Today we’d like to introduce you to Bianca Dukesherer.
Thanks for sharing your story with us Bianca. So, let’s start at the beginning, and we can move on from there.
In the Spring of 2016, I went on my Semester At Sea. Which if you don’t know about it, is the best program you could possibly go abroad on. Taking you to 14 countries in just four months, in areas of Southeast Asia, Africa, and Europe. While I was having this epic, life-changing journey, I felt the need to document it and speak for the stories of others who couldn’t say it themselves. That’s really where ‘Backpacking Bee’ stemmed from.
The idea that I could help others realize what’s out there in the world but also tell stories of others that needed to be told. To this day, the blog side of things is still such a huge passion of mine, but now it’s grown into more helping others realize their potential.
After building my own website and content, I realized I could help others build their dreams as well. So I started building websites for my clients, and content, and suddenly it became a business. Ultimately, the best part of it though is getting to motivate someone that yes, you are capable of anything you put your mind to. If you want to travel the world, you can make it happen. If you want to put your dream into action and make a website for a business you want to create from the ground – up, it is possible. Why not go for it?
Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
It has never been smooth sailing with this business, and I think sometimes it can be overwhelming, but honestly, the biggest thing I’ve learned is to push yourself but also know when you need to be patient with yourself.
We are often hardest on ourselves above anyone else, so going into business for yourself you have to understand you are doing the best you can, at times it’s giving yourself a break and knowing you are capable of anything, but only with the right attitude toward yourself. That’s the only way you’ll succeed instead of burning out.
Backpacking Bee – what should we know? What do you guys do best? What sets you apart from the competition?
Backpacking Bee is a travel blog, digital marketing, and motivation brand. I am known for mainly my travel side of things because to be able to travel and do what I love is really the goal in life. What I am most proud of, however, is helping businesses grow and for my clients to realize all they are capable of. If you don’t believe in yourself, it never works out, so ultimately a lot of what this stems from is confidence.
Confidence in yourself and in your brand and that is something I choose to help clients with. I think that is also something that sets me apart from other digital marketing companies or brands, is that I truly do care for my clients and want to help them realize their full potential.
What is “success” or “successful” for you?
Success to me is understanding yourself in a way that you feel completely confident in what you’re doing in life, and who you are as a person. It boils down to how you look at yourself every day because you could be the richest woman in America and still have insecurities about yourself and maybe not treat yourself with respect, would that still be success? Not for me.
I spend time each day looking at growth and gratefulness, ways to improve and ways I did well for the day/week. It’s important to look at growth but then step back and see how far you’ve come thus far. At times, this may be small hills we’ve overcome but that’s okay, it’s still something to note and be proud of. Think about your happiness in your successes, whether big or small, is crucial to ultimately succeeding in life.
- Website: www.backpackingbee.com
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Instagram: @backpackingbee
- Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/backpacking-bee