Free mini course + Bali giveaway!

Free mini course + Bali giveaway!

This is undoubtedly the craziest thing I've ever done in my biz.

{ And to add some spookiness πŸ‘» into the mix, it was exactly a year ago this time that I made this goal for myself: to create a business that gives others the opportunity to travel and work remotely too. }

I'm excited to say: HERE IS THAT OPPORTUNITY!

Over the last little while, I've been dropping hints inside my Facebook group about Bali...

How to run your own business in 6 weeks

Confession: over the last few weeks, I've been in my home office / lair.... concocting something special.

Kinda like this:

(I'm a big Jim Carrey fan.)

(I'm a big Jim Carrey fan.)

What I've created is the bones of a 6-week bootcamp – combining my 4 years' of freelancing experience along with my one-on-one coaching programs – to help you get your freelance business up and running (with clients!) within 6 weeks.

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For now, I'm calling the program "Freelance Biz in a Box" (it's a working name 😏). But if this sounds interesting to you, read on – cuz you'll wanna join THIS waitlist.

The goal of this program?

To show you how to take your current skills (you know – the ones you use everyday in your day job or in your offline activities or for your blog), and offer them as services to your OWN clients – so that soon after, you can be running your OWN business full-time, from *wherever* you'd like. 😎

In 6 weeks, I'll be working with you to:

  • uncover your ideal client
  • create your package offerings
  • run your soft launch
  • set up your business backend
  • craft your marketing (hello, beautiful brand!)
  • create your content growth plan
  • and then hold your official launch! πŸŽ‰

And because this will be the first time I'll be running this as a group coaching program, it will be LIVE – with its own private support group and with the option to access me for group coaching calls.

Sound like something you'd be interested in?


➑️ I'd love to invite you to join my waitlist today!

By joining the waitlist, you'll get private access to *secret perks* that no one else will get! 🀐

And of course, joining the waitlist is totally free. It's simply your way of telling me that you'd like to stay in the loop on this one!

To give you an idea of what you can expect from the program, check out what some of my former coaching clients have achieved:


"Before discovering Elise, I did not have the clarity on how to translate my skills into a freelance business.

But as soon as I established what services to offer, I already started getting (paid) clients - even before my online presence was fully set up."

- Juliana Magalhaes, The Expat Lounge


"Elisa Darma was incredibly helpful in getting me started with my consulting business. Instead of aiming to be a full-time travel blogger, I instead became a traveling entrepreneur – a travelpreneur – as the amazing Elise Darma calls it.

Now, the vast majority of my income comes from the social media consulting services that I offer my clients."- Christina Galbato, The Bold Brunette


➑️ Here's the link to join the waitlist one more time.

I can't wait to get this journey started with you!

~ Elise

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How my own 'Eat Pray Love' turned into the business of my dreams.

How my own 'Eat Pray Love' turned into the business of my dreams.

Call it clichΓ©. But I was inspired by Elizabeth Gilbert's 'Eat Pray Love’ when the book came out in 2006.

I read it as a teen (a few times), watched the movie when it came out, and then when life presented a fork in my own path, I chose the road inspired by her.

You can probably guess what was the catalyst.

A breakup. A wild, messy breakup.

At the time, I had just quit my 9-5 job, and was focusing full-time on my new business Canupy.

I'm not gonna sugarcoat things – it was a ROUGH time. It felt like everything was crashing down at once.

Free Challenge: Double your weekly Instagram followers in 5 days

Free Challenge: Double your weekly Instagram followers in 5 days

For years, I've been an avid Instagrammer.

I joined the platform back in 2012, and for years, I'd do the norm: post party pics, food pics, and truly bizarre, ~naturally edited~ stuff.

At the same time, I was working full-time to grow clients' Instagram accounts.

So when the day came that I wanted to grow my business through Instagram, I decided to "walk my own talk" and grow my own personal account.

I started posting more often... and still, no one really cared. My followers? They stayed around the same number for a YEAR.

Want free expert advice on Instagram + wealth?

Want free expert advice on Instagram + wealth?

Let's try something a little different today. Because I think both events I'm about to share with you are HIGHLY valuable (for us all).

...You know when you're swimming in a sea of information – whether it comes to your new online business or Instagram account – and you don't know WHO to listen to?

I was in that place for about a full year before I took any action towards to creating my travelpreneur lifestyle.

Getting access to experts is key to starting out on the right path.

So that's why I'm super pumped to share with you two FREE events, both taking place online, that'll give you access to experts on both Instagram and wealth building.

Grow your Instagram and monetize it too (plus, join the waitlist!)

Grow your Instagram and monetize it too (plus, join the waitlist!)

Just a year ago, I had a personal Instagram account of about 2,500 followers.

I had had that account since 2012 (when I first joined Instagram).

So that means in the 4 years that I was active on Instagram, I averaged about 625 followers each year (mind you, my focus was not on growth – it was a place just to house my random pics #YouKnowHowItIs).

Fast-forward to today with just over 52,000 followers... and in less than a year, my account grew by almost 50,000. 

How one decision turned into two free trips

How one decision turned into two free trips

Raise your hand if you've ever wanted a free trip. 

< I see those hands! >

I remember the first free trip I was ever sent on... 

I was 19 years old and had just scored my dream internship with Contiki Tours as a marketing intern (yes, there is a hilariously embarrassing travel blog documenting that time and I don't give that link out freely).

So instead of getting paid for the internship, I accepted two free Contiki trips to Europe – one at the start of the internship and one after completing it.

How to get 1,000 Instagram followers - fast

How to get 1,000 Instagram followers - fast

I know the feeling. You've just locked down your new Instagram handle (woohoo!).

Maybe it's for your blog, business or your very first Instagram account. 

But now you're looking at a blank profile. 

With 0 followers.

Where do you begin?

In my last post on how I reached almost 50,000 followers in less than a year WITHOUT being featured in media or leveraging an existing audience, I mentioned that when I started to take my personal account's growth seriously, I had already amassed about 3,000 followers from my years of being on Instagram and experimenting with random methods. 

But I totally get what it's like to start a brand new account from scratch – and make it grow.