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Making Money Online As A Virtual Assistant With Abbey Ashley From The Virtual Savvy | Ep 24

Making Money Online As A Virtual Assistant With Abbey Ashley From The Virtual Savvy | Ep 24

July 15, 2021

You know you want to be home with your kids and make money online, but not everyone is called to entrepreneurship in the classic sense of creating products or offering coaching.

Does that mean you’re stuck? Nope. There are other options!

 If you have a servant’s heart, then offering services as a virtual assistant can be a great option for making money online. 

 

Join me as I talk with Abbey Ashley of The Virtual Savvy about her journey to starting her own VA business and then scaling that into a multi-million dollar company where she teaches other women how to start their own VA businesses. 

She gives a lot of great information about how to take those first steps to starting your VA business as well. 

 

Episode Highlights: 

  • Abbey’s story of starting as a VA and how it grew
  • The role faith played in her business journey
  • Mom guilt around daycare and being home with kids
  • Tips for starting a VA business

 

Whether you’re interested in being a VA or you want to hear how one woman stayed home with her kids and eventually turned her business into a multi-million dollar company, then today’s episode is going to give you some good nuggets of wisdom. 

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Connect with Abbey on Instagram @thevirtualsavvy and her website at www.thevirtualsavvy.com

Want more support as you're stepping into your calling?

I've got you covered!

>Want community? Join me in the Mama With A Calling Facebook group and other like-minded faith-fueled women all pursuing their calling of having purposeful and profitable online businesses. 

>Want more how-tos and info? Check out the articles on my site www.mamawithacalling.com

>Wish you had someone to just help you get clear on all the things you need in your business? Grab a clarity coaching session with me (www.mamawithacalling.com/clarity). Not sure if coaching is right for you? Sign up for a free mini session (www.mamawithacalling.com/coaching). 

I'd love to connect with you on Instagram! Send me a DM and say hi  @mamawithacalling

8 Key Steps To Reducing Stress and Overwhelm as a Mom Entrepreneur | Ep 23

8 Key Steps To Reducing Stress and Overwhelm as a Mom Entrepreneur | Ep 23

July 8, 2021

Let’s talk about stress and overwhelm and how we can (and should) stop wearing busyness as a badge of honor. Transitioning to working for yourself in our online business as an entrepreneur can be challenging. Whether coming from being a working mom or a stay at home mom, the same still holds true: the faster you can adjust to this new life as a mom entrepreneur, the faster you can settle into it and truly enjoy this season. 

 

So in today’s episode, I’m going to share 8 key things that I implemented in my own life that have helped tremendously with stress and overwhelm. 

 

With these 8 things, I went from randomly breaking down, being super grumpy, and worrying about everything to being motivated, excited, and having a strong sense of peace and calm around my business and life. 

You don’t want to miss these! 

An extra resource to help you take that next step toward less stress is this free guide I put together. It’s a week worth of journal prompts around Biblical truths that God has given us and how they apply to you as an entrepreneur. Grab that here

 

I hope my story encourages you to keep making steps toward your calling. 

 

Grab some coffee and let’s chat. 

 

I’d love to hear from you! You can leave a review on Apple Podcasts and let me know what you’re loving about these episodes and how they’re helping you in your entrepreneurial journey. 

 

Check out the show notes for more information and any links and resources mentioned in the episode. Just go to https://www.mamawithacalling.com/the-podcast/ for more. 

 

Links mentioned: Hot Mess to Home Success by RoseMarie Groner (soooo good!)

 

More resources to help you pursue your calling: 

>> Community: Join me in the Mama With A Calling Facebook group and other like-minded faith-fueled women all pursuing their calling of having purposeful and profitable online businesses. Monthly challenges, coaching and more. 

>> Blog: Check out Mama With A Calling for more resources and information to help you in all areas from leaving your job to starting your business 

>> Coaching: Book a free mini breakthrough session to get clarity in your business or your life as a mom entrepreneur so you can do the things that God is wanting you to do. 

>> Clarity Coaching and support: Want help deciding which offer is best for your business right now, the accountability to get it done and someone to ask questions to when you get stuck (hello tech struggles)? Then my Clarity coaching and support package is for you. To learn more about that and how it can help you move forward instead of staying stuck, go to https://www.mamawithacalling.com/clarity

This might just be stopping you from experiencing the success God has for you in your business

This might just be stopping you from experiencing the success God has for you in your business

July 1, 2021

You know that God has called you to run an online business and be an entrepreneur. 

And while you’re totally here for it and the thought of it is really exciting, it’s also really scary to completely let go of the things in your life that define your comfort zone.

