Welcome To My World!
This year marks 10 years in business for me as an online entrepreneur. I have learned so many lessons over the years but these stick out the most:
- Failure is not a destination. It’s only a lesson to learn. Learn from it and move on don’t get stuck there.
- You are not meant to serve everyone. There is enough business for everyone. Find your tribe and love them hard.
- Remember why you started. Write it down and read it often. Trust me it helps when you need it most.
- Be your own cheerleader. As much as we all love to have other cheer us on it’s so very important that you learn how to be that for yourself.
- Take imperfect action often. Nothing will ever be as perfect as you want it to make a habit of making imperfect action instead.
How did I get here?
In 2009 I walk away from my very comfortable position as Director of Training and Development due to stress and anxiety. I could no longer continue to pour myself into work I was no longer passionate about.
How did I end up o
I meet a complete stranger who told me she worked as a virtual personal assistant and did admins and personal taks for her clients
I found interesting, did some research and started my first business a virtual assistant company.
What did I do next?
I bootstrapped my VA business from 0 – 6 figures in just under 1 year. The VA business expanded and grow locally and nationally.
After four years in the business I wanted to do something else. I was tired of the day to day tasks and missed teaching and strategy.
I hired a high-end business coach to help me develop a plan to transition from my VA business and do something that was more along the lines of my skillset.
After investing over $50,000 in coaches, programs, online courses…
I realized I had a very expensive hobby was had not created a new business at all.
The only thing I was doing was learning and obsorbing information. Now in credit card debt I needed a way out.
I offered our existing VA client’s online marketing automatio serviceses such as email automation setup and sales funnel mapping.
I already knew they needed a higher level of support in that area than our VA’s were skilled. I immediately started taking on clients and was able to pay down most of my debt in under 45 days.
Because of the very targeted list of clients we had in the Virtual Assistant business I was able to leverge that list we have grown for 4 years and use it to market my new services.
I have since build a similar list and have the pleasure of working with some amazing entrepreneurs.
Who are your clients?
I work with women entrepreneurs who are service-based business owners who offer services, programs, courses, and products online.
How do you work with your clients?
I work with my clients is one of three ways:
- Hands On. I work with my higher end clients in their business and with their team providing online marketing automation and sales funnel support. My retainer free starts at $2500 per month with a commitment of at least 6 months to 1 year is required.
- Signature Group Program. I offer a signature group program Online Marketing Automation Domination to entrepreneurs who are on the new side of marketing automation. They have heard of it they may even know how to do portions of it but still need help bring it all together. Program investment is $1997.
- DIY Online Courses/Workshops. I also offer “do it yourself” online courses like List Building Pro, Five Figure Sales Funnel, The Canva Lab, Launch for start-up and newbie entrepreneurs. DIY and workshop investment ranges from $67 – $497.
What is the best advice you can give to new women starting businesses?
- Know your skills and abilities and focus them instead of your weaknesses.
- Get super clear on who you serve (your ideal client). The best you know your ideal client the easier it will be to market to them.
- Embrace online marketing automation early. (email, social media, sales funnel, etc)
- Invest in the systems you need first. Once you start making money and want to improve or need come help or accountability invest in a good business coach that has experience in your area of expertise.
- Start attracting your Ideal clients and start building your email list early.
- Always make time to work on your craft and know what’s going on in your industry.
- Don’t give up. Everything is figure-out-able.