We’re back with another post in the Student Success Stories series.
Why are we doing this? Glad you asked!
It’s because we want to feature people who took Gina’s 30 Days or Less courses and actually got serious about working on their freelance career. Every story in the series is a little bit different from the others. That’s because they’re real journeys, and everyone is on a different path.
This week we’re featuring Brea Horton, a social media manager based in Portland.
Thanks for answering our questions, Brea!
Name: Brea Horton
Course enrollment date: May 2017
Business launch date: July 2017, although I didn’t pitch to anyone until I pitched my first client, who signed with me.
Date hired by first client: July 24th, 2017
Hours worked per week: 15
Average monthly income: I hit $2640.00 in September, which is officially more than I made at my desk job!
Top three services/niches: social media management, email management, content editing
Hi, Brea! Tell us a bit about yourself.
Hey there! I’m a 25 year old Portland, OR native and dog mom to my giant one-year old St. Bernard, Moose. I enjoy coffee, rose and soggy cereal. (Don’t judge!)
What about your business?
I’ve always been a go-getter. When I get an idea or have a want, I make it happen.
It was no different with my business. I was stuck in a desk job that provided little value when I craved more. I learned that I could start my own business, and that same day I was on Pinterest reading every article and blog post I could get my eyes on about starting my own online biz.