Today’s Feature Friday post is from Brianna who has built a seven figure business while traveling.
The majority of her income comes from selling on Amazon FBA.
Her story is crazy inspiring and has me thinking of what is possible for my side hustle selling physical products on Etsy.
I’m launching a podcast soon and definitely will ask Brianna to come on and share her story.
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What is your business?
I am a full-time SAHM/WAHM – Wife – Mom – Lady Boss – Entrepreneurial Wolf – Coach – Mentor – Side Hustler – Author – CEO – Free Bird – Marketer – Badass at Hustling from Home.
I started out on a journey 7 years ago to pursue a laptop lifestyle full-time.
Fast forward 7 years and not only are we living comfortably, but my husband is also part of the business full-time (closed his auto body shop) and has been part-time and we travel on and off for 8 months out of the year in our travel trailer to four wheeler parks, campgrounds etc. while still maintaining our businesses online: www.briannamollergreene.com
What did you do before you started your own business?
Prior to starting my businesses I was a full-time middle school science teacher and assistant principal. After 8 years in education I took a leave of absence to “try out” the laptop lifestyle and a month or so in, I recognized I’d never go back to my job.
Who were some influencers in your decision to be an entrepreneur?
I’m definitely from a line of entrepreneurs. Both sets of grandparents as well as my parents were all business owners so I was the child hustling door to door with a wagon of goods for sale (much to the dismay of my friends who just wanted to do a talent show).
So when I became a teacher, that entrepreneur side was still kept alive by my eBay side hustle.
Eventually I just wanted more of an entrepreneurial lifestyle, freedom of time, etc. and took the plunge to full entrepreneurship.
How did you prepare to take the leap both financially and in your business? Please reference what you saved, if you learned new skills, if you moved, etc.
First and foremost, I did not leave my “real job” to pursue my laptop lifestyle until I was overly confident that I could pay my bills with my collection of side hustles.
I also created a safety net by taking a leave of absence in case I chose to return to my job.
It’s important to really learn what you’ll need to know and refine your processes prior to leaving the stability of your job.
I also read, watched and listened to every piece of content I could get my hands on.
While I was in tremendous debt at the time, I found plenty of free content to teach myself.
If you quit your job, were you already making money on the side before you decided to quit your job?
As per my previous response, I left teaching when I began to dread the monotony of my day and the work restrictions under which you legally have to work under (what you dress, how many hours you work, how much you make, when you have a break, etc).
I was also feeling suffocated and stifled professionally and I really had a burning passion for tapping into my entrepreneurial side that needed to be nurtured.
Who else works on your business with you? Did you hire anyone to help? When did you decide to bring that person on and how did you find them?
Can you share any financial details about your business?
What was your worst day so far as an entrepreneur and what was your best day? What happened on those days?
What is one small “trick” or piece of advice that you have learned about reaching customers or making sales? Please be specific and provide something actionable for us.
One small trick or piece of advice I’ve learned for reaching customers or making sales is to be authentic, honest and transparent and to make the effort to connect with customers or followers by celebrating similarities and overwhelming them with free valuable content.
Give us two truths and a lie about yourself so we can get to know you better personally!
I’m an avid snowmobiler & fourwheeler rider, I’m a former national medalist in figure skating, and I played basketball in college.
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