A Year in Review and Looking Forward2023-02-18
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Effectively, if you happen to’re studying this, you might need questioned the place I’ve been the previous 12 months.
I’m excited to test in and share what I’ve been as much as, how the companies carried out and my objectives for 2022.
I’ve been sharing my annual weblog opinions since 2015. It’s an effective way for me to evaluation the 12 months and share a few of the highlights.
Earlier Annual Critiques
If you’re a brand new blogger and within the early levels of determining how a weblog may be monetized, I like to recommend trying out my very first weblog earnings report.
I made round $60 and it was superb. Whereas this may not look like a lot, it gave me the boldness to maintain transferring ahead on this new on-line enterprise path.
In case you have not began your weblog but, my newbie weblog put up will evaluation tons of concepts and get your began!
That was the 12 months the whole lot occurred. I began running a blog whereas at my demanding full time job and in ten months, was capable of stroll away from my 9-5 job to focus alone enterprise.
It was a wild 12 months! I went from a recent confronted, beginner blogger who was determining the whole lot as I went.
I ended the 12 months self-employed, opened a brand new door of alternative and phrased the time period Pinterest digital assistant and by no means seemed again.
In my first full 12 months of working my very own enterprise, I made greater than I did at my day job.
In reality, my earnings grew annually at such a quick fee it was actually unbelievable.
You’ll be able to learn my 2020 annual evaluation and get a way of how utterly completely different my life is in comparison with after I received began.
Diva Canine Bakery
Primarily based alone expertise of working a canine bakery and seeing a void within the baking and canine area of interest, I knew my course had the potential to assist lots of people.
I launched the Diva Dog Bakery course in November 2021 and the response was a lot greater than I anticipated.
It’s been an absolute sport changer for my enterprise.
I wouldn’t be shocked if the course doubles in income this 12 months.
We run a really small each day funds for Fb adverts and depend on nice phrase of mouth.
Our neighborhood is one in every of my each day check-ins and vibrant spots because it’s filled with unimaginable, inventive individuals who love canine.
I’ve watched our college students discover ways to bake my recipes, add their very own aptitude and herald regular earnings.
Our neighborhood shares photographs, recipe concepts and cheers one another on.
I share tons of movies and opinions and it’s so completely different than some other group I’ve ever been in.
The Diva Canine Bakery course is exclusive as a result of half our college students select to run their enterprise in particular person and never all on-line.
There’s a way of accomplishment by moving into the kitchen and the precise baking course of.
Packaging and making a model is tremendous enjoyable and fingers on! It’s additionally so rewarding for college students to see their canine (or their buyer’s canine) eat canine treats they baked themselves.
Now that Diva Canine Bakery has turned one years outdated, it jogs my memory of the early levels of Pinterest VA.
For essentially the most half, it’s a easy, one-page web site that doubles as gross sales web page.
Pinterest VA was a one-page web site for years, however I’m hoping we are able to get the weblog facet of Diva Canine Bakery working quickly.
For those who’ve been a very long time reader, you know the way a lot I like my canine and the pet neighborhood.
Having the ability to lean into a brand new inventive undertaking that offers me all the nice feels is basically thrilling.
Oh, the place do I start with Pinterest VA!
This was an enormous 12 months for this a part of my enterprise. There was a lot occurring behind the scenes and with the entrance finish of issues that our viewers and college students see.
We received a a lot wanted model makeover that basically represents who we’re as a enterprise.
It was so thrilling to say goodbye to the outdated web site and at last have the imaginative and prescient in my head come to life on the web site.
We celebrated our five-year anniversary with our new website and it’s the perfect illustration of this model.
There’s a free studying middle filled with nice new content material in addition to details about our signature program Turn into A Pinterest VA Right this moment!, in addition to Pinterest Supervisor Academy for these trying to elevate their Pinterest digital assistant enterprise.
This system itself received an replace, which was exhausting.
The draw back to having a program based mostly on a media platform is difficult due to the period of time and sources wanted to remain related.
