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The Ultimate Guide to Become A Successful Webinar Coach

This post is brought to you and contributed by an outside writer.

Woman sitting in a communal office space, leading a webinar on her laptop.

During the coronavirus pandemic, some industries were hit hard. Lockdown forced us to stay at home, give up going to restaurants, cinemas, travel abroad, and many other things we once took for granted. People have found various ways to make money online, organize a remote office, and do business in a new format.

Some have preferred to get a new profession and learn something new, while others have decided to become webinar coaches — teaching and sharing their knowledge and experience with the world.

A webinar is a modern format for holding conferences, presentations, meetings, lectures, master classes, and other online events.

It’s an interactive seminar organized using web technologies and communication means, which allow the host to conduct the event at the highest level in close interaction with the audience on the selected video hosting platform.

At the appointed time, the host of the webinar and participants follow the link to a specially organized web room. With the help of webinar software such as Demio, participants can listen to the lecturer, ask questions and receive advice without leaving the workplace or being on a business trip or at home. The presenter, in turn, no longer needs to rent premises, organize coffee breaks, and spend time on the road. You can host an online webinar in a few clicks! In simple terms, it’s the choice of those who understand the value of time.

This article will show you how to become a webinar coach, sell webinars, make money online, and create your personal brand.

Your Webinar Platform

There are numerous webinar software and services for online conferences. There are free webinar software options and those for which developers charge a fee. It all depends on your specific goals and audience size. When choosing webinar software, we recommend considering the following points:

  • Price — how much will it cost to have a webinar platform for a month?
  • A number of speakers — how many hosts can simultaneously work?
  • A number of participants — how many people can participate in the webinar?
  • Content sharing — whether it’s possible to demonstrate a presentation, screen, or video.
  • Tests and polls — a feature to create a poll or run a test.
  • Webinar recording — considering format and the possibility to download the recording. You may need to use a third-party free screen recorder with no watermark.
  • Statistics —  how many people came to the webinar, what they wrote to the chat and how long they listened to the speaker.
  • Mailings — to remind participants about the webinar by email.
  • Technical support — how quickly the company answers technical questions.
  • Branding — is it possible to customize the design of the webinar room: add a logo, change colors and font?

Your Webinar Format

To become a successful webinar coach, you need to decide on a webinar format.

The classic webinar format assumes that you host the entire webinar, using a presentation to demonstrate information. The rest of the participants have access only to the text chat, where they communicate with each other and ask questions to the speaker.

The next format implies the ability to accept the role of moderator for any of the participants. That is, it becomes possible to ask a question by voice, show something on a virtual board, or share an experience.

The third type is online conferences. All participants in such events are initially on an equal footing and have the same opportunities and rights, being the moderators of the meeting. This equal footing might be designated to specific ‘rooms,’ with the virtual main hall being dedicated to a traditional presentation format.

Your Webinar Topic

Among all the ways of making money, webinars are especially popular. People are ready to pay money to find answers to their questions.

A trendy webinar topic is one of the secrets of its success. For example, you could choose the following:

  • Starting Your Own Business — practical tips from your own experience;
  • Personal finance — how to make money and how to manage it effectively;
  • Self-development — new knowledge and increasing efficiency;
  • Solving other personal issues — how to improve your health, how to become a successful female business owner, how to strengthen a marriage, and so on.

Your Webinar Presentation

Anything you tell to your audience should stand out and keep their attention. Most of the presentations on the Internet are so dull that listeners immediately want to leave the webinar room so as not to waste their time.

A webinar presentation is a way for sharing ideas, not words. Therefore, place one thesis on the slide, even if you have several dozen slides. It will give dynamics and keep the attention of the participants.

It’s also worth paying attention to the design of your content. Use a single style, no more than 2-3 fonts, write correctly and concisely. It’s best to use presentation templates.

Your Target Audience Attraction and Web Promotion

To be successful in hosting webinars and make money online, you need to attract as many participants as possible — your target audience.

Let’s say you have prepared an awesome webinar with unique content and well-designed presentations. But the coolest webinar won’t surprise the audience if these very listeners are not at the event.

