Hi there! My name is Emilia and I’m an entrepreneur and a content marketing strategist.
Do you remember when you decided to start your own business?
I do. I was f*cking scared.
I quit a good job to do it – so good in fact that my dad thought I went *crazy* and pretty much didn’t talk to me for the rest of the year.
But before I could prove him wrong with my results, I had the most overwhelming and stressful time of my life.
So much to learn, so little time (I had only enough savings to survive a few months without work).
I felt like I had to get a university degree (ekhm…*again*!) just to make my first dollars.
For the first 6 weeks or so I was spending all my waking hours hustling in my tiny office, reading everything I could find online about marketing, pricing and how to get my customers.
So. Much. Fun.
I didn’t have enough money to hire professionals or outsource, so I was doing everything myself:
Doing and then redoing my website.
Creating infographics and posting them on Facebook and Instagram.
I tried every trick I in the book hoping the clients would come and then…
BAM. I run out of money.
And I had to get a part-time job to survive.
The results – and clients – O-B-V-I-O-U-S-L-Y – didn’t come.
But among all the things I did wrong (you can read more about my f*ck ups here), I did one thing right:
I didn’t give up.
A few months after starting my business I finally got my first client. As I was learning more and more, testing more strategies and finally getting some things right, slowly I started getting more and more clients.
And I managed to prove my dad *wrong* by making more money in my business in my first year than in the job I left behind.
Fast-forward a few years and I started 3 different businesses (sports nutrition startup, app and a language services agency) and sold two of them.
I am now also running this blog and Facebook group to help beginning entrepreneurs navigate the rough waters of social media marketing (check out this ebook – it is a must-have beginner business manual full of proven strategies and best practices from marketing experts!) and avoid the mistakes I made at the beginning.
If you want to get in touch with me, simply send me an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Good luck with everything in your business, remember to enjoy the ride!