If you've landed in my little corner of the internet, you're most likely an artist/designer/maker or creative-entrepreneur of some-sort who is wondering how to get more exposure and more sales for your indie business. Am I right?
Or you could currently be in the dreaming stages of figuring out how to really follow your passion? And you want to become someone who gets to be what they really want, everyday, and you're looking for inspiration, motivation and advice on how-to stay dedicated to making those dreams happen.
Whether you're just in the beginning stages of following the creative entrepreneurial path, or are farther along in your journey, you'll find kinship, encouragement and direction here at Miss Modish!
I'm a writer, thinker and marketing/pr coach for creative "indieprenuers" who are looking to grow their business and make a real living doing what they love!
When you work with me one-on-one, you get CLEAR on your business and the exact next steps you need to take to create the thriving business of your dreams.
You learn how to connect with your ideal customer through your branding and marketing, and come away with a plan of action to get that customer's attention in an authentic and effective way.
I help clients gain media attention, sign-ups, sales and above all, confidence in your own abilities to make your business (or business idea!) really thrive.
To sum it up, I just call myself a mojo-maker.
And as my sort of super-mega-awesome alter ego, Miss Modish, I'm here to be the helping hand I wish I had when I was just starting my business, and at all the points where I became frustrated along the way.
So I'm here, for you. To offer advice, resources, direction, perspective, know-how, encouragement and a heaping dose of mojo, from a magical mix of experience, research and intuition.
> If you're curious how I can share some of my mojo with you, check out how you can work with me one-on-one to get some direction and get unstuck!
> And take a peek at my first e-book on how to pitch your work/handmade shop to blogs with confidence & style, called the Tip-Top Pitch Kit! It'll help you whip your pitches into tip-top shape.
> And keep up with me here at www.missmodish.com where I share my tips to get mo' mojo in your business & life, as well as bits of my personal life & thoughts, my photography and other creative projects. I'm always up to somethin, come join me!
> Oh, and there's cats. Lots of cats.
> And be sure to sign up for my Doses of Mojo to have my free tips emailed straight to your inbox, bubbly side up.
Want to say hello? Contact me and let's make some mojo happen!
A BIT OF MY BACKSTORY:
I started my first online business (an e-bay shop selling vintage clothing) from a corner of my tiny apartment bedroom in the spring of 2005. Soon after, I started making jewelry to cure the creative boredom I was suffering from the dull days of my 9-5 customer service job. I eventually started selling that online too in a shop I built from scratch with a will, a way and a Guide to Dreamweaver book in my lap.
In April 2006 I started writing my blog, then called Modish, with the intention to help promote not only my own jewelry shop, but the online shops of all those I admired in the community of handmakers and artists I had become a part of. And by golly, the blog was a hit! I had found my passion- writing and supporting others in an online community. And once I started offering advertising on my blog, I had found a way to make some actual moola, too!
The next year, I opened an online consignment boutique selling the work of 60+ artists, plus my own jewelry, as the hopeful drop to tip the bucket and let me earn enough to quit my steady paycheck, health insurance and wonderful work friends. And in July 2007, I was able to break free from my cubicle confinement to work for myself, fulltime! Wahooo!
In the years I’ve been self-employed since (I haven't looked back), I’ve been slowly but surely honing in on how best to follow my passion path, and have made a living as many titles including: design blogger, jewelry maker, graphic designer, consignment boutique owner, copywriter, vintage seller, marketing guru, PR rep and most recently- writer & coach. Now I just call myself, a “mojo-maker.”
I’m at the point where I’m making up my own job title because I’ve been through so many already that weren’t quite the right fit. Mojo-maker somehow encompasses everything I do now- what I want to create, what I want to share with others and what I’m best at.
Thanks for stopping by and hope to connect with you soon!
oh, and it's pronounced "mode"-ish :)