The Chaos Whisperer – How Do I Help Your Chaos?
“Hi”, my name is Lisa Olinda and I am The Chaos Whisperer. I love helping you find the joy and energy inside your chaos.
How did Olinda Services start?
I worked in corporate America full time and part time for several years. When I decided to become a stay-at-home mom, I worked with my local church volunteering as a Sunday School secretary and in the church office as needed.
My “business” started out completely helping non-profits. In this role I worked exclusively as a volunteer. Some examples of my volunteer work include:
- Helping a local food bank incorporate and set up systems.
- Assisting an international youth organization with all-nighters and local youth conferences.
- Guiding missionaries through the complexity of newsletter setup and data base management.
After a few years of volunteer work, I knew I needed to start bringing in money to help support my volunteer habit.
I needed a way to support my helping others habit. — Lisa Olinda
I registered my business in 1997 and started finding ways to monetize the work. Olinda Services was officially born. During this time I helped several consignment stores start up and assisted a local church with overflow work.
The Chaos Whisperer
In 2007 Olinda Services entered the bright, shiny world of online businesses. I built my website and waited for business. I waited a long time. When I say I have learned from the school of hard knocks, this time was one of them.
This was the early days of online marketing. Paid ads was the accepted method of drumming up business. I was bootstrapping and did not have the money to pour into ads. After months of sitting down at my desk from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. learning about social media and marketing tactics, I landed my first paying client. It was 18 months of a steep learning curve.
Woot woot, first paying client.
My oldest client has been with me since 2008. It is an international non-profit group. They have weathered the ever changing storm of social media, blogging and weekly newsletters; going from mainly text to a text, visual interface.
Why do you do it?
As a mom to the Fab Five and a grandmom to another Fab Five, I understand chaos. I am a business owner and one-woman show. Again, I understand chaos. Those days when chaos overwhelms, joy is squashed and you feel you can’t take another step, let alone run the marathon.
I help non-profits and small business owners by providing order to their chaos. I partner with you to find solutions to problems that are often not glamorous, but a necessary, though draining part of your business.
Do you need some examples?
- That membership project that you just never seem to complete.
- That billing that just never gets done but is so vital to your cash flow.
- That workbook that needs to be created so you can get that online class going.
Control your chaos, today!
I am going to do a series of posts that highlight some of these time sucks and how I provided relief to several of my clients. You can see the case studies on how I helped them transform their chaos into action.
These case studies (I really like the phrase “transformation profiles”) will give you an intimate glimpse into “projects” I do for clients. These are projects that happen once a quarter, or once a year. They may repeat but do not demand a retainer package or ongoing monthly charges.
Stay tuned for this new series. I have started a “Case Studies” category on my blog so you can easily access them and find a solution that is the perfect fit for your business.
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