10 Tips to Effectively Use Social Media for Small Business Marketing

Using social media for small business should be a part of any  business owner’s marketing plans.  The important thing to keep in mind is that social media tools are simply communication tools.  You can use social media tools to build relationships with people, share content and product information, respond to customer service questions and issues […]

5 Business Start Up Mistakes to Avoid

Are you thinking of starting a new business or perhaps already have one? I’ve had my blogging business for nearly 4 years now and have learned a lot along the way. There are plenty of business start up mistakes to avoid, but based on my experience, I believe these 5 are among the most important […]

How to Get More Customers (or Subscribers) in Just a Few Weeks for Your Online Business

When I first started blogging and operating a website I thought that simply being online would bring traffic, subscribers and advertising sales.  I had the “build it and they will come” theory.  Obviously, this isn’t how the internet works.  You can’t just build an online store or blog and expect people to start showing up […]

5 Things to Do Everyday to Grow Your Online Brand

I’ve mentioned before that this blog has become a little side business and makes some extra money for our family each month through the advertising.  Given that it’s officially a business, there are a number of things I have to do to keep it running and try to grow my online brand. I’ve found it’s […]

Give Your Business A Great Story

One of my favorite things to do is to go to the movies. A great drama, science fiction, comedy all have one thing in common; they have a great story! The story about the characters captures our attention and before we know it, we find ourselves in the middle of the story and emotionally invested. […]

6 Ways a Blog Can Help Your Finances

I officially started blogging in April of 2009 based on a passion for helping people  become better financial stewards, share practical financial tips and to fulfill a dream of starting my own small business. Personal finance has always been a passion of mine from the volunteer financial coaching I do to trying to overcome challenges […]

FINCON12 – Financial Blogger Conference Recap

I know this is a personal finance blog and many of you come here for money tips and to learn more about biblical financial stewardship. However, I thought you might be interested in hearing about my trip to the financial blogger conference (FINCON)  in Denver this past weekend. After all, the time invested in the […]

Summer Blogging Schedule Announcement

Today is a much needed announcement post about the summer schedule for me and the OMD writing team.  Let me share a little about what’s been going on as you may have noticed a slow down in the articles recently… The beginning of this year started off great.  As a blog owner you’re always excited […]

No More Blogging for Me!

Well, it’s been a nice run at One Money Design, but today is the day I hang up blogging.  Yes, it’s been a lot of fun and many articles written.  But, all good things must come to an end which means a new beginning! Why quit blogging?  First, it’s time consuming.  There are many things […]

Published Christian Finance Authors Who are Bloggers

From time to time, I like to write posts that highlight other bloggers and in this particular case, I think it makes for an interesting piece to introduct you to two Christain finance authors who also run personal finance blogs. In this post, I decided to interview Matt Bell of MattAboutMoney.com and Rob Kuban of DollarsandDoctrine.com […]