For years I’ve heard the same thing over and over again, “you should start a blog!” I’ve been traveling for over 6 years, working as a volunteer, tour guide, yacht stew, teacher and a few more in between. The idea has stuck but I’ve really never felt the big motivational push. Plus, I went about 4 of those years without a computer. Still, it nagged at me from time to time. I knew I had something to share and knowledge other women could benefit from but it wasn’t until recently that I took it seriously.
Now if you taken a look at the site, it seems I’m teaching full time in Ho Chi Minh City, online with VIPKID and I’ve launched this website. First off, I’m not that impressive and second, I value sleep far too much. I’m actually on a hiatus from my teaching job in HCMC due to an old ankle injury that has flared up again. At first it was hard to say goodbye to my students and succumb myself to a life at home but then I realized it’d give me time to really get Girls Gone Working going.
The idea has been in my head for a while but now it’s a tangible thing.
Still, I’m a traveler and nature lover. I’m terrible with technology and am not at all motivated by spending my days in front of a screen. So, how did I go from that just a few short months ago, to this: A digital nomad who wakes up each morning ready to turn on my laptop?
WIRED CREATIVES, the educational hub for aspiring digital nomads.
My husband saw one of their ads for a webinar and suggested we watch it. He’s been a digital nomad for years and was really the one who pushed me to make this dream a reality. For him, it was the most obvious thing for me to start a blog.
We watched the webinar and immediately liked and trusted Hannah and Nate, the couple who run Wired Creatives. They’re easy to listen to and super knowledgeable but talk on a level that isn’t overwhelming to a total novice. They convinced me. I signed up for the course about 3 minutes after the webinar was finished.
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The course itself is huge! It took me about 4 months to finish everything but I did it very slowly. I’d only watch 1 video at a time and take the rest of the day to think about what they said and do the “homework.” When I started the course I was still juggling two jobs so I didn’t have a huge amount of time to devote to it. But, I was motivated from the start. Any “free time” I had was spent on the course.
I can say with complete confidence Wired Creatives is the reason I was able to settle down on a niche and really turn my jumbled ideas into something obtainable. The course starts you out as someone who has nothing but a sliver of an idea and takes you through branding, audience, social media, building a website and into marketing and monetization. Take a look at the course outline below.
Along with the course, you’ll gain access to a highly active and helpful Facebook group as well as a resource catalog and few bonus mini courses. I still go back and re-watch videos to implement more value to the site and the brand. I’m nowhere near done learning with them.
It’s a hell of a lot of work and something I definitely underestimated. Without them though, I would have been completely lost. They left me feeling motivated and eager after each video. My mind would be working in overdrive every time I finished a new lecture.
I’d suggest it to anyone, traveling or not, that’s interested in becoming their own boss. Everyone has a story to share, so why not share yours? The course can be consumed through many different lens, so you can really twist the information to fit whatever it is your passionate about.
I really only wish I would have started to build Girls Gone Working sooner. Don’t make my mistake and get going on your brand today!
You won't regret it.