In 2011 there were far less resources available for an online business than there are today. Social media didn’t even know Snapchat, and Instagram and Pinterest were barely a few months old.
I have seen Blab come and go (and even held some of my own Blab sessions when it seemed a promising way to connect with others), as well as the rise and excitement for the currently struggling Periscope.
My first blog shared college planning strategies, such as how to get more scholarship money, and it doubled with a local consulting business to help parents and students plan for life after high school.
I had to hire the website to be built after trying to build it myself for 3 months (literally). I recall feeling super frustrated waiting on it to be done, and getting the finished product back and wanting to tweak something, but I couldn’t because I had no idea how.
I recall one of the first questions to my web designer was, “Can you explain the difference between a post and a page?” After the conversation, I still didn’t fully get it!
I eventually turned that blog and business into a college and career planning business, minus the face-to-face consulting. I took it online with consulting nationwide via video training, webinars, and skype meetings.
By the time I made this transition, I was able to build my own website, create my own marketing plan, utilize social media, and perform all the other tasks to run a successful blog and business online.
It has been an exciting journey that I like to share because it fuels my passion to help other people create a life where their priorities are truly lived, not just spoken.
I can see now, in looking back, my experiences were simply meant to be able to use my teaching background to help others achieve job independence.
It is absolutely possible to create or replace your current income with a blog, affording you the opportunity to work from anywhere.
If that is from the comfort of your home snuggled deep into your favorite chair, great.
Do you want to travel and experience the wonders of the amazing world? No problem.
You love your special corner in your local coffee shop, smelling the fresh brew waft pass you as you work? That is fine too!
I have spent my professional life helping others as an educator. It is where I am most comfortable and experience the greatest reward – helping others succeed.
This experience, coupled with my years of blogging, plays a vital role in itstartedwithablog.com
I provide you with a direct path to fast-track your blog by cutting out the challenges and frustrations I experienced.
I leave out the fluff and shoot straight.
I give you the processes and procedures to take baby steps or strides. It is up to you how fast you start earning an income from your blog.
I make it possible for you to bypass the frustration I felt that I was not utilizing my time efficiently. I had to spend so much time learning the technical side of the blog that I felt I was not giving enough to the writing, marketing and connecting side.