Work Online, Travel The World + Live Creatively
4 Essential Steps To Start An Online Business And Travel The World!
You’re sitting in your cubicle at work scrolling through your Insta feed and you stumble across a stunning picture of a sun-kissed girl sunbathing on the white sandy beaches of Bali…
You click to her feed and continue scrolling through her gorgeous travel pics that literally never seem to end. Seriously?!
You think to yourself, “What the heck does this girl do for work?! How does she travel around the world full-time?!”
You close the app and miserably put your head down on your desk.
“There seriously has to be more to life than this 9-5 grind”, you think…
Well, spoiler alert: This was me 4.5 years ago.
I secretly despised my job.
I would drag myself out of bed every morning, get to the office and stare at the clock all day waiting for it to hit 5 o’clock. I lived for the weekends, and of course, those precious two weeks of vacation a year.
If I was being blunt, I couldn’t help but feel totally lost, stuck and uninspired with my entire life – not exactly the #dreamlife I had planned for myself after I graduated college.
So, I made the only decision that made sense at the time:
I quit my job and booked a one-way ticket to Mexico.
Youthful naivety? Maybe. The best decision ever? Absolutely.
Fast forward to today, 4.5 years later, I’ve built a six-figure online business with my best friend while traveling around the world full-time!
We wake up every morning with a passion for life and the ability to choose when we want to work and where we want to work (hint: it’s usually barefoot, by a pool in Bali with coconuts and acai bowls delivered to our desks! #aintcomplaining).
Quick snap of our office setup…????
In a nutshell, we’ve built a six-figure online business and career that not only makes us 20x the income than our previous 9-5 jobs, but more importantly, it gives us the freedom and flexibility to actually live our lives to fullest.
So if you’re anything like I was, you’re probably thinking:
“How do I start an online business if I don’t have any online skills or experience?”
“What if I have zero experience working online…how do I get started?”
“What’s the first step I should take to start my online business so I can work from anywhere in the world?!”
…followed by a million other questions *gulp*…
If any of those thoughts crossed your pretty little mind, then you’re in just the right place girl!
Today, we’re going to share with you the #1 step you need to take TODAY to start your online business, why this step is so freakin’ important to your girl boss success…and a couple major Bucketlist Bombshell secrets 😉
THE ESSENTIAL 1ST STEP TO LAUNCH AN ONLINE BIZ IN 2018
I’m going to take a wild guess and say if you’re reading this, one of your goals this year is to ditch your 9-5 and build a killer online biz that gives you the freedom to #workfromanywhere – AMIRIGHT?
Well girl, we all have to start somewhere (even Beyonce did…just sayin’).
If you’re not feeling confident that you have online skills to start an online biz, it’s time for you to learn new online skills that clients are hiring for.
Psssst…with the Internet, anything you want to learn is right at your freshly polished fingertips. Woot!
INTRODUCING THE DESIGN SKILLS COURSE + TECH SKILLS COURSE
Introducing: our popular Design Skills Course + Tech Skills Course!
We created these epic self-paced online courses for YOU to learn, step-by-step, the top online skills in design & tech that clients are hiring for online – so you can #workfromanywhere!
These are the exact skills that we used to start our graphic design/website design/virtual assistant studios and they are your FIRST STEP to starting a killer online biz, without the fluff, with all the girl boss support and with total newbies in mind! #heckyes
Inside the Design Skills Course you’ll learn:
- The basics of graphic design: color, typography & layout (always start with the basic, yo!)
- The ins & outs of the Adobe Creative Suite (aka Photoshop, Illustrator and Indesign)
- How to design gorgeous logos and branding style boards
- How to create sweet marketing materials (like e-books, mockups, Facebook ads, digital workbooks and more!)
- And so much more!
