Hey guys! Welcome back. I had not planned on doing this today, but here it is. I think it is just time to get this out there in the open and hopefully everyone kind of understands. This is something that I have been thinking about for a little while now and everything I am going to talk about is things that are happening right now and so I just wanted to update you guys because I know you really appreciate it and I always want to be open and honest with you guys.
So the first thing I wanted to talk about is the fact that I am closing the boutique. I am doing this for a couple of reasons. One is that I’m just not seeing any real profit from it. It is taking up so much of my time and it’s just not doing very well. And because of that I have just decided that it is probably for the best to just close it. I realized that I am just not as passionate about it as I thought I would be. The good news is I didn’t lose a ton of money off of it. It’s not like I opened a real store and spent thousands of dollars. I really didn’t invest too much money in the boutique.
So I have decided to close it. I think it is for the best. My assistant and I did put a lot of work in growing it and updating it and organizing it, but it just wasn’t making any real progress, so I think it is for the best that I end it. And I will go more in detail about another reason that I decided to end it in just a bit. But for now, this is the end for Inspire Collaborative Boutique. I think this is for the best, especially for everything else that is happening in the future.
The other reason that I am closing the boutique is I finally realized what I want to do with my life. If you guys know anything about me, you know that my passion in life is helping other people. That’s what my blog is about, that’s how I live in my daily life, and I just want to do things that help other people. So I decided that that is what I want to do with my life. Starting with blogging. Obviously my blog is something that I have worked really hard on and that I am really proud of. So the fact that I can use what I have learned to help other people is a really big deal to me.
I want to center my life, my career, and my time around helping other people. Closing the boutique will give me more time to do that and more time to spend working towards growing my business and being a more productive person in general. I will still be blogging and working on social media and stuff, but I really want to grow my business. My biggest goal right now is to start coaching people on blogging and helping them grow their blog and their business.
The one thing I really loved about my boutique was the process of starting it. I loved designing it and making decisions and working on it. But after it got started, I wasn’t really into it anymore. That is really sad to say, I know, but I also realize that if I hadn’t started it I never would have come to this conclusion. What I want to do is help people. I want to be able to work with people on growing their blogs, growing their social media, figuring out what they want to do with their lives. I want to help people with whatever they need me to help them with. That is the most important thing to me.
So I am closing the boutique because it is not really benefiting me or anyone else. I don’t think it’s going to be much of a loss and this way I can focus on what my dreams and passions are which is helping people. Of course I am thankful for my boutique and all the support I have had. I am thankful that it led me to this realization so I can really start helping people and doing what I love in life. So right now I am working on starting a business where I can help people and really get on the right track.
So at the moment I do have my blog coaching set up. There are three packages you can choose from, each at different prices. And if you go to the form to fill it out, you will see that there is a fourth option that you can personalize, but you have to explain what you mean and how we are going to personalize it. That package does not have a price because I wanted to give people an option of working with me at an income based level so we can work together and give you what you need without me taking half of your pay check or too much of your money.
I am also in the process of working on two resource guides. There is one for starting a blog and one for growing your blog. The starting one has over 80 guides in it which include picking a blog name, getting followers, writing effective blog posts, common mistakes, and so much more. The growing one includes things like utilizing social media, promoting your blog, SEO, branding, increasing traffic, and so much more. I think these resource guides are really going to help bloggers no matter what stage they are at. And I am making them as affordable as I can, so that everyone has access.
With all that being said, I just wanted to thank all of you for supporting me. I hope in the near future I will be able to help you. I want to create a business that is centered around helping people in all ways, not just blogging. I am starting with blogging because it is something I am passionate about and I want to help others become passionate about. However, I would like to expand in the future and include things like helping people figure out what they want to do, getting a job, and more. But I think this is a good starting point. I don’t know when the resource guides will be available, but I will let you know when I have completed them and have them up for sale. In the mean time, you can check out our blog coaching page. Also, join our VIP Facebook page because they will be the first to know and the first to have access.
I hope you are excited about everything that is happening! I am excited about helping others in any way that I can, so don’t be afraid to reach out in the mean time. I look forward to being able to help people grow their blog, grow their social media, and grow their life. Hopefully it will all pick up very soon!