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31 Days of Kindness: Monique's December Challenge

31 Days of Kindness: Monique's December Challenge
Happy New Year, MMMP Fam! To cap off a rollercoaster of a year, I wanted to end 2017 in the most positive way possible. I wanted to feel happy, warmth, love, compassion, excitement—all the things we hope to feel as we begin anew once the clock hits midnight on December 31st (instead of feeling slightly […] Read more...

Monique’s November Challenge: Eh, No Complaints. You?

After coming off the high that was my HELL YES October challenge, I couldn’t help but want to prolong it. And what you focus on, you amplify in your life. Clearly, this was a great way to feel even better. So why, OH WHY, did I decide to focus on the negative for November? My […] Read more...

Monique’s October Challenge: HELL YES Nation

For my October challenge, I thought about what I wanted. Then, I went for it. My rule was to only do things that made me say HELL YES Everything else was a Noooope.   The goal was to get fired up about all the things in October. If I couldn’t get fired up and say […] Read more...

Monique’s September Challenge: 4x the Fun

I took a different approach to my September challenge: I attempted to complete four unrelated challenges in four weeks. Every seven days, I started a new challenge… each with varying degrees of success. Let’s start with the successes, shall we? September Challenge #1: The challenge I absolutely crushed was checking my bank balance online […] Read more...

Monique’s August Challenge: Hydration Nation

It’s September! The days are getting cooler, the air is getting fresher, and the days are starting to get shorter. But it was only a short time ago that the air in Ottawa was muggy, the heat was intense, and I was constantly dehydrated. That’s why for my August challenge, I set out to drink […] Read more...

Monique’s July Challenge: Master of My Domain

VICTORY! My July challenge was to decide on a new name for my freelance business and register the domain name. And I did it! It’s such a small thing but in reality, this took forever to accomplish. For the past seven years, my freelance biz went by Monique Elliot Media. For a while, I liked […] Read more...

Monique’s June Challenge: The Branding Do-Over

I have been freelancing for more than seven years now. As a solopreneur, a one-woman shop, I’ve been hustling to grow my content creation skill sets and client base. It’s been a remarkable journey so far, recently culminating with one of my clients hiring me on full-time for four months. But at the time of […] Read more...

Monique’s May Challenge: Solopreneur Scheduling

Shortly after I started freelancing, I decided to make a conscious effort to develop my content creation skills as well as my business skills. I declared that every Tuesday would be my Business Development (BD) day. This was a fabulous decision. It also turned out to be much more challenging than I thought. Every Tuesday, […] Read more...

Monique’s November Challenge: Digitizing your dollars

My November challenge was to take another step towards digitizing how I manage my money. And I did it! It may sound super simple, but I downloaded an app that is linked to my bank account, showing me what I’m doing with my finances at any given time. Yes, I know that by now, everyone […] Read more...

How much are you charging for your work? Probably not enough.

How much do you charge for your work? If you’re a freelancer or just starting to build your business or launch a side hustle, the very thought of deciding on “your number” can paralyze you. If you overcharge and you’re a newbie in your field, you can risk seeming arrogant and not delivering a solid […] Read more...

2015 Wrap Up: The Good, The Challenging and The Wildcard

Mo’ Money, Mo’ Progress started with a conversation a year ago. Three of the Sisterpack sistas were driving in our mini-van over the Christmas holidays and started an honest conversation about how freaking frustrating it was to understand finances. Each of us were in different life situations (from unemployed to a student, freelancer to overemployed) […] Read more...

Monique’s July Challenge: Invoice Clients Within 24 Hours

Ah, invoicing: the bane of my freelancing existence. I really don’t enjoy it. It feels like boring busywork. I completed the project, isn’t that enough? As a result, I put it off and ultimately wait for ages until I get paid for something I may have done two months ago. My challenge for July was to […] Read more...