Therefore, the stage of web promotion is as important as the stage of its creation and preparation. You should convince your audience that the upcoming event is what they really need and want. While web events are usually free and easy to join, building an audience and web promotion can be a long process.

Platforms such as Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook provide an easy and budget way to advertise the upcoming event and sell your webinar. Also, don’t forget to post an announcement on your website. It can be a banner ad or a simple link to a landing page, a brief description of the event, or a short promotional video created with a video editor by Adobe.

Let’s Summarize

Webinars are a popular tool for promoting an expert and making money online. It’s a chance for people to get to know you better, ask questions, and see you at work. Many of the participants can become your clients, partners, and students.

To sell a webinar and become a successful webinar coach, you need to create a catchy title, decide on the topic and format, prepare a thesis, brief description, and presentation. Choose a date and time. Decide on the webinar software. Don’t forget to attract your target audience for the webinar and indicate the duration.

After that, you can proceed to the most interesting part – inviting people to a webinar and web promotion. While the campaign is in progress, you will have time to prepare for this online event.

We wish you all the best in becoming a successful webinar coach and making money online!

 

I’m a Black Disabled Woman. My Identity Has Been Stolen More Than 6 Times During the Pandemic.

This latest installment in the Intersectional Money Series is by Heather Watkins.

Black woman wearing a yellow sweater typing at her laptop. Coffee, a notebook and pen are in the background.

“Oh no, not again.”

I thought after receiving a letter about yet another attempt to steal my identity to get credit or compensation in some way.

In the past 18 months while in pandemic lockdown and loosening stages, scammers have tried to:

  • File for unemployment in my name in two different states.
  • Ordered food using my debit card info on both the east and west coasts of the country.
  • Tried to buy clothing from online retailers.

The latest scam involved taxes being e-filed in my name.

We’re all living in desperate times during this coronavirus wildness and many folks are experiencing far more disparities depending upon where you live, socio-economic status, marginalized identities, or lack of access to opportunities that might connect you to increased quality of life.

So many of us who live gridlocked with low-income tied to health insurance, food and housing security, transportation, childcare costs, etc have also had supplemental income and secondary support systems dry up overnight.

Many have had to pivot and get their quick footing by eyeing new ways to survive and stay safe, fed, and housed. There are scores of folks who may have run out of options and then there are quite a few who prey upon unsuspecting others for sport without a care about the carry-over.

According to this recent article, scams like these have cost Americans more than a half billion dollars since early 2020.

My lived experience makes me hyper aware of my finances.

As a Black disabled woman who doesn’t live too far past the poverty level, I know this sense of anxiety all too well. I’m cautious about how I spend my money and keep a watchful eye on my finances.

My state-sponsored health insurance is income-contingent and loss of coverage would interrupt the continuity of care needed. I have a physical disability that impacts not only my mobility but my respiratory muscles also. When resting at night, I require the use of mechanical ventilation to assist my breathing otherwise I could risk respiratory failure.

My health insurance covers the costly rental fees of this much needed durable medical equipment (DME) or else I would not be able to afford it since it exceeds my monthly income. Any fraudulent financial claims can quite literally affect my access to healthcare, and can affect other areas of my finances, too, since I am required to live on a limited income.

That lived experience and disability lens perspective has informed my work in advocacy in many ways. I’m empathetic to social conditions and failed systems that impact quality of life particularly where race, disability, and gender may intersect.

As a person in need of care, a caregiver, and community-builder all at once, I know many women who live in this continuum, especially Black women and other women of color. We often have little choice not to do so pulling double and triple duty in terms of responsibility.

Even places of rest like our bedrooms become office command centers; I’ve run board meetings and the whole house from atop my bed, managed healthcare, grocery delivery, and family finances. Disability may dictate staying in place for the day and/or many days.

Here in the U.S. one out of four persons is estimated to have a disability and that includes apparent, non-apparent, and chronic illness. That’s about 25% of the population, and Black people number at around 14% of the population.

