Don’t Stop Yourself From Being Great; The Fear is in Your Head

Don’t Stop Yourself From Being Great; The Fear is in Your Head


Samantha Strazanac started her marketing consulting side-business as a hobby, but when the income quickly surpassed that of her full-time career, she left the corporate world and never looked back!

If you're thinking about turning your small virtual assistant business into a full-blown career, read on for some advice and inspiration from someone who has made it happen, and is loving every minute!

Hello! 

My name is Samantha Strazanac and I own Strazanac Solutions in Raleigh, North Carolina. Strazanac Solutions is a marketing consulting firm that focuses on SEO, social media and content marketing. I work with businesses of all sizes and budgets across all industries. I love to consult and find a solution to their business problems in the form of effective marketing solutions.

Tell us what you do!

My company was started in 2015 as a hobby to legitimize my freelance services, however within 7 months of running my business part time the income generated from my company surpassed my full time job. I left the corporate world in October of 2015 and have never turned back.

How did you get started as an entrepreneur?

My company was started in 2015 as a hobby to legitimize my freelance services, however within 7 months of running my business part time the income generated from my company surpassed my full time job. I left the corporate world in October of 2015 and have never turned back.

What do you love most about the lifestyle?

I love that I get to wake up each day knowing that I am creating my future, that my life is in my hands and that everything I do is in my control. It’s hard work and my company has had its ups and downs, but the ups always outweigh the downs so I never let it get in my way of pursuing further success.

Latest project

I am working with a company who’s original web designers went out of business and their website is both not optimized for mobile and their SEO needs a lot of attention. This is a doozy of a project that I am pulling in a fellow web designing guru for and I look forward to updating their site and strategically boosting their SEO...

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The Fear is in Your Head

Why?

The only person stopping you from being great, is yourself

Most inspiring person you have ever met so far and why?

The most inspiring person I have ever met is my mother (cliché I know), my mother is from Brazil and she started and owns a medical practice in the United States. She is known as one of the top experts in her field as well as she owns and manages one of the most well known and respected medical practices for her field in the area. My mother is my inspiration that I can do anything I set my mind to.

One piece of advice you would give your younger self

If I could give my younger self one piece of advice it would be to keep failing and don’t be afraid to fail. My failures taught me the greatest lessons that got me where I am today and I wouldn’t give up my failures for successes for anything. Those failures are what got me my success today.

What's the bravest thing you ever had to do?

The bravest thing I have ever had to do was probably leave the corporate world to fulfill my destiny of being an entrepreneur and small business owner. It was scary and a difficult decision, but it was the right one. The first morning I woke up not intending on going into my old job, but rather sit in my home office and start my new career as a business owner was the scariest but more exhilarating experience I recall having. I am sometimes still in shock that I am pursuing my dreams as a successful business owner and  I like to take every second to treasure my life and what I have made of it because I’ve worked hard and I only intend on growing more.

Learn more about Samantha and Strazanac Solutions here!


Samantha Strazanac left her corporate career to fulfill her entrepreneurial dreams and started her own marketing consulting firm, Strazanac Solutions. Strazanac Solutions focuses on SEO, social media and content marketing. Keep up with Samantha and her company by visiting their website, liking her Facebook page, connecting on LinkedIn, or following on Twitter! 

 

 


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