#BadassCreatives: XO Sarah Morgan
I stumbled upon Sarah Morgan fairly recently, as her workbook The Badass Blog Planner popped up on Amazon as a suggestion for a book I might like. You know I love to celebrate badassery in all its forms, and I was so excited to find someone else who is all about helping other badass creatives!
Sarah is a badass web designer, writer, and consultant for freelancers, bloggers and small biz owners. But she’s oh-so much more than that… Sarah is also an aerial instructor and circus performer. When I discovered that, it really resonated with me, as I have a lot of uber-talented friends here in New Orleans who make their livings as burlesque and drag performers. I LOVE people who are multi-passionate and have figured out how to make a living doing all of the things they love.
I recently chatted with Sarah to find out more about her newest book and how she got into aerial arts.
Photo credit: Cheryl Willard, Spilt Sugar
In addition to web design and training programs for other creative entrepreneurs, you also do aerial performance. Can you share how you got started in that, and how you think that has shaped your overall career as a creative entrepreneur?
I took an aerial class on a whim about five and half years ago. I was HORRIBLE at it, but I loved the challenge, so I kept going back. Classes turned into performances and then performances turned into teaching. Five years later I’m now in San Diego training multiple times a week and teaching kids aerial classes. It has definitely taught me to trust myself and take risks. Working hard every day and going after things even if you may fail has been a big part of my aerial practice and growing my business as well.
You just launched a new book on passive income streams… Can you share a little bit about it, who it’s for, and what makes it different than similar books and courses on this subject?
Create. Profit. Party! is my start to finish guide for anyone looking to create passive income. I cover everything from ebooks and e-courses, to affiliate marketing, podcasts, and tangible products. Passive income has been a huge part of growing my business and something that has made me feel more financially secure than I ever did working for someone else. Most of the books I’ve found are written by men and have more serious business tone. While I share lots of actionable info, I definitely have a different writing style, so you’ll never feel like you’re reading a text book.
If you could go back in time to when you were still working a 9-to-5 job and give yourself 1 piece of advice, what would it be?
Keep going – it will be 110% worth it. And don’t be afraid to take time off, your business will still be there when you get back.
What’s your next big goal for your business? Where do you see yourself in 2 years?
Since the response to Create. Profit. Party! has been so great I’m working on creating a group coaching program to go along with the book. That way I can give people more specific help in guiding them through the process.
In two years I still hope to be working with design clients, creating products and programs, and helping people build badass blogs and businesses online!