When we consider the nexus of being Black and disabled as this recent Atlantic article attests, the percentage of disabled Black Americans is 14% and disabled Black people who live in poverty number at 36%.

Black people typically don’t have the cushion of generational wealth that might soften the impact of financial damage incurred from injury of identity theft and fraud. Multiply-marginalized populations like disabled Black persons have even less of a financial safety net because of factors like racism and ableism.

Being better-informed doesn’t shield me from the effects but does help shape my worldview beyond doom and gloom to a more expansive one. Think more context not just consequences; more proactivity instead of being reactive only.

Still, it’s unnerving that hackers gained access to my private information and used it in nefarious ways. So right after being initially upset, I made sure to activate better security measures.

Handling Unemployment Scams

First, I made sure to call both state’s unemployment offices and let them know that I didn’t initiate those claims. Thankfully, both times they confirmed that claims had not moved further because they had been unable to verify all information.

Addressing Debit Card Fraud

Next, the debit card claims were handled by the bank and the funds were immediately returned pending investigation. If the claims were found to be account holder’s responsibility then the funds would have been paid back to the bank. This usually happens by automatic debit.

I’ve since placed alerts on my bank accounts so that every time funds were moved I would get notifications, which would allow more time for an immediate response if something were found to be amiss.

The fraudulent online purchases were caught in time and were still “pending,” so I alerted my bank that the purchase was not initiated by me. It was denied and the retailer was blocked for my bank account.

If I want to purchase anything from that site in future, I will have to contact the bank to have the block lifted.

Tax Identity Theft

Lastly, after receiving notification in mail regarding tax filings, I contacted the IRS and it was  confirmed that just a few months ago someone had filed taxes using my information. I was urged to file an identity theft form for them to investigate and have on record for my own protection.

Also, contacting the credit bureaus to place a fraud alert on your credit report is another proactive measure that raises the red flag. It adds another layer of scrutiny for creditors to consider before granting applicants lines of credit and loans. You can either call or apply online.

Once you alert one of the credit bureaus they alert the others. The alerts can be temporary and last a year or as long as 7 years.

More stringent measures are security freezes and credit locks which place holds on your reports. They differ slightly and are explained in greater detail here.

The emotional labor of dealing with fraud during the pandemic.

It’s a lot of work to stabilize finances and find balance in such trying times. It can be a tough challenge especially when you may not have the physical and mental wherewithal to stay afloat without additional support.

Even now during festive times of year, it’s hard to muster up enough cheer when yet another strain of coronavirus is dominating the news. You start to wonder about further impact to marginalized communities. It’s complex, layered, and can feel overwhelming.

My advocacy work has expanded my awareness and reminds me to stay grounded as many of us are just trying to do the best we know how. There is such connective tissue that binds us all, and being mindful of that helps to keep my focus on building a better world where more of our basic needs are met, rather than focusing solely on blaming the wayward few who stay trying to break down individual and community morale.

I’m grateful that I didn’t incur much loss and hopefully don’t discover any more attempts in the future. But I’ll be ready and think I’m pretty well-buffered from all the gains, life hacks, and insights I’ve learned along the way as a Black disabled woman active in the disability rights community.

Woman in grey coat, blue and white blouse and blue earrings smiling at the camera.

 

Heather Watkins is a disability advocate, author, blogger, mother, graduate of Emerson College with a B.S. in Mass Communications. Born with Muscular Dystrophy, loves reading, daydreaming, chocolate, and serves on a handful of disability-related boards. Her blog, Slow Walkers See More, includes reflections and insight from her life with disability.

 

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6 Ways to Save on Life Insurance for Women

This post is brought to you and contributed by an outside writer.

woman holding up her infant/toddler son against a pink background

Men have more life insurance policies than women, which doesn’t make a whole lot of logical sense.

Life insurance is essential for anyone who has dependents, and women tend to have more people who rely on them. Life insurance is a critical ingredient in our world where women are often providers for their families, and simultaneously provide a larger share of caretaking responsibilities. Not only will your income be lost after your death, but all the free labor you provide as a caretaker will have to be replaced.

