Build A Booming Brand alum, Megan Baker, is on the show today! She is my best friend and just now jumping into creative entrepreneurship and her freelance career. Megan talks about her transition from her former job to becoming an entrepreneur and the steps she took. She also talks about her branding work with Pinegateroad.
— Life before freelance
— Making the leap from a full-time job to entrepreneurship
— Navigating the workforce and questioning “is this normal work stuff/issues or not?”
— How Megan got started
— Finding tips on Facebook Groups
— How Megan decided to become a virtual assistant
— Megan’s experience with Build a Booming Brand
— The importance of branding and finding a brand’s core values
— A couple of trade secrets from the Build a Booming Brand Course
— The beauty, fun, and nerdiness of strategic branding
— Figuring out your core values and how you want to build it out into your business
— How Megan built out her brand using the course and then how Pinegateroad took that information to build an awesome website
— Using values generated from the Build a Booming Brand course and easily finding designs that fit your brand
— Tips for other people starting out
— Dealing with rejection and learning from it
The importance of separating yourself from your product and not linking your business to your self-worth
— The importance of building a support network
—Bullet Journals and not letting perfectionism ruin them and using the mantra “Better Done Than Perfect” with bullet journaling
— How to form an LLC
— The Law Office of Autumn Witt Boyd
— Quickbooks Online
— Show It 5 Website Builder
— Frosé (Frozen Rosé)
— The Best Bullet Journal
— How to Set Up a Bullet Journal
— Bluegrass Pug Rescue
— Audible Free Trial
— Tweet: No time better than the present I guess to just do it @pinegateroad @megktheva
— Tweet: It’s now or never, baby @pinegateroad @megktheva
—Tweet: Sometimes you just gotta go for it @pinegateroad @megktheva
—Tweet: Qui ne tente rien n’a rien (Who tries nothing, has nothing)
— Tweet: Now’s the best time to make a crazy situation into an opportunity @pinegateroad @megktheva
— Tweet: I’m kind of a nerd (re: branding)@pinegateroad @megktheva
— Tweet: I’m kind of a nerd, too (re: branding) @pinegateroad @megktheva
— Tweet: If you’re not in [branding], you feel like people are pulling [their brand] out of their head or nowhere @pinegateroad @megktheva
— Tweet: And I’m like, NOPE, there’s a really big reason why we’re doing this (re: branding) @pinegateroad @megktheva
— Tweet: I have this whole process that we work through @pinegateroad @megktheva
—Tweet: I could channel [my brand core values] into my smile or whatever when you were photographing me @pinegateroad @megktheva
— Tweet: [Branding] helps create a cohesive picture throughout everything @pinegateroad @megktheva
— Tweet: What’s so hard for me as a perfectionist sometimes is understanding that [the business/brand strategy] is going to evolve and that’s OK @pinegateroad @megktheva
— Tweet: You gotta start somewhere
After doing all that research with Build a Booming Brand, I knew exactly what I wanted @pinegateroad @megktheva
— Tweet: Even though you’re not a designer, you were able to come up with that stuff through Build a Booming Brand @pinegateroad @megktheva
—Tweet: I feel so good about my brand now! @pinegateroad @megktheva
— Tweet: I’m so proud of my website and my brand! @pinegateroad @megktheva
— Tweet: We just make noises about our feelings @pinegateroad @megktheva
— Tweet: Being a person’s hard sometimes @pinegateroad @megktheva
— Instagram: I’ve been LOVING sharing some daily happenings with the new stories feature — hope you’ll follow along there!
— Are you interested in becoming a client? Get in touch about working with Pinegate Road to build your brand foundation!
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