So you’re thinking about turning this hobby blog of yours into a business but don’t know where to begin?
Maybe the thought has crossed your mind -Could I do something with this? How can I help even more moms?
Feeling a little overwhelmed with all the advice on how to take your hobby blog to the biz level and could use some one on one support?
If you want to start an online biz, I’m here to make sure you don’t waste any precious mama time or bliss reserves.
I know you only have so many mama-time minutes in a day so having a customize plan of action, and a whole lot of one one hand holding, will get you the traction you need to make your dream work from home gig happen sooner than later.
Once you get clear on what you want to blog about, and how you can serve others from this platform, this online creative pastime of yours will transform into a dream hub where your passion, expertise and mission in life is expressed in a clear and business savvy way.
You’ll feel confident knowing that you are taking full advantage of this sacred opportunity to bring in more income while making the best use of your limited computer time and nurturing your relationship with your readers, potential clients and customers – while taking good care of your needs first!
With all your blogging pieces in place, you’ll experience the ease and luxury of a sustainable source of income that affords you the comfort of growing your business reach while getting to stay close to home with your family.
Because you’re such a smarty, you’ve probably figured out how to start up your blog thanks to Google, but you have begun to hit the wall of where to take it from here.
And while there’s lots of incredible, and free, advice out there, you’re being swallowed up by all the suggestions and left feeling overwhelmed.
I’ve been in your blogging baby shoes, Mama.
Though I began blogging for fun over a decade ago, doing it for biz is a whole different beast altogether.
I would be so worried about doing it wrong that my face would feel hot to the touch each time I published on a blog post related to my latest offering.
I didn’t know if I was grossing out my readers with being too sales-y or if I was confusing everyone around me by not being clear enough that I was indeed open for business!
I wanted to get this right and not waste my precious mama time throwing blogging for biz spaghetti at the wall to see what sticks.
For five years I dove into ebooks, hired the best coaches I could afford and signed up for some pretty primo e-courses to earn my sea legs in this world of blogging for biz.
Lots of droopy noodles continued to slowly slithered down my gorgeously lazured walls over those years.
But with time, consistency, and yes, much experimenting, I eventually found the essentials for a mama-friendly blogging-for-biz approach that allows my true voice and passion for my work to shine through, works with my limited time at the computer and actually makes me money. Like a full-time ‘real job’ type money.
I can’t wait to share with you this approach that marries the most sound advice I garnered over the years around online business and blogging with the core principles of Mama Bliss that make up my coaching philosophy: focus on simplicity, allow for creative play and lead with your values.
This is why I created Mama Bliss and Biz Laser Coaching
Hey there, Mama.
Once upon a time, I was where you’re at now. I was swimming in the bliss of the early child and mamahood years and knew I never wanted to stray too far from the home front. I was so thankful for my favorite creative outlet, blogging because it helped this hermit-y mama? connect with other mamas from all over the world.
Then once I decided it was time to start contributing to our household income, and help support my grass-fed cream habit, it was tricky figuring out how to make all my multi-passionate pieces fit together and decide on which direction to focus my superpowers on.
My attempts included selling handmade soap, yarn, and clothes I made with these little hands (waving them) on Etsy while my babies crawled under my feet.
Soon after, I created an online sewing e-course for moms who lived in the backwoods, like I was at the time, but felt like that was mission impossible because they had, well, backwood babies.
Teaching that online course lit a fire in me to want to connect with more mamas on a deeper, one on one level. So after getting certified as a Simplicity Parenting and Kaizen-Muse Creativity Coach, I began offering one on one coaching and mentoring for other moms with similar fires in their bellies to earn an income from home so they can be home, accessible to their kids and other life passions.
I’ve been helping creative, home body mamas from all over the world for over eight years now tap into their desire, and the bliss of, diving into creative play and entrepreneurship every day.
And my ideal world holds the vision of you dreaming up and taking the first steps in establishing your online dream biz too, Mama – because it’s the best gig ever!
I was drowning in too many good ideas before working with Kathy. I couldn’t see where to begin because it all felt so important. Kathy really helped me narrow my focus and start taking action steps.
