My consulting services are centered on my areas of expertise in digital product creation, solo-preneur business development, relationship marketing, and past experience as a teacher, curriculum developer, and founder of multiple online businesses.
Rest assured you will not be getting fairy tale theory, or the hearsay advice of someone trying to pass herself off as an expert. Creating, marketing, teaching and coaching is my full-time profession. Your success is my absolute priority. Serious inquiries only, please.
Book a “One-time Quick-win” Session
Arrange a 60-minute, 1-on-1 strategy session. Prior to our call, I will spend a half hour reviewing your site, and other relevant materials to best advise you. Note: this is a paid call. Find out more by visiting the One-time Quick-win page.
I cannot imagine launching my blog without Katie. There is so much to know and Katie makes it easy. She has the gift of patience and knowledge and her coaching will put you so much further ahead with your goals. Hire. Katie. Today! – Susan Cox
Online Business Coaching
Need some direction and accountability to grow your business? Need someone to guide you through the process of getting your site off the ground, rebranding, successfully implementing affiliate marketing, or creating that product or course? This is the place to contact me for that kind of coaching. Business coaching is a three month minimum commitment. Fill out my coaching application.
In October 2017, I had almost given up on my blog. I began coaching with Katie as a last ditch effort. In 3 months of working with her, my visitors, sessions and pageviews doubled, my subscribers increased by 700% and I made the first money I've ever made with my blog. But even more than that, I've gone from a hobby blogger to a businesswoman. Katie helped me train my brain to think that way. The best still though is that I've gained not only a blogging mentor but a friend who both understands what I'm trying to do and encourages my true calling. Coaching is not a magic pill, but if you put in the work, it can change everything for your business.I can't wait to see where we go from here. – Samantha Hatcher
A personal note:
I know firsthand how frustrating building an online business can be. Lack of clarity, being usure of your “niche,” and the struggle to learn the jargon and overcome tech issues is all too real to me.
Maybe you’re paralyzed by the lack of technical knowledge. You wish you could just write, or speak, or travel and the money would flow in. It’s a cache 22 because …
You need to sell something to make money but you hate “selling.”
You know you’ve got to do it. Otherwise you’ll literally be out of business. Or worse, you’ll feel like you’ve failed before you even officially get started.
A profitable online business is your key to freedom and impact.
I’m sure you’ve done your time: an endless season of long commutes, boring meetings, cramped working spaces, grumpy customers, and unbearable bosses, or perhaps even the loneliness of years as a stay at home mom. Sure, some of these have benefits, pensions, and paychecks but you’ve still painfully felt the lack of time with family. The loss of time seeing the world. Limited liberty. Limited impact.
Questions that keep you awake at night:
Maybe you feel you're too old to start something new. Maybe you fear you'll never be big enough to make a difference and yet you know you have skills and a message that can truly help others and make you money.
Do you ever find yourself laying awake at night, burdened with one or more of these questions?
- “How do I discover my niche?”
- “How do I position myself in a new niche?”
- “How do I build an audience … from scratch?”
- “How do I create a product?”
- “How do I sell it once it’s created?”
- “How do I sell it without being pushy, “sales-y”, or slimy?”
- “How do I present my message … and get people to pay me for it?”
5 Good Reasons We Should Talk Today
- You need a new voice: someone who can provide an experienced perspective and refreshing ideas. You’re too close to the subject (because it’s you!) … I’ll help you define your unique selling position (USP) in a way you never imagined.
- You need a trusted partner: someone who has a vested interest in your success, who encourages you each step of the way, celebrates your wins, and has helped others win as well.
- You need an interpreter: someone who can explain the tech and marketing language of the millennial world in terms that make sense to you.
- You need a specialist: someone who genuinely understands, advises, started where you are and has not only seen profits from her work, but her clients have seen profits as well.
- You need an expert: someone who can help you craft your story and creatively market your products and services maximizing profits, and never leaving money on the table.
Like you, I’ve struggled with growing my business …
For years, my career was ministry. I wasn’t supposed to “sell” anything or even ask for money. ever. My husband and I were told to just “trust God” and donors to support our growing family.
But the story behind the story is that when when the recession hit about 2011 and God changed our ministry direction twice in a year and half, many of our donors took the opportunity to excuse themselves from their support, and we had to find a way to bring in income for ourselves if we wanted to stay in Mexico and continue to minister here. We didn’t have the money to go back to the States and raise more funds, even if we’d wanted to.
Remember in the movie The Sound of Music, when Maria says “When God closes a door, somewhere he opens a window.”? Well, in 2012, God gave us our open window.
