Hi, I’m Ashley Avis!
When you are looking for someone to help you turn your social media followers into an endless list of women ready to book you for your professional services, I’m your girl.
Still stalking your competition wondering why they seem to be getting all of the Instagram engagement and website bookings and you're not?
That’s where I come in.
I know what it’s like having spent countless hours trying to figure out Canva or Photoshop to make your feed look professional yet fun and somehow follow the trends. I’ve been there, Googling the algorithm to get more followers and falling for all the hacks and tricks that don’t actually work. I too have spent an evening or two DIYing a website with a bottle of wine by-my-side with fingers crossed that this will actually look good. And because I have been there, done that and learned from a ton of trial and error, I can fast track your success!
Just a FYI: If you would have told me 5 years ago that I would have a thriving business helping other female entrepreneurs book out their services online, I would have laughed in your face for two reasons.
1. I was 100% confident that my purpose on this planet was to raise my kids and teach private yoga classes part-time which, I might add, I was pretty darn good at.
2. I was not confident what-so-ever with my own online marketing.
So what happened between then and now? Let me tell you!
I had been living what was once my dream of mothering two children and teaching yoga part-time, but would have never predicted that it would come with a nagging voice inside saying, "you are meant for more."
I thought the best way to silence this voice was to teach more yoga. I made it my mission to add more classes to my schedule, and I did all the posts about them, but, as I rolled out my yoga mat for my first class, my stomach sank- nobody showed up!
After a good cry, I decided I needed to figure out a way to market my classes better online, and because I didn't have a budget for advertising, it was going to need to be for free.
I started using all my free time educating myself, reading blog posts, listening to podcasts, and taking every free webinar the online marketing experts were pumping out just to figure out how to fill my yoga classes. I started taking my yoga profits (which were not very much) and invested them into digital courses to figure out a marketing strategy that felt authentic to me and, most importantly, got people in the studio.
Over time, after trying, failing, and trying again, my efforts started to pay off. I was teaching more yoga than ever and my specialty workshops were selling out! I was getting more and more confident marketing and selling - especially on Instagram and Facebook.
Now, I loved teaching yoga, and I loved the community I had built and I was starting to feel more like myself, but something was still not feeling 100% right. That voice was back, and it was too loud to ignore. You are meant for more.
Then one day, a friend with her own small business asked me for some marketing advice. Eager to share my learnings and what was working for me, I instantly felt that beam of excitement and passion inside. That excitement multiplied once I saw the results she got using my advice!
And there it was – my answer!
I can help other female entrepreneurs who struggle with online marketing and bookings to set up a strategy that feels authentic and works for them just like I did!
Of course, I was initially hit with huge imposter syndrome, "Who am I to teach marketing strategy?" But I started anyway because I had a new goal: to help talented and skillful women like me, market themselves online in a way that positively impacts their business and feels authentic to them.
I started Ashley Avis Marketing in January of 2020 and have not looked back.
And that nagging voice inside? It's gone.
If you are still reading this, I hope that if you are hearing a voice inside that says "you are meant for more," I want to tell you not to ignore it, because it won't go away. It will get louder and louder and translate into anxiety or something worse.
To this day, I have an amazing creative outlet, a career that lights me up and gets me excited about life! If you're curious about how I can help you do that same, I'd be thrilled to connect and have a chat.
★ Brock University, BA (Hons) Popular Culture Communications and Film
★7 Years of Experience in Sales and Marketing Management
★Scaled my own business to 6-figures in 3 years
★Trusted by over 100+ female entrepreneurs to help design websites, brands, and social media content
You could say I do things a little differently around here…
I believe that life is already really complicated, so when it comes to creating an online marketing strategy, I want to keep it as simple as possible.
I avoid complicated funnels and overly-techy stuff as much as possible.
I think the more streamlined your marketing is, the more we can understand how it is working and tweak it when we need to so that it performs optimally (aka gets you more clients!)
And your future clients will notice this too! Having things laid out in a clear and simple way will allow them to understand who you are, how you can help, and get them to trust you because people don’t buy from people they don’t trust right?
"Ashley takes the time to explain things simply and she always has a positive attitude. She sincerely cares about helping you take your business to the next level. I highly recommend her for all your marketing needs!"
A few of my favourite things...
Canva for designing graphics
Later for scheduling content
Wix for designing websites
Flodesk for building my email list and
Instagram is my favourite app! Making a fun reel or designing a punchy quote or clever meme makes my day!