In the fall of 2018, I was traveling through Europe while taking a 6-week sabbatical between full-time finance jobs. Sure, I spent the time eating, drinking, writing, exploring, and taking plenty of photos (many of which you’ll see on this site), but I also spent the time coming up with a lot of business ideas.
After working with entrepreneurs, side hustlers, professionals, creatives, and bloggers over the past 6 years, I knew that I would be going back to work full-time after my Europe trip... but I also knew that it was time to start something of my own. Unfortunately, practical, valuable content about building a side hustle, business, brand, or blog (or all of the above) proved more difficult to find than I originally anticipated.
While there is more content being created online today than ever before, it was difficult to find the answers to specific questions I had. We all need motivation and inspiration sometimes, but even some of that content was confusing. (Just quit your job and go for it? But how? And with what money?)
After some research and brainstorming, I decided to try to create the type of content I needed and wanted to consume. If I was going to have to wade through piles of 3,000-word blog posts with one sentence of uniquely useful advice included while dodging popups, ads, and confusing affiliate relationships, I could at least try to make sure that finding that piece of information wasn’t as hard for the next person.
One could argue that Going Places Media wasn't “ready” when I launched this site in December of 2018... but I launched it anyway. I’m a big fan of getting ideas out into the world and learning as I go. I may not know everything about what Going Places Media will be in the future, but I'm having a lot of fun figuring it out. And in the meantime, I’m creating as much black and white, clear cut, unambiguous content for go getters as possible.
If you are also a content creator with a bias toward practicality and authenticity, I would love to hear from you. If you are an aspiring business owner looking for an answer to something that you can’t find online, please reach out. If you just want to say hi, that’s great too!