WHAT STEPS DID YOU TAKE TO GET TO WHERE YOU ARE NOW?
I have a very diverse professional background, from flight attendant to hotel supervisor, IT project manager, corporate sales, online dating site owner, real estate photographer, college secretary, school registrar to web designer! I started blogging in 2005 and always dabbled with the code of my websites and in 2014 I turned that passion into my own business. I am completely self taught and learn by doing.
FOR OTHER PEOPLE IN YOUR FIELD, WHAT DO THEY USUALLY LACK?
Think you don’t know enough to get started? You probably don’t. Do it anyway.
WHAT ARE YOU WORKING ON RIGHT NOW?
I recently launched three new products:
1) My 4th online course called 'Squarespace BizBox', where I provide an exclusive look inside my design studio and share everything that helped me grow a very successful and profitable business as a Squarespace web designer.
2) A web design service called 3-Day-Wonder where I design a professional site in, well, 3 days!
3) On a whim, because people email me with questions all the time, I started offering 1:1 Squarespace and business advice. These Ask-Me-Anything sessions are turning into quite the hit :)
WHAT'S YOUR STYLE/PERSPECTIVE/TASTE? DO YOU HAVE A PROJECT THAT REPRESENTS THIS?
Modern, clean, well organized, warm & welcoming. My own website probably represents this well :)
WE ARE ALL SLASHIES WITH MULTIPLE SKILLS, WHICH ONE DO YOU WISH YOU COULD DO MORE OFTEN?
Teaching, both online & offline. I have led many workshops throughout my corporate career and always loved it. I am intrigued by bringing the feel of a nurturing and effective classroom into an online environment.
WHAT IS FRUSTRATING YOU RIGHT NOW?
I am so over the hustle and the 6-figure marketers who sell on hype and profits rather than substance and service! I find it all a little soul crushing to be honest and this is not how I want to run my own business. For me, providing great service and delivering high quality work is at the core of everything I do, so that’s what I try to focus on.
IF YOU COULD HIRE SOMEONE FOR $20/HR, WHAT WOULD YOU HAVE THEM DO TO MAKE YOUR DAY EASIER?
Taxes and accounting. Online marketing. As I grow I would love help with managing emails and Facebook groups.
LET'S BRING OUT THE TIME MACHINE. WHAT DO YOU WISH YOU COULD HAVE TOLD YOURSELF, WHEN, AND WHY?
I would give my 20-year old self a big hug and tell her to stop dieting.
IF YOU COULD TALK TO AN EXPERT TO GAIN MORE INSIGHT ON SOMETHING, WHAT WOULD IT BE ABOUT?
I would love to talk with a business coach about managing my business growth from the perspective of a Highly Sensitive Person. I tend to hold myself back to avoid overwhelm but at the same time I want to grow my business, which is doing really well, into something truly amazing. I am unsure what next steps to take
WHAT KIND OF OPPORTUNITIES/PROJECTS ARE YOU LOOKING FOR?
I design a limited number of websites every year so please reach out to me if you are interested in one of my web design services. The doors to my e-courses are always open :)
DESCRIBE YOUR IDEAL JOB/CLIENT/COLLABORATION.
In my two years as a web designer I have not had a single bad experience with a client. My clients come with their own sets of challenges and desires but all of them, without exception, have been lovely and wonderful to work with. As an empath I meet them where they are and I am also pretty easy going and have a strong service attitude, maybe that is also reflected back to me :)
WHAT IS YOUR HOURLY RATE, RETAINER, OR SALARY RANGE?
I no longer do hourly work. My website packages range from $2,250 - $5,000. My online course are between $27 - $397.
HOW SHOULD SOMEONE APPROACH YOU ABOUT WORKING TOGETHER?
HOW DO YOU STAY CREATIVE?
Flowers. Candles. Bike rides. Music. Books.
This member profile was originally published in October 2016, Updated April 2018.