In this episode, we're going to talk about how holding onto things that don't align with the calling God has for you may actually be stopping you from fulling experiencing what God intends for you.

We'll talk about faith and how our actions really reflect our faith more than what we say we believe.

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Need help transitioning into your calling but finding the fear and doubt overwhelming you? Book a free clarity session with me today. I'd love to support you.

Is worry stopping you in your business? Grab this week of journal prompts based on scripture to help you worry less.

Join us in the Mama With A Calling Facebook group to connect with other like-minded faith-fueled women all pursuing their calling of having purposeful and profitable online businesses. 

Blog: www.mamawithacalling.com

I'd love to connect with you more on Instagram @mamawithacalling 

 

 

Living out your calling to be an entrepreneur and a mom even when life feels hectic

Living out your calling to be an entrepreneur and a mom even when life feels hectic

June 22, 2021

When you’re pursuing your calling to be an entrepreneur, the road is full of hurdles that you have to overcome. From mental blocks you have to change to figuring out how to fully step into this new role God has given you. Even after you know that you’re called and you know what God is calling you to, there’s still the really big part of the journey where you have to become this new person with a new role to play. 

 

In today’s episode,we’re going to talk about how to confidently show up in your business and start living out the calling God has given you. We’re going to talk about making time for this new business, thinking like an entrepreneur, balancing (yes balance!) your role as a mom and entrepreneur, and how to lean into what God is saying along the way. 

 

As we’re in this hectic season of summer and vacations and days at the lake, it’s so easy to let your business slip to the back burner. 

But God has called you to this, and if you’re not intentional, months are going to go by and you’re not going to be moving on your business. 

 

That’s why I created the Faith, Family and Focus mastermind. It’s a 12 week mastermind that starts July 5th. Early bird pricing ends 6/24 and applications accepted until 6/27. For more info, send me an email at alexia@mamawithacalling.com OR check out www.mamawithacalling.com/mastermind-info 

 

Let’s connect on Instagram @mamawithacalling

For challenge replays and community with other Christian mom entrepreneurs, join the Mama With A Calling FB group

When You Feel Like Your Business Calling Isn’t Worthy Enough

When You Feel Like Your Business Calling Isn’t Worthy Enough

June 10, 2021

Having an online business can sometimes feel like it's not a "real" job. Or the business you're feeling led to start feels like it's "less than" compared to the other online businesses you see influencers talk about. 

In today's episode, we're going to talk about how to shift your thinking around the business idea God is leading you to and how to confidently claim that. We're also going to talk about how viewing specific jobs as more "worthy" than others can lead to bitterness and envy of other entrepreneurs. 

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Tired of letting fear and doubt hold you back in your business? Join me for the Confidently Pursue Your Calling challenge June 14-18th. To register, go to mamawithacalling.com/confident-calling

Make it easy - The Number One Thing You Need To Do To Make Being A Purpose Driven Entrepreneur Easier

Make it easy - The Number One Thing You Need To Do To Make Being A Purpose Driven Entrepreneur Easier

May 27, 2021

Ever feel like being an entrepreneur is one of the hardest things you’ve done? The vulnerability, all the tech, all the decisions about which business model and what to do next. It feels hard. But what if it was easy? What if we are making it hard because that’s what we’re used to and not because it really is hard (or at least not as much as we think)? 

>>>> Special sale on Clarity coaching until June 6th, 2021! Go to www.mamawithacalling.com/clarity and use the code BDAY35 at checkout to get 20% off! It's my birthday and I wanted to celebrate with a special offer. <<<

In this episode, we’re going to look at some reasons we think like this and look at some passages to start to see that maybe God meant for us to have a different perspective. 

 

From our workaholic tendencies in corporate america, we tend to think that if we just work harder then that will equal success. Ultimately, this engrains in us the belief that work needs to be hard. 

What if we just let it be easy and stopped trying to make sure that it’s hard?

How different would starting a business feel? 

Does God want us to be in a constant state of struggling with how hard it is to start and run an online business? 

We look at how Adam and Eve before and after the Fall. Then we contrast that with life now and having the Holy Spirit within us changes everything. 

We don’t have to hold on and try to make all the decisions ourselves, know which option is going to be perfect and do the perfect thing in our business. We can’t know. But we don’t have to. If we let the Holy Spirit lead us, trusting that God loves us and will lead us, then we have the option to make it easy. 

We just have to let it be easy. 

Let’s talk about how things could be if we let the burden be light and simply trusted in God’s guidance and provision. 

 

I’d love to hear from you! You can leave a review on Apple Podcasts and let me know what you’re loving about these episodes and how they’re helping you fully step in and show up to do what God’s calling you to do in life. 

