I did not win but I learned and grew and that growth stimulated idea’s. I met other people doing the challenge Mom’s just like me. Answering the question giving it my all forced me to think about running an online business from a different point of view. That very shifted point of view one different from mine has given me the feeling of a stronger plan for my business and life. THANK YOU AGAIN NATALIE … Watch me go I hope one day we shall meet in person and I hope one day you can learn from me.
Visit Natalie at http://suitcaseentrepreneur.com/ she is an amazing brave world traveler.
Who is Natalie and Why Are You Here?
So you wanna know a little more about me? Well I’m touched, and I trust you’re prepared for an adventure….
I like to call myself the Suitcase Entrepreneur because since 2006, when I left my hometown New Zealand, I’ve been traveling the world and living out of my suitcase.
This is me. Natalie Sisson.
The Official Story:
My friends call me an adventurer (others use the word nutter) because I have a motto of living life to the fullest. I’m a writer, author, speaker, blogger and fun-loving, down to earth entrepreneur.
I’m ridiculously passionate about building amazing businesses online that you can take anywhere. That means online marketing, social media and new tools and technologies are my life.
Combine that with my absolute love for travel and my addiction to Ultimate Frisbee, and you pretty much have the full picture on me.
I’ve had over 8 years of corporate experience in marketing, communications, brand and product management for some major companies in New Zealand, England and Canada across the widest variety of industries – yep I had real jobs!
Throw into the mix a past life in modeling, TV presenting, Moto-x racing, tennis, netball, triathlons, sailing, and you get the kind of person I am.
A multi-faceted multi-potentialite woman intent on changing my world, and yours for the better. I love learning and then passing on that knowledge here. I heart entrepreneurship.
How My Journey Began:
In late 2009, I was a cofounder of a cool tech company and I found that there was a significant lack of women entrepreneurs and CEOs, especially in technology.
It seemed like having a platform from which to connect with them and interview them was a no-brainer.
So I started a blog to chart my journey as an entrepreneur and to learn from other amazing women entrepreneurs.
I knew deep down that I had a message to share with the world, and many lessons to teach to inspire others to go after their own dreams and start building a business and life they love.
Fast forward to April 2010 and I decided to take what had become an overriding passion in my life, and turn it into a business.
In December of that year, I rebranded to The Suitcase Entrepreneur to better fit the niche I’m focused on – both men and women wanting freedom in business and adventure in life.
How did I build my business?
It’s been built with a whole lot of determination and hustle and primarily consists of four revenue streams, that have organically grown as a result of my blog growth and brand building.
- Digital product and program sales – you can see the suite of offerings here
- One-on-one and group coaching – you can find details on how to work with me here
- Compensation for recommending products, programs and tools I adore (affiliate marketing and other cool win-win ventures)
- Sponsorship and advertising with key partners that I am proud to align with
My Business and Lifestyle Vision
Earlier in 2013 I decided to publicly state my intentions for my business and life three years from now. I did this by sharing my Painted Picture on my blog and Slideshare.
To date it’s had 7,500+ views and been shared everywhere, for which I’m really honoured. It has directly helped people to create their own and take action for which I’m grateful.
Feel free to check it out for yourself.