Can you believe it’s been almost three years since I first stepped into the world of selling digital templates? 🤯 A lot of things have happened since then, and to celebrate this milestone, I wanted to share five important lessons I have learned along the way.
Ah, the dreaded F-word – failure. Back in the early days, I thought I had it all figured out but some designs just didn’t quite resonate with my audience, and sales weren’t what I expected.
Instead of throwing in the towel, I analyzed what went wrong, and learned from it. I pivoted, tried new things, shifted gears, and with each tweak and adjustment, I saw progress. Failure became less of a roadblock and more of a roadmap, guiding me toward a more refined and successful business.
Lesson Learned: Failure isn’t a sign to retreat; it’s a nudge to reroute.
The Heart of Success
I realized pretty early on that my amazing customers are not just buyers; they’re the heart and soul of my business. Connecting with my customers through messages, questions, and feedback was like a brainstorming session with the ultimate focus group.
Their insights have shaped the trajectory of my business. Listening intently to feedback, building real connections and tailoring products to meet their needs has been a game changer.
Lesson Learned: My customers aren’t just participants, they’re co-creators in the evolution of my business.
Adapting to Change
The digital landscape is ever-changing and unpredictable. But that’s what keeps it exciting! I learned that staying adaptable is key to surviving and thriving. Whether it’s adjusting to market trends or embracing new technologies, flexibility has allowed me to stay ahead of the curve.
I went from exclusively offering Canva templates to diving into Notion templates, while simultaneously leveling up by adding courses and custom services. There’s always a new trend, a fresh tool, a game-changing platform.
Lesson Learned: It’s not just about adapting, it’s about anticipating the next move and innovating before the rest catches on.
Value over Quantity
I used to be caught up in the race to constantly push out new products, thinking quantity was the key to success. I’d pump out templates left and right, thinking I was serving my audience well.
But then, I had an aha moment. I realized it wasn’t about flooding the market with more of the same; it was about making a real impact. I took a step back and focused on creating products that solved real problems and met genuine needs.
This shift in mindset not only earned me rave reviews but also elevated my brand’s reputation in the market. It’s not just about what you sell; it’s about delivering real value. People aren’t just buying products; they are investing in solutions that add value to their business.
Lesson Learned: It’s not about the sheer volume of what you throw out there; it’s about the impact each piece makes.
One of the most challenging lessons was how to deal with self-doubt. I can’t tell you how many times self-doubt crept in when I started creating courses. I was questioning if I had what it takes to teach and guide others. But instead of letting it paralyze me, I rolled out courses, shared my knowledge, and watched as my community grew with learners eager to absorb what I had to offer.
Pushing my boundaries beyond my comfort zone usually leads to amazing results, like introducing custom Notion setups. It felt so uncomfortable at first but the response I received was so great and now I’m so happy that I’m able to help people create a dashboard that is uniquely tailored to their needs.
Lesson Learned: The real magic happens when you trust yourself and take risks.
So as I’m looking back on three years of digital adventures I can’t wait to see what comes next, to continue to grow and evolve. Here’s to spreading more digital magic, making waves, and leaving a positive mark on the world with creativity and intention.