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Want more support as you're stepping into your calling?
I've got you covered!

>Want community? Join me in the Mama With A Calling Facebook group and other like-minded faith-fueled women all pursuing their calling of having purposeful and profitable online businesses. 

>Want more how-tos and info? Check out the articles on my site www.mamawithacalling.com

>Wish you had someone to just help you get clear on all the things you need in your business? Grab a clarity coaching session with me (www.mamawithacalling.com/clarity). Not sure if coaching is right for you? Sign up for a free mini session (www.mamawithacalling.com/coaching). 

I'd love to connect with you on Instagram! Send me a DM and say hi  @mamawithacalling 

 

How faith and loving yourself are key to getting the courage to be an entrepreneur (with Brigette Heller)

How faith and loving yourself are key to getting the courage to be an entrepreneur (with Brigette Heller)

May 20, 2021

Join me today as I interview Brigette Heller from The Strong and Capable podcast as we talk about mindset and self-talk and the impact it has on your courage to pursue anything big in life, especially starting a business. 

Brigette talks all about her journey of getting a job that felt God sent to feeling emotionally and mentally drained by the job after a few months of working there. We dive into how she worked through all the worry, doubt and fear that came up for her and how she ultimately stepped out in faith and quit her job to pursue her own online business. 

Episode Highlights: 

  • When she knew she wanted to leave her job to be home with her kids and how her faith led her along the way
  • Her job felt like a God send but after 6 months, she was not in a good place emotionally and mentally. She learned a number of skills that would later serve her. The financial blessing of the job really clouded her thoughts about whether she “should” quit. 
  • How it feels to face that big decision to leave a job that you felt was given by God in the first place. 
  • Even through a job that was emotionally and mentally challenging, she kept holding on because it was a job with impact. IT’s hard to leave something when you feel like it’s an important role. 
  • God may ask you to pivot from a really meaningful role and that can be challenging because the world will impress upon you that if you’ve got a job that’s good and impactful, then you should have honor in that alone.
  • How she decided to quit and finally made that change
  • Her Awake community and details 
  • What does mindset and loving yourself have to do with being an entrepreneur 

I hope today's conversation really inspires and encourages you if you're finding yourself in a position similar. It might feel like an impossible dream to quit your job yet you know that you can't keep going to a job you hate. You know you're called to do more in life, but you have to believe that God is calling you to something right now, that He has equipped you for that calling and He will provide for you along the way. 

 

Follow Brigette on Instagram @brigette.heller and learn more on her website www.thestrongandcapable.com

For more info on the Awake community to tackle all the mindset stuff, go to www.thestrongandcapable.com/awake

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More resources to help you pursue your calling with confidence: 

>> Community: Join me in the Mama With A Calling Facebook group and other like-minded faith-fueled women all pursuing their calling of having purposeful and profitable online businesses. 

>> Blog: Check out Mama With A Calling for more resources and information to help you in all areas from leaving your job to starting your business 

>> Coaching: Book a free 45 min breakthrough session to get clarity in your business or your life as a mom entrepreneur so you can do the things that God is wanting you to do. 

>> Clarity Coaching and support: Want help deciding which offer is best for your business right now, the accountability to get it done and someone to ask questions to when you get stuck (hello tech struggles)? Then my Clarity coaching and support package is for you. To learn more about that and how it can help you move forward instead of staying stuck, go to https://www.mamawithacalling.com/clarity

 

Over 2k downloads! How I Overcame Fear and Launched A Podcast and How You Can, too

Over 2k downloads! How I Overcame Fear and Launched A Podcast and How You Can, too

May 6, 2021

Podcasting is a great way to get the message on your heart into the ears of your potential clients/customers. You may even be feeling led to start one yourself, but there’s a lot of things holding you back. Today’s episode was created with you in mind. 

In celebration of the podcast hitting over 2,000 downloads, I’m sharing with you how I overcame the fear of starting a podcast, how I actually got started, and some strategies I did to get to this point. 

I hope after hearing this episode, you’ll be able to hit that record button and start your podcast. No more stalling. 

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I want to remind you about the Coaching scholarship (spot in my 3 month 1:1 business and life coaching program - we set up your life and business so you can fully step into the calling God has for you). Application closes May 10,2021.

>>>Go to www.mamawithacalling.com/scholarship to apply. 

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Episode Highlights: 

  • Deciding to start a podcast
  • Common fears around starting a podcast
  • How to just start
  • Strategies for growing once you’ve started

 

Podcasting is a great way to connect with people and it’s a great option for busy moms. 

