Recently, we came across freelance biz coach Shanna Tyler. Her authentic approach to providing guidance is refreshing, fun, and inspiring. Shanna’s positive energy is palpable through her Instagram, where she shares valuable business tips along with her contagious smile. As she calls it in her bio, “keepin’ it really real”.
Shanna started the “Get It Done Program” devoted to helping women find their life callings as she had done in the past. Her 1:1 consulting program focuses on coaching women through hardships, enabling them to turn their passions into careers. What stuck out to us was that Shanna herself was going through hard times and after bringing herself out of the dark, she dedicated her life to helping other women do the same. Shanna truly is a social saint in the world of freelancing. Now, along with her coaching program, Shanna runs an inspirational blog, a community called the Self Soul Sport, and even hosts The Self Soul Sport Podcast.
With all the incredible work she does as a freelance biz coach, we couldn’t help reaching out. Here she shares her secrets to finding success as a freelancer.
Let’s make sure you pat your own back… What’s your biggest strength as a solopreneur?
My creativity! I love thinking of new ways to serve my branding and business clients, from creating fillable (and pretty!) PDFs for their learning and now delving into filming videos for their online learning. I’m consistently implementing new ways to be creative in adding value!
What’s the best business or money advice you ever got as a freelance biz coach?
To separate business and personal expenses. It helps so much to have separate accounts to physically see where my business spending goes and personal spending goes. It really switches the mindset to “this is a real thing!”
Now for a moment of realness, what are you struggling with right now in your business?
I’m struggling most with videos! Though it’s a fun, creative endeavor — there is a learning curve with a new platform and new way of working my clients. It takes me out of my comfort zone to lose what I think of as “control” but it’s going to be so beneficial for my clients and myself!
As a freelance biz + life coach in the NYC area, what challenges and advantages do you think are you unique to where you are?
I’d love to start with the positives! New York City is such a diverse area where you’re able to connect with so many people, especially entrepreneurs. The amount of networking opportunities and community events are unreal! There’s one every single night. However, the advantages are the hustle. It’s consistently a race in this city, with a bit of competition. Though it can drive you, it can get exhausting! That’s when you have to set boundaries on how much you do and work smarter, not harder!
We know the freelancer life is all about the hustle toward incredible goals. Where do you see yourself in 5 years? Financially, personally, and with your businesses?
I see myself with multiple 6 six-figure online courses serving those who are starting off with their personal and/or professional brand who need the support in building their identity to confidently monetize, market, and pitch. I also see myself with a top-rated podcast focusing on the genuine stories of those in the entrepreneurial lifestyle, specifically those who are woman-identifying. I also see myself traveling, twerking, and HAPPY!