In July 2011, Today’s Innovative Woman debuted as a magazine solely focused on women and their businesses, lives, families, and more. Unlike the barrage of online magazines that seem to be popping up everywhere you turn, Today’s Innovative Woman is both a content-rich website full of resources, and a print magazine that gets mailed directly to subscribers’ doorsteps — FOR FREE!
That’s right, subscriptions to the magazine are absolutely free for both the print and online versions. And today almost 1 year later, the print edition has distribution of more than 10,000!
Currently I am a regular featured writer, contributing articles on web design, branding, blogging, and WordPress. But in this issue, I’m on the cover and have a special feature!
Check me — well, my feature — out!
Or more importantly, check out my article in the mag! In it I share the journey I went on to get to where I am today. Here’s an excerpt from the beginning of the article (and my journey):
In 2005 I was pregnant with my second child and working a corporate job that was running me ragged, and due to an hour-long commute, I hardly ever saw my family and friends. I wanted and needed a change – for myself and my family. At the time I knew a few freelancers in my industry, and I desperately wanted their freedom (and their income) for myself. One month later, I quit my job and started my adventure as a freelance designer with my childhood desk, a 6-foot plastic table from Costco, and a laptop with software I pirated from friends in college.
Once I was out on my own, I envisioned a life where I was in control of my time and where I would have more time to pursue my hobbies and spend time with my family and friends. Unfortunately, that wasn’t the case. It turns out that freelancing wasn’t exactly what I expected it to be. I didn’t love my clients, I wasn’t making the income I wanted, and I was working all the time. I was on an out-of-control income rollercoaster and I didn’t know how to get off!
I also share the secret-side of success I experienced — when everything looked perfect on the outside, but behind the scenes, things were a bit different:
…but on the inside, I was quietly drowning in quicksand that I couldn’t seem to escape. I was working 16 hour days, 7 days a week. My business owned me and I had absolutely no freedom.
Needless to say it’s been a bumpy road, but today Bourn Creative is a success story!
By offering a combination of WordPress web design, branding and brand design, VIP consulting, and training, we now work less than ever before, we have more freedom than ever before, our income is higher than ever before, and every day we wake up excited and energized to do what we love.
With clients spread out across the globe, Brian and I work with awesome entrepreneurs and business owners to transform businesses into extraordinary brands with websites that work when you’re not working and platforms that propel you to the forefront of your industry.