8 months ago, I sat in an office wondering if I would ever be able to do this whole “full-time blogging” and “entrepreneurship” thing. I sat and wondered if I would ever have the strength to just jump in fully and pursue my dream of being an entrepreneur and impacting people’s lives for the better.
Well, I made the jump – and you can learn more about my journey in this post and this post.
Flash forward almost a year after quitting my job and some MAJOR shifts have happened. I began to notice what I did like and what I didn’t like about being a full-time blogger. I LOVED the freedom to create my own schedule, the fancy events and meeting some inspiring individuals.
BUT I didn’t really like having to promote other people’s products for a living via sponsored posts and affiliate commissions. I wanted something more – to create my OWN business online.
One thing that I also noticed was that bloggers and creative entrepreneurs lacked was the long term strategy to maintain their profitable business. Sure, a few years of posting on social media and being an “influencer” is great, but what about for the long run? How do you plan to use this influence for the greater good? Do you realize that your social media following is borrowed – aka you don’t actually OWN IG or FB and they could be taken away at any second?
This had been a question in my mind for quite some time.
This fact, coupled with the fact that I began an intense and wonderful spiritual journey in the past 6 months that has catapulted me to where I am now. This included various soul-searching techniques including yoga, meditation, and having TIME to reflect on yourself and your impact on this world.
So, I began the process of creating my own business online to serve others. I started by doing other business’s social media and marketing as an “agency” type format, but quickly realized that my time would be limited and therefore I would have an income cap to the amount of clients I could serve in this way.
I began to really think this time… How are other entrepreneurs doing it? How did they figure out how to put all the systems together to create a hugely profitable business online? Well, I tried to figure it out myself and it was just NOT going anywhere.
After months of researching and figuring out how to do this whole online entrepreneurship thing, I decided I needed help. I could spend 5+ years (the time it took me to grow my IG following to become a full-time blogger), OR I could invest in a business coach to help me along the way.
I decided to do the latter. And it changed my entire life… so much so that now I have become a coach myself, teaching creative entrepreneurs how to build and scale a sustainable business online.
It has been a massive journey thus far that I am SO thankful for, and now I can’t wait to serve you all on your entrepreneurial journeys.
From the bottom of my heart, thank you for following along thus far!
P.S. If you want to continue to follow along in my journey, head over and add me as a friend on Facebook as Lauren Dailey.