Buying life insurance as a woman is cheaper and cost-saving when compared to men, because women tend to live longer. That means the life insurance company is less likely to have to pay out, and if they do, you’re likely to have paid more in premiums as you’ve lived longer to do so.

Life Insurance For Women: What Does It Mean?

Life insurance is a form of insurance that covers the loss of life. After you pass away, the insurance company will pay money to your beneficiaries. It works as a contract between you (the insured) and an insurance company (the insurer). The insured pays a certain amount of money known as a premium to the insurer in exchange for claims known as death benefits.

Types of Life Insurance

Fundamentally, there are two types of life insurance: term and permanent. Term insurance covers the insured for specific periods, usually five to thirty years. On the other hand, permanent insurance is whole or universal as it covers the insured’s entire life. Aside from being different by nature, both also carry different premiums.

Since term insurance only covers the insured’s loss of life for a limited number of years, the premiums are affordable. On the other hand, permanent insurance costs more in premiums.

Women’s life insurance generally has the same coverage as men’s. Your beneficiaries can use the death benefit for anything, including:

  • Funeral costs.
  • Bills and expenses of loved ones.
  • End-of-life debt settlement.
  • Education for your child.
  • Medical expenses.
  • Care for your dependents.

The cost of women’s life insurance varies from one insurer to another. So, it’s usually wise you consider the type of insurance — whether permanent or term — and the insurance company you’ll be dealing with. You’ll also want to consider your age, health, and lifestyle.

Why Do Women Need Life Insurance?

Dying means leaving several things behind. This could be a child whose education depends on you, or a loved one who’s been dependent on you over the years. Life for the people around you would be difficult without life insurance, especially if you’ve been the breadwinner. The best way to solve the financial mess of your absence is to get insured.

Whether you’re married, divorced, a single mother, or a stay-at-home mom, getting a life insurance policy would do you good. At the very least, the policy covers your burial costs, outstanding debts, and property administration. Other reasons you need life insurance include:

  • Long-term financial independence.
  • Coverage for critical illnesses.
  • Leaving a lasting legacy.
  • End-of-life saving for the future.
  • Potential tax benefits if you provide policies to your employees.
  • Whole life policies with cash benefits may make some of your death benefit available in retirement.

Investing in life insurance as a woman is a necessary form of financial protection. Beyond your dependents, life insurance can serve as a wealth buildup and backup for any post-retirement financial difficulties.

How Can Women Save On Life Insurance? 

Although life insurance is more affordable for women than men, affordability is subjective. Cost remains one of the key reasons women provide for not having a life insurance policy. If this is your situation, the following are ways you can wrangle a lower rate and save on your insurance policy:

Begin With Term

Term life insurance policies cover insurance risks and mitigate against loss until a specific date. They offer fixed death benefits at fixed premiums for a predetermined time, usually between five to thirty years. Since it’s partial and not whole, the premiums are generally lower than universal insurance. Buying term is one of the many ways to save money on your policy.

People take out term insurance policies with the perception that they may die within a given period. But when they don’t, the premiums paid to insurers turn out to be profit for them.

Compare Policies

Another way to save on insurance policies is to get quotes from many different insurers. There are several insurance companies, and you may get overwhelmed with the special offers and benefits. Your first instinct might be to stick with the first insurance brand that comes to you, but really you should shop around.

Comparison shopping allows you to see the ratings of each insurance company you’d be dealing with. Better ratings means the company is more reliable. Comparison shopping also provides you with the insight to choose the most cost-effective insurer and save on your policy.

Buy Your Policy Early

Factors such as age, health, and income inform the premium you’ll be paying under life insurance. Age is even more emphatic among these factors. The older you get, the more premiums you tend to pay. Therefore, it’s best to buy a life insurance policy early to secure lower premiums. The best period is between your 20s and 30s.

Being young when you get a policy also provides you with reasonable rates should you develop any health issues during the coverage. It’s a game of duration for insurance companies. The longer insurers expect you to live, the lower their chances of paying out. Thus, it’s best to get your plan early.

