Starting a blog, business, or brand takes a lot of commitment. More than you can probably imagine if you’re at the idea stagel.
Be prepared for lonely nights up at 4AM editing that blog or vlog, and still feeling like it’s not perfect. Or in my case, 3 hour commutes to your 9-5 job, voice noting vlog posts on the way there, and taking meetings on the way home.
You might go viral in the first 6 months, or you might build over 10 years like me. Either way, if you want it, you want it!
And remember, there’s on such things as too saturated. Fenty lingerie launched when Victoria’s Secret was at the top of their game…
For more advice, please visit my blogging section for advice on blogging, YouTubing, and social media.
However, the best advice I can give you is that doing the grunt work and Googling, searching, trying, failing and succeeding all on your own will be the best thing you’ve ever done.
If you’re at the bottom: I’m excited for you—the only way to go now is up!
Read this: How Gabby Became a Full-Time Travel Blogger
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I had my first job when I was 15, working as a Bruster’s Icecream/Nathan’s in Stafford, VA.
I started my first business at 16 doing private tutoring for 3rd graders, when I realized I could be paid $15/hour instead of $2.25/hour with tips.
My senior year of high school, I applied to 200+ scholarships (which ultimately led to my degree being completely paid for).
My senior year of high school, I started my blog.
The summer before college, I went on my first solo trip to Iceland. It would change my life and show me my own power.
Won a study abroad scholarship to live and study in Dubai, UAE for 10 months. I loved it, and visited 6 new countries while in the region. Realized I did not want to be an engineer, I wanted to travel.
2013 – 2017
During college, I worked remotely, part-time as a recruiter for $15/hour.
I maintained my blog over college and slowly began monetizing blog posts, social media posts, and speaking engagements.
Start local! Book an Airbnb or space in your own city.
Then, go bigger. Somewhere 50 – 100 miles a way. Maybe the next state!
Then, internationally. Iceland (anywhere!), Canada (Quebec or Toronto), and Puerto Rico (San Juan) are great starter destinations.
I so appreciate the invitation because I love speaking on podcasts! I will tell you that I get 10-15 podcast interview requests per day.
So in your pitch, if you can let me know:
– Your podcasts name, and audience stats
– Your monthly reach
– How long the interview will be
– If I need my camera on or not
I can be honest about my time availability and if I think i would be an asset on your show or not!
I do not do podcasts or interviews without pre-written questions sent at least 3 days beforehand.
I’m glad you like my content!
Unfortunately I don’t have the capacity to do 1-on1 PTO searches every day. My best advice – follow me and keep your eyes open on the PTO Dashboard! Need more info?
But instead of finding you to fish, I teach you how to fish. And I do that with my digital products.
My online course Opportunity Knocks dives deep into helping you find opportunities related to your goals, how to submit competitive essays, how to know which things are worth applying for, etc. any question you can think of.
We also host free resources on the Packs Light blog, IGTVs, and YouTube. Definitely check there! Here’s my video on how to craft a perfect application.
If you’re really intent on some 1-on-1 help you can book a consult call with me to look for specific opportunities and strategize.
Much love, and remember to seek risk, seize opportunity, skip debt, and see the world!