Here’s a peek into our gorgeous online course platform…
*Designing Branding Style Boards — credit BB student Faria
*Designing Moodboards — credit BB student Katerina
*Designing Logos — credit BB student Amanda
*Designing Logos — credit BB student Madison
*Designing Logos — image credit BB student Emily
*Designing Marketing Materials — image credit BB student Emma
Inside the Tech Skills Course you’ll learn:
- How to design WordPress websites (& blogs) from start to finish
- How to rock social media management (specifically Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest for clients!)
- How to run automated email marketing campaigns (aka newsletters, mailers and all that cool stuff ;))
- How to set-up and run online workshops and webinars for clients
- And so much more!!!
*Wordpress Website Design — credit BB student Victoria
*Wordpress Website Design — credit BB student Emily
*Wordpress Blog Management — credit BB student Jana
*Website Design — credit BB student Kelsey
Yay! Ready to join our tribe of Bucketlist Bombshells?
GET AN INSIDE PEEK INTO THE COURSES:
Wonderin’ what the heck an online course looks like? We’ve got you covered!
Once you enroll in any course inside our Bucketlist Bombshell Academy and create your user login, you’ll have instant access to all of the modules, interactive video lessons, step-by-step tutorials, resource guides, swipe copy, bonuses and MORE.
Here’s a sneak-peek into what’s waitin’ for you inside!
Pssst…you’ll be joinin’ over one-thousand students already inside our private course communities!
WHY DO I NEED BOTH TECH + DESIGN SKILLS?
Great q, girl! Here’s the lowdown:
>> The more skills you have the more money you can make online!
Clients are looking for freelancers with a wide variety of skills — which means if you have skills in both design AND tech, you’re going to be even more valuable to a client by being a one-stop shop for all their needs!
>> It’s important to be knowledgeable in the design & tech side of an online biz!
For example: If you’re designing graphics for a client’s email newsletter, you should know and understand the ins and outs of email marketing platforms, how they function & integrate with a client’s website etc. Many design & tech skills go hand in hand with one another so it’s important to know and understand both skills!
>> You might be surprised & find a new-found passion!
We can’t tell you how many emails we’ve received from students who THOUGHT they were going to be more “creative” or “techie”, come to find out, they have a newfound passion for the opposite! You really won’t know what you love, until you give it try!
>> The courses are completely self-paced!
Maybe you’re thinking, “I’m not sure if I’ll have time to tackle both online courses — we’ll guess what? You’ll always have lifetime access to all of the lessons, modules and tutorials inside the courses so you can forever use it as a resource and tool as you grow your online biz!
Heck yes! Ready to join us in globetrotting girl boss world?
WILL THESE COURSES TEACH ME HOW TO FIND CLIENTS & BUILD MY ONLINE BUSINESS?
Another great q, chica! Keep em’
Both our Design Skills Course and Tech Skills Course are the foundation courses to our signature course, The Work Online + Travel the World Course.
These courses are the must-have hard skills in design & tech that you need before learning how to launch your online business (i.e. how to find and land clients online, how to brand your business, client management etc.) which we teach in detail inside “The WTC”.
Pssstttt…here’s an insider tip, once you’re a student of the Design Skills Course or Tech Skills Course, you’ll have exclusive instant access to
REALLY THOUGH, WILL THE COURSES WORK FOR ME?
Spoiler alert: You don’t need a formal degree to work online. In the online world, it’s all about producing
If you’re ready to put in the work, all of your location-independent girl boss dreams are just around the corner!
But don’t just take our word for it…here’s what a few of our past students have to say:
HAVE MORE QUESTIONS? JOIN US FOR A COFFEE DATE!
Whew — we covered a lot today girl! But if you have any more questions, or you just wanna come hang with us, tune into our LIVE Q&A Session on Sunday January 28th at 4pm PST/7pm EST on our Facebook page!
The coffee (& the wine) will be flowin’ 😉
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Author: Cassie & Shay
Cassie and Shay are the sarcastic and sweet BFF duo behind The Bucketlist Bombshells where they teach and empower millennial women how to build an online service-based business that gives them the freedom to travel the world and live creatively. They’re also slightly obsessed with finding the best latte in each city and believe that dance parties are a cure all.