Today’s co-host is Kim Doyal. Kim, formerly known as the WordPress Chick, is an entrepreneur, coach, speaker, podcaster, and content strategist. She is the co-founder of The Content Creator’s Planner and has built her lifestyle business using WordPress and podcasting.
After spending much of her early career in retail, Kim started her first online business in 2008. Her initial idea was to sell ebooks. However, she quickly fell in love with WordPress and started building websites.
In 2013 she launched her podcast, which acted as a coaching platform as well as a way to share her expertise with WordPress. Over time, her business has evolved, and today her Content Creator’s Planner is at the core of what she does.
In this episode, we talk about getting clarity around what you want to do, what lights you up, and how to start doing that work. We also dive into some of the challenges Kim has faced while growing her business through ads, content, and many different projects.
[Tweet "'Everything that I've done that comes from a place of joy (rather than attaching a specific outcome to it) makes me the most money and feels like the least amount of work.' @kimdoyal"]
- Showing up and putting in the work will always be the most important thing you can do to facilitate growth. Nothing falls from the sky — you have to work for it and work hard.
- A lot of people have ideas for products, but few understand how to clearly communicate the intangible work. Showcase the problem, the solution, and the results.
- It’s better to provide your existing customers with better content and more meaningful information, rather than chasing numbers in advertising.
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Season 8: Building Your Business
More episodes in this season:
S08 E01 - Socializing for Introverts and Organizing Events with Emily Leach
S08 E02 - Experimenting, Getting Unstuck, and Why You Should Build a Team (Even If You Don’t Want To) with Matt Giovanisci
S08 E03 - Day Rates, Attracting the Right Clients, and Building a Business Around Your Life with Sarah Masci
S08 E04 - Confidence, Solving Problems, and Playing the Long Game with Mark Asquith
S08 E05 - Affiliate Marketing and Humanizing Relationships with Miles Beckler
S08 E06 - Trusting Your Instincts and Launching Products with Ken Westgaard
S08 E07 - Streamlining Your Business and Trusting the Journey with Erin Flynn
S08 E08 - Teaching Online and Embracing Opportunities with Reuven M. Lerner
S08 E09 - Bringing Service-Based Businesses Online and Dealing With Change with Gina Horkey
S08 E10 — Putting in the Work and Communicating Your Value with Kim Doyal
S08 E11 – SEO, Content Marketing, and Skyscraper Strategies with Alex Panagis