Meet Julie Nowell! She runs a couple of blogs and a consulting company … all very complementary businesses. Creating revenue with blogging is not always easy but Julie makes it look easy and her blogs are awesome! Read on!
Tell our readers about your business?
I call myself a “creative catalyst” as it seems to sum up what I spend most of my time doing. I find a creative way to “change” something. . . hopefully for the better.
I run a personal monetized blog at www.3chickensandaboat.com as well as publish a secondary site www.bluntmoms.com Both of these sites are revenue streams but also creative outlets. Working on them and in them is . . . fun.
My consulting company is www.threechickenconsulting.com and my projects there range. I spend a lot of time working one on one with bloggers and business to scale their growth and increase revenue, work on branding and business development. As well, I work with brands and other business clients to develop integrated marketing strategies and blogger outreach programs. I walk into each client relationship with the goal of helping them develop a strategy to reach their goals.
Why did you start your business?
I wanted to create a business I could do from home, that fit my skills. I loved starting things, and helping people with strategies to progress, and from there it just kind of “created itself” Also, it was time. It was time for me to grow some balls and do something that was all ME.
What’s your single biggest challenge in running your business?
Time. I need more time. I balance kids and life and end up only having about 16hrs a week to give to work. Right now I have more work, and more clients than I can handle (and OMG summer is HERE)
Come September when my last kiddo goes to school, I will have 4 days a week to give to my business and hopefully find a nice rhythm again!
What advice would you give to someone thinking of starting their own business?
Anything is possible. Businesses don’t need to make sense, they just need to suite your skills and your own particular “genius” . Create something you love and you will be successful. And learn to live alongside the fear. . . you need a big glass of courage to go after your dreams!
What’s the single biggest positive you experience in running your business?
Doing what I love. I will enter into client meetings tired and miserable and leave feeling energized and successful. It does ME as much good as it does my clients. I was able to meet my simple goal of “helping” by creating a business that does just that.
I couldn’t do “just one thing”, so created a business with multiple parts, and this allows me the variety in my week to keep it fresh and exciting.