3 things I learned in my first year as a mompreneur

Our sweet boy turned one year old. We had a low-key, (Mickey-themed) birthday party with our family. He had a great time seeing all of his favorite people in one room, and playing with all of his cousins! It was a wonderful day, but his birthday also marks something big for my business: I've been balancing motherhood and solopreneurship for 1 year now.

I've accomplished a lot in my life and biz, but by far I'm most proud of being a work-at-home mom.

2016 in review: what worked and where I'm headed in 2017

2016 was a really big year for my business. I took a maternity leave, became a Certified ConvertKit Expert and increased my revenue over 2015. I thought I’d tell you what worked last year, and share where I’m headed for 2017. 

But first, let me tell you how I got started - in case you’ve never heard my story: I started freelancing in late 2013 with a few, small projects.

Why I’m Not Afraid to Talk About My Kid on Discovery Calls

Prepare yourself. I’m getting totally honest with you right now. Here it is:

A 3 year struggle with infertility was what prompted me to go full-time in my own biz. 

I was working from home for someone else, and able to spend a ton of time with my nieces and nephews. And I was like, Man - this would be cool to do with my own kid one day.

So I did it. 

How to Prep Your Biz for Maternity Leave

It took a lot of energy to prepare for maternity leave.

I am taking a full month off (as is my husband). So it was really important to us to prepare as much as possible ahead of time (for life & business!), so that we could just enjoy this time together. 

"Baby Proofing" Lesson 3: Meet a Coach for Mompreneurs

I’ve shared with you how I’m prepping my biz and life for our son who is set to arrive in early December.

Well, I recently met a new business-building momma who really helped me move forward in this process. And I just had to introduce you to her.

"Baby Proofing" Lesson 2: Automation

I shared Baby Proofing Lesson 1 a few weeks ago

And I blogged about how I switched my business model to (mostly) retainer-based work, and what I learned in the process. 

So now I'm here with lesson 2! How I'm automating my business!

"Baby Proofing" Lesson 1: Retainers

In my last post, I promised that I would share how I am prepping my biz for my baby.

I'm here with my first update on how I decide to tackle this big change that's coming.

I decided to switch my business model.