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More resources to help you pursue your calling: 

>> Community: Join me in the Mama With A Calling Facebook group and other like-minded faith-fueled women all pursuing their calling of having purposeful and profitable online businesses. Monthly challenges, coaching and more. 

>> Blog: Check out Mama With A Calling for more resources and information to help you in all areas from leaving your job to starting your business 

>> Coaching: Book a free 45 min breakthrough session to get clarity in your business or your life as a mom entrepreneur so you can do the things that God is wanting you to do. 

>> Clarity Coaching and support: Want help deciding which offer is best for your business right now, the accountability to get it done and someone to ask questions to when you get stuck (hello tech struggles)? Then my Clarity coaching and support package is for you. To learn more about that and how it can help you move forward instead of staying stuck, go to https://www.mamawithacalling.com/clarity

 

Be A Good Steward Of Your Gifts - Your Calling Depends On It

Be A Good Steward Of Your Gifts - Your Calling Depends On It

April 28, 2021

As a Christian entrepreneur, I know that you want to or are already running a business based on where God has called you. 

But what if there’s more for your business that you haven’t even considered because there's actually a whole part of you that you've been ignoring all together?

I'm talking about your talents and gifts God has given you. The thing you're just really good at. 

 But over time, what started as being modest or humble morphed into not even acknowledging that you were actually good at it at all. 

This can even feed into imposter syndrome because you've trained yourself to mentally dismiss that you are actually gifted or talented in specific areas. Many Christian women feel shame for speaking up about their abilities and really owning those skills. 

I know I was like that, and if this sounds like you, then I want to help you reframe how you're thinking about these gifts. 

What if what feels like humility or modesty is actually preventing you from seeing what God is calling you to do and how God has actually uniquely equipped you? 

In this episode, we’re going to look at biblical examples where God has given a specific talent or gift and it’s been used to do amazing things for His glory. I hope this inspires you to rethink the role of your own gifts and talents and how important they are for your calling. 

These could be things that you're actually supposed to be really highlighting in your business. 

You don’t have to dim your light so that others can shine. Let others see the gifts God has given you. Let it be really obvious that God is with you, just like David and Daniel in Scripture. 

 

Scripture references: 

Daniel's gifts: Daniel Chapter 1

Parable of the Talents: Matthew 25:14-30

 

Coaching scholarship is open until May 10, 2021. Go to www.mamawithacalling.com/scholarship to apply!

 

 

Monetize Your New Online Business With These 3 Simple Offers

Monetize Your New Online Business With These 3 Simple Offers

April 8, 2021

You’ve got an online business and you’d love to be making money, but you’re not sure how (or when) that can happen. You may even think that you have to wait until a certain point in your business to start selling anything, but you can actually start making money in your business even if you just started. 

In today’s episode, I’m going to tell you about 3 simple ways you can monetize your online business as a beginner. Whether you have a podcast, blog or Youtube channel, all of these options are great to start with.  

 

Feeling stuck when it comes to deciding how to monetize your business or exactly what you should offer? I’d love to help you come up some ideas for how you can monetize your specific business. To get started, book a free breakthrough session with me at www.mamawithacalling.com/coaching

 

Episode Highlights: 

  • Why you don’t need to wait until you have big numbers to start making money
  • The 3 simple ways to start making money in your business from the beginning
    • Services
    • Coaching/consulting
    • Small digital products
  • Deep-dive into each one 
  • How to choose which one you should choose to offer first

 

Once you implement even one of these options, you’ll be able to start making money in your business. Yes, people still need to know about it and the offer needs to serve your audience, but now they at least have the option to buy something from you. I can’t wait to hear how it feels when you make that first sale. I’d love to share your new product on Instagram so tag me @mamawithacalling and I’ll repost it on my stories. 

 

Check out the show notes for more information and any links and resources mentioned in the episode. Just go to https://www.mamawithacalling.com/monetize-your-new-online-business/ for more. 

More resources to help you pursue your calling: 

>> Community: Join me in the Mama With A Calling Facebook group and other like-minded faith-fueled women all pursuing their calling of having purposeful and profitable online businesses. Monthly challenges, coaching and more. 

>> Blog: Check out Mama With A Calling for more resources and information to help you in all areas from leaving your job to starting your business 

>> Coaching: Book a free 45 min breakthrough session to get clarity in your business or your life as a mom entrepreneur so you can do the things that God is wanting you to do. 

>> Clarity Coaching and support: Want help deciding which offer is best for your business right now, the accountability to get it done and someone to ask questions to when you get stuck (hello tech struggles)? Then my Clarity coaching and support package is for you. To learn more about that and how it can help you move forward instead of staying stuck, go to https://www.mamawithacalling.com/clarity

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