After I stopped working with clients, I decided that I would teach women entrepreneurs how to DIY instead.
I knew that there were women out there just like me who wanted to start online businesses so that they could quit their day jobs. But unlike me, they had no idea how to build a website. So I created a training called the Free 5 Day Website Challenge that breaks down my entire web design process end-to-end.
And to my surprise, that training led people to reach out and ask if they could hire me to build their website for them. And I was so confused… “Why would someone pay me to do something that I’m showing them how to do FOR FREE?”
What I didn’t realize is that training positioned me as a trusted expert and as the go-to person for women entrepreneurs who were starting their businesses online.
So I started taking clients again… but my imposter syndrome prevented me from effectively holding my boundaries and managing client projects (instead of letting my clients manage me)!
So I hired a business coach to help me with the boundaries, and a systems and processes guru to help me with project management – and that’s when it all started coming together.