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I’m Elise Darma.

I’m here to make social media
bearable and efficient for you.

As an “elder millennial,” I’m your
bridge between the pre-Internet
world (I remember having
only
garden snakes and trampolines to
play with), the corporate world (you
bet I had an
office cardigan) and
today’s digital marketing world.

here, take my hand –
it’s going to be great.

I speak your language whether you’re
brand new to online marketing, come
from the 9-to-5
ladder life, or have
been in business for 30 years. Even as
I write these words, I smirk a little

because while they’re true (my
20,000+ students say so)… It took me
a long time to reach
this level of inner
confidence.

Because it wasn’t
always like this.

Because it wasn’t
always like this.

I spent years of my entrepreneurial
journey questioning myself, doubting
my ideas and hitting wall after wall.

Like when I started my personal
brand on Instagram and tried to

moonlight as a travel influencer,
literally twirling in the rice fields of
Bali
while spending hours tweaking
highlights, shadows and saturation –

only to get followers, but no dollars.

I thought: “There’s gotta be a better
way. These social tools can’t just be

for fake popularity, can they?
Otherwise, I’m out.”

  • If you’re reading this, it means I did find a better way.
  • If you’re reading this, it means I did find a better way.
  • If you’re reading this, it means I did find a better way.
  • If you’re reading this, it means I did find a better way.
  • If you’re reading this, it means I did find a better way.
  • If you’re reading this, it means I did find a better way.
  • If you’re reading this, it means I did find a better way.
  • If you’re reading this, it means I did find a better way.
  • If you’re reading this, it means I did find a better way.

And today, I still wear an office cardigan

Except it’s inside my home office
with my wooly slippers on – where
my business
makes my last boss’s
yearly salary in just two weeks.

These days, my speciality is in
helping the not-so-Insta-famous
people make actual,
real revenue

directly from social platforms.

Together, my students have
collectively earned over $1,000,000
in
revenue (just from what’s been
reported back to me – it’s likely

much more) for free, directly from
Instagram. I could give you a
long
list of all of my degrees and
accolades, but what you really
need
to know is all right here>>

I hope you’ll join me on my mission
of cutting out the fluff in social

media and only using it smartly,
efficiently and with R.O.I. – so that

you can experience the sweet joys
of a business that’s profitable
and
fulfilling.

Don’t be Fooledby my highlight reel

My social media journey began
back in 2010 with peaks and
valleys.
Here’s a looky-loo.

2010

  • Worked part-time as a
    social media marketer
  • Studied radio and television arts
    at Ryerson University
  • Ran a personal blog as a portfolio
    to get hired in traditional media
  • Competed in Miss World Canada
    and didn’t make the top 10

2011

  • Finished my undergraduate degree
  • Choked on air during a live radio
    interview across Canada
  • Got hired full-time as a marketing
    specialist at a startup incubator

2012

  • Continued in the same full-time job
  • Worked as a radio show intern and
    fill-in producer at CHUM FM
  • Completed a year-long training in
    Second City’s improv program
  • Opened my personal
    Instagram account

2013

  • Read “The 4-Hour Workweek” and
    the wheels started turning
  • Secured my first client and
    my side hustle began
  • Grew my client’s Instagram to
    100K followers in six months

2014

  • Grew my client base to four
    e-commerce brands
  • Quit my corporate day job
  • Went on an “Eat, Pray, Love” journey
    to Australia, Bali and Hawaii

2015

  • Took my business on the road,
    working from 12 different cities
  • Evolved my freelancing to a
    full-fledged agency called Canupy
  • Hired two contractors to help
    me with client work

2016

  • Decided to pursue financial
    independence
    along with
    location freedom
  • Grew the @EliseDarma Instagram
    from 3,284 to 39,000
  • Hired my first business coach
  • Launched EliseDarma.com and
    hosted my first live webinar
  • Reached my first 1,000
    email subscribers

2017

  • Launched and created two
    digital courses
  • Became a 1-on-1 coach for
    freelancers
  • Hit 6-figures for the first time
  • Reached 155 course students,
    71K Instagram followers

    and 4,500 email subscribers

2018

  • Tripled my revenue, earning
    $350,000
  • Helped a student make $100K
    in revenue in just 10 months
    from Instagram
  • Hosted an in-person business
    retreat in Portugal
  • Started my YouTube channel
    (didn’t stick with it)
  • Reached 685 course students, 77K
    Instagram followers
    17K email 
    subscribers and 6 contractors

2019

  • Revenue stagnated at $400K
    with slim profit margins
  • Hosted a second retreat in
    Bali with zero profit
  • Hired a video editor and
    restarted my YouTube channel
  • Created and launched Story Vault
  • Reached 2,166 course students,
    77K Instagram followers,
    26K
    email subscribers and 6 contractors

2020

  • Created two more mini courses:
    Caption Vault and Videos Vault
  • Became a 7-figure business
  • Featured by Amy Porterfield,
    Cathy Heller
    Social Media Examiner,
    Digital Marketer and Teachable
  • Got engaged in Mexico
  • Reached over 20,000 course
    students, 100K followers on

    Instagram, 50K email subscribers
    and 45K YouTube subscribers
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The weird, the random,
the wonderful.

1. I love to travel,
but I
hate airplanes.

I feel like a canned sardine
being babysat by a
next door
neighbour who wants me to
just go to
sleep, already.

3. I grew up as the only
girl
in a Mormon family
of 6.

Fun fact: I have just one Mom
and my main vice
growing up
was sugar – brownies, cookies
and
candy all day, everyday.

5. My first name is actually

not Elise.

It’s the same as the biggest
pop star of the late
90s.

7. I dropped out of
University
after being a
straight-A student
in high
school.

My next move? Working on a
cruise ship, sailing the

Atlantic ocean for a summer.

9. If I didn’t have to work,
I’d be
doing exactly what
I’m doing now:
traveling,
writing and documenting.

Truthfully, I’m more
comfortable behind the
camera
than in front of it.

2. I got my start in business

because of instagram.

A friend asked for marketing
help in 2013 to grow
his
clothing company and 9
months later – I quit
my job
to grow Instagram accounts
for clients full-
time.

4. I moved across Canada

for a boy.

My advice: don’t move across
the country for a
boy. But DO
take big leaps for yourself.

6. I traveled to Europe for
the first
time on my own
at 18 years old.

This is when I first experienced
cars on the other side of
the
road, good-looking Dutch
people, and flaming
sambuca
shots. #neveragain

8. My childhood cat was

named Fester.

Not after Uncle Fester
Addams, but inspired by a

festering sore he got one day
after a cat-scrap. Cute.

10. I taught piano for 8
years
and today, I LOVE to
teach others
the things
I know.

When it comes to Instagram, business and making
freedom your new routine.

When it comes to Instagram, business and making freedom your new routine.

I’m that front-of-class type who’s
passing all the notes your way.

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elise Darma An extroverted introvert

I teach not-so-Insta-famous
business people how to
show up on
social
in a way that’s bearable and
profitable.
Let me show you the
ways. (It’ll be fun, I promise.)