guest and the topics we cover. That said, feel free to create a 20 or 30 minute Podcast if that feels better (and is less overwhelming) for you. But whatever you do stick to your type of distribution; whether it be daily, weekly, or monthly. Just stick to it!

THE LOOK AND FEEL:
Another critical aspect of a successful Podcast is how it is branded. In other words does the name, logo and description entice a potential listener enough to take the valuable time to see if you’re worth listening to? When considering the name of your Podcast take in consideration limiting confusion or naming it some vague title that has nothing to do with the content. Of course you can always name your program THE [INSERT YOUR NAME HERE] SHOW but unless your name is well known you could risk being like so many other Podcasts. If you want to include your name consider adding something else to the title to make it stand out.

My Podcast is titled OUT OF THE BOX WITH CHRISTINE because it focuses on thinking “outside of the box” on issues and concerns relating to health, wealth, love and life in general. While my cast is broad in the variety of topics I like to cover, you may want to consider narrowing down the focus to become a niche Podcast, such as REAL ESTATE TIPS WITH TRACY or RELATIONSHIP COACHING BY CRAIG. If you are not attached to having your name be part of the branding then you can get creative with your title to convey what it is you want people to know. Helpful tip: Whatever you are thinking about naming it, you want to do a simple search for other podcasts to make sure you won’t have the same title as someone else.


When it comes to creating your new logo there are several ways to go…if you are extremely crafty of course you can do it yourself but if you’re a tad weak on the artsy front there is always outsourcing. You can find hundreds of freelancers on sites such as FIVERR or you can join a Facebook group of professionals who specialize in logo design or branding. I am a member of - and highly recommend for you wonder women entrepreneurs out there - Women Helping Women Entrepreneurs on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/groups/womenbizowners/).

EQUIPMENT:
The most amazing aspect of producing your own podcast is the fact that you don’t need a professional multi million dollar studio. You can do so much with a relatively low budget if you plan accordingly and get the right software and equipment. Personally I have produced a weekly hour long podcast for over two years with just a laptop computer, an Audio Technica ATR2500-USB microphone and Cool Edit Pro software for capturing and editing my interviews.

DELIVERY AND DISTRIBUTION:
So you have already cleverly created your show’s name and have an amazing eye catching logo to match. You have also decided to launch a weekly podcast and just recorded your very first program with an exciting guest. Now you are ready to get it out to the masses. But first you need a Podcast Host. There are several to choose from and really the best choice is what you feel most comfortable with both in price and in personal preferences. I use Podbean. Why? Because it is extremely easy and intuitive in set up and I have had zero issues with it since launching my podcast. If you’d like to get started on Podbean click the banner below..

STAY TUNED FOR PART TWO OF POD BLOG: THE BASICS