About Me

Amy Dugan

Hey I’m Amy, 25 year old living in Los Angeles. I started this blog a few years ago to follow my dreams of work and travel, and to help women build online businesses that help them do the same.

I started my career working 9-5 assistant jobs in real estate when I was 18 years old. I figured if I worked hard for 5+ years and save up a lot of money, I could spend the rest of my life traveling and doing the things I really love.

Not that my plan wasn’t good, but I felt like I was always waiting on something to be able to do the things I really wanted to do.

I wasn’t getting too far with my assistant job, but I was starting to see a market need in real estate for social media management. This alone sparked an idea for me to start an online social media management business, where I could work online and travel.

So I went ahead and started this business (it was called “Social4RE”), offering social media marketing to real estate agents. It didn’t grow into the monster business that I thought it would, but it did have a great run being that I was only 18 and I helped several agents manage their social media. Anyway, I knew I wasn’t done with this online business game lol.

I quit my 9-5 real estate job and decided to mentor under a successful commercial real estate broker to learn how to sell multi-family buildings. I went back to my “make big money, then travel” mindset. Within seven months, by age 20, I had listed and sold three multi-family buildings totaling $6.5mil in sales volume. This rapid success in commercial real estate taught me invaluable skills around business foundations, sales, and how to take big action steps that move the needle forward in business.

So after my successful run in commercial real estate sales, I decided it wasn’t the industry I wanted to be in. It provided financial freedom, but it lacked that location freedom and flexibility I was still craving.

So I went back to the drawing board again.

I decided to start an online business offering social media marketing and advertising services to online clothing brands. After gaining momentum with that business and getting clients, I took up another mentorship opportunity, which is where I am at now at 24. This time under Sam Ovens, a successful online business coach and marketing genius, to learn the ropes of online business in more detail with the best in the business.

Not long after that mentorship, I started my businesses Online Biz Academy, empowering women to start and scale online service-based businesses with a proven strategy, expert mentorship, and a badass community of entrepreneur women.

The opportunities we have to build online businesses is really close to my heart. There is so much freedom in building something of your own, being able to have customers all over the world, and being able to work and travel along the journey.

To me, online business means complete and total aliveness. Being able to go where you want whenever you want to. It’s the feeling of flexibility, self-independence, endless possibilities, constant adventure, new faces, new experiences. It’s priceless. (But don’t get me wrong, it’s a lot of work and it takes a special type of person to go that direction in life.)

So thank you for visiting my site, and if you have dreams of work + travel and online business, click here to check out my free training on my company website on how to start and scale an online business with consistent clients every month!

“If you don’t design your own life’s plan, chances are you’ll fall into somebody else’s plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not Much.” – Jim Rohn

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