Make time for yourself. Get in the gym, go for a run, have a spa day. Recharging your batteries is critical if you want to be successful.

 

Julie Adams is a 25 year old entrepreneur out of Orlando, FL. She graduated from the University of Central Florida’s school of business and immediately got a job working for a local marketing firm. Julie got her start in online marketing at age 18 and had a natural talent from SEO from the get go.

Julie started as a content writer for the marketing agency, where she managed website content and blog campaigns for local businesses. From there, she got on the job training to learn her way around website building and marketing.
Over the course of 5 years working for the online marketing firm, Julie eventually came to manage over 80 local SEO campaigns for various small businesses around the Orlando, FL area. She had a keen interest particularly in SEO and getting websites ranked on Google.

Using the various skills she learned on the job, Julie has been able to open her own successful affiliate SEO agency at age 25. She now manages a small team of web developers and content writers and regularly builds websites that sell to investors for 6 figures.

In her free time, Julie likes to spend her days hiking, fishing, and bicycling. She is a nature fanatic with a love for animals and the outdoors.

Where did the idea for Modern Living 101 come from?

When building websites, I like to think about where there is a genuine need, and how I can fulfill that needs while turning a profit at the same time. Modern Living 101 is one of a few sites that I have, but this one is my favorite by far because it talks about a lot of the things new home owners might need. Being a new home owner myself, I can relate to being overwhelmed and confused by all of the options. Being the owner of a website that helps homeowners was a natural fit for me.

What does your typical day look like and how do you make it productive?

My typical day starts with a cup of coffee. I spend the mornings at my computer working on my websites, and the afternoons sitting in the hammock in my back yard. I stay productive by keeping a set schedule even though I work from home.

How do you bring ideas to life?

I pride myself on making the most beautiful websites in any certain niche I am in. I spend a lot of time researching competitors and taking the best elements from all of their websites to create one that is the best of the best.

What’s one trend that excites you?

People not trusting everything they read online. People see right through fake reviews of my competitors. People are starting to catch onto the fact that anyone can post anything on the internet.

What is one habit of yours that makes you more productive as an entrepreneur?

I have an almost debilitating sense of drive. I can’t relax until my work is done. Sometimes it causes me a lot of stress, but it is the most significant reason why I am where I am.

What advice would you give your younger self?

Don’t be afraid to fail. Failure leads to success.

Tell us something that’s true that almost nobody agrees with you on.

There are no “get rich quick” schemes. People portray what they want online and just because you see people making a ton of money, don’t assume they had it handed to them. If you’re successful, you’ve likely worked your butt off to get there.

As an entrepreneur, what is the one thing you do over and over and recommend everyone else do?

Make time for yourself. Get in the gym, go for a run, have a spa day. Recharging your batteries is critical if you want to be successful.

What is one strategy that has helped you grow your business?

You have to spend money to make money. Outsource what takes too much time. Spend your time focusing on growing the business, not the day to day menial tasks.

What is one failure you had as an entrepreneur, and how did you overcome it?

My entire story is a story of failure and getting back up. I have tried making profitable websites for the past 5 years and failed the entire time, until suddenly it clicked and I found the recipe that worked for me.

What is one business idea that you’re willing to give away to our readers?

Open up more video game bars. There aren’t enough of them and with the right marketing; the millennial generation will flock there!

What is the best $100 you recently spent? What and why?

Groceries. You gotta eat!

What is one piece of software or a web service that helps you be productive?

I use AHrefs.com for all of my competitor research. I base the entire marketing campaign for all of my websites off of that tool.

What is the one book that you recommend our community should read and why?

Fabric of the Cosmos. The book tells you all about why the universe is the way it is. It is an eye opening look at how space and time are interwoven into everything you do.

What is your favorite quote?

Can I quote myself? “Don’t let anxiety run your business”.

Key Learnings:

  • Failure leads to success, so don’t be afraid to fail
  • If you’re good at something and you enjoy it, find a way to make it your source of income
  • Spend time on self care to promote the best version of yourself

Connect:

https://www.facebook.com/julie.adams.9828
https://modernliving101.com/