Dreams are meant for chasing

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Have you day dreamed lately?

It seems that lately I don’t even know what rest is. Except for when I crash at bed time. I have been pushing everything into every possible time slot I have. This suits me, don’t get me wrong. I struggle when I don’t have the energy to do anything, because I feel I am wasting my time.

But every Saturday, I used to spend a couple of hours day dreaming. I would either paint, something my entire life I have felt I was never good at, so never did. Yet, I started painting when I had children and buy us all posters and paint and decorate our home with an art gallery that was truly treasured.

Or spend the time, choergraphing a dance that may never get performed.

Why?

During these times of creativeness, my brain would be free to roam. Imagining what it would be like to live my dreams and live as a creative being. I must admit, I already am living the creative life, I have embraced it. As it is me. I am creative. I can be business, corporate and a marketer but ultimately my passion lies in creativity.

So why did I stop dreaming?

A part of me forgot that to dream, I must stop what I am doing and just be. Live in the moment that is real.

A part of me was too tired to really even give my brain a chance to reconnect with my soul.

And a part of me just let life take over and push aside my day dreams with tasks that I deemed important at the time, yet really, what could be more important?

What happened when I stopped dreaming?

My smile started to slip. My eyes started to draw tears more easily. I started to wonder if I would ever get a chance to breathe, really breathe. I waited and waited, would my opportunity ever happen again?

Then one day, my youngest child wanted to go to the playground. We spent hours there, normally just a quick walk through to get back home. I sat down, with my legs on the steps and realised, in this moment, I can breathe. My child is laughing gorgeously as he runs freely on the grass and I watch him in awe. This is what we all need. Time to roam freely.

For me it was sitting there, under the sun, with the birds singing, my child playing and me, just breathing.

When was the last time you let yourself roam free? I dare you to try it right now. Take a breath, put on some music, get outdoors and just imagine how you really want to live your life. Let your mind take you there and let your soul feel the life you want.

 

 

 

 

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I have some exciting news!!

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I have recently started the big task of making it easier for you to purchase my products.

Instead of an external e-store, I have added a PayPal Buy Now button to *most* of my products to make it quicker and easier for you.

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At this stage, all of the online courses should have a PayPal Buy Now button. I do have other online courses, which may not have been added on this site yet. So if what you want isn’t there, you can still view my online store temporarily.

I am yet to add my awesome books to my website, so for now you can still purchase them through most online e-retailers such as Amazon, Smashwords, Barnes and Noble, Sony, Apple, Diesel and more. Just search Melanie Toye in their online store’s search bar.

 

Add a cool backdrop to your image

I’ve got a new online course that you will love!

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In less than an hour, I am going to teach you how to add a cool backdrop to your image by using Microsoft Word and Paint.

The good news, you do not need to have any graphic design or photography skills, this is a crash course for beginners that will have your images looking like the above.

I utilise these skills for a lot of areas, for example, Instagram Posts. I use it for my Instagram Fashion Posts. Instead of a boring indoor blank wall image, I can add some personality to my posts, with cool backdrops that I don’t have to spend thousands of dollars to obtain or actually be out in the cold to be snapped in.

For those of you looking to create your own eBook cover design, I have a different course for this. So please visit here.

Cost

An affordable: AUD $15.00.

What you will get

You will receive a PDF document with detailed information, showcasing a step by step screen shot and instructions on how to remove the current back drop, search for an image you want to add into your image and save it as a JPEG.

Program dates:

Starts within 72 hours from confirmation of payment.

How to enrol

Visit my online store: https://store7784056.ecwid.com/#!/Add-a-cool-backdrop-to-your-image/p/85892288/category=18537002 

Click on the program you want, add to bag and make payment. The email you pay with will be the email address used to send your online course to.

 

Time to do what you love with help

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21 online courses in a range of topics from writing, fashion, interior design, creativity, job skills and more are available through my online store.