Pay Premiums Annually

Depending on the insurer you’re working with, you can pay premiums once or in installments. If in installments, you’re allowed to pay monthly, quarterly, or semi-annually. However, each installment payment comes with charges.

If you want to save on your insurance policy, you can pay your premiums annually to avoid charges. Your annual payments often are your actual payments without any punitive fees. If this proves challenging due to financial difficulties, make sure you understand what the monthly payments would be.

Take Care Of Yourself 

Life insurance is intrinsically linked to age and health. Your lifestyle decisions inform your health and your insurance rates. So one of the easiest ways to keep your insurance costs low and save is to improve your wellbeing by doing things like quitting smoking.

Your overall health and wellbeing are how insurers base their premiums and claims. This means if you have a rough lifestyle, you may be grouped into a different rate class with high premiums. But if you maintain your health through a positive lifestyle, you may find yourself in a favorable rate class with fewer policy costs.

Look Into Your Buying Decisions

Budgeting is crucial regardless of your status — single, married, or divorced. Moreover, your budgeting skills should reflect your buying decisions and not the other way round. Insurance salespeople do everything to persuade you to buy more than you need. They make several assumptions about the whole life insurance concept and associate it with your life. While that’s their work to do, it’s your responsibility to remain focused on your budget.

How much insurance you need is up to you. You should make the assessment and decisions about how much coverage you need. Whether you need insurance for your child, loved ones, burial costs, or to cover outstanding debts, you shouldn’t leave the process to your insurer.

Life Insurance for women is essential

Life insurance for women is one of the most affordable, flexible, and essential insurance policies. It’s also one of the many policies you can save on. You can get premiums at reduced rates by being objective with the policy you want and the insurance company you’ll be dealing with. Most importantly, you can be intentional with yourself by taking care of your health and comparison shopping.

 

Where to Give this #GivingTuesday

Looking for somewhere to give this Giving Tuesday?

After the holiday weekend where we all took a moment to contemplate our gratitude, it may be a good moment to contemplate something else: That the Thanksgiving holiday narrative many of us white people grew up with was distorted, and very far from the truth.

The holiday, and much of our country, was built upon exploitation, colonialism and continued oppression.

If you’ve never heard this before, here are some helpful truths.

That makes this a great time to give to Indigenous peoples. Not to alleviate your guilt. Not because one small gift will compensate for centuries of harm, violence and dishonesty.

But it is one tiny step in the right direction.

Where to Give

In the US, we are all living on stolen lands. You could takes steps to stop inflicting harm by returning the land you ‘own’ to its original Nation, like this couple in Nova Scotia.

Whether you rent or ‘own’ your own home — but especially if you ‘own’ — you could pay a voluntary land tax to the Nation whose lands you are living on.

You can find out whose lands you are living on with this tool. Then further look into how you can make some small attempt at personal reparations with that specific Nation.

Give Directly

You could also give directly. Here are some direct giving opportunities from the Twittersphere:

 


You don’t have to wait until this time of year.

This is a time of year when we’re all thinking about giving, but don’t let this be the only time of year you attempt to make reparations. Look for these giving opportunities all year long.

Turn These 26 Irish Sayings into Gifts

One of Femme Frugality’s most popular posts this year has been this fun exploration of Irish sayings.

So this holiday season I wanted to bring you all a gift guide featuring a lot of the sayings from one of your favorite posts! Plus a few new ones just for fun.

Why, yes, you will be rewarded by a feminist Irish saying if you scroll to the bottom of the post!

Today’s post is in collaboration with Etsy, and features my Irish Sayings Collection. Here are a couple of my other Etsy lists that might be helpful for you as you shop this holiday season:

Etsy has a holiday sale going on through December 1, 2021. Be sure to take advantage while it lasts!

Irish Sayings about Money

You’re on a personal finance site, so of course we’re first going to cover Irish sayings about money.

A fool and his money are soon parted.

vintage bank showing a red-headed irish boy with his pockets turned out. Behind him is a wallet with a coin slot, and beneath his feet the text reads 'a food and his monoey are soon parted'Price: $24.31
Where to buy: BlendedSplendid

Ohmigosh.

