How I Created My Dream Job In Less Than A Year

 

 

Three years ago, we were sitting around a kitchen table planning what we would do when we hit our first 1,000 views. 7 million views, a sold-out line of events, an office full of hard-working girls and a book later, here we are.

Anything’s possible if you put in a little hard work and believe in yourself, babe! We’re the proof of that, and there’s no big secret we’re protecting, either. We’re an open book! So how did we get from a kitchen table to where we are now?

 

 

1. Forget perfection

Celina and Ellen came up with the idea for Career Girl Daily three years ago after spotting a gap in the market. The first few weeks of the blog it looked a lot different than it does now, but they didn’t try to start perfect, they just started and kept building on it. Back then, we did dream about the blog becoming what it is now, even though people thought we were crazy. Remember that your business is a work in progress, and you learn as you go. Those first few weeks, Celina, Ellen, and I sat around a kitchen table and brainstormed content. Three years later, we’re sitting around our office table doing the same.

In our book, The Ultimate Blog Plan, we share more about how to find out what you can give to other people, and what you want for yourself. You need to know how to leverage your blog to create the kind of career you want.

2. Take it seriously

Treating your business like it’s already successful is the fastest way to achieve your goals. We took CGD seriously from the beginning, meetings, events, and trips were all part of the business growth. Even though our families and friends questioned us, and mentioned getting a ‘real job’, we knew that staying dedicated to what we wanted would end up working out.

Each month we’d set ourselves a new goal, whether it was to grow our audience, write better content, grow our team or have a proper office. Eventually, those goals become a reality, but you can’t lose sight of what you’re doing. On the day, we’ll talk about the content creation strategies we’ve learned that will make your blog super popular and help it become your full-time job, so if it’s your dream, you can make it a reality.

3. Think big

A while ago, throwing our first event seemed like a huge goal. Launching a second website seemed like a mountain we could never climb. Publishing a book seemed crazy. Managing a team seemed like a pipe dream. Yet, all those things have come true. Don’t underestimate yourself, push yourself to succeed and step out of your comfort zone.

During our talk, we’ll share how you can make your blog super popular and answer all your burning questions about how we wrote the book, how we created full-time jobs in two years and how to get noticed fast. We want to inspire and motivate you to take your blog to the next level whether you’re starting a business, building a brand or just want to blog for your full-time job.

Ready to make your online business super successful?

 

Three years ago, we were sitting around a kitchen table planning what we would do when we hit our first 1,000 views. 7 million views, a sold-out line of events, an office full of hard-working girls and a book later, here we are.

Anything’s possible if you put in a little hard work and believe in yourself, babe! We’re the proof of that, and there’s no big secret we’re protecting, either. We’re an open book! So how did we get from a kitchen table to where we are now?

 

 

1. Forget perfection

Celina and Ellen came up with the idea for Career Girl Daily three years ago after spotting a gap in the market. The first few weeks of the blog it looked a lot different than it does now, but they didn’t try to start perfect, they just started and kept building on it. Back then, we did dream about the blog becoming what it is now, even though people thought we were crazy. Remember that your business is a work in progress, and you learn as you go. Those first few weeks, Celina, Ellen, and I sat around a kitchen table and brainstormed content. Three years later, we’re sitting around our office table doing the same.

In our book, The Ultimate Blog Plan, we share more about how to find out what you can give to other people, and what you want for yourself. You need to know how to leverage your blog to create the kind of career you want.

2. Take it seriously

Treating your business like it’s already successful is the fastest way to achieve your goals. We took CGD seriously from the beginning, meetings, events, and trips were all part of the business growth. Even though our families and friends questioned us, and mentioned getting a ‘real job’, we knew that staying dedicated to what we wanted would end up working out.

Each month we’d set ourselves a new goal, whether it was to grow our audience, write better content, grow our team or have a proper office. Eventually, those goals become a reality, but you can’t lose sight of what you’re doing. On the day, we’ll talk about the content creation strategies we’ve learned that will make your blog super popular and help it become your full-time job, so if it’s your dream, you can make it a reality.

3. Think big

A while ago, throwing our first event seemed like a huge goal. Launching a second website seemed like a mountain we could never climb. Publishing a book seemed crazy. Managing a team seemed like a pipe dream. Yet, all those things have come true. Don’t underestimate yourself, push yourself to succeed and step out of your comfort zone.

