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LOVING the RD Entrepreneur Symposium: You can Too!

I have been a little MIA as I jump right back into football season and traveling back and forth to KC, but I will be back to regular posting next week. In the meantime, as this was date sensitive, I am taking my What I Love Wednesday post and having it for TODAY! Because this is an awesome symposium that is having a FLASH SALE today and tomorrow. So hurry and sign up!!! Details below! But FIRST, I want to tell you what I love about it!!!

Last year when I saw the RD Entrepreneur Symposium, I knew I had to enroll. I was working at a University as a sports dietitian and keeping my eyes out on opportunity that would allow me to have my life back. I’ve always been intrigued by the idea of being my own boss and creating my own schedule. If you know me, then you will know that I’ve wanted to eventually have a family and be able to spend time with my (future) kids. My mom was a stay at home/work from home mom and I was spoiled by that and have always dreamed to do the same. The first sports dietitian I met was in St. Louis and in my undergrad I asked if I could meet up with her and learn more about how she got where she did (private practice.) She met me at a Whole Foods in her cycling gear and said she was going to meet a client after our meeting. I was in LOVE with this set up. I knew in the future I would love to wear my casual clothes and meet up with clients out in the community so casually. 

So while I was in the midst of losing myself into my job, putting everything I had into the university, athletes and staff, I dropped the money for this symposium. 

What’s so great about this? 

  • Webinars pre-recorded so you can have watch/listen to them at your convenience. 
  • A great follow along workbook/worksheets to help guide you into the direction set forth
  • Inexpensive for all of the knowledge (I did early bird registration)
  • CEUs! This was such an inexpensive, knowledge filled way to get CEUs

 

Some of the conversations last year were as follows:

Attracting Clients & Excelling in Your Niche: 4 webinars

Mastering Your Efficiency & Increasing Your Revenue: 5 webinars

Using Technology, Telehealth, and Systems to Grow Your Business: 5 webinars

The Ins & Outs of Growing Your Private Practice: 5 webinars

 

I’ll even be honest and tell you I am only 30% through these. But that’s the awesome thing, is that you get to keep these resources FOREVER. So take all the time you need! I’ve already enrolled in the new one and am so excited! 

Here is a peek at what this year holds!! 

17 CEU’s!!!

a sneak peek at the upcoming sessions:

 

Leading a Movement with Multiple Revenue Streams: How to creatively combine multiple revenue sources for a diverse and thriving career.

What You Need to Know About Accepting Insurance: Learn the pros and cons of taking insurance, some ‘lessons learned’, and things to be sure to do before you sign a contract.

Mastering the Media to Build Your Brand & Boost Your Income: the ins and outs of how to land an interview, pitch your story, build your brand, and boost your income, including step-by-step details on breaking into broadcast, print, and online media.

Building and Launching a Membership Site: Build your audience and diversify your income with the membership model, complete with how to do it, specific tools, resources, and RD-based examples.

Plus more:

* Work Smarter Not Harder! How to Have a Thriving, Profitable Business (without working to death!)

* Propelling RD Business Growth with Pinterest

* Let Loose! Don’t Let Your Marketing Efforts Be Boring

* How to Host a Podcast and Use It to Help Grow Your Brand 

* What You Need to Know About Building a Virtual Practice

Plus a bonus on Mastering FB Ads! 

Registration and Coupon Codes

So now to register!! For 48 hours starting at 8am central on 9/7 you can have discounted registration! Follow my affiliate code and enter in FLASH like seen below for discounted registration.

The Flash Sale: Registration will be $157 instead of $247 and will last 48 hrs. The coupon code for the flash sale is FLASH (case sensitive).

When the flash sale ends, early bird pricing will be $187 until 9/13.

So what are you waiting for?! You don’t have to even be a dietitian yet. If you think you’ll eventually want to get into this, or even if you don’t, but think these webinars could help you in the future, then I think you should register and have access to these whenever you are ready! 

Once again, you can follow my affiliate code to register and I cannot wait to start this Fall Symposium! 

How to Save and Make Money: Website and Apps to Make it Easy

As I have more free time on my hands, I have had time to really look into things that help make life easier when looking to save and make money. When I first lost my job, I went into a quick panic wondering how we would support ourselves. It didn’t take long before I realized I still had a job, so I wasn’t income-less. I knew I didn’t want to return back to a similar job because my life was being consumed and I had ZERO time for myself. I turned into someone I didn’t like and I was exhausted, mentally and physically. I knew that meant less pay to have the freedom to TRULY LIVE. I am so glad I was forced to find myself again. So, I wanted to share some websites and apps that I have utilized to help save AND make money. Mind you that some of these websites are apps, and vice versa. But I wanted to share how I use them.

