What Will You Complete By the End of 2015?



I’m back in Hawaii for a while and happy to be “home.”

My Airbnb apartment has a beautiful lanai (outdoor patio) filled with colorful plants and flowers, pictured above.

I feel surrounded by life and excited to have my Sunday beach days again!

Last night after I got settled in, I walked to Tiki’s for dinner and had the best miso butterfish with brown rice.

It was melt-in-your-mouth delicious, along with the pineapple cheesecake I had for dessert!

As you know, I love to eat and Hawaii is one of my top foodie destinations.

I’ve been traveling pretty much nonstop for the past year and it feels good to “settle down” for a while and soak up the sunshine, play in the sand and focus on completing a few important projects by the end of 2015.

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7 Reasons Why You Should Attend the Blogging School LIVE 3-Day Intensive!

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We’re just weeks away from our upcoming “Blogging School LIVE 3-Day Intensive: Build Your Tribe, Create an Authentic Online Brand and Turn Your Blog Into a Business!” being held October 16-18, 2015 in Washington, DC!

We already have over 80 amazing women from our Happy Black Woman Tribe coming to join us from all over the country.

Will you be one of them?

If you’re ready to quit your job and create a freedom-based lifestyle, then you need to stop procrastinating and start the process NOW so you can build a strong foundation for your online business.

This transformational 3-day training will show you exactly how to build your tribe, create an authentic online brand and turn your blog into a business that allows you to travel and work anywhere in the world!

Join us and save $200 with our special early-bird promotion AND get over $1,000 in event bonuses listed here:


We have an incredible weekend planned for you, including intimate access to a network of supportive black women entrepreneurs and expert speakers to help you launch and grow a location-independent business doing what you love.

At this 3-day high-level training and networking event, not only will you learn my proven “5 Steps to Freedom” system, you will also experience the loving spirit of the women in our Happy Black Woman Tribe and be fully supported in building your online business!

While I will be the main speaker at this event, I’m also bringing in some powerhouse experts to help me ROCK the stage and bring you the BEST toolbox of strategies you can use immediately to grow your blog, brand and business online!

(Hint: If you want to create a money-making website or master Facebook Ads to quickly build your business or learn how to stop undercharging for your products and services, then you NEED to be with us in DC!)

Meet our expert speakers here:


Here are 7 reasons why you should attend the Blogging School LIVE 3-Day Intensive:

  1. You will learn a simple, step-by-step process for building a profitable online business doing what you love so that you can quit your job and finally have the freedom to travel the world!
  2. You will have an authentic networking experience with inspiring, supportive women who are on the same path as you and actually understand your journey
  3. You will be able to work on your business for 3 entire days, allowing you to define your online brand, create useful content, generate consistent traffic, grow your email list, monetize your blog, master Facebook Ads and so much more…
  4. You will have the opportunity for powerful mastermind time where you can share your ideas and get real-time feedback from like-minded women who are in the process of building successful location-independent businesses
  5. You could totally meet your next client, referral or accountability partner at the event!
  6. You will receive convenient “done-for-you” step-by-step templates, worksheets, guides and checklists so you won’t have to reinvent the wheel – including Rosetta’s 20-Minute Blog Post Template, Location-Independent Income Streams Pricing Guide, List-Building Cheat Sheet and many more!
  7. You will leave feeling motivated, inspired and READY to launch your location-independent business this year!

And if all that wasn’t enough, your ticket to the event ALSO includes entrance to our popular “Authentic Networking Reception & 90s Dance Party” on Friday night! This will be a fun way to let your hair down and connect with the women in your new tribe while enjoying complimentary cocktails, delicious appetizers and an awesome DJ spinning your favorite 90s jams. A lot of memories will be made on the dance floor!

If you want to get 3 full days of training, networking and lots of “tough love” to help you get your online business off the ground, reserve your seat to join us below. 

And just so we’re clear – this is the first and ONLY event where I will be teaching my “5 Steps to Freedom” system in a live setting like this.

In other words, there will be no “next year” for this exclusive event – so it’s now or never.

I hope you will decide to join us for a life-changing 3 days in DC!

Click here to learn more and register now:  http://happyblackwoman.com/blogging-school-live/

“My traffic skyrocketed from 365 visitors to over 1200 visitors!”

Headshot-Jaribu“Before I took the Blogging School course, I had my blog for a year with only a few inconsistent posts. I was having a hard time blogging regularly and knowing what to blog about. My goal was to use this platform to share my expertise and expand my readership.

