Hi, my name is Melanie Woodward. When I began my event-planning career I was probably a lot like you. I was planning all kinds of events for free like promotional and client appreciation events for my boss’ company, dinner and birthday parties for friends and family, and golf tournaments as a volunteer for charities. But I wasn’t getting paid for them and I wanted to make money for using my talents.
Although I loved what I was doing, Event Planning wasn’t paying the bills and something had to give…
In 2004 I decided to take a chance and start my very own Event Planning business. I wanted complete freedom from the 9 to 5 grind, and I wanted complete control of my own success.
Knowing what I know now, I hate to admit it but I considered spending 2 years and nearly $4000 in tuition to get my dream job. Then I found out it wouldn’t help me in the industry. I was crushed and unsure what to do next.
This Blueprint has allowed me to work with internationally recognized brands, celebrities, professional athletes AND be profitable.
One of the first events I planned involved working with a few TV celebrities and an International TV channel. Wow, was I excited!
I lost my confidence, my hope, and I doubted my ability to even be an Event Planner. I questioned my dream and whether or not this was even possible for me. I remember sitting at my kitchen table, coffee in hand, staring at my computer like it was going to get the clients for me AND make me money AND give me all the answers.
The turning point came when a close friend looked me in the eyes and said “Melanie, you have two choices… All… Read more…