How She Quits – A Mom Biz Series – What is a Web Designer?

How She Quits – A Mom Biz Series – What is a Web Designer?

Virtual Assistant, not your thing?

Not to worry, I have a slew of career options I am going to explain and share with you because honestly?

The Virtual Workspace is HOT right now. We need people. More importantly, we need QUALIFIED people.

Web Designer 

Web design is a similar business with flexible hours and an even higher top end earning potential.   It goes by various names:   Web Designer, Web Developer, WordPress Administrator (various names…..read closely and use them wisely for the type of work you want to do)

There are 2 obvious paths into this web design virtual work:

1.  If you start as a VA generalist, you will find yourself likely starting to specialize in some areas that in WordPress.

2.  If you are a techie to begin with, maybe doing anything in the data automation, web design, programming kind of space, wordpress was not likely what you worked on but so easy for you to pick up and dive in to help the online small to medium sized buiness world.

Even if the tech thing isn’t your gig right now, consider that these specialized tech skills are more learnable than ever, in high demand and worth a higher dollar per hour rate.

Read on and let me know what you think: could web design be right for you? 

How She Quits – A Mom Biz Series – What is a Virtual Assistant?

How She Quits – A Mom Biz Series – What is a Virtual Assistant?

Trust me, I hear you. 

You want to get out. You are ready to leave and yet? You feel stalled. 

Sure, there is a lot of information out there, but you just aren’t sure what is right for you.

Not to worry, over the next few weeks I am going to share with you some of the top HOT jobs that are in demand in the virtual space. You will get the inside scoop on what is need to be successful and what you can expect in each field!

First Up: Virtual Assistant!! 

This can be so many things and match so many talents you have to offer.   Let me just entice you with this….. I have around 3 – 4 VA’s working for me in some capacity right now.   And I’ve tested and fired at least a dozen who were not up to par.   You know what that means?   There is mega-opportunity for responsible, talented, self-starters to leap into this marketplace and quit your day job (as quickly as 3 months as this interview with one of my VA’s Amy Lockrin).

Your Virtual Assistant Case Study is below.   Do you see yourself in that job?  With those hours?  And that work?   Don’t let go of that vision.  Get out your journal and take notes….then take some action to get started.

The Top 7 Products & Services You Can Sell in Your Business Today to Quit Corporate ASAP

The Top 7 Products & Services You Can Sell in Your Business Today to Quit Corporate ASAP

Every day I am asked what is the quickest way to get out of a corporate career that I hate. It is a question that I love and hate to answer. I hate to know so many women are suffering at jobs that leave them unhappy and unfilled but I love sharing my true passion – how to leave the golden handcuffs and show the way to creating a life that works for YOU. There is nothing more freeing and exciting that becoming your own boss.  

Recently, I jumped in LIVE with my own Facebook Community (How She Quits) for women who are interested in doing just this. After I realized that I had to share what we chatted about.

I am sharing it (plus a complete breakdown) below!

Does this take a lot of work? Yes – and while you might not see it – typically the money is made on lower dollar items. What most people are not telling you is that only the few are rising to the top! What I mean is – you need a HUGE mailing list and a big following to make money here.

For example:

If you want to make $50,000 with a $100 product you will need to sell 500 of your item. Doesn’t seem bad right?

Let’s break it down a little more. With a 10% conversion (with is pretty high!) you will need to have to be in front of 10,000, consistently. This is without any advertising costs, team members, anything. Whew. It’s a big undertaking right out of the gate. 

A book

SO many women in corporate want to do. I have done this. Let’s think of it this way – a book for you is a great BUSINESS card.  Typically a book’s money isn’t made from sales, it is actually the tour, the speaking engagements and everything that comes with it. I hear from corporate women all day long that you are interested in doing this, that you want to write a book about your knowledge and experience – I get it! I was right there with you – but know that isn’t going to be your path to replacing income. It is a great path to getting your name out there so people connect quickly.

Speaking Engagements

Do you love getting out in public and wowing a crowd? There is great money in this if you are good at it! If you like PR, love getting out in the public eye and are REALLY good at it, you can pull in tens of thousands of dollars doing this. Just know you will have to hustle to build your platform and be known in this field.

Affiliate Marketing

Selling someone’s products. There is great money in this. You can sell, recommend, and make money through someone else products by various streams of media. Do I recommend it as your only source of income (or even the way you leave corporate)? No – I don’t.

Advertising Space

This used to be this big game a few years ago. Is it the same now? Not so much – things have shifted now. It is hard to get into but that does not mean you cannot jump in if you are ready to work and realize you are in for the long haul. Are you a connector? Are you good at sponsorships and know how to work those deals? This might be right for you. Is this the fastest route? Not likely.

