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Planning for Success: Business Planning and Time Management for Solopreneurs

Say goodbye to overwhelm and hello to real results.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Planning for Success is not open for enrollment, but I'd love to have you join my VIP email list. I'll send you a free blog business plan template as a thank you, plus you'll be the first to know when Planning for Success re-opens. xo, Emily


Building an online business can feel overwhelming.

There’s so much to do and never enough time.

You need to email your subscribers...find great content to share on social media... finish the opt-in freebie you've been procrastinating on... and plan out your blog posts for next month (or heck, for next week).

Oh, and of course, you need to write a blog post or two, upload them, add images, write amazing headlines and share them all over creation.

That ebook you’ve been thinking about isn’t going to write itself.

Plus, you’ve been slacking on guest posting, and you’d love to figure out how to finally make some real money from your blog.

 

You had no idea how much work it would be.

And to be honest, the hard work isn't even the problem. You don't mind working hard if you're actually seeing results. But here's the thing...you feel like you're getting nowhere.

You’re starting to lose steam and beginning to wonder if you’ll ever be successful.

 

Truth bomb: Your current system isn’t working.

You’re overwhelmed by all the advice and options...all the things you’re “supposed” to be doing, but aren’t.

You’re starting to wonder if you should just give up. You feel like you’re working SO hard, but not making any progress.

You’re getting pulled in so many directions that you’re having trouble focusing and figuring out what to do next.

I know how frustrating and overwhelming it can be because I’ve been there, and I see my readers struggle with this over and over again.

I’m here to help.

Hi there, I’m Emily and I help overwhelmed bloggers reach their goals faster through a magical combination of business planning and time management.

A fun fact about me: I’m easily overwhelmed. The last time my parents took me to Disney World, I cried after we had been at the park all day and no one else was ready to go home. I was 25 years old.

My family loving refers to me as “a delicate orchid” because I’m so sensitive. 🌸

As you’ve probably noticed, modern life isn’t built for people like me. Heck, my life isn’t built for people like me.

I’ve got two kids under the age of 5, a husband who's been gone more than 12 weeks this year for work, and I live in a developing country. Things like going to the bank or the doctor can take me hours, or even days. (Not joking…when I was pregnant in Mozambique I had to FLY on an AIRPLANE to ANOTHER COUNTRY just to go to the obstetrician.)

The nearest family support is 10 time zones away, and I’ve made 2 international moves in the past 3 years.

Basically, it’s a recipe for overwhelm.

But to everyone’s surprise (except my own), I manage just fine.

 

The number one thing I hear from other people is, “I don’t know how you do it!"

Well, let me tell you how I do it:

I’m a planning ninja. 📅

I’ve got a system for everything. 📔

I manage my time ruthlessly. ⏰

And, as you can probably imagine, I don’t have a lot of extra time on my hands for blogging.

Luckily, the same principles apply.

Because overwhelm? It always has the same root cause.

You’re overwhelmed because you’ve got too much to do, and not enough time.

But those are just symptoms of a bigger problem.

Do you know why you have too much to do?

Why you feel like you never have enough time?

The real problem is that you don’t have a concrete and actionable plan for your business.

And without a plan, you lack the clarity and the confidence to truly grow.

 

The solution?

A radical new approach to business planning.

There’s a reason why most bloggers and solopreneurs don’t have a clear plan for their business. Planning is hard! You have to think three steps ahead of the present moment, break down big goals into manageable tasks, and say no to a lot of distractions.

There’s a reason why most people struggle to stick to their plans, too. It takes discipline, sacrifice, and great time management skills. Most of us simply haven’t learned or developed those skills.

But you know what happens when you finally know how to plan effectively AND execute on that plan?

  • You wake up every morning EXCITED to work on your business because you know exactly what you need to do to reach your goals.
  • You finally feel confident making decisions about your business because you have a clear road map to success.
  • You have more time for real life because you no longer feel like you need to be working all the time. Your blog and business grows on autopilot, and you know, for a fact, that every minute you put into the business is bringing you actual results.

Imagine being able to achieve all that in just 5 weeks with a proven system that you can use again and again.

 

Say "Hello" to Planning for Success

Turn your ideas into direction with the ultimate business planning course for solopreneurs: a 5-week course that will change the way you do business forever.

Each week, you’ll access a new learning module designed to help you clarify your business goal, prioritize your workload, and manage your time more effectively. Each module includes several engaging video lessons, useful worksheets, and clear, actionable advice that will help you grow your business with less stress.

You’ll have lifetime access to the course, so you can return to the materials again and again as your business grows. Plus, you’ll be “grandfathered in” for new updates, so if and when I add more materials to the course, you’ll be the first to know.

 

What's inside Planning for Success?

