She had a dream.
She wanted to help others create their Dreams.
She wasn’t sure if she would be successful or if she would fall flat on her bum.
The fear of the unknown engulfed her but she wouldn’t allow it to stop her.
She was passionate about her mission so she sat down and started planning.
Once upon a time, there was an Entrepreneur who thought she could
Does this sound like someone you know?
Everyone has a story. Whether it’s a Success story or a story of how many times I tried yet didn’t get it quite right.
However, if you are passionate about whatever your mission may be, don’t ever allow anything to stop you from achieving it.
Without Failure, there is No Success.
3 years into my business now.
Am I Successful?
I think that depends on your idea of Success.
If I am achieving my dream of helping others with their blogs, then yes, by all means, I feel I’m Successful.
However, as we know, there are many that measure Success by:
- the amount in their bank account
- the number of subscribers to their blog
- the number of followers on social media networks
- the accomplishment of your goals (the number you achieve)
- your availability (is your social/business calendar booked)
- and so many more ways
How do you measure Success?
The Struggle can be real
As with any project, there can be many struggles. How we cope with these “unfriendlies” could make or break our momentum and our will to continue.
However, as with anything in life, if you really want it, we must push forward even when we feel as though we can no longer.
It always seems impossible until it’s done.” ―Nelson Mandela
The Reward, in the end, is what makes the blood, sweat, and tears all worth it!
Don’t get sucked in
If you Google “Entrepreneur” stories, you’re going to find many success stories.
A word of caution, not all Entrepreneurs want you to know how many times they “failed” and started over. We all want to think we are perfect and can get it right the first time.
I beg to differ.
I want you to know it’s alright to fall flat on your face, as long as you get back up and tackle your dreams until you achieve them!
You’re not going to get it right the first time.
- You’ll need to find your audience.
- You need to figure out a marketing strategy if any.
- You must engage with others and grow your community.
Without these, you’re going to have a very difficult road to reaching your mission, if ever.
Stick to your guns
You’re going to read a lot of blogs about building your business and how to be a successful entrepreneur or freelancer.
Take everything you read with a grain of salt.
Don’t concede to spending thousands of dollars on a “Coach” in hopes of making it big, faster!
It’s not going to happen.
We each have our paths carefully chosen for us and when the time is right, it will happen.
Never give up!
The Dark Cloud
Over 6 months ago, I had a dark cloud come over my life.
It was my choice to make a lifestyle change and I’ll never regret it.
However, that “choice” gave me no option than to not
push promote my business like I want to.
The fear of someone trying to take my hard-earned side-hustle earnings from me angered me to no end.
I chose to lay low for a bit and let the business fall where it would, knowing in a mere 6 more months I would be able to promote the heck out of my business and grow the hell out of it!
But I never gave up helping others.
Remember, that is my main mission.
Regardless of what obstacles have been thrown my way, I continue to push forward and put smiles on the faces of others striving to achieve their dreams.
There is no failure except in no longer trying.” ―Elbert Hubbard
I Don’t claim to be a “Coach”
However, I know the struggles of starting a blog and starting a virtual business.
I also have many motivational and inspirational excerpts that keep me pushing forward and have helped some of my clients pursue their dreams.
When I assist a client with their blog, it doesn’t stop there. Many of them can attest to that.
Even after our project is complete, I have an open door policy.
Contact me if you need anything!
Especially as a new blogger, there are things that are going to happen that you may not understand and just need a kind voice to say “It’s alright” or “Let me show you how to take care of that”.
It can be as simple as an alert to update a plugin!
“Should I update it?”
“What happens if I update it and it ruins my blog?”
Sometimes you just want to know that someone out there has your back and is willing to spend the time helping you along the way.
This is one reason why I love the Blog Management/Maintenance plan.
It can be customized to meet your needs.
The overall plan is pretty straightforward, however, I have a few clients that also like knowing I’m there to make any alterations they need along the way.
They like knowing if there is a certain function or feature they want for their blogs, they contact me to discuss the idea.
This plan can be pretty much made-to-order above and beyond the normal package itself.
I highly encourage you as a new blogger or someone who is new to WordPress to consider trying it out.*
The Services at Virtual Bren will continue to evolve and change as we strive to meet the needs of new bloggers and entrepreneurs. A business that is afraid to adapt to the needs of their audience is sure to become stagnant and fail.
We don’t want this to happen.
There will always be a need for assistance when it comes to blogging and/or startup businesses.
My mission and those who work with me are passionate about helping and will continue to do so.
Knowing that we helped and continue to help you achieve your Vision and/or your Dream, is what we aim to do!
I didn’t quit
And you shouldn’t.
Don’t let fear stop you.
Don’t allow lack of funds deter you.
Where there is a Will, there is Always a Way! Let’s Find it Together!
* A minimum of 3-Months and is valid only with a signed contract.