Name: Erika Schanzenbach
Short bio: Graphic designer turned small-business sidekick.
Location: Abingdon, Virginia, USA
Date hired by first client: March 2018, three weeks after starting the course.
Return on investment: 48 days after enrolling in Gina’s course!
Average hours worked per week: 30(ish)
Average monthly income: $2000- $3000
Services offered: Graphic design and typesetting, content management, admin assistance
Hi, Erika. Can you tell us a bit about yourself?
Currently my 40th birthday is staring me down and I don’t intend to flinch.
My next decade is going to be my best yet. Ha, take that big 4-0!
But seriously, I am a long time graphic designer with a love of the written word. I went to tech college to study electronic publishing and then I worked for many years doing layout design and typesetting for magazines and books along with managing blog content.
I never felt comfortable in the traditional career box.
I was homeschooled in the 80s when homeschooling was hardly a thing, by a stay-at-home mom and a dad who ran his own small business. My childhood taught me a lot about hard work and personal responsibility, as well as prioritizing things of lasting importance rather than seeking immediate gratification.