Kealy Hawk is the owner of Little Bear Care. After struggling with feeding her first baby, She made it her mission to help moms and babies overcome the struggles and love their feeding journey.
Vince Comfort: Thank you for sparing this time to talk to me. So, tell me a little about where you are from?
Kealy Hawk: I am from a small town in Colorado. When I married a man in the military, my life took me to many new places. I've lived in and visited many places in the United States and feel at home in each one of them! It's part of why I am an online entrepreneur- I need a job that is mobile.
Vince: That is awesome. There couldn't be anything better than being an online entrepreneur for you. So, For how long have you been an online entrepreneur?
Kealy: I've been blogging for a little over a year now. I actually started a business in the last place we lived, but had to scrap it and start completely over when we moved! I learned a lot during that transition and now I've been with my new blog and business for the past 6 months. It's still the same business with the same services, just a new name, and a new start!
Vince: I checked out your blog, it's great. I love the white space and it's really easy to read. I see you promoting a couple of products there but for the services you offer; where do you get your clients from?
Kealy: I just love the internet. It's amazing how many opportunities there are for online entrepreneurs. I created my own website and I love the flexibility I have with options doing it myself. I work with people all over the world through social media and networking, but my clients find me through my website.
Vince: Do you sometimes feel down, and unproductive?
Kealy: Yes, I totally do! I think the reason is that it's so hard and slow to see growth. I've only been at this for a little over a year now, and the growth has been slow. I really want to help moms, and in order to do that, I need to reach them! So sometimes seeing that my site traffic is moving slowly is discouraging. But I just remind myself that good things come to those who wait… and to look at how far I've come! If I compare my growth to last week it's slow but compared to a year ago I've grown a lot.
Vince: Where do you get your motivation from?
Kealy: I just think about a topic to write about that will help others. It's my passion – helping moms breastfeed. That's why I'm a Certified Lactation Counselor. I had so many struggles in my own breastfeeding journey that I want to help moms avoid what I went through. I think back to those times when I really struggled with my baby, and how much some breastfeeding information would have helped me! It gets me motivated to write some good information for a mommy out there that needs it.
Vince: Do you listen to any motivational speakers?
Kealy: I actually don't listen to any! I think my family gives me the motivation to do what I do. I love being a mommy and a wife, and when I need motivation I usually get it from them! They are the reason I do what I do, and when I have free time away from work I spend it with them.
Vince: That Kealy is so powerful, thanks.
To wrap this up, what advice would you give to the new online entrepreneur just starting?
Kealy: Don't give up! It's not always easy especially at first. Growth comes slow but you'd be amazed how much you learn. I used to be a very poor writer and had difficulty getting words on the page… but now I can write quickly and still be engaging! It will come with time, just stick with it.
Thank you so much Kealy for your time and for sharing with us.
TAKEAWAY #1: Your motivation doesn't have to come from a motivational speaker. It can come from family.
TAKEAWAY #2: Don't give up. It's not easy but it will pay off.
Check out Kealy's website www.littlebearcare.com
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