TAKE STOCK OF YOUR BUSINESS. Most of us are so focused on the hustle that we forget to pause and see what’s working and what’s not. In this module, you’ll take a cold hard look at your business so that you know exactly what’s working for YOU right NOW and what you can drop.

CREATE YOUR PLAN. Once you know what’s working (and what’s wasting your time), you’ll create a strategic plan for your business. This customized, comprehensive business plan will be the foundation of your success in the coming year.PRIORITIZE YOUR TASKS. The number one reason why people fail to stick to the plan? They don’t know how to break it down into bite-sized pieces. In this module, you’ll learn how to break down a big project into manageable action steps and prioritize those action steps so you can reach your goals faster.

CRAFT THE PERFECT SCHEDULE. If you’re squeezing blogging into the margins of your day because you’ve got a family to take care of, a day job to show up to, or freelance gigs that pay the bills, then you know how important it is to manage your time well. Learn how to create an effective and sustainable schedule for yourself using the nine proven time management techniques in this module.

TURN YOUR IDEAS INTO ACTION. Great plans are useless if you’re not taking action. Trust me, I know this from personal experience. In this module, you’ll dig into the root causes of procrastination and learn several ways to just get things done, even when the tasks feel scary or insurmountable.

Class Curriculum


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Here's what's included:

20 VIDEO LESSONS These engaging videos cover everything you need to learn broken up into short, easy-to-digest lessons. I include actionable steps, screenshots, and business insights from my own planning so you can apply what you learn to YOUR biz, right away. ($400 value)

5-PAGE BUSINESS PLAN TEMPLATE Create a streamlined and actionable business plan using this gorgeous printable and fillable PDF template. ($30 value)

FILLABLE PDF WORKSHEETS This course isn’t just about learning theory. I want you to be able to apply everything you learn right away. These worksheets will help you organize your ideas, create an actionable business plan, and manage your time more effectively. ($10 value)

2 TECH TUTORIALS Learn how to slay overwhelm by using two different free apps to organize your ideas and prioritize your to do list. ($50 value)

2 BUSINESS TRACKING SPREADSHEETS Track your financials on one done-for-you spreadsheet and your website metrics on the other. I've already populated the spreadsheets with the formulas you need to zero in on the nitty-gritty details of your business. ($30 value)

LIFETIME ACCESS TO MATERIALS Your business is constantly evolving. With lifetime access to all course materials, you’ll be able to evolve with it. You’ll also have access to all future updates, forever! ($200 value)

 

But wait, there's more!

BONUS #1: TROUBLESHOOTING MODULE Real life is messy, and when you work from home, the mess can interfere mightily with your productivity. Here are my tried and true solutions for avoiding distractions (I see you Shiny Object Syndrome!), recovering from interruptions, and overcoming overwhelm. ($50 value)

BONUS #2: SUPPORT AND ACCOUNTABILITY GROUP This is actually my favorite part of the program. The truth is, growing a business isn’t always fun. When the going gets tough, you need to connect with others in the same boat as you, ask questions, start conversations, and maybe even vent a little.

The Planning for Success Group is a private group on Facebook EXCLUSIVELY for Planning for Success students. You’ll network and strategize with a group of supportive and motivated business owners just like you. I’ll be in there to help answer questions, level up your strategy, and support you in your business journey. ($200 value)

Total Package Value: $970

Yours for only $197!!

Here's how Planning for Success helped Cath:

Before I took Planning for Success, I was so stuck. I had a million half-formed ideas and vague intentions about my blog and I couldn't make progress on anything.

I've been brain dumping for months and wasted pages of my bullet journal because I had no idea what the next step was after dumping it all out. I also used to get distracted by whatever new idea caught my fancy.

My favorite part of the course was listing out everything I could think of to get closer to my goal and then prioritizing it. I feel like other planning and productivity resources either skimmed over this or I just haven't understood it until now.

After taking the course, I've gotten more high priority things done than I have in months. I updated my resource list and started working on an ecourse. All things I've had on a massive and totally unmanageable to-do list for months.

- Cath Oneissy, This Mama Learns

 

Here’s what happens after you click to enroll...

✅ You’ll head to the payment page, where you'll enter your best email address and pay for the course using Paypal or a credit card.

✅ Right after you pay, I’ll send you two emails: one with your receipt and log-in details for the course area, and one with the link to join our amazing private community.

✅ Every Sunday, you’ll get an email to let you know that the next module of the course is unlocked and waiting for you. Work through it on your schedule, then share your questions and celebrations in our private community. Once a module is unlocked it never gets locked back up, so there’s no pressure to rush through the work.

 

Build a business that fits your life.