Apps

For selling used/non-used clothing:

Poshmark. I have sold numerous items on Poshmark that allows for some extra spending cash. Mostly I re-purchase on their app with my credits because there are some great deals. You can also bundle items and offer a price for the bundle. I went through and found athletic clothes and bundled them and offered a price. I got athleta shirts for $5 each! This was great to get athletic clothes cheap, since I needed regular athletic clothes rather than logo’ed of a school I no longer work at. If you use my code “UISBD,” you get a free $5 credit. I also will receive $5 if you make a purchase. You can grab the app here.

Grocery Shopping:

Both of these options allow you to look at the cash back options and add them in your app. When you purchase the item in store, you take a photo of your receipt and sometimes have to scan the item, but you receive cash back if the item qualifies. I’ve already received over $10 in cash back for my grocery shopping and have only had these apps for a month or so. 

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Ibotta: Use my code “p2ttbq” when signing up or click here to get $10. I will receive $5.

Then if you like grocery shopping and have time for a side hussle, or main hussle, you should see if Instacart is in your area. I am LOVING this job. I get to pick my own hours, help others and love it because I love to grocery shop. If you don’t want to do the grocery shopping and you want someone else to, then you should still check out instacart and see where they deliver in your area and which stores are available! Hate fighting the crowds? Don’t have to when someone else does your shopping!

Investing:

Acorns – this is a brand new one for me. But I have read great things about it and decided to give it a shot. My main reason? I like the fact that you’ll connect it to your banking account (100% safe,) and any purchase you make, it will round up and put the remaining money into investments. You can choose how you want your round ups. Since I’m cheap, I have my round-ups to the nearest $1. That’s such little money to notice, but can make such a big difference in the future. Then I have chosen to invest $5 each month. Since I’m not knowledgeable in investments, this is great because they do it all for you and I don’t feel like it’s much money to risk for a nice profit later in life. I invest my spare change in a jar, and now I can invest my card spare change in an investment. Get $5 for your first investment with my referral code CSX8L4. I will also receive $5.

 

Websites

I have each of these installed as “gadgets,” or add-on’s for my google chrome browser. When online shopping they will alert me of each of their deals. I normally will pick the best one, as they vary from website to website. 

Ebates.com – This was the very first add-on I had for my browser. I used it for the simplicity of finding me coupons and % off codes for anything on my online shopping. Just like the two other I mentioned, it will pop up the best offers and I compare with all the other add-on coupon sites. Some days they even offer triple cash back. If you are already online shopping, may as well receive cash back for your purchase. It’s so easy too. You just press activate and it refreshes your page and you just continue shopping like you normally would. 

CouponCabin.com – I recently found this website. I didn’t know the connection with Real Housewives until I saw the commercial, though. I sign up for the daily emails as they let you know each day which retailer has a “$ off $” deal. It will show what time until claim is. I scored a $20 off $20 coupon from Staples which allowed me to buy my pens that I love and kcups to make it to the free shipping amount. Each day are different ones. I will say, the amazon ones go QUICK! But I will think of things we need around the apartment or in general then if a retailer I know will have our items, I will claim the coupon. So, thinking further into the next month, I will probably try to claim a Walmart or Target one that will cover anything! You are only allowed a certain amount of claims in a given time, so that’s why I’m waiting. They also have certain %’s off for your favorite online shopping, or coupon codes.

Retailmenot.com – Much like Coupon Cabin, this has a % off or shows the best coupon codes for the websites you like. This provides in-store and online abilities. I recently received cash back on our Bodybuilding.com order of protein powder. So, I was able to get my % back off my order but also save $10. With all our coupons and BodyBuilding.com’s deal of buy one get one 50%, we were able to get ~13 pounds of protein powder for under $50. That is a STEAL. 

Those are the main add-on’s I have for my browser. But I always search for coupon codes online and find the best option, but normally these three already have caught the same codes. 

For printable coupons I visit:

Coupons.com

Smartsource.com

Redplum.com

and then any manufacturers website as they tend to have coupons on their websites.

As usual, there are affiliate codes in this post, but does not change my love for the products or sites I have suggested. This is another way I make very small amounts of money. I would not post anything I don’t truly use or suggest. 

 

Q: How have you been saving or making money?

Q: Have you used any of these suggestions?