As a result of The Blogging School, I’ve developed strategies to both blog regularly and strategically, to maintain the interest of my audience and attract new readers. My blog traffic has since skyrocketed from 365 visitors to over 1200 visitors in just one month!

All from implementing Rosetta’s fine tuned strategies from The Blogging School. I am truly grateful for her expertise and evolving knowledge in this area. I advise anyone who is considering starting a blog or whose blog needs reviving to take The Blogging School Course, you will be amazed at your results!”

– Jaribu Chitunda, Insightful Revelations, insightfulrevelations.com/blog/

Afraid to “Put Yourself Out There” Online? If Jennifer Can Do It, So Can You…

I had a great conference call with my Event Manager today about our upcoming Blogging School LIVE 3-Day Intensive happening October 16-18 in Washington, DC!

As we get closer to the LAST Happy Black Woman event of the year, I’m getting so excited to meet our amazing tribe in person.

But first, I am off to Bali – a beautiful island here in Indonesia – to rejuvenate and prepare myself to be the BEST I can be in service to all the ladies who will be coming to DC to work with me!

Will you be one of them?

Is 2015 going to be the year that you finally stop being afraid to “put yourself out there” online?

Today, I wanted to share a case study from one of my recent Blogging School graduates to inspire you to take the leap!

Because if Jennifer can do it, so can you…

“I increased my email subscriber list by 15% in just one week!”

IMG_0181“I’m a therapist with a private practice in Chicago. I became interested in building an online practice because I want to live a more location independent lifestyle.

Before I took the Blogging School course, I was struggling with building an audience of readers for my blog that went beyond my close circle of friends and my existing clients. I was also afraid of putting myself “out there” on the internet in a big way.

As a result of taking the course, I have been able to increase my email subscriber list by 15% in just one week. I finally started Facebook and Twitter pages for my business. And I know how to bring consistent traffic to my blog. I also understand how to use social media to build my brand and get more clients.

I would recommend this course to anyone who wants to finally make progress in building their online business and no longer wants to wait for “someday” in order to materialize their dreams.

The Blogging School was absolutely the right thing for me to do at the right time. I now have a solid plan on how to create useful content and market it to my ideal customer. Thanks so much, Rosetta! For the first time, I feel like I can actually do this!”

– Jennifer Hall, abundantlifepractice.com

If you know that now is the time for YOU to take that leap and start “putting yourself out there” online, I invite you to take my popular Blogging School training! Inside the Blogging School, you will learn exactly how to start a professional blog, create an authentic online brand, build a tribe and turn your blog into a location-independent business that allows you to travel and work from anywhere in the world! Click here to get started now.

5 Steps to Turn Your Blog Into a Profitable, Location-Independent Business


This is a picture of me working in my virtual office in Honolulu, Hawaii!

I have all my mail sent there, where the receptionist opens and scans my mail for me when I’m on the road, which is most of the time.

At this point in my life, I consider myself to be “location-independent” – which simply means that I have the ability to live and work from anywhere in the world…as long as I have a laptop and an internet connection!

If you’re not familiar with my story, you may be wondering…how does Rosetta travel so much?

The answer is NOT that I inherited a bunch of money from my grandparents or that I have a rich hubby.

I wasn’t born with a silver spoon in my mouth and I definitely haven’t walked down the aisle yet.

So how do I do it?

The short version is that back in 2007, I started a professional blog, which led to me starting my first business as a nonprofit consultant, speaker, trainer and coach.

For 2 years, I ran my consulting practice on the side, earning an extra $10,000-$20,000 a year on top of my 9 to 5 salary.

In 2010, I resigned from my job and I’ve been working for myself full-time ever since!

In 2013, I took my second business – Happy Black Woman – full-time and in a year grew it to over $100,000 in revenue.

Fast forward to 2015 and my business has almost DOUBLED to multiple 6-figures, all while I’ve been wandering around the world over the past year, including trips to Mexico, France, Israel, Argentina and Indonesia!

But none of this happened by accident.

Every day, I do the work it takes to bring in clients and customers – consistently.

In fact, throughout the last 8 years, there are a few steps that I’ve followed, over and over again, to launch my businesses, grow my income and create my freedom-based lifestyle.

Here are the exact 5 steps I’ve taken in my journey that you can use to build your own profitable, location-independent business!