Planning for Success is designed to help you gain clarity and confidence as a business owner. You’ll find lots of support, insight, and advice on the intangible parts of business growth (like mindset) that will help you level up without working more.

The unique combination of planning and time management strategies in the course will help you create a sustainable and profitable business. My goal is to help you grow a business that fits into your life, and not the other way around.

 

Your Instructor


Emily McGee
Emily McGee

I'm a part-time blogger and full-time mama who helps solopreneurs overcome overwhelm so they can reach their goals faster.

I'm passionate about supporting side hustlers and solopreneurs because I know firsthand the struggle of never having enough time. Since starting my first blog in 2012, I've had two kids, lived in four different countries on three different continents and worked both full-time and as a freelancer.

During my 5 years in business, I've helped dozens of clients grow their online businesses with less effort and stress with my simple approaches.

Now I'm helping solopreneurs and side hustlers like YOU do all that at a fraction of the cost of hiring a business coach. When I'm not teaching or strategizing for my own business, you’ll find me reading celebrity gossip magazines, snacking on licorice, or planning ill-advised trips with my two young children.



Frequently Asked Questions


Do you offer refunds?
Absolutely. I want you to feel good about the decisions you make for your business, so if you’re not completely satisfied, I’d be happy to refund you, no questions asked, within the next 30 days.
Is this right for me if I only have a few hours a week to blog?
Yes, this is the perfect course for side hustlers and part-time bloggers. The course content is dripped out over 5 weeks, so you’ll never feel overwhelmed. You’ll have lifetime access to the course, so you can work at your own pace and access the materials when it’s convenient for you. The course content is carefully designed to help you prioritize your blogging tasks so that you learn how to make the most of those few hours of blogging time you have available each week.
I’m a full-time blogger. Is this course right for me?
Absolutely. If you blog full-time, but you want more work-life balance, Planning for Success is perfect for you. The course will help you plan strategically for your business growth and learn how to manage your time better. Many full-time bloggers are stuck on a hamster wheel of hustle, working long hours for little return. As a full-time blogger, you have the most to gain from the strategies taught in Planning for Success.
I haven’t started my blog/side hustle yet. Is this course right for me?
Probably not. If you’re about to launch a new blog or business, you’ve got enough on your plate already! You need to set up the tech, figure out your niche, and start getting some content published. Once you have the basics down, I hope you’ll join me in Planning for Success.
What’s the difference between this and all the other business planning courses out there?
Planning for Success is specifically designed for people like you, side hustlers and part-time bloggers who’s number one struggle in starting a business is never having enough time. There’s no fluff here, just real strategies for cutting through the overwhelm and getting the essential work done.
What if I fall behind?
There’s no falling behind here! You’re on your own journey, and I’m here to support you. Once a module is unlocked, you’ll have access to it forever, so you can work through the course materials at your own pace.
How much time do I need to invest to see results?
I suggest that you set aside 2 hours a week to work on course materials. About half that time will be spent learning, and you can do this on the go using the Teachable app. The other hour a week you’ll spend implementing, testing out the strategies and systems you’ve learned from the course.
Do you offer payment plans?
After much consideration, I’ve decided not to offer a payment plan. I simply don’t want either of us to be stressing about payments.
Can I access the whole course at once?
I’ve specifically designed the course to help you get results without getting overwhelmed. In order to do that, I pace the course by releasing a new module to you every week. This way you have plenty of time to soak up the information, take action, and also enjoy the rest of your life without feeling like you have to work all the time! So, it means that when you buy, you will NOT have instant access to all 5 modules. But 5 weeks from now you will. :) Once a module is unlocked, it never goes back in the vault, so you’ll have lifetime access.

So, what'll it be?

You could spend $197 for an introductory 30-minute session with a business coach.

Or you could spend $197 on a complete, 5-week business planning system that will help you slay the business demons of overwhelm, procrastination, and slow growth.

You could spend the money on holiday gifts for your kids, your honey, or yourself, which feels good for a moment. Until January, when the guilt of owning more "stuff" that you'll never use sets in (not to mention the extra clutter you'll have to clean up).

✅ Or you could invest in your business and make real progress towards your goal of staying home with your kids, leaving your soul-crushing 9-5, or traveling the world while your freedom business pays the bills.

You could keep pasting together random tactics and continue to feel exhausted and overwhelmed while your business hobbles along, making no real progress (or money).

✅ Or you could step into the role of CEO, and run your business from a place of confidence and clarity.

✅ You could prove to yourself and your doubting family that you have a profitable business and a sustainable plan for growth.

You could grow your business, see big results, and know that you're taking the right action to move your business forward. And you could do all this without working all the time and without feeling lost, frustrated and overwhelmed.

Isn't it time that you started Planning for Success?

Get started now!