About Us – From Broke and Frustrated to $100,000/m Blogging in 3 Years
Yes, we’re from Texas, and we say y’all!
Here’s our story…
We met in 2014 in Dallas, TX (from Tinder, believe it or not). At the time, Lauren was working full-time as a Certified Public Accountant at a medium-sized accounting firm, and I was working as a personal trainer at the time.
We were both working ridiculous hours and chasing weekends that always ended too quickly, where we could usually be found brunching, binge-watching Netflix, watching football, and hanging out with friends. The usual.
We weren’t unhappy, but we just felt like there was “MORE,” you know?
I, Alex, always knew that I wanted to have some sort of money-making business online. I knew that I didn’t want to trade my hours for dollars for the rest of my life. I knew that after I found a love for business and success books such as The 4-Hour Workweek and The Millionaire Fastlane.
Lauren was a little warier than I was. She hadn’t grown up with that mindset but rather had the “play it safe with corporate America” mindset. She was working her way up the ladder, after all, and doing a great job of it!
We did have one thing in common though. We both wanted to travel.
So, we set out on this journey together. We worked nights and weekends on top of our regular jobs and worked 80+ hours some weeks.
Then, 3 months later, we had an opportunity to live in Seattle for a few months at my dad’s summer home, rent-free. Although our little blog was not yet profitable (at all), we jumped on the opportunity. We felt like it was now or never, and we wanted to give it our best shot.
Well, it was the best decision we ever made.
A month after that, we had started making our first bit of income (just a few hundred dollars/month with the Amazon Associates program).
And in the next few months, we were making over $10,000 a month with our ‘little blog!’
We were so happy and finally felt like we could start what we really wanted to do: TRAVEL! We spent a month in Nicaragua (photo on right) and then a month in Bali.
By the end of our first year blogging, we had made $103,457 with our health and wellness blog.
We won’t tell you that doing this was “easy,” but HELL has it been worth it! We worked our butts off in the beginning, and we still do, but now it’s because we LOVE what we do!
This income and time freedom allowed us to start another business, Create and Go.
You see, we both have business degrees, and while I LOVE all things marketing, Lauren has a real passion and knack for the numbers, analytics, and optimization (accountant, duh).
We have now grown our blogs to collectively making over $50,000 a month in less than two years of starting this crazy adventure!
Our mission here at Create and Go is simple. We found that the moment that we started creating truly awesome content and trying to give back more than we were taking, our revenues doubled. And kept doubling.
We want to teach our readers how to CREATE awesome content for their readers, while also helping them achieve financial success and time freedom like we have so that they can GO live life on their own terms!
Lastly, if you’d like to know more about how the blogging world and how to start your own blog, you can sign up for our FREE 7-Day Start a Blog eCourse!
We’re so happy that you are here on this journey with us!
Alex and Lauren
Co-Founders, Create and Go