Physical Products

Maybe the most fun! (I am bias – Love our Firefighter Wife Line!) Amazon and Shopify are amazing platforms that are easy to work with and just about anyone can set up, create, and start selling within 24 hours. How incredible is that? Does that mean you will make enough money to leave your job in 24 hours? No – but you can begin the process. You need more capital here – this is a longer process and one that should be fueled with passion. You will be surrounded by your product!

Service Business

My number one recommendation! This can be anything from a Virtual Assistant, Web Designer, Bookkeeper, etc. There are so many options and skills that are needed throughout the world. A client service based business is where you can take your skills from the corporate world and shift them into a marketable offer that allows you to work virtually!

How This Single Mom Made a Leap To Her Own Business

How This Single Mom Made a Leap To Her Own Business

Have you ever felt like you just cannot do it anymore?

You know what I mean – the last straw – that one moment that is IT for you. That pivotal spot that tore you away from a career you depended on the moment before?

If so, you have joined the ranks of Stephani Roberts, A Social Media Strategist and myself and you are making your own way.

I have to say – Congratulations! I know it is not easy. You will want to listen in to everything we share on how to navigate your journey so you can be as successful as possible.

If not, if you are still getting up and heading to a job that just doesn’t feel right to you. Stay here. 

Maybe you can image what that moment will be like. 

Maybe you have even said to your husband or best friend, “If he says ONE MORE TIME…. then I am out!”

Trust me, I have been there! This is an interview you do not want to miss!

Our Favorite Moments in the Video:

  • “You have so many talents and gifts in your corporate job.  With your own clients, you can practically do them in your sleep and people will LOVE you for them.” Lori
  • “It is so fascinating… I look back at what I did five years ago and how everything has blended together to help create the products that I sell now.” Stephani
  • “Everything is all just kind of beautiful coming together in a way that I could never have imagined, even 2 years ago.” Stephani
  • “The first thing you do does not have to be the last or the only thing you do. It is just the first thing that is going to lead you to the next thing and the next thing.” Stephani
  • “The work in the online space is going to change because the online space keeps changing… keeping your skills and branding fresh is where the opportunity is right now.” Lori
  • “I spent money on a high dollar business that didn’t get me there.  It was fluff. It wasn’t worth it. I have been slow on growing How She Quits because I want to be intentional to create something that works for these woman.” Lori
How She Fast Tracked Her Corporate Exit and Became a VA in 3 Months

How She Fast Tracked Her Corporate Exit and Became a VA in 3 Months

Do you wake up dreading heading to work?

Do you go to bed, worrying about having everything together to get out the door on time with your kids?

Trust me when I say – you are not alone – so many working moms are feeling the exact same emotion, right now.

If you have ever felt like there is NO solution to your current work life and that you are drowning in endless commutes, corporate meetings that no longer motivate you or like your heart is being pulled a million different ways when you leave your kids – you need to read on. 

Today, I interview a mom who is just like you. She had a corporate career that worked but not longer inspired her. Her desire to be with her family was stronger and she tried everything – even muli-level-marketing (hey, we all have at some point, right?).

Meet Amy, the owner at AmyLockrin.com. She fast-tracked her exit from the corporate world by creating a thriving Virtual Assistance business in JUST three months. We discuss what worked, what didn’t and which this niche is a viable option for so many women who are itching to leave the corporate world today.

She shares top tips on how to gain clients that retain and most importantly, what she wished she had from the beginning – it is an interview you do NOT want to miss!  

Our Favorite Moments in the Video:

  • “There are so many legitimate opportunities for woman to create businesses online now. Are you a professional? Name your skill. We can create a business for you!” – Lori
  • “To become a Virtual Assistant, you only need two things: find what you love and then figure a skill you have. Boom. Match those up and you have created your portfolio. Keep doing that over and over that is your portfolio growing!” – Amy
  • “You just need to show up, be consistent, be reliable, there is always going to be some new software out there – you have to be a fast learner and get to know your client well.” – Lori
  • “If you aren’t sure – just rip off the band-aid and do it! You deserve it!” – Amy

 

Scaling Your One-on-One Service Business. Phase Two of How She Quits

Scaling Your One-on-One Service Business. Phase Two of How She Quits

Are you in a career you love? Do you feel conflicted about wanting to leave your job to be home with your family but still pursue your passions?

You are not the only one. There is a solution. 

So often we hear success stories about women who step into the online space to become “coaches” and the hidden tales of the entrepreneur world.

How can I be her?” “What does she actually do?”

Today I am excited to share with you the story of Lisa DeSpain – a successful mother, woman, and founder of Book2Bestseller. She shares with us an inside look at her business plan to leave the corporate world behind (hint – she used her corporate skills to make it a reality!) and the reality of what that looks like in the online space.

 

This interview was such real talk…..about what really happens when you are an online entrepreneur: how to get the clients, how to grow your business to become profitable, and most importantly – what the right steps are so that you can take your business to the next level.

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