This month I’d love to share my interview with Becky with you.
The best part about these interviews is how much we can learn from them and get inspired while we build our own creative businesses.
Many times we often see successful business owners and think how easily success came to them. But the reality is, it isn’t true. More often than not, it took many, many years for them to reach the success that they have today. They may have invested a lot of time and money into building their businesses too, and made a lot of sacrifices and time away from the family. Not to mention, their sweat and tears to achieve their dreams.
Becky is no stranger to this. She is a hard worker, a no-nonsense creative entrepreneur and has put in the work and time that her business needs to succeed. This is one inspiring interview because she shares a lot of tips and inspiring nuggets of her success which you will learn and benefit a lot from.
Without further ado, let’s get into it!
How Becky Beach Went From 0 to Multiple 6-figures as a Printable Blogger
Please introduce yourself, your business and what your business is about.
Hi, I’m Becky Beach. I am a blogger and a printable store owner of MomBeach.com. I make multiple 6-figures a year and I’m passionate about helping others start their own digital product businesses. I live in Dallas, Texas area with my son, husband and 3 furbabies. My goal is to help people quit their toxic 9-5 jobs and start their own online business from scratch.
What inspired you to start your own creative business?
I was pregnant with my son back in 2015 and wanted an outlet to share what I was going through. I was treating my blog, MomBeach.com, as a hobby and not a business. It wasn’t until 2018 did I start treating it like a business. I had a horrible and toxic boss that kept cutting me down. I just wanted a better life for my son and I. At the time, I was working 60 hour weeks and barely having any time for my family. After getting serious about my blog, I added products such as printables, courses, and spreadsheets.
How do you stay motivated and focused as a solo-entrepreneur?
I also work with a team of contractors that I talk to during the day. I’m in a mastermind group as well so chat with them on Voxer all day. I’m not feeling lonely!
Can you share any tips for managing time and staying organized in your business?
Yes, I recommend joining a membership or mastermind group. This really helps me focus on my business and its great to meet other business owners. I use the Pomodoro technique which means I do time blocking with an egg timer for 25 minutes at a time.
How do you balance the creative side of your work with the business side, such as finances and marketing
I have hired an agency called the Collective to manage my finances so that I don’t have to. I recommend all business owners to stay in their zone of genius. Finances are not my strong suit so I have outsourced it. I’m great at being creative and marketing, however, so do that all myself.
Can you discuss any challenges you’ve faced in running a small creative business, and how you overcame them?
I was working 60 hour weeks at a 9-5 job so hardly had time for my business. I decided to get up early, work during lunch, and stay up late after everyone had gone to sleep. It really helped me grow my business.
How do you stay up-to-date with industry trends and changes as a solo-entrepreneur?
I subscribe to magazines like Communication Arts, Imagine FX, read about industry trends quite often. I also like going to the book store and Michaels to see what styles of planners they have to get inspiration.
Can you tell us about a particularly successful project or projects you’ve completed on your own? You can also share your successes that you have achieved in your business.
I created multiple courses and started a membership on my own. It was a huge undertaking! Now, I make $8k a month from my membership.
How do you price your creative work, products and services as a solo-entrepreneur?
I see what competition is pricing at and follow suit if I agree with the price. I’m trying to price my products higher because they have so much quality.
How do you market and promote your business without a large team or budget?
I use affiliate marketing to promote my business. There are 450+ affiliates that I work with. I am also going to run ads next month to promote my business.
Can you share any lessons you’ve learned about building a strong brand as a solo-entrepreneur?
I stick to my branding, which consists of high customer service and consistency. I only use safe images in my PLR that I have the rights to or created myself. I follow image licensing at all times and educate my audience how to do the same.
How do you handle client/customer relationships and communication as a small business owner?
I treat all customers as I would like to be treated. Customers are the life blood of your business. Be firm so that they don’t walk all over you, however.
How do you balance work and personal life as a solo-entrepreneur?
I stop working when my son, Bryan, comes home from school. I also give my family my full attention when they get home in the evening. I don’t work on the weekends.
Can you tell us about a time when you had to take a risk in your business, and how it paid off?
I didn’t know if I should start a membership since it is very hard work. I took a leap and decided to start one! It really paid off because I earn $8k a month. I plan to get more members so that I can earn $10k a month as a goal.
How do you connect and build relationships within your niche as a solo-entrepreneur?
I have joined a mastermind group and several memberships so that I can connect with other entrepreneurs. I also have many customers that I consider friends.
Can you share any advice you’ve received that has helped shape your approach to running your small creative business?
Always be original and don’t copy what others are doing. You have to set yourself apart from the competition with a unique mechanism in your business.
How do you measure success in your business as a small creative business owner?
I make multiple 6 figures a year so consider myself very successful financially. I also enjoy helping others and creating value. I have helped so many people start their own businesses too. One of my members makes $7k a month now!
Can you discuss any challenges you’ve faced with scaling your business as a solo-entrepreneur?
I’ve tried to get certain affiliates to promote me, but I was turned down. If that happens, just reach out to more people until you get a yes. Don’t stop trying to get the word out if someone doesn’t want to help you.
How do you stay motivated and inspired to continue growing your business as a small creative business owner?
The amount of people I have helped really motivates me to keep going. I know I have a purpose on this Earth to do good and help as many people as possible.
Can you share any future goals or plans you have for your small creative business?
I hope to help more people start their own business so that they can achieve financial freedom like me. I also want to expand into higher-priced courses that provide as much value as possible.
Can you discuss any tools or resources that have been helpful in growing your business on your own?
I use Grammarly to help spell check, Ecamm Live to create courses and broadcast live to my Facebook Group, Voxer to provide coaching and connect with others, and many more!
What advice would you give to someone just starting out in your niche?
Be yourself and be unique. Don’t copy someone else’s business or style.
How can people get in touch with you?
- tiktok @themombeach
Want to learn from Becky and skyrocket your printables sales?
I recommend that you take Becky’s Printables Blog Academy course. As Becky says,
“After taking Printables Blog Academy, you will learn the quick and easy way to create your own Printables Blog that will sell your printables 24/7!”
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