Check out this awesome vintage piggy bank! There’s a coin slot in the wallet behind him, and a great reminder beneath his feet lest you be tempted to splurge.

Enough is as good as a feast.

pitcher with ornate painting of nature around the body, and text reading 'Enough is as good as a feast.'Price: $49.53
Where to buy: DorisandCoUK

Providing for your family doesn’t necessarily mean having lavish things. Having enough and being grateful for it is more than enough, as this pitcher reminds us.

Irish Blessings

Some of the most popular Irish saying gifts are going to be based on Irish blessings.

May the road rise up to meet you.

Wooden keepsake box with Irish poem sketched in laser with shamrocks surrounding "May the road rise up to meet you. May the wind be always at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face; the rains fall soft upon your field, and until we meet again, may God hold you in the palm of his hands."Price: $28.70
Where to buy: LyonCraft

This keepsake box makes a great gift with one of the most popular Irish blessings etched beautifully on top.

May your home always be too small to hold all of your friends.

Hand towel with embroidered house and sheep reading, 'May your home always be too small to hold all of your friends."

Price: $16.00
Where to buy: LindasEmbroideryShop

I love this sweet blessing and the beautiful embroidery on this hand towel.

As above, so below.

Framed print with an upright tree mirrored by an upside down tree. Between, the two root systems intertwine in a sprial. Text reads "As above, so below."Price: $14.51+
Where to buy:
OghamTree

Loving the simplistic artwork and sentiment on this print.

Irish Sayings about Life

Irish sayings about life can get really deep with just a few words.

Two people shorten the road.

Upright chalkboard sign with ornate frame reading 'Two people shorten the road.'Price: $75
Where to buy: FalcoDesignsandGifts

I love this one for weddings. It makes me think about other areas of my life as well, such as my partnership with Joyce on the podcast. We probably couldn’t do it alone, but together, we can both tackle the work so much more quickly!

You’ll never plough a field by turning it over in your mind.

print hanging on a wall that reads 'You'll never plough a field by turning it over in your mind. Irish Proverb"Price: $6.50
Where to buy: SantaClaraDesign

This can apply to so many areas of life, but absolutely personal finances. You’ll never reach your goal if you just vaguely daydream about it; you have to take action. Only then can you see your goals and dreams fulfilled.

Life is like a cup of tea. It’s all in how you make it.

Print hanging on a rock wall reading "Life is like a cup of tea. It's all in how you make it. Irish proverb"Price: $16.93+
Where to buy: IrelandWithLove

Attitude can go a long way, and we all take our tea differently!

What’s for you won’t pass you.

Abstract painting of a hill and sun with birds flying by that reads 'What's for you won't pass you."Price: $12.08
Where to buy: gaeilgelegra

Oh, man.

If I haven’t been reciting this one to myself over the past two years as a mother during the pandemic. For myself. For my kids. For my career.

It’s become my mantra.

A good laugh and a long sleep are the two best cures for anything.

Print that reads "A good laugh and a long sleep are the two best cures for anything. Irish Proverb" Price: $6.19
Where to buy: HeyTheHomebodyClub

It’s so true, though.

The older the fiddle, the sweeter the tune.

Print with a picture of a violin in the background that reads 'The older the fiddle, the sweeter the tune. Irish proverb'

Price: $4.98
Where to buy: BohoBlissArt

A la Sarah Jessica Parker’s recent sentiments, getting old is not bad.

Irish Sayings about Family

Short, but sweet.

The days are long, but the years are short.

Wooden board with clip for photo. Below the photo slot, it reads "The days are long, but the years are short."Price: $19.95+
Where to buy: 213Designs

When you’re raising kids, sometimes it takes everything you’ve got to make it through the day.

But when you look back, you’ll wonder how it all went by so quickly.

Treasure those long days while they’re here, and commemorate them with this photo board!

Irish Sayings about Friends

Celebrate your friendships with these Irish saying gifts.

