Tell us your bold boss story!
My name is Bailey Richert, and I'm a business coach for beginning and budding infopreneurs. I help individuals launch profitable online enterprises as “infopreneurs”: respected experts in their fields creating value and generating income by sharing their life experience, knowledge and passions with others in a manner that supports their ideal lifestyles.
If you have a passion you love, I’m the one who can help you turn it into a business so you can ditch your 9-to-5! That’s what I did back in 2013. I was working as an environmental engineering consultant when I realized I wanted to leave the cubicle grind in favor of a life of freedom, filled with more travel, philanthropy and time with family.
I quit the corporate world to study entrepreneurship at MIT with the goal of starting my own online business. An avid traveler, then and now, I began by writing ebooks, teaching online courses and speaking about safe, savvy and sustainable travel. Others started to notice my success, so I began teaching about how to build profitable online enterprises creating and selling informational products and services, which has become my full-time focus over at BaileyRichert.com.
We're all about bold boss moments, tell us about one of yours!
When I was first getting started in online business, the options available for website hosting and especially design weren't so great. I couldn't find a solution that really worked for me. I couldn't create an online platform of which I was truly proud. So, I took it upon myself to learn how to code! It took over six months, but I coded a completely mobile responsive HTML/CSS website myself from scratch which I still use today. It makes me so incredibly proud when people compliment my site, which they often do, for its uniqueness, beautiful design, and user-friendliness.
What advice or words of encouragement do you have for the Bold Boss Tribe?
Don't compare others' success to your own. Your journey is unique, and as long as you've started and are continually making progress, even if it is in small increments, you are on the right track.