We’d begun to homeschool our children and realized there was a severe lack of homeschool curriculum available to Spanish speaking families who knew no English. Because of my undergrad in teaching and my masters in administration and curriculum development a light soon sparked for a solution to both needs, and we went to work creating the first ever literature-based homeschool curriculum completely in the Spanish Language.
The Lemonhass® blog and curriculum appeared online in Spring of 2012, along with the ParadisePraises.com blog for English speakers. When we sold our first ebook online, and when we saw our name in print on Amazon for the first time, we laughed and cried and pulled that window shut behind us, determined to never look back.
I remember telling my husband then, “When we get to the point that this (business) is making a regular income for us, I am going to teach other women how to do it too, so they can also experience the freedom that comes with working for yourself and earning money for your family.”
Those first few years were filled with long hours and many tears as I tried to learn all I needed to about WordPress, affiliate marketing, html codes, email service providers, branding, writing, graphic design…. We failed at multiple other side businesses through the years, but through it all remained the thought “One day I will teach other women to do this. And it will be easier for them because I learned the hard way.”
And it has been. I started coaching clients in April, 2015, and started hosting bogging retreats in 2016. Here are some of their amazing stories:
My client Betsi has gone from zero traffic to her travel blog to landing sponsored luxury vacations. Betsi says:
“If you're struggling to blog, struggling with tech, or to create a product, Katie Hornor is your woman! She is a teacher, and encourager and your biggest cheerleader. She helped me grow from hobby to business and take my blogging to a new level. She is amazing!
Susan has been a corporate copywriter for 30 years and recently quit her job to launch her own fashion blog and freelance writing business. They’re making more progress, faster and easier as they follow the steps I learned and avoid the mistakes I made.
Social Media Examiner recently reported that in 20 years, it’s expected that up to 70% of the entire workforce will be working remotely. Those corporate jobs are going away, and those who know how to work from home will be filling those positions.
Are you currently in sales? Perhaps you’ll be like Kimi and start a DIY home decor blog and be paid by brands to share all of your favorite home and garden products with the world.
Are you an adoptive mom? Perhaps you’ll be the next Melissa, helping adoptive families thrive though online classes and virtual support sessions.
Or maybe you are great at creating recipes for those with special diets like my client Cathy. That can be life changing for the person who finds YOUR blog.
Your unique selling position
You and I both know that life doesn’t always take the path we hope it will. Real life often finds doors shutting in our faces. Sure, we can force them open, but we can also choose to check the window, and often the window presents a view we weren’t expecting.
That’s why – if you’ve made it this far to even be reading these words – you’ve probably developed a few skills you’ve never considered. Real-world skills. Instinctual skills. Flexible, endurance based skills. Guess what?
These are the very skills you can use to create a successful, meaningful, and even profitable brand. And I’m the person that can help you do it. I’ve taken the same care and detail orientation I needed to make it as a missionary, teacher, pioneer in the Spanish homeschool curriculum market, and business owner straight into marketing and coaching.
- I’ve created and marketed over 15 courses and self-published a complete preschool to sixth grade homeschool curriculum, plus over 40 other book titles.
- I’ve made it to multiple amazon best seller lists.
- I've spoken on international stages about education and business topics.
- I’ve helped homeschool bloggers, travel bloggers, lifestyle bloggers, and more – launch profitable blogs that have given them the platform to follow their dreams and work from anywhere. (Check my testimonials page; they can’t say enough about our work together)
- I’ve used our influence to support a children’s home in Jalisco, Mexico in their mission of training the next generation of Christian leaders.
My mission is to help message-passionate individuals like you be the best YOU you can be. To help you get over the obstacles, get out that window and take your message to those who are waiting to hear it.
The lack of knowlege, traffic, results, and income can be maddening. Don’t waste any more of your time struggling … call me instead. Don’t dole out any more money — hundreds, thousands, or even tens of thousands — on ad packages or overpriced online programs that always seem to promise the moon but underdeliver. Call me instead.
You are not alone.
Today in addition to our local ministry, our businesses allow us to “minster to” Spanish speaking families not just in Mexico, but worldwide. And by coaching online business owners we’ve also expanded our impact in the business world. Something that never wold have happened had we given up and gone home when the door of ministry support seemed to be closing.
Maria truly said it best, “When God closes a door, somewhere he opens a window.”
Today is the day to step away from the door you’ve been trying so hard to open … and come look out the window.
I became an online business coach to help you and people like you – those that know they were given a message to share or a need to meet.
You’ve got a story to tell. A message to give, and I’m going to help you give it. It’s time to get out the window. Your people are waiting. You are not alone.
P.S. – I strictly limit the number of clients I work with at any given time. When you hire me, you get my 100% support and attention … an advantage you get from few other sources. Click the button below to fill out a short coaching application. If accepted, you will be contacted to setup a short call to discuss your needs and terms. Thank you.
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