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Receive 50% off all online courses. Enter code: 50%ONLINECLASS at checkout to receive your discount. (The code must be in capital letters to activate).

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When you’re ready to start your own business look no further than my online courses

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When you’re ready to start your own business look no further than my online courses.

Online courses provide great value. Instead of not knowing where to begin, Melanie Toye’s online courses gives you the path to follow.

What do you need to know before you start a business?

When starting your own business you need to consider a couple of things:
  • Do you have enough start up cash flow to pay for your wage until your business grows?
  • Or can you start your business while still working in your job? With down the track goals of reducing your hours to eventually working full time in your own business.

What are you passionate about in life?

Starting your own business isn’t just about money, obviously you do need it to earn an income but your business should be about an industry that you are passionate about.

“With out passion you don’t have energy, with out energy you have nothing.” ~ Donald Trump

When you have the added passion of what you love to do, selling your products and services becomes much easier than if you were to start up a business that makes a lot of money but does nothing for your soul.
Making money is good but just making money is just like getting a job to pay your bills. After a year, you will be over it and will do anything to find something better. Instead, focus on the career path you want now and do whatever you can to learn what you need to make it happen.
For me, it’s writing and being an online trainer and creative being. That’s the courses I provide. Everything I have experience in but also what I want to teach others in. If it’s a subject I have no desire in, it’s not something I want to train others in. That’s why I believe my courses are unique because they offer the fun and creative pathways that the traditional pathways don’t. The best part is, you have the full control of your success and time.

Start your own business as a freelance writer

By becoming a freelance writer for example, you get to choose the jobs you accept that make most of your time for the right funds. In addition, you can choose the hours you work. I used to write from the evening to the early hours and then spend the day bringing up my children and showing them the adventures that life brings. The flexibility for me was worth it. In addition, I had great clients, great referrals and was making extra money to spend on my family and do the things we couldn’t afford to do. Instead of doing the 9-5 job, working full time and never seeing my family.
  • It all comes down to what are your priorities in life?
  • What do you want from your life?
  • Why do you want it?

Once you uncover these three questions you will be easily be able to find the right path for you.

Start your own business to provide flexibility to your lifestyle

For example my business course for Mums is great for Mums who are wanting to start a business from home. If you’ve got six months at home or more before you have to return to work, why not begin the first part of your business and get it moving so one day you can leave work and work entirely for yourself and be home for your children during school holidays etc. It’s a long term viewpoint rather than just returning to your day job with no future goals. It’s important to know there are other ways to make your dreams come true.
“Don’t let your dreams just be dreams” ~ Anon.

What not to do when interviewing a potential employee

Want to know how to be an excellent business interviewer? Sign up to my online course now. Read more here.

If you are seeking dynamic employees, you need to step up and be dynamic interviewers.

It is interesting how many managers and senior staff members are asked to be on panels and conduct interviews when they have never received any training on how to interview.

When a person attends an interview, the interviewer is not the only one interviewing the candidate, the candidate is also interviewing the interviewer and the final decision lies with the candidate to accept the job.

Melanie Toye’s online course, ‘How to be an excellent business interviewer’ is here to guide and steer you in the right direction to win the great employees that you want to help propel your business further.

This online course covers:

  • Pre-planning & preparing for interviews.
  • Question Time – All about questions to ask, what not to ask and five specific questions to ask to find out in depth if the person would be a good fit for your company, match the pace, fit the culture and be able to do the work.
  • Interview Time – How to assess candidates during the interview to be able to choose the right one at the end of the interview and tips on how to listen.
  • How to sell your company to get the right candidate.
  • The importance of giving feedback.
  • Referrals
  • When to hire a recruitment consultant

Sign up to my online course now.

Freelance Writers – It’s time to make money

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Over five years I have been a freelance writer, in addition to writing books, creating online magazines, working and looking after a young family. My motivation is what pushed me to work late nights, while the children were sleeping, with the aim to change my life and earn immediate funds to pay for the ever-growing money that our daily lives need and want.

