Mon, 28 January 2013
Personally I have a girl crush on Ashley Ambirge, and I know I’m not alone. This super sassy and amazingly talented digital entrepreneur, has built a multiple six figure business from her laptop.
Clearly marketing yourself as the “go-to copywriter + online marketing sexpot for businesses + brands who want PERSONALITY” has paid off for her, because you can’t help but love Ash.
If you’ve not yet visited The Middle Finger Project then you’re missing out. Ash manages to combine her wit, charm and travel stories (mainly about drinking and hot guys) with rock solid, bang on marketing and business advice for solopreneurs.
And all this since only 2011, which was her first year in business (she started freelancing in 2005), and also when I first came across her.
I was so impressed with her ballsy move to create a product called 97 in 11, in which she actually told you exactly how she was going to make $97,000 in that year - talk about holding yourself accountable.
Naturally I supported her efforts 100%, I mean who doesn’t want to see someone succeeed who has so blatantly put themselves out there in such a big way…oh and she totally surpassed her revenue goal.
Ashley comes from a `similar’ background to me, as in real world corporate experience, predominantly in marketing for both big online companies to tech startups, including being the Director of PR at Aweber, one of the most successful email marketing providers.
We had both discovered each other online through our blogs and so hooked up on a Skype call back in early 2011, which more like a speed-dating style catch up on steroids.
She was living in Santiago, Chile and I was in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She’s currently in Costa Rica and when you read this I’ll be back in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. So yes we `get each other’.
Along with helping her clients to make more cash, she’s an online marketing, sales and copywriting instructor, and she runs the copywriting division of TMF called, appropriately, `No Apology Included’.
Ashley is quite simply on the rise and rise and pours out her insight, wisdom and quirky loveable style in our podcast interview, so listen up!
What You’ll Learn In This Suitcase Entrepreneur Podcast Interview
Connect With Two Digital Nomads Ashley and Natalie
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Mon, 14 January 2013
When I first met Pace and Kyeli at the World Domination Summit in 2011, I knew these were no ordinary women.
They had huge hearts, a sense of peace and calm about them, and a burning desire to connect and live life differently to most others.
Since then we've continued to connect at WDS in 2012 and by supporting each other in growing our online businesses and promoting each others' programs.
At the time I did this interview with Pace she was on the verge of packing up everything with Kyeli and their kid, and heading off in their RV to go on an adventure across the US.
What's more Pace had recently quit her job to go full time with the digital business they had built together and I was so proud of them and super excited at how much they'd grown.
Working Out Their Why
At the time we spoke, their business Connection Revolution, was about changing the world.
And in the two years they spent leading this, they noticed two disconnects between their core message and the people who were actually showing up.
Like most businesses you need to continually evolve and morph as you better understand your audience and what they're after, and these two are so tuned into that.
Not everyone, who loved what Pace and Kyeli stood for, wanted to change the world.
Some were struggling with being fully themselves, others were seeking fulfillment at a personal level, instead of a global level.
So they got clear on their why, what they do and who they help, and built the Edgewalker Academy to be a place where you go for learning, growth, and transformation. As they say:
These two are committed to working with edgewalkers, someone who doesn't fit in with the center or mainstream, but lives on the edge of what's accepted, what's known and what's possible.
I guess I'm an edgewalker in that I'm an explorer of dreams, of possibilities, of new ways to be.
If you feel that way too then I suggest you listen to this interview with Pace and get connected to their academy.
What You'll Learn In This Suitcase Entrepreneur Podcast Interview
Get Connected With Pace, Kyeli And Natalie
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