#1: WHO ARE YOU?
I’m Monica Fawn Orto.
I was born artistic, entrepreneurial and introverted. I grew up and live in Colorado, at the base of the Rocky Mountains.
I strive to live a mindful, minimalist and wholesome healthy life. I have lived through and shed some very limiting beliefs about myself and about what I want to do and experience in my life.
I’m a work in progress. I find hope and inspiration in knowing that.
I truly believe we craft our own lives and reality through our thoughts and actions. My one life is on this beautiful planet surrounded by billions of other souls.
I want to see & connect with this earth & people. To design a life I love and help others do the same. To awaken our passions and build those dreams together.
#2: WHY ARE YOU NO LONGER OFFERING DESIGN SERVICES?
Design was only a small part in meeting my clients biggest goals and needs. The need to increase traffic and convert visitors into fans and paying clients can’t be addressed with design alone.
My best projects and favorite clients were those who were desiring to have a better understanding of their online business strategy and presence. Guiding them in building a higher converting website and a business plan that they can manage and grow with without overworking themselves was where the real results laid.
I have become a long term team member to my favorite clients and am shifting my energy so I can help more solopreneurs like you with my simple steps and minimalist strategies.
I can hand you the baton to make these profound changes in your online business and I’ve got your back.
#3: HOW DID YOU GET INTO ENTREPRENEURSHIP?
I came into graphic and website design first with the background as an artist and 8-5 office slave. For years I sat at a desk, selling my art as a hobby evenings and weekends.
I had the desire to make my art functional. To make something beautiful that is useful, in demand and bettered the life of the customer who purchased it.
How could my art make a someone’s life better? To help make their dreams come true?
Turn my art into Digital Art. Graphic design for online businesses.
In 2017 used my experience with Illustrator, Photoshop & Marketing for 7 years at an outdoor shopping center to get me there.
#4: WHAT EXPERIENCE DO YOU HAVE?
Since flying solo I have worked with a few agencies designing SQSP websites. And another agency (AdVenture) creating ads for marketing campaigns in Google, Linked In and Facebook.
Including creating the monthly Google Ads for Forbes Magazine.
I’ve worked with many clients one-on-one on over 25 projects that gave them the tools & step-by-step guidance to break through their ceilings and get out of their trenches. To launch and grow their online business.
#5: WHAT RESULTS HAVE YOU PROVIDED?
With my step-by-step guidance and some graphic design my solo entrepreneur clients have a website and branding they are proud of and ability to create and manage their content and marketing on their own.
They are now established and positioned as an authority of their field.
I have tutored and helped my clients with marketing plans, SEO & Keywords, email list building techniques, e-books and giveaways. I’ve audited and advised on Pinterest and Instagram accounts to help my clients drive traffic and engage their audience with their brand.
An example of a Instagram giveaway campaign we added 314 emails to a client’s list in just one giveaway campaign with no paid ads.
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#6: HOW CAN YOU HELP ME?
Through my simple and step-by-step training’s you can get unstuck from startup mode and maximize your time an effort so you can make more money while living a healthy, peaceful and passionate life. I keep things simple with my Minimal Effective Dose teaching technique.
Hang out with me in your inbox while these training’s are created. We will get you:
A finished website & branding you are proud of. One that converts for you in your sleep.
A marketing strategy you can do yourself to expand your growth.
A minimalist business plan that shows consistent growth and gives you more time with family and for personal care and adventure.
Into the skin of the relaxed, confident and fully present passionate entrepreneur you want to be.
There is no need to wait until you “make it” to enjoy the life and freedom of entrepreneurship right now.
YOUR SUCCESS DEPENDS ON IT.
#7: WHY SHOULD I CARE?
Without understanding online business strategy, or how human brains work, we are left in the dark wondering why no one is buying and why our marketing isn’t working.
It takes lots of money and time to dig ourselves out of the hole we made when we just slapped it up together. I made the same mistakes in my first online presence. Websites are not the Field of Dreams.
It’s not your fault!
Like you I am frustrated by all the tasks we are “supposed to be doing” to be successful online.
Simple does work, and you can do this. I promise!
The pressure to do #allthethings to market an business online is crushing the solopreneur passion.
You can do better if you are ready to rebel against this enslaving anxiety-driven mindset.
#8: WHAT’S YOUR LIFE LIKE OUTSIDE OF WORK?
With my location independence and flexibility I have been hitting up my dream tropical destinations. Especially to warm up after a winter of hunting powder on my snowboard. I love my mountains and I love the ocean!
I have been visiting family more and home almost all day with my own little office sanctuary and healthy foods and water filter within reach!
If there were no consequences in life I would live on Sushi and Italian Nachos, (Gluten free ones), and take cat naps with my cat Allie. I strive to eat a more anti-inflammatory whole food diet and exercise regularly. I enjoy yoga and love lifting some weights.
I love Octopus. They are gorgeous and hold special meaning to me.
A reminder that life is short. To be weird, be you, be flexible, and love like you had 3 hearts.
#9: WHAT DO YOU STRUGGLE WITH?
Living what I teach. There is no such thing as perfect. That makes life beautiful and interesting.
These things may technically be called a struggle… but I actually see them as challenges that create growth in my life.
I love them and welcome them now.
As entrepreneurs we work so hard on the thing we do that our business maintenance can be put on the back burner and not get the attention it needs.
That is why having a minimal approach is so much more successful than hustle & grind.
As a designer it’s so hard to decide on a certain look or aesthetic for my creations. I just want to keep creating new ones!
Creating something that connects the essence of me with my visitors is my priority. I want it to not just look nice. I need the people who really know me see to say “That’s so Monica.” Then I know I’m hitting the mark.
That’s exactly what you can do for your business too!
#10: ARE YOU A GOOD FIT FOR ME?
That’s a most excellent question.
Thrive on learning and discovery? Maybe even a little to much?!
Like a modern and clean website that vibes like you?
Listen to podcasts and read books about business and marketing?
Want a brand not just a logo and color palette?
Want to have someone to be a sounding board for ideas and advice?
Need a website that you can manage on your own?
Need to know which approach might be right for you and your market?
Want to stop comparing and are ready to be you in your business?
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