She was able to see where I was at in my mothering journey and see how this fit with my creative goals. Now I have a sense of confidence in my slow pace and am able to continue making progress without feeling like a failure for not doing it all at once. I have focus, clarity, and confidence.
Thank you Kathy for your deep wisdom, your practical smarts, and your wit! ~Kestrel www.kestrelgates.com
Wondering what the Laser Coaching bit’s about?
Working with over a hundred hands-on, creative mamas over the years, and being one myself, I know that it’s tricky to commit to a whole hour of meeting with a business coach and not have a kid bust in the room with a request for a popsicle, a bandaid for a paper cut or that their brother be banished to their room for looking at them.
So laser coaching is designed for short spurts of value packed time together. We’re going to move you forward in your blog to biz dreams. One nap at a time.
How Mama Bliss and Biz Laser Coaching Works:
We work together, on both your Mama Bliss and your Mama Biz (because the both are intertwined, ya know?)? for three months
We begin with an extensive intake workbook to help paint a picture of where you’re at and where you want to be, and then convene for a 90 minute brainstorming and planning session which will set the foundation to your UNLIMTED 15 minute coaching sessions with me
In these 15 minute times together, we will address your most burning issue that may have cropped up in your life or biz, and come up with your next step, a resource to help you move through it and anything else needed to find you clarity and progress toward your blog to business goals
The only caveat to book your next session is to complete the last task or homework assigned in the last session (or at least be prepared to explore the resistance with me the next time we connect)
What is so unique about my coaching approach is that it rests on the philosophy of Mama Bliss. By ensuring we are addressing our own needs first, flooding our lives with creative expression and play, meditating on the values we want to celebrate in the world and inviting more simplicity into all that we do, the next small baby step will reveal itself to us.
And that’s what I help you to do in these laser sessions.
You have your inner coach, lurking not too deep within. Let’s reveal her together. And when you get stuck tapping into her, I’ll help you discover that next step.
And another beauty of laser coaching is that it honors the fact that there will be seasons when you’ll be needing more coaching than usual. And that’s perfectly fine. I will always be here with you to support you in any capacity.
Here’s some of what we can work on together:
- identify your unique blogging niche and who the dream clients in your readership are
- setting up your weekly newsletter and email funnel to make your first sale as organic as the grapes you buy
- first paid offering brainstorm and first steps
- your first year as a biz marketing schedule
- identifying your unique strengths (personality tests – love these!)
- rituals and pulse points to your day to make the most of your time, energy and intuition
- choosing a blog to biz business model that works for your goals and fits your season of mamahood
- piece together how your experiences, talents and skills can unearth your blog to biz niche
- assess your website so you curate an ideal client’s user experience
- brainstorming on complimentary mama-friendly income streams
- write your sales page together
- mindset shifts to welcome in abundance and success
- get started on webinars and podcasts as an alternative way to offer free content and raise your visibility
- blog post topics, style and delivery method that sell and are shared
- your editorial calendar and future offerings mapped out
- sustainable and relationship-driven social media platforms, schedule and practices
- writing content on your blog and marketing material in your true voice
- coaching and services packages that are a dream offer to your dream client
Your Investment is $997 for Three Months of Laser Coaching
This journey begins with you booking 20 minute latte chat to see if this is a fit and to answer of your questions.
Click here to book your 20 minutes no obligation call.
Blogging as a hobby is fun… but blogging for biz? It can suck the fun right out of it. That’s where Kathy comes in. With a little love and guidance, she helps you sort through all those ideas to turn your blog into a lucrative way to promote your life’s work. If you’re ready to get out of your creative cul-de-sac, Kathy is the answer!”
– Racheal Cook, Rachealcook.com
So if you’re ready to:
stop wasting time trying to figure this all out on your own and instead get to spend more time with your kiddos while they’re at their peak of cuteness
create concrete offerings that will lead to an extra income stream so you don’t have to start applying for work outside of your cozy home filled with all the things and creatures you love
stop guessing what the first steps to earn an income from home and instead have the confidence and energy to take them already…
Click here to book your 20 minutes no obligation call.
