I was offline for a few days but now I’m back and catching up with the challenge.
So let’s go straight to the point:
Day 9: Whose online business do you admire most and why?
I am fairly new to the concept of online businesses and location independent professionals, but as I’ve been drawn to discover more and more about it, I got to know Leonie Dawson’s work and fall in love with it.
I watched her videos and read her blog for more than a year before I decided that the Amazing Biz and Life Academy was right for me. I wanted to learn how to make the most of my talents, experiences and dream of doing work I really love and feel inspired to.
Leonie is absolutely honest about every aspect of her business and life and she shows us how she did it. It’s amazing the way she presents us with all the possible tools and inspires us to “do what works best for you”. No promises of quick riches, but she shows it is really possible to create your dream life and work. I love the e-courses, e-books and the mastermind forums where there always are women ready to help.
I also admire the way she shares her struggles and growth and how her family is a top priority.
Day 10: What are the key ways in which you want to make money online in your chosen business OR Which are the key online revenue streams you want to focus on in your existing business?
After going through Leonie’s Business Goddess course I narrowed down the income streams that might work for me: I signed up to be an Affiliate for her Academy and after some time I released my own e-book about my life abroad as an Au Pair.
I have much to learn about marketing and growing my audience, but I’m really enjoying what I’m doing right now. It’s still more of a hobby than a business and it’s not as profitable as I expected but the amount of things I’ve been learning is priceless.
Soon I might offer services (English and Brazilian Portuguese lessons via Skype) and I also want to create a language e-course.
Day 11: Which business model is best for you and what one revenue stream is most feasible?
Honestly, I am still in the process of “figuring life out”. With so many other things that need to be settled and organized (Immigration paperwork, language course, finding a job + an apartment, etc), my dream work is constantly tweaked, adapted, improved, added on or narrowed down.
So, at the moment I think I will offer online language lessons + create information products (e-books and e-courses). It’s what works best for me right now but I’m sure it will change and improve with time.
Day 12: What is your USP Unique Special Proposition that sets you apart from the crowd?
Oh, this just hit THE question I’ve been asking myself. Since I started writing and blogging a few years back, I’ve had moments when I saw no point in doing it anymore.
“Why am I going to write this if I can probably find it on the internet already?”, “Nobody likes to read nowadays”, “I like writing and blogging but there are better bloggers out there”, “Why would people care about my trips and experiences?”.
And yet I kept on blogging because I felt I had to. I love sharing interesting things I see, do and learn. I love reflecting on what I’ve been experiencing and I think it’s nice and helpful for other people who are in the same boat (living abroad, growing up and trying to figure life out).
I’d love to gather a community of like-minded people and exchange information, wisdom and struggles. I really enjoy reading personal blogs and realizing I’m not the only one going through a situation and it’s great to get inspired to take action.
My readers often tell me that they like the way I write and that they can totally relate to my stories. I was told that my transparency was impressive and some people actually took my trip advice and told me it was awesome!
I’m not really sure about what my unique mark would be but I’m open to work more on that and receive more feedback!