It’s Never A Straight Line, But it’s Always Worth it
Over the past 14.5 years online, I’ve tried a lot of things to get where I am today. Like all entrepreneurs, it wasn’t a straight path.
✅ I started in 2008. Thinking I’d be an “information marketing millionaire”… 🤣 (anyone else remembers those promises?).
Then I found WordPress & “TheWPChick” was born.
I started building websites and creating content (I have zero coding skills).
✅ 5 years later I was tired of being behind the computer so much and doing “how-to” videos.
The WPChick Podcast was born in 2013 (best decision ever).
Podcasting created new relationships and significantly grew my audience.
✅ 2014: Started offering coaching to similar businesses & launched an outsourcing company for development & design.
✅ 2015: Offered done-for-you podcasting (Influence Podcasting). Great brand, had success but preferred being the star as opposed to the producer (just being honest 😉).
I was always producing content, just didn’t have a super clear direction (but kept going).
✅ 2016: Started shifting most of my focus to content creation & marketing.
✅ 2018: Shifted to my personal brand (WPChick to KimDoyal), closed the outsourcing company, and dug in with a focus on content marketing.
✅ 2018 (end): Launched the Content Creators Planner with @jodihersh (physical planner with a digital option and training).
✅ 2020: Moved to Boise, ID right as the pandemic hit and later that year launched #FtheHUSTLE (newsletter).
✅ 2021: One year in Boise was enough 🥶(brrr), spent two months back in California and headed to Costa Rica on May 31st, 2021 (still here 🏖 #puravida).
✅ 2022: I’ve decided to go ALL in on #FtheHUSTLE.
Everything I’ve tried, learned, and experienced has brought me to this place. #FtheHUSTLE is a movement… it’s a way of life.
Throughout this journey, I’ve raised my kids on my own (widowed in 2003), lost my Mom in 2019, and had plenty more personal challenges to list.
None of us get through this life without struggle, heartache, loss, and challenges.
It’s simply part of life. What matters is how you handle it and who you choose to become during the process. ❤
⭐ What I know for sure: It’s all been worth it and I still feel like I’m just getting started.
Whatever path you choose, make sure it’s YOUR path. CHOOSE it. And be easy about it, you’ll get there in perfect timing.
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