Hi, I’m Lyn Wildwood. Welcome to Learn with Lyn.
Who am I?
I’m just like you. I know, I know. Cringe, but it’s true. I’m a freelance blogger hustling hard to start my own business venture so I can live life on my own terms without the pressure and restrictions that come with working for other people. I’m sure you can relate to that even if you’re not a freelancer. I’m sure you can relate to that especially if you’re not a freelancer. The 9-5 lifestyle just doesn’t work for everyone for a variety of different reasons.
Maybe your job is really stressful and that 9-5 is more like 7-7. Maybe you hate the environment you work in. Maybe you’re like me and you don’t want to live on someone else’s schedule, no matter how nice the environment you work in is and no matter what your salary looks like.
Being someone who’s motivated by creativity and self-progression is difficult when you work for other people or work for a company that doesn’t value its employees’ ability to create and innovate. You have so many ideas running through your head, but you aren’t able to act on any of them due to the restrictions you’re under. This only leads to depression or a feeling of emptiness because…
you want your work to mean something.
This is the category I fall into. I don’t mind plugging away at something for hours on end. I don’t even mind doing that all day everyday for days on end, but only if I’m working on something that has a greater purpose than making money, or more often than not, making someone else money. It’s hard finding businesses who share this mentality, and the only other option I see is starting my own business.
Let’s go back to that “maybe your job is really stressful” part. Some of you aren’t naturally creative. Your motivation for starting your own business is leaving behind a life that’s nothing but stress for you. You’re working too hard and making too little money, which means you have no time or money to do the things that make your life fulfilling.
You want your life to mean something.
You love your work, or at least you’re willing to work hard, you just don’t want your entire life to revolve around it. You want time and money to travel, more time with your family, more time to hang out with your friends and have fun. Stressful jobs and jobs that pay too little don’t allow for any of those things.
What is Learn with Lyn?
Learn with Lyn is my business venture. I’m a freelance WordPress blogger, and I want to teach people how to build their own websites using WordPress, to put it simply. However, I want to go further than that. There are a lot of online business bloggers who teach you everything you need to know about the science and psychology of growing and sustaining an online business, but they got nothing, or at least very little, when it comes to the technical stuff.
They’ll show you how to start a blog with Bluehost by paying for hosting and installing WordPress, but they don’t tell you exactly what to do next. They just go straight into telling you why blogging is beneficial and what it’s done for them. They don’t teach you how to use WordPress, how to pick out a theme, how to know what topics to cover, how to style your blog, and if they do, it’s usually a tutorial buried somewhere in their blog. My question…
How the hell are you supposed to know to look for that?
That’s the gap I want to fill. I’ve learned a lot from some of the top bloggers in this niche, but I often feel there needs to be more information on the technical side of running an online business, not just the psychology of it or sharing a technique that earned someone a lot of email subscribers or revenue without getting into the nitty gritty details of it all.
That’s what I want to do. I don’t want to give you an overview or simply scratch the surface of a topic. I want to really get into it so you, no matter where you are in your journey of starting an online business, can learn how to do these things without having to do all of that trial and error yourself.
What can you expect from me?
The world! Nah, really…
I want to teach you everything I know and everything I learn in the future. That means learning how to build a website optimized for online business, not just a blog. That means learning how to start an email list, optimize it and grow your audience. That also means learning how to do things that may seem over your head, such as creating your own infographics.
Remember, I’m just like you. I’m not an expert in any of these things, but I’ve learned a lot through the trials and errors that come with teaching yourself. It’s a pain in the ass, and I don’t want you to have to go through that. I’ll cut through the bullshit and teach you what you need to know.
There are a lot of tools out there. They’re meant to increase our productivity and make our lives easier, but who’s got the time to try them all out? This chick.
You can check out my Resources page to see what tools I use, but there have been times where I try out a tool I learned about from an online business blog. They and everyone else rave about it, but I just wasn’t feeling it.
Researching new tools, trying them out and learning how to use them eats up a lot of time. I’ll research these tools for you, show you how to use them and share my opinions of them along the way. No time wasted on your part.
Like I said, I’m still learning about the psychology of online business and learning how to be successful with it, so you won’t get many lectures from me. However, I’d still like to share my thoughts on a few things, and that’s where this category comes into play.
These discussions will include reviews of entrepreneurial and philosophical books, thought posts and other general discussions that don’t fall in the technical category.
You on board?
Head on over to my Start Here or Best Of pages to find a directory of this blog’s most useful content, or pick from the list below:
If there’s anything you’d like me to cover, head on over to my Contact page, and select Reader Question/Request as your Reason for Contacting.