Tell us your bold boss story!:
A little over a year ago I teamed up with a friend to sell a direct sales line of women's clothing, predominately online. Throughout that year I worked so hard to create something that was different from the other ladies selling our line - from developing our own graphics, to creating a true community on facebook , to style challenges with our group, you name it, I did it! Fast forward a bit and, for a handful of reasons that aren't really important here, we made the decision to close up our shop. I, however, had been bitten by the branding and graphics bug, and didn't want to give that up - it was something that I loved and, as it turns out, was pretty darn good at!
So, while one business was closing, my head was filled with ideas of how I could keep creating graphics, and, more than that, continue to help direct sales gals knock it out of the park. When a friend approached me about helping her develop her branding for her new direct sales business, I jumped on it! What started out as just pulling together a brand board and a few graphic templates morphed into managing her Instagram . . . and then managing the Instagram account of another direct sales team! I'm just a few months into this side gig (oh right, I didn't mention that above, I have an almost 4 year old, husband, two dogs, AND a full-time job too), but it has been so fulfilling and fun and I never want that to stop!
We're all about bold boss moments, tell us about one of yours!:
I had only been managing the Instagram presence for my first official client for about 2 weeks, when I got a message from her saying "Ummm... so I'm definitely going to have to keep paying you, because I got THREE sales and new group members based on your IG work!" Proud moment there - only a couple of weeks into this side gig and already my client was able to wave her brag flag!
What advice or words of encouragement do you have for the Bold Boss Tribe?:
My biggest piece of advice is to be true to you. Don't let yourself get bogged down with whatever is trending - whether that's in branding colors, font pairings, social media channel usage, etc.. Instead, listen to your heart, and be authentically you without any apologies!