A year to remember. A little bit of a startup rollercoaster with plenty of ups and downs but we had fun so that’s all that matters, right? This was a pretty big transitional year for us since we completely changed our business model. We are pretty glad to get a fresh start and move forward with a consistent business model that we absolutely love in 2017!
2016 Year in Review At Classy Career Girl
January: We officially launched our self-study online bootcamps.
February: Anna stopped taking new individual clients in order to focus on taking on additional CEO responsibilities to create a more scalable company by the end of 2016.
March: Classy Career Girl’s SIX Year Anniversary and 1,700 posts published. We attended Infusionsoft’s ICON event in Arizona where we hired a consultant to help us with our Infusionsoft marketing and email system. This really helped our company grow and scale this year and it was one of our best decisions of the year.
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April: We launched our brand on Snapchat (follow us @classycareer). We also hosted an entire month of Instagram giveaways with Day Designer and The Productivity Journal!
May: We officially launched our core offerings as membership sites, Corporate Rescue Plan and Love Your Career Formula. We also partnered with Hilton Garden Inn for a very fun giveaway!
June: We re-launched the Classy Career Girl Podcast as a weekly show after taking a 2-year break. We did our first Facebook Live and continued to do a weekly show on our Facebook page each week. We also launched the Halfway Hustle challenge.
July: We hit 100 members in our membership sites and we hired an amazing web developer and overcame a website hack. What a relief!
August: We launched the second annual Fall in Love With our Work and Life Challenge. We hired our social media intern, Aida Diaz, as our new Community Manager for our membership sites. We also hired 4 amazing interns. Rachell supports our Facebook group. Natalie supports our Instagram growth and content. Elaine supports our Pinterest growth and Ivey supports our editorial content team. We also promoted Lor Mancera to Project Manager!!
September: We launched Love Your Career Formula 2.0 again and launched the mastermind and accountability groups in our membership sites. We also invested in Stu Mclaren’s Tribe course to help us grow our membership sites. Thanks Stu! Also in September, Anna was nominated as one of San Diego Magazine’s Women of The Year.
October: We reached 3,000,000 unique visitors to this site since we started and 5,000 Instagram Followers! We also hit 4,000 members in the Classy Career Girl Network.
November: We hit our goal of helping 500 women launch their dream careers and businesses since 2010 and we also welcomed a total of 300 members into our membership sites. We had a ton of fun hosting a Black Friday Sale with the team and landed on a top podcast list with some of our favorite podcasters! Also, in November we landed the #6 spot in the top list of 100 websites every job searcher should follow.
December: We celebrated 500,000 page views per month and launched our brand new free 90-day planner. We also launched the Freedom Workshop that is going on through January 6th, 2017 and hit 19,000 followers on Pinterest!
We are beyond excited for what’s coming next in 2017. Thank you so much for all of your support. Classy Career Girl would not be here without you all!
Anna Runyan + TEAM Classy Career Girl
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