THE SHORT VERSION OF A LONG STORY
Way back in 2007 (after cutting my teeth in the magazine industry) I started my first blog, Drop Dead Gorgeous Daily from scratch.
I called it my "shoe money project", because I started it so I could occasionally afford some of the amazing shoes I wrote about all day long in my day job.
I always though of it as a business rather than a blog though, and it worked as DDG became my full-time gig in under 12-months, and continued to grow to have over 500,000 readers a month, with multiple 6-figure revenue and 5 staff.
Then I did it all again over right here at KateMcKibbin.com (yes, formerly known as Secret Bloggers' Business).
Over the years I have had some amazing experiences through my online businesses, including; creating my own collection of nail polishes with Revlon, sitting front row at New York Fashion Week, working with some of the biggest names in the industry, travelling the world, meeting my very own online girl squad and being named the Female Tech Entrepreneur of The Year (2015) and one of Anthill's 30 under 30 entrepreneurs.
Now I'm sharing my biggest business lessons and strategies from running all my online businesses with awesome women just like you, right here.
"That even though leggings are definitely NOT pants... pants are highly overrated items of clothing anyway!"
"That you don't need a big list, lots of traffic, or even to be the smartest person in the room to be able to create a profitable business from your passions and experience (you just have to know the right way to do it!)"
"That emojis are the best and purest form of communication there is 😉 "
" That life is way too short to spend most of it doing a job that doesn't have you jumping out of bed (at least most) mornings... "
" That after five or more wines that yes, I am the best dancer on the dance floor (actually this isn't a belief, it's a fact!!)"
"That all you need to be truly successful is something you're truly passionate about, a whole lot of hustle, and an awesome teacher (hint, hint...)"