Hi everybody! My name is Amy Johnson. I am the founder of faithandbling. While now my hope is that faithandbling can encourage women all over the world through the good, bad and ugly of my life, it actually started from a hacked email account. Yep. Almost four years ago, a hacker took over an old email address, deleted it and I needed a new one. I didn’t know much about that sort of thing, but I knew I wanted something that was different without being too cheesy. I actually went through a few names… prettyawesome, justme, and jesusgirl, to name a few. Alas, all of them were taken or just didn’t seem to fit me quite right. However, among my circle of friends there are two things that I am known for, my love of Jesus and all things jeweled, shiny and pretty. Thus [email protected] became my new email address. It really was that simple.
Not long afterwards, starting a blog became something that I was extremely interested in. I have always been a lover of words (ask anyone, I use A LOT of them daily!) and I found myself wanting to share my life as a mom with others. Again I tried several names for my startup venture and kept coming back to faithnbling. It just seemed too perfect. So I changed the “n” to “and” and voila! faithandbling.com was born. A friend of mine encouraged me to begin using this then relatively new social media platform called Instagram. I knew NOTHING about social media. I mean I had had a Myspace page before and was on Facebook, but had NO CLUE what I was doing! My savvy friend insisted I try my hand at it. So, I did. And oh boy was it dismal!
It wasn’t until about a year later that I met Jennifer through mutual friends. She had found great success with her online boutique and wanted share her wisdom. Almost immediately my IG account took off. In a matter of months I went from about 20 barely engaged followers to over three thousand highly engaged ones. It blew me away! My readership skyrocketed and before I knew it, other well-known online businesses were seeking me out to collaborate with them. It was unreal, y’all. Completely unreal. About that time, life happened and I had to take a break from faithandbling. I still followed Jennifer and watched as her desire to share some tips and tricks turned into the Instaboss Club that is now helping hundreds of boutiques and bloggers find incredible success with the Instagram platform.
A few months ago I picked up my beloved website and IG account again. To say it was on life support would be an understatement! But I knew where to go to bring it back to life. Jennifer had given all of her followers an opportunity to have her personally look over our accounts and offer her wisdom. I jumped on the chance. And the result has, yet again, blown my mind. In just three weeks, my engagement is skyrocketed. SKY. ROCKETED. So has my readership. Y’all faithandbling is officially international!!! I mean, WHAAA??? And here is the crazy thing… there is so much good stuff in her report, I haven’t even had a chance to implement everything! I can’t even begin to think what will happen over the next few months as I incorporate more and more of her suggestions.
All of this to say, if you are on the fence about letting her help you… whether you are a boutique or blogger…. Get off that fence and jump in! This girl knows what she is doing! She will pour her heart into helping you reach the goals you’ve set for your venture and connect you with some of the most amazing women who are doing the same. So, don’t be afraid. This will work for you! I am living proof!
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