Every man is sociable until a cow invades his garden.

pillow with cow with crown flowers leaning over a garden. Beneath it reads "Every man is sociable until a cow invades his garden."Price: $3.50
Where to buy: SouthernHeavenStudio

We have good days. We have off days. C’est la vie.

Good friends are like four-leaf clovers: Hard to find and lucky to have.

Tiered serving tray with various baubles on it, including the centerpiece: A small, thick wooden sign that reads "Good friends are like four-leaf clovers: Hard to find and lucky to have."Price: $11.99
Where to buy: WRCraftStudio

So stinking sweet. And so darn true. When you have those good friends, hold onto them.

Funny Irish Sayings & Sarcastic Irish Sayings

The Irish absolutely have a quick and clever wit. I’m here for all of it.

May the bridges I burn light the way.

Hanging navy blue penant with gold trim and gold lettering that reads "May the bridges I burn light the way."Price: $23.54
What to buy: OddFishStore

Mad 2021 energy.

A kind word never broke anyone’s mouth.

Watercolor bird surrounded by a wreath of shamrocks. Inside text reads '-Irish Proverb- A kind word never broke anyone's mouth.'Price: $11.98
Where to buy: BohoBlissArtStudio

Though to be honest, this is probably more the energy we need moving into 2022.

Common Irish Sayings

Here are some gifts for some of the most common of Irish sayings.

It’ll be grand.

Painting of wildflowers overlaid with the words 'IT'LL BE GRAND'

Price: $12.61
Where to buy: NoopDesign

Ah, sarcasm. <3

But it’ll probably be alright in the end.

What’s the story, horse?

framed print leaning against a white wall. print reads 'WHAT'S THE STORY HORSE?'

Price: $7.01
Where to buy: PrintableArtIreland

This is like saying, “What’s up?”

Except you might get a bit more of an answer than, “nmu?”

Cead Mile Falite

Bronze-covered medallion with a harp in the middle. Around the edge of the circle is written the words "Cead mile failte.' Medallion is sitting on a black slate tile, which is hanging on a wall.Price: $20.33
Where to buy: Killyliss Studio

This hanging plaque translates to ‘A hundred thousand welcomes.’

How to say cheers in Irish.

Slainte mhaith!

Slate coasters with engraving of shamrock and the words 'Slainte Mhaith' which means cheers in Irish.Price: $25.15
Where to buy: BRVOGlass

Irish Sayings in Gaelic

These are the sayings you’re looking for. But the Irish language and Gaelic are not the same thing, so theses sayings will just be in Irish.

A good start is half the work.

Tús maith, leath na hOibre.

Cartoon drawing of a circle of flowers on a blue background. Inside it reads "Tús maith, leath na hOibre" which means 'A good start is half the work' in Irish.Price: $2.80
Where to buy:
BiddyBellDesign

What is seldom is wonderful.

An rud is annamh is iontach.

Yellow shadow box leaning against a wall. White text printed on glass reads 'An rud is annamh is iontach.' which means 'What is seldom is wonderful' in IrishPrice: $11.76
Where to buy: Scealbeagdesigns

However long the night, the day will come.

Dá fhad an oíche tagann an lá.

Black birds painting on white background with a magenta sun ruising. Between the sun and the birds cursive text reads 'Dá fhad an oíche tagann an lá.' which means 'However long the night, the day will come' in Irish.Price: $11.17
Where to buy: gaeilgelegra

Life is Strange

Is ait an mac an saol.

white print in a wooden frame. Drawing of leaves wrapped around a circle in black in. Black text reads '

Price: $14.13
Where to buy: OghamTree

There is no freedom until the freedom of women.

Ní Saoirse go Saoirse na mBan.

Blue felt penant hanging on the wall. White printed text on top reads "Ní Saoirse go Saoirse na mBan." which means "There is no freedom until the freedom of women." in Irish.Price: $23.54
Where to buy: OddFishStore

How to Say Merry Christmas in Irish

Nollaig shona!

Pine cones and red-threaded white ribbon sitting next to a white star decoration that reads 'Nollaig shona' in red water-based ink. This means "merry chirstmas" in IrishPrice: $4.71
Where to buy: OneWayDublin