Why a Personal Brand is Essential for Multi-Passionate Entrepreneurs
I was recently listening to one of my favorite entrepreneur podcasts, Work Party, where host Jacklyn Johnson interviewed businesswoman Jenna Kutcher. During the episode, the women talked about monetizing your passions and the importance of creating multiple streams on income. According to Kutcher, this can be done with one thing: a strong personal brand.
I’ve talked about the importance of a strong personal brand before. Whether you’re a professional on the hunt for a new opportunity or an entrepreneur looking to launch a new product, a personal brand is essential to make your mark.
As a multi-passionate entrepreneur specifically, I’ve realized that a strong personal brand is crucial to my success. My passions include everything from writing, to thrifting, styling, and creating. Yes, that’s a lot, and yes, you can totally run a successful business this way, but not without a personal brand.
A personal brand is marketing yourself by establishing and promoting what you stand for. This is essential because even when you bounce from passion to passion, your audience will be able to follow along and understand the purpose of each of your products.
By having a strong personal brand, I am anchored to my values and beliefs, but am free to explore passions, options, and venture off as I see fit. Those career moves then make sense because I’m staying true to my core. This means I’m able to keep my clients while still exploring all options that interest me.
Being able to monetize from each of my passions is important because it means there’s value in what I offer. It allows me to have the freedom to do what I love and make a living off of it. As a woman who’s been open about my struggle with money in the past, this is a huge milestone.
If you’re a multi-passionate entrepreneur and looking to expand your revenue streams, I highly suggest you work on your personal brand first. Set a strong foundation for your beliefs, values, and what you stand for. Then, you’ll be able to grow and expand while remaining true to yourself.