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LY Podcast Episode 5: Shannyn Allan

Shannyn Allan from FrugalBeautiful.com is featured in this episode. Shannyn shares her story of going from owning her own business through re-entering the traditional workforce. She talks about why she decided to shut down a successful freelance business to rejoin the cubicle nation, concerns she had along the way, and how she made it happen.

In this episode, Shannyn does what many of us would consider, a “reverse launch” – going back to traditional office environment. She shares what she has learned while working for someone else and how she hopes to take that knowledge and blaze her own career path.

 

 

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TOPICS DISCUSSED INCLUDE:

  • Transitioning from her own business back to being an employee
  • How to make the “unpopular” decision
  • Things to consider before making the leap
  • What it is like to go back to the traditional workforce after being on your own

 

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MORE ABOUT SHANNYN ALLAN

Shannyn is the creator of FrugalBeautiful.com and a full time Social Media Community Manager (a job she snagged through her experience as a blogger).  She has authored an ebook on blogging for freebies and side income at RockstarBlogging.com after getting freebies, free trips and paid vacations from her blog.

She lives in Chicago, Illinois with her two pugs and fiancé and is a proud “slow runner” who completed 15 half marathons in 2013!

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Shannyn @frugalbeautiful.com - January 23, 2014 Reply

I loved chatting with you about this! My experience is contrary to the typical “quit your job and follow your passion.” When I was a social media freelancer I couldn’t find a business model that worked for me, I was struggling financially and wasn’t attracting the right clientele. Needless to say, I’m much happier in that “lame cubicle job” some bloggers rail against. I LOVE it. Someday, I know I could return to freelancing if I wanted to since I’ve gained so much experience at my current position, but some of us can’t follow the “follow your passion” advice- or at least not right away.

I felt like a huge failure, but I appreciate the conversation and am happy to say it all turned out ok! Huge thanks to you again for guiding me through my decision to leave freelancing behind and find a 9-5 which I LOVE when I turned to you last year. Your resume critique and HR experience made you an amazing coach and the only resource for 20somethings I trust when it comes to post-recession career advice.

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