I started the experience blind but went in with guts and found work immediately. Not only that but I was working to earn a weekly income, which provided me with the flexibility to be at home with my children part-time and work the other part-time hours.

I have so much knowledge in the industry, in addition to all the fears felt by a freelancer, such as will their be enough work around when there are heaps of competitors (the answer is yes, but I explore why there is enough).

Plus, I show you how to run and manage your own business. Because once you become a freelancer, not only do you need to learn how to manage your time to meet your client’s deadlines, you also need to know how to think of your freelance writing as a business.

I can assure you, once you take my online course and follow the steps and keep up with the program and then continue to follow it after it ends, over the following twelve months you will see freelance writing opportunities coming your way and did I mention paid opportunities!

If you are serious about getting into writing, then wait no longer. Sign up today so you can start earning an income to give you the freedom to work for yourself and be anywhere in the world.

Click here to enroll: https://store7784056.ecwid.com/#!/Mentoring-Program-for-want-to-be-*paid*-freelance-writers/p/58754723/category=18537002

 

 

Time for a revamp

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I am very excited, you know, website’s take time to update. Not only that, but I have so many ideas and this year, it’s all about change for me. I am growing too.

I am excited because this year, I am writing for me. I used to love being a freelance business writer and author and now still an author that writes more and more each day. I am now an online trainer. I feel with my extensive experience in writing, especially freelance business writing to earn an income! To writing and publishing eBooks, to blog writing, glamourous fashion, interior design, job seeking and more, that my online courses give you what I know in the easiest way possible for you to transform your life and start on a new and exciting path.

In doing so, I have updated my website to transition from freelance writer to online trainer. I love to help others and my time is better used in helping people with step by step instructions on how to reach their desired destination. Let me help you get where you want to go.

View my current list of online courses (which are always growing too, so make sure you check back for more!)

Also be sure to follow me on Facebook for the latest updates on everything I love to write about.

Plus, this year, I have a lot more to share with you. Click this new section that lists all of my blogs on a wide variety of topics, that I love to talk / write about.

 

SPECIAL!! $30 off Fashion, Glamour Course

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If you are interested in fashion and would love to learn how to add more glamour to your world. My online glamour course is for you. The best news is, I am giving my viewers a special $30 discount.

To claim, simply add this product to your cart, click checkout and the discount will automatically be deducted!!

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Online courses: It’s time to do what you really want

I love being 30, there seems something about just trying everything you have always wanted to do in life.

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That is why I know you will love completing my online courses.

Ever wanted to be a writer?

If you have ever wanted to try writing, from blog writing to writing novels to starting your own business through freelance writing, then my online courses on writing you must try!

Fashion Glam Queen

Do you have a love for fashion? I do! I love to always find beautiful and unique clothes and I give all of my tips on how to do it, with my online glamour course, on how to dress glamorous every day.

Those who love your home

Whether renting or owing, making your home, yours, is a fun adventure that should push through what a home should look like and instead make it yours, whether it’s as creative as feature rooms, or as luxurious as having gold fittings, my online courses from interior designing your home to de-cluttering, you will be inspired and motivated to get started.

For those who are business savvy

Online courses for Mums who want to start their own home business to businesses who want some marketing advice, my online courses will help you start and push your thinking on business to a whole new level.

For the fun-lovers

Online courses in how to choreograph your own dance and how to live like a millionaire, will make your dull week nights, way more exciting.

For those seeking new jobs

Writing resumes and tips to help you win your interview, are what you need right now. Confidence is key and my online courses will give you that winning edge.

Why wait? Sign up today to your favourite online course, which one will you choose? Oooh, so many choices. Christmas is coming, I also sell gift-cards to those people you know will just love the course.

Do what you want to do now, don’t wait any more. Life is to be explored.

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