Last month A Subtle Revlery celebrated its 4 year blog anniversary. Its been just over four years of crafts, food, posts and fun on this site daily. Whew!
We’ve come so far in 4 years and I am forever grateful that you are still here popping by everyday to see our latest posts. I’ve been able to do more in this short time than I could have ever imagined and am forever thankful for this.
When I started blogging I wasn’t 100% sure of what would come of it. Isn’t that the case for most home based careers? I knew I had a passion, was ready to take a risk, and I saw an area of the Internet that was missing exactly what I wanted to say.
Building and running this site has been way more fun than going back to my previous career of investment banking (where they do not approve of confetti at all… Can you imagine?).
I’ve learned so much over the last four years – starting out a little business from home making ZERO DOLLARS A MONTH for a long time with my mom and best friend reading, then a couple more readers came along, then more, and more, and here we are.
People often ask me how I’ve been able to make a career out of blogging. I normally respond with work really hard:) But really, there are 5 elements of our starting out story that will help anyone to launch a successful business at home.
1) Find a mentor
Did you know the entire reason I started this site was because I wanted to write a book? No one knew who I was, and I honestly wasn’t 100% sure of what I wanted to say. A seasoned blogging friend spoke up and suggested the best way to get what I wanted was to focus on building my blog first.
Jenn was so right!
When we finally did accept our first book deal last year, I knew exactly what I wanted to say. I am so happy I listened to her advice and countless other wise words from many of my first blogging friends.
Find a mentor you trust, who has done what you want to do. Find five if you can. Ask all the questions you have and act upon the wisdom they share with you.
Posted June 12, 2014 8 Comments
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