How I Landed My First Freelance Client + The Exact Strategy I Use To Find New Business

When I tell people I quit my safe job in public relations to start my own business, the first question they ask me is, “How do you find clients?” It makes sense. Figuring out how to land clients and find paying work is often a huge barrier for those who want to freelance, start a side […]

Here’s Exactly How Much it Costs to Run an Online Business: A Peek Inside My 2016 Business Expenses

When I quit my job to start my own business last February, I knew it wasn’t going to be easy. I anticipated roadblocks and expected to face twists and turns along the way. One thing I hadn’t quite considered? How expensive it actually is to run a business. After all, my business is run almost […]

From Side Hustle to CEO: Celebrating One Year in Business

February 1 will always hold a special place in my heart. One year ago today, I took a giant leap into the unknown when I quit my safe and comfortable 9-5 job and officially started my business. For the past 12 months, I’ve documented every step of the journey in my Becoming CEO series. From detailing […]

Want To Pick My Brain?

As a solopreneur who has been very open and transparent about my journey from side hustle to CEO, it’s probably no surprise to you that I receive emails on a regular basis from those who want to follow a similar path. I LOVE these notes! They are part of the reason I share so openly- I hope […]

It’s Official: Say Hello to Jessica Lawlor & Company

Nearly a year ago, I quit a thriving career in public relations to take my business, blog and brand full time. After years of planning, hustling and dreaming, I took my future into my own hands on December 17 when I resigned from a safe and comfortable corporate job working in travel and tourism public relations. (Curious to know exactly […]

A Moment Of Clarity

It’s no secret that this summer I’ve been feeling a little bit…stressed. That’s probably putting it nicely, especially if you ask my poor family and friends who have had to endure the wrath of my anxiety, indecision and overwhelm. Between living and working from a different city for the month of July, onboarding my biggest client yet, […]

I Quit My Job to Take My Side Hustle Full Time. Here’s Exactly How I Did It.

Six months ago, I quit a thriving career in public relations to go full time with my side hustle — communications consulting, blogging and teaching yoga. However, this story goes back way past February. Let’s rewind to October 2015. On an ordinary Thursday, I was in my car on a 2.5 hour drive for a work meeting in […]