Check out some of the amazing mamas I’ve worked with:
I was feeling so excited about creating some products for my business, but super overwhelmed and confused with where to start and what to focus on. Kathy was able to zone in on what was important, truly listen and make some awesome recommendations. In a matter of a week of our strategy session, I busted through my resistance with niching and focused in on highly sensitive moms in a more obvious way and got a few leads and one new client. I feel more clear and confident!”
– Lynne Newman, Toronto, Ontario
Coaching from Kathy was incredibly helpful in focusing what I really wanted to get out of having my own creative business. I was at a point where I was feeling quite overwhelmed, and having her encouraging voice on the other end helped me to get excited about launching my website.
I really needed the nudge from Kathy, who kept me honest, to get some of my final tasks done, and breaking them down into smaller pieces really helped put it all into perspective. With her simplicity parenting coaching background, Kathy was also able to give me many tips and tricks to carve out the time I desperately needed to create and to recharge my own batteries.
– Terra Lesack – Calgary, Alberta
Kathy’s coaching has provided me with such a solid and exciting groundwork for moving forward with my art yarn business. I look forward to our sessions because her spirit is infectious and our time together so inspiring.
Her approach is very gentle and yet incredibly effective in opening up new possibilities,
and feeling and thinking through them. And Kathy’s gifts are very special she truly listens and provides individually-tailored guidance with great love and enthusiasm. Thank you, Kathy, x 1000000!!!”
Drucilla Pettibone, shepard, artist and handspinner, Bear Creek, North Carolina
I have been struggling with deciding what to do about my business dream, Kathy has been so great at helping me find the right path for me to take. She is authentic and real, she supports and holds your hand to reach the goal that you desire. During my coaching sessions I felt I needed to change directions, Kathy adapted to what I needed but also helped me to see how everything connected back to my original goal.
My time with Kathy has restored my confidence in myself and my dream. I am a better momma, friend and wife because I am actively pursuing my passions and dreams!
Tanya Ginger, Cumming, GA
Thank you so much for all of your loving support Kathy! Your vibe is so personable. I knew you would make me laugh, and I couldnt wait to work with someone who understands the realities of being a business-building-kiddo-raising-homeschooling-bliss-seeking mama.
You have such a knack for helping an overloaded mama relax, get playful, and find her energy and motivation! You helped me think outside the box and find simple next steps. I got off of every call feeling calmer, more confident, and more clear about what to do next.
Kelly, Lavenders Blue Home School, Boston, MA
With Kathy’s passion and enthusiasm for my project, along with her knowledge about many, many business, marketing and other practical tidbits, I was able to speed ahead and grow in confidence and focus!
I have been able to move forward faster than I could have alone. Kathy is like a doula for your creative pursuits, she even reminds you to breathe!
Shannon Staloch, Midwife, Pasedena CA
Kathy’s coaching is truly bliss for the creative mama’s soul. I felt so listened to and she sharpened my own creative visions with attainable action steps through our work together.
Kathy brought different parts of my creative vision to life like a nurturing midwife while she carried my visions reminding me of my inner truths.The personal touches and joy she brings to her work kept me creatively inspired and focused along the road less traveled. She is the real creative deal and truly authentic and wonderful to work with.”
– Ellen Nightingale, Ojai, California
For me, working with Kathy has been an experience of much-needed support and nurturance. As the mother of two young kids, sometimes I feel the need to have someone else be a maternal influence in my life, and Kathy manages to hold space and support my work in a way that really allows me to relax and feel safe in moving forward.
She has a way of buoying of her client, of being there as a consistent and loving presence. It really comes through in her sense of humor, her deeply-held kindness, and her ability to ask compassionate and to-the-point questions. She brings a certain effervescence to all she does, which makes approaching even the most daunting work seem somehow like fun. In fact, I’d say that working with her is really nothing if not fun, and you come away from the experience refreshed and ready to get down to work.”
– Paige Baldwin, Japan
Kathy’s coaching focus is on maximizing bliss through self-care practices, creativity, simplicity, and getting clear on our values. Without these bases covered, it’s easy to get distracted and to lose sight of our true goals.
However, Kathy’s coaching ensures that her clients are strongly rooted and are therefore able to grow their businesses into tall, strong, and beautiful trees!” – Dana Machacek, British Columbia
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