It all started with a fierce desire to have more time for what matters - and the need to help others achieve the same.
What Do We Do?
We teach solo entrepreneurs (solopreneurs) how to use social and digital marketing to achieve their personal, lifestyle, and business goals faster with less overwhelm and more fun.
Am I in the right place?
If you’ve asked yourself any of these questions, then you’re in the right place!
How can I drive more people to my website and sales funnels? (What’s a sales funnel?)
How can I get more work done in less time – without actually doing more work?
How can I use social media to get more sales?
How do I get more leads from my website?
How do I save time and money in my business?
How can I market my business while still having time to enjoy life?
Smart Bird Social is not a social media marketing agency.
We get this ALL of the time…people think that we’re a big agency with lots of employees who work on managing social media for businesses. But we’re not!
For a while, we did work on social media marketing and web design for clients. We even got to work with awesome entrepreneurs like Russell Brunson, Liz Benny, and Anthony DiClementi.
But, we’re not an agency. Smart Bird Social is me, Meghan, with my husband and business partner, Jeff. Jeff still works a full-time job, though, so it’s really just me. 🙂
As I mentioned above, we’re now creating online courses to help solo entrepreneurs reach their goals without pulling their hair out or wasting time away from the things they love to do.
Does that mean we never help clients with social media marketing or web design? No. There’s an exception to every rule. In general, however, 2017 is all about helping more people get more work done in less time through our courses.
Jeff helps me with all of the technology and accounting because hardcore IT work makes my head hurt, and numbers aren’t my favorite either. As for everything else in the business, it’s all me, baby!
I’m a digital marketer with expertise in web design, visual content, social media (mostly Twitter and Facebook), email marketing, content marketing, landing pages, sales funnels, and more. I help solo entrepreneurs (solopreneurs) grow their businesses, extend their influence, and increase their sales with do-it-yourself marketing tactics, systems, and strategies.
In an effort to empower business owners with knowledge and confidence, I create content that informs, educates, inspires, and entertains. You’ll find me around the internet at various blogs, including Social Quant, and wherever there are rescued greyhounds afoot (any dogs really, I love dogs!).
More About Meghan
Haven’t you heard enough about me yet?
No? Ok, here’s more…
I’m a regular gal who left corporate America and happily jumped head first into my own entrepreneurial journey with the goal of helping other solo entrepreneurs with their digital and social media marketing.
Everyone says to work your side gig while you’ve got a steady, stable full-time J.O.B. But, dang, I’ll be straight with you: trying to run a business while working full time is HARD WORK.
Add in personal health issues, family crisis, and crushing debt, and WOW, it’s sort of hell.
Lots of people contribute to the idea that self-employment is a breeze. You think you’re getting the “working at the beach” lifestyle.
But if you’re working full-time and trying to make your personal business excel, the beach vision fades.
What you get is super familiar with your office and your laptop—to the point where “online marketing” makes you want to shoot your Mac. 😉
When Reality Sets In
For several years, I was so stressed about escaping our financial situation that I worked around the clock. I had a full-time job in Corporate America (making nearly six figures!), and I spent the evenings and weekends working on our business.
Meanwhile, I missed out on everything. I let precious time pass without making memories with my husband, with my aging parents, and friends. Basically, I wasn’t living.
I looked in the mirror to see 30 extra pounds of fat from my sedentary lifestyle. When Christmas rolled around, there was little to write about myself in our annual letter. And, worst of all, all that extra work didn’t amount to even making a dent in our debt. Freedom seemed far away. My peace of mind and happiness seemed even farther away.
Working harder and more hours didn’t mean a better life. That’s when I abandoned the notion of the “side hustle” and realized that working for “the man” wasn’t helping me either.
Fast Forward to Now…
I mean, really, we’re all hustling, all the time. Because modern day society has us thinking we need to do it all (especially women!).
That’s the unrealistic goal we aspire to: having it all and not sacrificing anything in the process.
But, as solo entrepreneurs, we’re painfully aware that there is always a sacrifice. There’s always a choice between what you must work on, what you’d like to work on, and what you have to give up to enjoy life.
You can always make more money, but you can never make more time.
So, my purpose is to help you get to your goal faster. I know you want to have a better lifestyle and make the world a better place. So do I.
At the end of the day, you need to be making money, but you also need to be there for your family, friends, and yourself.
Professionally, I’ve helped small businesses, non-profits, associations, and large corporations achieve their digital and traditional marketing success stories.
Although I’ve been working for others for the past 20+ years, we’ve run our own business, Accolades Technology Inc., since 2003. I’ve been freelancing for over twelve years, with much of that time spent as a web designer and marketer. The past couple of years I’ve focused a lot more on social media.
Here are some of the industries I’ve worked with:
- Financial planning
- Senior living/retirement
- Physical therapy
- Association management
- Digital Marketing 90%
- Social Media 70%
- Design 80%
- Writing 90%
- WordPress 70%
- Branding 80%
Let’s Be Friends!
Interesting Facts About Meghan
- You might find her lip-syncing and dancing because she secretly wants to be a rockstar.
- Her biggest mindset change was to look at each challenge as “simple and easy to do.” If you believe it will be hard, it will be.
- She is a passionate member of the greyhound and galgo rescue community.
- Although she loves pink, her favorite color is yellow.
- One of her favorite marketing projects was to create a billboard at a racetrack (for cars, not dogs of course).