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Oh, it feels SO good to be back and in the swing of things for the new year! I have so many exciting things ready to share with you all, and I have news to share on how I plan 2017 to go for my business. Are you ready? Let’s go!
So first let me say that I am so eternally grateful and ready to start the new year. I recently posted on my personal Facebook that I choose a “word” for 2017, and my word was GROWTH. (If you want to know more about choosing a word, check out this post.)
The reason that I choose the word growth is because that is exactly what I plan on doing this year. I have so many goals for 2017 to help me grow as an entrepreneur, mother, wife, and Christian. Now, you don’t have to believe in what I believe, and you don’t have to be a mother or wife to want to grow in your personal relationships. I’m merely sharing this with you so you can get an idea of why I chose the word growth, and what my plans are for my blog.
Now, if you haven’t had the opportunity to choose a word, I highly suggest you do so. This will be the first year that I have, and I can’t believe how it’s made my goal setting and planning so clear.
With all of that being said, I wanted to share my first accomplishment for the beginning of 2017… I wrote a book! It was on my 2017 “business bucket list”, and I got the opportunity to work on it starting in November of 2016. I didn’t expect it to be complete, but I actually finished it a few days before New Year’s Eve. I also created a free resource library to add it to (along with some other goodies), and I released it today! Talk about crushing my goals in the New Year!
I wanted to get back to my roots and write about WHY and HOW I started my business. I wanted to give some real life insight into what it’s like being a virtual assistant, and how you can become one. I got tired of seeing all of these posts on how it’s super easy to be an assistant, and that you can make a ton of money doing it, so I decided to write my new ebook in a way that was a little more personal and raw. No gimmicks, no sales, no pointless information.
Don’t get me wrong, this gig can get lucrative, but that shouldn’t be the reason why you start it. I started virtual assisting as a way to have a creative outlet, develop my skills, and spend more time at home with my daughter. Making a ton of money was the last thing on my mind. My new ebook was written to help other women, especially women without a lot of money to spend, learn the basics of virtual assisting. I want you to be able to start your own business and feel great doing it. I don’t want you to think you have to spend a lot of cash, take a bunch of courses, or scour the internet for hours to get the information you need.
So here’s the deal. My new ebook contains:
- 19 Pages of information that I’ve gathered as a virtual assistant, including; managing your business finances, legal aspects of your business, pitching to potential clientele, and more.
- Q & A section where I answer questions that I get on a regular basis, including; how to manage clients, invoicing techniques, and more.
- The password to my secret resource library that includes the contract I have ALL of my clients sign, a 10-minute business plan worksheet, and more. This library will also be updated every month, as a way of saying thank you for trusting me with your questions and research!
- A chance to connect with me and ask any questions you may have as you navigate as a virtual assistant. There is a ton of competition, but there is also a ton of help and support in this virtual assisting world. You just have to find your tribe.
I am so excited and joyful to be sharing this new ebook with you. I put a ton of hours, tears, frustration, and love into this book. I want you to succeed as a new business owner. I want you to work hard and go after your dreams. I want you to love what you do, and wake up every day feeling excited to start working. If I can do that for just one person, I know I’ve done my job with this ebook. You can sign up to receive the download, plus my other resources, by filling out the form at the end of this post. I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed creating it!
Now that you’ve read all of my sappy feelings about my new ebook, I also want to share my updates for The Entrepremomer. I have so many new plans and I want to share them with you, not only to show you how much effort and love I want to put into this blog of mine, but also to hold myself accountable.
My first big update is that I plan on only posting once a week from now on. There are many reasons why I came to this decision, but the main one is so that I don’t burn out and quit halfway through the year. Sometimes, life gets busy and complicated, and I don’t want to give you half ass content because I was too wrapped up in my personal life.
Although I will only be posting once a week, I will be posting content rich posts. My goal is at least 1,500 words a post, but if I write more then that’s okay too. I don’t want to just give you 3 tips. I don’t want to only offer one solution. I want to be the person that you can rely on to help you grow your business. As my blog name suggests, I want mothers to create and live the best life for them and their families, and I want to give you advice on how to do that. I want to be able to encourage you to quit your 9-to-5, stay home with your kids, and become a business badass.
My second update is that I plan to overhaul my site. I will be switching hosts, changing themes, and really turning my blog into a website. I want it to be easy for you to navigate and find what you need when you need it. This change will happen gradually, starting in February, and I will be doing all that I can to make my blog a resource for mompreneurs.
My third and last update is that I plan on building a community of amazing mompreneurs for this website. I have a few goals to interview other amazing mother’s who have grown their business, start a podcast, and give you more of the content that you ask for. If you have any questions or want some insight into building your business, drop me a line! You can always contact me via my contact page, or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
You have no idea how happy I am to be ticking off my goals already, especially now that I have my new ebook up. I am thrilled to start 2017 on the right foot, and growing my blog and community. I am so ready to start the new year, and I can’t wait to show you more of what I have in store!
What are your goals for 2017, and how do you plan on accomplishing them?