Enjoy this interview with an amazing content creator and provider of content creation tools and resources!
Tagline: Stunning lead magnets to make list building easy.
Lynette, what do you want people to know about the products or product line you offer?
Our primary focus is to create workbooks, planners, and journals that help you build their list. Included in each pack is also content to help promote your lead magnet such as social media posts. You’re free to do a lot with each pack – such as re-use for clients without paying extra, sell them to your audience, or add it to your membership site.
Tell us a bit about you – what do you want content creators to know about you?
I am a self-taught web developer. For 18 years, I programmed backend solutions for clients, developed WordPress themes, and built countless WordPress plugins. When my husband fell sick and could not work, the pressure of a tech company was too much. I took to doodling and drawing for stress relief. That led me to start Thrive Anywhere. I still love my tech but am so much happier with this business now.
What do you love about your products and how can “content creators” benefit from them?
I love creating beautiful things that go beyond eye candy. The content has to be solid and our designers do a fabulous job of packaging up serious content into something stunning. To me, this helps content creators because they don’t have to worry about the soundness of what they are putting out. It also saves them time and energy since they don’t have to do it themselves. It also helps keep them in their zone of genius since they don’t have to learn how to design things. Solid content and beautiful design also makes them look good. I’ve seen people heap praises on a customer who used our products.
How did you get started in your business and what do you love about it?
I touched on that that earlier. To expand a little more. Much of it is Faith. By 2014, I started getting burnt out with my tech business. I was putting out a new WordPress plugin every month and supporting over 40 plugins. Most businesses, you have a transaction and you’re done. In a tech business, there’s one transaction and an expectation of perpetual support. Add the variables of different server configurations, site configurations, themes, conflicting plugins and more… it’s a nightmare.
All this time, I sensed God was telling me. You need to do something else. But what? I didn’t know what else to do because this has been my business for 10 years. So I hung on, hoping things will get better, but it didn’t. The next year, my husband fell ill and couldn’t work. He could barely sit up without getting dizzy. Everything fell into my plate – which was already overflowing. It was incredibly challenging, and I needed an outlet, so I started doodling and learning to draw.
Being an entrepreneur for so long, you’re always looking for ways to make money out of what you have. By now, I hear God speaking louder to me. Do this. I still didn’t have specifics, but I have always been a planner. I stepped out in faith, married the two and give it a go. That’s when Thrive Anywhere was born.
Please share a tip for people wanting to create and sell products online.
Don’t spend too much time overthinking stuff. You will never know everything or see the path clearly ahead of time. Usually, you see the beginnings of a small trail and everything else is murky. Take a step. That step will reveal your next step and the next step reveals the one after and so on.
What do you wish you knew when you first got started in your business?
I wish I was bolder in seeking out JV’s asking people to be my affiliate. Asking for interviews and so on instead of waiting for people to contact me.
Lynette’s Featured Product: Three Column Yearly Planner
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This compelling planner is a treasure in its own right. Additionally, with commercial use rights included, it forms the foundation for a three-column planner series. Let your imagination go wild as you think about the countless topics that could be positioned in a three-column planner format. Examples are: Days of the week, members of the family, different areas of your life, breakfast, lunch & dinner, etc. What ideas come to your mind.