I'm here to help you go beyond the basics to grow your business to the next level. I work one-on-one with entrepreneurs to help them use marketing strategies and SEO to overcome business growth plateaus so they can get to the next stage. I'm also the founder and Creative Director of a digital marketing agency.
I know what it's like to be stuck—and just how bad it can get if you can't figure out the path from where you are to where you want to go.
I graduated at a terrible time to enter the job market and successfuly found a job within 6 months of graduating—but it was a temp job. Needless to say, it wasn't exactly a career.
I was stuck in a limbo between where I was and where I wanted to be.
I started a blog to cure my boredom and try to figure it out. Along the way, I taught myself SEO and marketing. My expertise got me noticed and I found a small SEO freelancing gig for a few hours a week with my laptop held together by duct tape. After three months, it turned into a full-time freelancing job doing SEO.
I made a lot of basic business mistakes. But the problem went much deeper still.
I was stuck again but this time, it was even more risky.
But everything seemed fine. I just didn't know how bad it was going to be.
Did you know you can give yourself shingles from stress, even if you're only 25? Truth. Our bodies know what's up often well before we do.
Suddenly, my one SEO freelancing gig was cut in half as my sole client lost a significant portion of their business. I went from doing okay to what am I going to do?
It was suddenly super, super real.If I couldn't get to the next level in my business fast, I wasn't going to survive.
Depending on a single source for anything that is substantial to your business success, whether it's income or traffic, is a huge mistake that can cost you everything.
You have to take the actions and use the methods of the next level before you get there and do things before you're ready. You can't get where you want to go doing the same things you've always done.
You need to bring in more than goes out and your business and marketing needs to be designed to make that a reality, not a dream. If it doesn't make money, it's a hobby, not a business.
You're always going to get stuck at some point. The problems change, the solutions change, but the situation stays the same.
We repeat the cycle of not being where we want to be over and over. Until we act like the next version of ourselves, we won't get there.
I kept telling myself that I wanted to make a six-figure business. But you don't have to be very good at business to see that what I was doing and what I wanted weren't even in the same ballpark.
Looking back now, I should have known. But I didn't. Eventually I got there and worked my way through it. But my journey could have been a lot easier if someone had handed me a map.
I'm guessing that you probably don't know what you need to be doing to get where you want to go and wish someone would hand you a map like I had wished. That's why you're here.
Once you've figured out the basics of running a business, generalized advice stops working. You have a successful offer people are buying and know who you want to serve—but how do you get to the next level in your business?
If you think about the business you want yours to become, what traits does that business have? My guess is a consistent stream of traffic, leads, and customers. And that's where marketing comes in.
I've helped clients who are new to business as well as people who are big stars in their niche. And every time, it's the same problem: they just can't seem to get over that threshold to the next stage because they're not actively marketing their business.
I'm here to help you get to the next level by taking actions of the entrepreneur you want to become.
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If there was a single piece of advice I could go back and give myself, it would be to start changing my habits to become the business owner I wanted to be faster. The longer you wait till you're ready, the more you regret not doing it sooner.