During our talk, we’ll share how you can make your blog super popular and answer all your burning questions about how we wrote the book, how we created full-time jobs in two years and how to get noticed fast. We want to inspire and motivate you to take your blog to the next level whether you’re starting a business, building a brand or just want to blog for your full-time job.

Ready to make your online business super successful?

  • It’s amazing to read your story <3 I wish I could make it too.

    But I find it way too hard to make some real income… For me it is more of a hobby at the moment but I would love to make it my job :)

    Best wishes

    Michaela

    Michaelablog

    Bloglovin

    • Hey Michaela! We share all our monetization strategies in the book, the best advice I can give is to work on growing your audience numbers by using social media strategies and putting out regular content – you’ll see that your income correlates to your audience! :) x

  • This is so inspirational! Id love the chance to go to the talk!
    Cloe X http://clxelouise.blogspot.com

  • This is just the motivating push I need! Can’t wait to read this book and work towards my goals. Thanks for the inspiration, ladies.

    https://namastaytraveling.com/

    • Aww thanks Juliette! :) Let us know how you find it xx

  • This is awesome! It’s crazy to think that all bloggers (no matter how successful) started off in the exact same posits myself and thousands of other bloggers

    http://thedianaedition.com

    • It’s true! We’ve talked to some of the biggest and we all started out the same. Just keep going! x

  • You definitely inspire me to make my dream a reality. Hippie Fish Beach Art, watch this space…..

    • Thanks! Go for it, if you can dream it – you can do it, as they say haha. x

  • Hey ladies! The link for the event is broken, just a heads up x

    • Hey Dior!

      Thanks so much, I’ve fixed it now! :) x

  • What an inspiring story and talk about living the blogger’s dream!! Congrats to you two ladies! I just stumbled across your site and love it. – From a career advice blogger & career coach. :)

  • you’re such an inspiration. Really.

    http://www.liliantahmasian.com

  • Merry Conner

    Such inspiration. Can’t attend a class but sure can get the book. Thank you so much.

  • I just took some serious time to work on my blog and decided to invest in it. I am proud to call my blog a little business because it’s been a perfect way to learn how to run and manage something =o)

    https://dreamofadventures.com/

  • This is so inspiring!

  • Yana Binaev

    Hey!
    This is great!
    When is the next event after the one on the 6th?

  • Catarina Roleta

    You should do an event in Portugal, where the blog world is growing quite fast! :)
    Instagram: @catarinacroleta

  • It really really sounds helpful and, to me, most importantly inspirational. Too bad I’m not planning a trip to London soon as I’ve just been there….

  • Ramona

    Love how you stuck to what you believe in, despite people thinking your idea was crazy. As an artist and creative person, people always tell me that my talent is cool, but it won’t get me anywhere. I’m determined to make my dreams come true and can totally relate to this. So inspiring! Wish I could make it to the Career Girl Academy!!

    http://www.eatsketchlove.com

  • Adele Smyth

    Hi everyone – hope you all had a great Easter! I’d love to come but I’m on a course that day :( , next time though! My question is, how do you start a blog? It’s so hard to know what to write and do you do it everyday and how on earth does it make you money!! Have a great time on the 6th May! Adele xxx

  • you guys should concider an online event for international people

  • adri grant

    Wish I knew how to start a blog…

  • Natalie Redman

    Yes to taking it seriously! For sure!

    http://www.upyourvlog.com

  • This is a great article, with amazing suggestions! I wish you guys hosted events in the United States. Are you streaming the discussion? Would love to join!

  • Vivian

    Wow i so want to go for it! in my case i have to start all by myself, but i’m going to get it, your story girls is so inspirational, i’ve been reading CGD like for a year or little more, since first article i felt inspired :-)
    Thank you girls

  • Karla Dicent

    All I want to do is cook and possibly open my own restaurant or have a fabulous food truck but it is so hard to do that in NYC plus I am TERRIFIED, this helped a little, I just need to push myself

  • We are doing the blog thing backwards! We’ve already got the super successful design firm and the blog is a compliment to the business. It is all time consuming and the same goals exist even when money is not the motivator. Blogging is in the blood. Sharing what we are passionate about is wonderful! Please join us on this crazy ride…everyone lives in a home right? So there is something for everyone!-Laurel

  • I love this post! I have similar goals to all of your goals so CGD is such a huge inspiration/motivator for me!! I am always reading! Thanks for sharing!

    XX -KK
    http://www.KayleeKarcher.com
    #ObsessedWithEverything

  • Love it! you are my favourite blog follow :) X