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How to Make an Extra $10,000 Per Year…On the Side

rosettaasukeynoteRight now, I’m at a business retreat in San Diego learning and connecting with some amazing women entrepreneurs from around the world.

In the midst of powerful masterminding, eating incredible food and drinking fabulous wine, we’ve been talking a LOT about how we can all make a bigger difference in the world with the work that we do.

So here’s my question to you today…

Do you believe you were put on earth to make a BIG impact?

Are you uniquely gifted at teaching?

Then you might be a natural professional speaker!

Here’s the good news about speaking:

As a keynote speaker or workshop leader, you can make thousands of dollars, even with a day job and even if you’re terrified of getting on stage (more on that in a minute).

7 years ago, I hated public speaking.

But one of my mentors told me something that changed the direction of my life. 

Here’s what he said:

“Rosetta, if you want to make a REAL impact on people’s lives, you gotta get out there and start speaking at conferences and events in your industry.”

Now, I’m an EXTREME introvert.

That means I get “in the zone” by putting on my headphones and listening to music, writing in my journal or just sitting by myself reading a book.

The idea of holding a microphone… on stage… entertaining an audience at a conference? I shook my head NO.

Fast forward to today…

Professional speaking is the reason I was able to quit my job in 2010. 

That sentence is so important, allow me to repeat it:

Professional speaking allowed me to QUIT my job.

I took an unpaid gig at an industry event, and it was far from perfect.

But a funny thing happened after that event. 

Nonprofit leaders from all over the country began to invite me to their organization’s events for PAID speaking engagements! 

The opportunities were coming so fast that I had to start using my vacation time to travel on the speaking circuit as a sought-after keynote speaker and workshop leader.

I started earning between $10,000 to $20,000 in extra income every year – on TOP of my 9 to 5 salary.


Are you still unsure about how to start your business?

Do you want to earn more money, grow your current side hustle, and take a massive leap toward creating your ideal life?

Then you NEED to be speaking.

I just updated my  “How to Become a Professional Speaker” Virtual Workshop. It’s one of my most popular trainings and you don’t want to miss it.

Register Now and Start Your Speaking Career Today

This could be the missing link you need to finally get your business off the ground.

In this workshop, you will learn exactly how you can earn a great income and make a big impact, simply by sharing your message!

In this value-packed training, you will discover:

  • What kinds of companies and organizations hire speakers
  • The 4 different kinds of speaking you can get paid for
  • How to come up with compelling speaking topics
  • How to develop content for your speeches
  • When to start charging money for speaking
  • How to market and brand yourself as a speaker
  • What organizations are looking for in a speaker
  • How much you should charge for speaking (especially if you’re just starting out)
  • The right way to handle travel expenses so you can maximize each speaking engagement
  • How to start charging money if you’ve already been speaking for free (or raise your fees if they’re too low)
  • The easiest way to get your first paid speaking gig

To be honest, this is the information I WISH I’d had when I started my professional speaking career back in 2008.

Register Now and Start Your Speaking Career Today

I can’t wait to share it all with you!

Leave me a comment: What are you good at teaching other people how to do? I give you permission to brag. What are your friends and family always asking you for advice about? This should give you some ideas on topics you can speak about…and get paid for.

The Top 3 Resources to Become a #1 Best-Selling Author in 2015

OK so this is for all my Happy Black Woman book authors and authors-to-be…

Unless you just recently joined my community, there is a good chance you’ve heard of my awesome book publisher, friend and fellow location-independent traveler Jesse Krieger.

Jesse rocked the stage when he spoke at our last Launch Your Business LIVE Boot Camp in Atlanta and also published my latest book Launch Your Business (it was #1 on Amazon while he was speaking at our event!)

Launch-Your-Business-Live-in-Atlanta-1024x768Over the past six months or so, I’ve been really impressed with what Jesse has been doing to revolutionize book publishing and marketing.

His publishing company, Lifestyle Entrepreneurs Press has launched 7 books in the last 7 months and ALL of them have gone to multiple #1 best-seller positions on Amazon!

Well, he’s created a useful resource guide and has offered to share it with our Happy Black Woman community – The Top 3 Resources You Need to Become a #1 Best-Selling Author in 2015

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Travel Diary: My First Day in Israel – Tel Aviv and Jerusalem


My first night in Israel! Enjoying delicious vegan food in Tel Aviv, photo courtesy Vibe Israel

My international journey continues…

I’m excited to announce that I was selected as one of four participants for the 2015 Vibe Israel Women Entrepreneurs Tour!

