introducing the Wish I Knew ebook!


Good morning!

I have been waiting for this day to come for a looong time!

I’m so excited to announce that my first ebook, Wish I Knew, is launching in just a few short weeks!

To explain it in more detail, I thought I’d do what other authors do: go on The Today Show and have Matt Lauer interview me about the book.

So that’s what I did.

Just kidding.

It turns out that the folks at The Today Show were a bit hard to reach. So I decided to be interviewed by the next best media source.

My husband.

Yep, Mr. Lively is here to interview me about the book. And I have to say, I was quite impressed by his interviewing skills.

Take a look.



This ebook, as the video (edited by Evergreen Lane Productions) shares, is a compilation of the last 50 Wish I Knew Wednesday newsletters. Only they are now edited by a real editor, formatted and designed by a great graphic designer, and sorted by topics so it can be a quick reference guide when needed.

Here’s a line up of the topics we’ll cover,


Chapter One – Setting Up Shop

Chapter Two – Going Full-Time

Chapter Three – Legalities

Chapter Four – Raising the Bar

Chapter Five – Personal Advice for Entrepreneurs

Chapter Six – Money & Sales

Chapter Seven – Project & Time Management

Chapter Eight – Branding

Chapter Nine – Marketing, Social Media, & PR

Chapter 10 – 100 Insights from 10 Creative Entrepreneurs


We also stepped it up a notch in Chapter 10 by including 10 extra interviews with 10 successful women business owners in a variety of creative fields.

In total, this adds an extra 100 insights to the book that have never been seen before.


Claudia Smith, Fig. 2 Design Studio, stationery designer

Kathryn Jackson, Protect Your Pumps, product inventor and online shop owner

Michelle Ward, When I Grow Up, life coach

Serena Faber Nelson, Pretty Fluffy, pet lifestyle blogger

Clara Artschwager, Clara Persis and Channeling Contessa, event strategist and food blogger

Kim Vargo, Yellow Brick Home, artist and online shop owner

Amanda Genther,, business consultant

Kendi Skeen, Bloom and Kendi Everyday, boutique owner and fashion blogger

Jeanine Hays, Aphro Chic, lifestyle product designer and online shop owner

Bryn Alexandra Dunn, Bryn Alexandra Interiors, interior designer


The official launch to be the week of June 10th. But you can pre-order the book starting today.

And for the first 50 people that do pre-order we have a little something extra…

[Update: as of 4:51p cst the free prints are all sold out.]




This free 5″x7″ coral print (unframed) is designed by one of my favorite graphic designers, Sarah Tolzmann of Note to Self.

I hope that this little extra gift can live on 50 gallery walls and inspiration boards across the world – inspiring entrepreneurs to just keep going, even when things aren’t easy.

If you pre-order and are among the first fifty to order you will receive an email within 1-3 business days letting you know that the print is on its way via USPS First Class. (So at checkout, please be sure that your address is correct.)

[Update: as of 4:51p cst the free prints are all sold out.]


If you’d like to see more info about the Wish I Knew ebook, please hop over here.

And of course, you can pre-order below as well!


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Thank you so much for your support – I’m so excited to serve you in this new way!


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  1. Rita

    so awesome! can’t wait to read this, jess! just placed an order – thanks!

    1. Thank you so much, lady!! I can’t wait for you to see it. : ) How are things going for you?!

      1. going well – signed up for my first show in late July and looking at a date in Sept. Still hounding my geek friend for URL help 🙁

  2. Sarah van Loon

    Just preordered! Congrats, Jess! Can’t wait to read it. 🙂

    1. Thank you for pre-ordering! You get a print! : ) More details will follow in email later… : )

  3. Kimberly Anne

    I’m so excited for you! I pre-ordered as well! Thank you for ALWAYS providing such amazing resources. 🙂

  4. Patricia van Essche

    Jess, wonderful. I pre-ordered. Just keep going!

  5. Alicia

    This is so exciting!! So proud of youuuuu 🙂 I’ve been contemplating a book myself lately, however I need to really brush up my writing skills first! I could deisgn the hell out of it tho :p

  6. Rian

    So cool! I love receiving your newsletter every week. I’ll definitely be pre-ordering! P.S. I’ve been thinking about incorporating video on my blog and was thinking my charming husband would be a great partner, so I’m excited to see that idea in action and know that it can work really well. You guys are so cute!

    1. That’s so great to hear! And yes, husbands make good video partners, if they are into it. : )

  7. Laura R Yamin

    Yay! I am so excited for this! As a late WIWK subscriber this is perfect. I am also proud of your Jess because you have really created a business and life with intention. 🙂

  8. Serena Faber Nelson

    Congratulations Jess! I can’t think of a better resource than the WIKW wisdom wrapped up in a bow. And that print! Love it!

  9. Alex Landar

    I love seeing how you guys interact… The love between you guys is soo nice. The Video is amazing. If i am starting a business, I would order it too.

  10. sian_richardson

    Ooh this looks so awesome! Your newsletter is one of the best ones I’ve ever subscribed to, so I’m super stoked to see the book! Just pre-ordered. 🙂

  11. Lauren

    I’d love to buy this book, but will it be available for the Kindle? Thanks! Can’t wait to read 🙂 You’re so inspiring!

    1. To start, it won’t be available on Kindle, just PDF so that people with/without ereaders can still access the book. For those with iPads I’ve been told you can download the PDF and view it in Newsstand, but I’m not sure if Kindles can download PDFs to read specifically.

      Also, I suppose I can’t rule out the idea that we may one day have an ereader version available, though there is no set plan to currently.

      1. Lauren

        Got it! I can definitely still get it through my Kindle if it a PDF, or I’ll just read it on the computer – thanks!

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