BRANDMERRY BLOG: THE BEST OF 2017
It has been such an exciting year at Brandmerry! I love this time of year because of the chance to reflect on growth, changes, failures (yes those too) and prepare our minds for the year ahead.
As I prepare for 2018, I know you are also gearing up for what is going to be a complete game-changing year for you as well. This blog post is full of my top video, blogs and amazing community love over the past year.
Oh my heart - everything that has happened within the 2 years of my business all wrapped up into one single video. I shared it all in this one, the struggles, the triumphs, successes and failures and so much fun reminiscing on the early days of my business. This was definietely my most impactful video of 2017, as I received multiple comments and messages from women who were touched by my transparency and inspiration to keep going. Watch the full video in Authentic Brand Builders.
Still one of my favorite videos to date because of the openness and vulnerability of my own story. I shared my own journey with allowing myself to TRULY believe that I was worthy of everything I desired and to finally grant myself permission to want more. It's one of my favorite #realtalk videos that you need to see before 2018.
I freaking loved this challenge so much, in fact I'm bringing it back in the New Year so don't forget to sign up. This was the first time I felt truly in my zone of genius while hosting a challenge. So many business, brands and lives were transformed during this 5-day challenge where female entrepreneurs learned to tap into their story to create a truly authentic brand.
Top Blog Posts
Writing your About Me section for your website doesn't have to be overly complicated, it's just storytelling right? I'm sharing with you the three key pieces to uncovering your story and six ways to make your About Me section become a top converting page.
Having a well-branded photoshoot is so important to have a cohesive representation of your business across all platforms. It's all about consistency when you create an online brand and your photos are an excellent way to make that happen - not to mention photos are the single best way to convey emotion!
Brand recognition is important because it build trust among your community and trust results in more business for you and your brand. Learn 4 steps you can take RIGHT NOW to improve your brand consistency online.
It's so freaking important to give people a REASON to stay on your website and to explore more about you and what you have to offer. Click to watch the video where I share tips on how to get your ideal client to stay on your website!
One of my very first Youtube videos in 2017 still remains the top visited blog on the Brandmerry Blog and most viewed on my Youtube channel. This video outlines everything I believe to be true about branding and how to make sure you are set up for a money-making brand from the very beginning.
Amazing Community Love
I'm constantly in awe of the amazing connections I've been privileged to make through my business and the Brandmerry community. I set out to create a business that not only felt good inside and out, but made a lasting impact in the lives of others; to empower more women to step into their worth and own their story. 2017 was a transformational year. This year I've made amazing friends, worked with amazing clients and have grown my community full of women who are truly going to make a difference. Thanks for being part of this journey!
a final note...
As I look ahead it's crazy to think that just last January I was still struggling to sign consistent clients. I was making money in my biz, but in order to hit my goals for 2017 I knew something had to change.
Turns out I needed to step it up.
Take major risks in investments.
Follow my gut when new opportunities arose.
Test to see what worked and didn't.
I LEARNED TO...
Embrace help from others.
Embrace slowing down.
Embrace deep emotional work.
Embrace that I no longer needed the label of perfectionism.
Embrace sleeping till 8:30 and morning snuggles.
Embrace time to listen
IN 2017 I CELEBRATED...
Multiple $25k sale months,
Consistent $10k cash months for 3/4 of 2017.
Traveling for work and masterminding with incredible women.
Serving thousands of women through my group, programs, courses and my blog.
At the beginning of 2017 I set out to create a 6-figure business that not only made an impact, but didn't cause my to lose my sh*t in the process; and in 2017 I surpassed my cash goal by making over $100k in my business.
It was the year I took some of the biggest risks of my life and I'm excited to see what unfolds in 2018 ❤️
Michelle Knight is a Branding and Business coach for female entrepreneurs who are struggling to gain visibility and traction to take their business to the next level. She works with her clients to dive deep into their story so they can create a brand and message that positions them as an expert and allows them to create their desired income to free up time in their schedule for what matters most. Learn more >>