Vibe Israel is a nonprofit organization based in Tel Aviv that hosts week-long, all-expenses paid tours of Israel for online influencers and bloggers to meet the people who make up the local scene in the fields they write about. In return, they share their experiences with their millions of followers.

Israel has actually never been on my list of places where I wanted to travel, but when I received the invitation to apply for the tour, I became instantly curious about this small country that I only knew for its religious significance among Jewish people.

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Meet Our 2015-2016 Happy Black Woman Mastermind Members!

On Monday, we kicked off the June 2015 cohort of our yearlong training, coaching and mentorship program for entrepreneurs who want to build a business helping others, all while creating a life of happiness, success and freedom.

Today, we announce and celebrate the exclusive group of women who will be working with me over the next year in our 2015-2016 Happy Black Woman Mastermind!

We are welcoming 20 new members into the program and I’m so honored to be working with these amazing women over the next year.

I’m excited to introduce them all to you!

Click the link below to meet the newest members of our Happy Black Woman Mastermind program:


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My Launch Your Business Book is a #1 Amazon Bestseller!

11263053_10152988654308022_7043659218144004178_nIt’s been an exciting few weeks here at Happy Black Woman headquarters!

Last week, we launched my brand new book out into the world, Launch Your Business: The 5 Step Solution to Do What You Love, Quit Your Job and Have the Freedom to Travel and Live Life on Your Own Terms.

And together, we co-created a #1 Amazon bestseller in the “Starting a Business” category!

This book is a compilation of everything I’ve learned about creating freedom through online entrepreneurship over the past few years.

It also explains the simple 5-step process I’ve used to take my current business from side hustle to 6-figures, all while traveling around the world and living out of one suitcase!

To be honest, when I sat down to write you today, all I could think of to say was…


I’ve been glowing with pride after reading messages like this one from Bekki:

“I recently picked up your book, Launch Your Business and I connected with it as soon as I started reading it and I immediately started to take notes and make a work schedule for myself regarding my life coaching business.

Which, as I read your bio is one of the reasons I felt that I could trust what you were going to be telling me and as I read on my heart was like YES!!

I appreciate you sharing your experiences and knowledge of what you want other people to experience for themselves. As I move forward towards creating the life I want to have and work with others, reading a book like yours gives me helps me to understand that I CAN and that I AM creating the life I deserve right now!”

My heart is so full right now and it’s all because of YOU.

Thank you for being the reason WHY I do this work.

You make it all worth it.

Thank you for sending the link to your friends and colleagues.

Thank you for reading and sharing and taking the time to leave such wonderful reviews on Amazon.

Most of all, thank you for helping me spread the word about what becomes possible for your life when you say YES to yourself and your dreams.

Get Your Copy of My New Book!

Now if you didn’t grab your copy during our special launch promotion last week, don’t worry!

You can still get the goods on Kindle when you go to the link below on Amazon:

Get the Kindle Version of My New Book

If you’ve already snagged your copy of the book, would you be willing to leave a review on Amazon today? It will take just a few minutes of your time and it would mean SO much to me!

Here’s how to submit a review on Amazon if you’ve never done one before.

Ready to Launch Your Business? Get My New Book – FREE Today Only!

It’s finally here!!!

Today, I’m excited to announce the release of my brand new book:

Launch Your Business: The 5 Step Solution to Do What You Love, Quit Your Job and Have the Freedom to Travel and Live Life on Your Own Terms!

And guess what?

To celebrate, I’m giving you (and all your friends) a complimentary copy, totally FREE!

Get the Kindle Version of My New Book for Free (today only)

You can grab the Kindle version of the book for free today only (Tuesday, May 12).

This book covers, in-depth, everything I’ve been teaching about entrepreneurship over the past eight years since I launched my first business as a speaker, consultant and coach for nonprofit leaders.

It also explains the simple 5-step process I’ve used to take my current business from side hustle to 6-figures over the past few years.

In a nutshell, my new book is all about helping you STOP procrastinating and START getting paid to do what you love!

Don’t wait to grab this valuable resource – download your complimentary copy below and then tell a friend who could use my step-by-step process to finally get their business off the ground.

Remember, the free Kindle version is available TODAY ONLY: bit.ly/launchyourbusinessbook

I invite you to help me spread the word about the book by sharing the link with a friend who needs some motivation to launch her business!

And after you download the book, please take a moment to leave a review on Amazon :)