My basic rule for the crew is we solely replace when one thing is ready in stone and keep away from any momentary adjustments or experiments.
Pinterest rolled out numerous updates in 2021 and the way in which we use Pinterest has completely modified.
We spent a ton of time not solely making updates, however sharing easy methods to use the platform in a brand new approach.
Additionally, it is a public service announcement. Please cease complaining that Pinterest isn’t the identical because it was once, it’s time to simply accept change or you’re going to get left behind. This goes for each platform typically, not simply Pinterest!
The quantity of latest folks becoming a member of Pinterest at the moment have a totally completely different view of the platform in comparison with those that received on the platform years in the past.
It’s actually fascinating and refreshing to see how persons are utilizing the platform, and nonetheless very a lot a web based enterprise vacation spot for companies not but on the platform.
We spent a lot time making updates to assist current and future college students, we didn’t have as many open enrollment intervals or non-public enrollment intervals in 2021 as we usually would.
This did create a ding in income, however I’m not that involved about it.
Certainly, Turn into A Pinterest VA Right this moment! is the perfect program on the market to discover ways to develop into a Pinterest digital assistant.
Primarily based on suggestions, I believe college students are shocked once they take our program after which take a special course due to the standard we current with our materials, customer support and neighborhood help.
I take numerous pleasure in ensuring college students are profitable, and so they have the perfect and most thorough data at their fingertips.
This 12 months we plan to have a number of extra dwell workshops as our viewers actually likes having the ability to discuss to me and ask questions.
We hold it actual, welcoming and it’s enjoyable attending to work together with everybody on-line.
Imagine In A Funds
Imagine In A Funds continued to deliver site visitors and earn money, but it surely was on the backside of the precedence checklist final 12 months.
I’ve actually relied on web optimization and writing prime quality weblog posts over time has paid off.
Due to the eye from Diva Canine Bakery and Pinterest VA, I let this weblog do its factor.
I’ve actually missed this weblog and the outdated days of writing weblog posts as most of my consideration is with college students of my programs and applications.
The excellent news is I’m excited to deliver again common content material.
We’re additionally that includes visitor posts on a number of completely different matters, which you can submit here.
There are such a lot of nice folks doing superb facet hustles, saving cash and budgeting and I need to function their tales to this viewers.
I’ll additionally personally be sharing extra posts! There have been a lot of journey journeys, house updates and extra, all with completely different sizes of budgets.
Objectives for 2022
The very best place to seek out me this previous 12 months was by way of me e-mail checklist.
Whereas Imagine In A Funds wasn’t full of latest content material this previous 12 months, I shared numerous updates in emails!
My enterprise purpose this 12 months is to work lower than I ever have earlier than.
I’m an enormous believer of politely saying no to issues I’m not fascinated about doing or that may trigger pointless stress!
I’ve transitioned to work much less however with extra intention.
My focus is just engaged on tasks that make me comfortable, deliver out my creativity and helps others in a approach that deliver me pleasure.
I undoubtedly scaled again my work life in 2021 throughout sure seasons of life, however plan to make this a everlasting change transferring ahead.
I’ll be completely sincere; hustling for years was obligatory for me to get the place I’m at the moment.
There isn’t any approach I could possibly be on this superb stage of my enterprise or life with out placing within the work these first few years.
Everybody has a special view on hustling and objectives, however I needed to undergo all of it as a way to develop my enterprise to what it’s at the moment.
There was numerous multi-tasking, lengthy days and sacrificing as a way to obtain what I wished.
My companies are so essential to me and have actually given me a way of function, however I don’t need work to be my complete life.
Having the ability to reduce and have my very small, however mighty crew do extra is among the greatest selections I’ve made.
This 12 months there are plans to select up the place 2021 left off, with extra journey on the horizon.
There’s a number of upcoming street journeys deliberate in 2022 and a global journey as properly.
I’m able to spend extra time exploring, going to extra nationwide parks and seeing elements of the world I haven’t been to but!
Now I’m lucky to be in a very, mentally and cozy place. Right here’s to a wholesome and comfortable 2022!