Chenell, the creator of this website

I’ve been working at a large company in the US since 2010. It was my first job out of college. I worked my way up from their travel call center, to getting recruited into the E-Business department, to finally managing and creating marketing strategies for many, many dollars worth of Google ad campaigns.

I started applying what I learned along the way to help small business owners reach their goals. I recently left my full-time job to take my own agency full-time and try and make a living from it.

I’m here to share my journey of going out on my own, and how I navigated and took advantage of all the resources I had access to in order to get me where I am today.

I’m going to fall flat on my face…many times. But I’m also hoping to help you avoid some of the mistakes I make along the way.

This should be interesting.

 


How This Site Started

This site started as a place for me to showcase how I was paying down my student loans. I wanted to help other people realize it was okay to talk about being in debt, and help them find ways to pay it down faster.

I was putting all of my money towards my student loans…every extra penny. But after a while, I realized there was a goal I was desperate to fulfill….leaving my job to start my own business.

To make that a reality, I knew I had to change some things. I started saving all of my extra money instead of putting it towards my student loans. I also ended up not publishing much on this site for a while because…well I felt like I had let my readers down.

I was so into the idea of paying down debt faster, it was a lot of what I talked about. So for me to just up and switch was different. Not to mention, my former boss was a regular reader of the blog, so sharing that I was saving to quit my job was kind of….off the table.

So this new version of Bright Cents is more about entrepreneurship, leaving a day job, and starting something you’re really passionate about.

I’m going to share the boring stuff (making sure you complete all the right paperwork), to the fun stuff like landing new clients and bringing in more revenue (at least I think it’s fun!).

If you have questions or comments, please feel free to email me. I will write you back as soon as I can. Thank you for taking the time to read my ridiculous story. Oh! And make sure you subscribe to the blog (below) to get all of the latest updates!

Chenell

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