Teacher, traveller, photographer, mum, Australian

I am a mum to two gorgeous children- my daughter, who was born in early 2017, and my son, who was born in early 2019. I am an Australian woman from an Italian background. I speak English and Italian, and I would love to learn French too.

My hobbies include reading, writing and any sort of art or craft. I also love travelling and I have travelled to 21 different countries in my life. I can’t wait to take the kids overseas for the first time when the pandemic eventually ends.

I am a secondary school teacher and I began…


If you believe in passive income then you’re setting yourself up for failure. Here are the steps to take to create scaleable income.

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If you look online you’ll find thousands of self-help gurus trying to sell you the dream of sitting on a beach in Mexico and drinking cocktails while relying on passive income to pay your way. According to them, you can earn money while you are sleeping with little to no effort. If you think this way, I am here to burst your bubble.

There is no such thing as passive income

Anything that is labelled as ‘passive income’ actually requires varying amounts of work to achieve it. Even the most passive kind of all, stocks, requires you to take the…


Tips that you can use to start a business too

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I used to enjoy getting a professional spray tan regularly, but I found it would get very expensive. So in 2016, I decided to buy my own spray tan machine and tent, and set it up in the garage. I used it to spray tan myself, my sister and friends. I only charged my friends enough to cover the cost of the product, not enough for me to make a profit.

I never actually intended to turn this into a business. I am not in the beauty industry at all. I am a teacher and I also owned a photo…


A step-by-step method to make and sell your products

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Not everyone wants to buy online courses or printables. By keeping your business a solely digital one, you could be excluding some potential customers.

Do a little research into selling physical products and you might find that they suit your business and they might be just the way to scale your income.

Take my spray tanning business as an example. Unless I teach someone how to start their own business, there isn’t really a digital product I can sell that would work. However, I am currently looking into expanding by creating my own line of at-home self-tanning products and moisturizers…


Let’s get ready to party!

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I really love a good challenge. So when David Majister originally started this 30-day challenge a couple of months ago, I eagerly wrote my pledge post so I could get on board.

And it was more successful than I had anticipated.

Unfortunately, my writing has waned a bit since I completed the challenge in March. I think mostly because I wanted to take a break. Although, it’s ceased so much that I think I need to start a new challenge to get back in the groove.

Albeit, a slightly less crazy challenge.

My pledge

Last time I pledged to post 30 different…


Find your specialised topic so you can stand out in an oversaturated market

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Have you always wanted to be a content creator but you’re stuck because you don’t know what topic you want to focus on? I know exactly how you feel. I started a personal blog several years ago and just wrote about whatever interested me at the time. I suppose it could have been a lifestyle blog because I wrote about the food that I cooked, my career as a teacher, parenting, business ownership, photography, and a little bit of fashion. It was just a mish-mash of content.

I honestly felt that I was going nowhere because my blog was not…


And 6 ways to protect them if you do choose to post photos

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Ok, I’d like to preface this by saying that I am not intending to shame anyone. I firmly believe that, when it comes to parenting, there’s no right or wrong way. Just because something works for me, doesn’t mean it works for everyone else. Having said that, my husband and I have chosen to limit our kids’ images being shared on the internet. I would like to share our reasons in case you were considering the same.

We do have private Facebook and Instagram accounts and, from time to time, we do share images of our kids on those platforms…


I have found happiness using these strategies.

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Do you ever feel noise running through your brain? Do you find it hard to go to sleep at night but can’t explain why? Do you experience brain fog? All of this can be caused by having a cluttered mind. You have too much activity in your life and your brain simply can’t relax.

You’re not alone. I used to experience this, too, and so do many others. I used to be so overwhelmed with my brain fog that I would cry by myself at night. I would be mentally exhausted all day, every day.

The good news is I…


If you’re a content creator looking to increase audience loyalty or an entrepreneur trying to sell digital products then some well-timed freebies can promote engagement and increase sales.

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Freebies have been used as a marketing tool for a long time. It is nothing new. I remember when I was little, I could buy a packet of chips and get a free Tazo inside. For me, the incentive to buy the chips was the fact that I would be getting another one of these little cardboard discs to add to my collection. Similarly, McDonald’s used to offer a free Coca-Cola glass with any medium or large Big Mac meal.

The difference, however, is that these freebies came from a storefront from large, established businesses. If you are going into…


And tips if you’d like to do it too

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A month ago I read David Majister’s pledge to submit 30 articles to 30 different publications over the course of 30 days. He welcomed any reader to join in on the challenge, so I decided to take him up on the challenge, beginning on 2nd March.

David had some pretty awesome results from his challenge which you can see here:

Let’s get into my results

Through this challenge I wanted to:

  • Double my follower count
  • Double my earnings
  • Submit the required 30 articles

As you can see on the screenshots below, I began the challenge with 78 followers and ended with 338 followers. …

Catherine Mancini

Australian teacher, photographer, writer, mum and friend. Medium top writer for parenting. Support me and my artwork on Redbubble here: shorturl.at/auFZ1

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