Meet Megan Hargroder

Meet Megan Hargroder

Meet Megan Hargroder

Founder, CEO and BBIC
Long Beach, California
When you come from a small town like mine, there are certain things people expect of you:
  • Get a basic desk job.
  • Snag a man with money.
  • Pop out some little ones.

Meet Megan Hargroder-Graham

Meet Megan Hargroder-Graham

Meet Megan Hargroder-Graham

Founder, CEO and BBIC

San Diego, California

When you come from a small town like mine, there are certain things people expect of you:

  • Get a basic desk job.

  • Snag a man with money.

  • Pop out some little ones.

But I had something else in mind…so I grabbed the nearest local news camera, off on a journey to tell people’s stories.

I'd bust my ass every single day to create the best, clearest, and most compelling story I could.
I chased people for interviews and ran around every day to make something I could be proud of.
And I was.
But each time, it felt like it didn't matter. By the next morning, the story was over and forgotten. It felt like the work was for nothing.

Also: it turns out sexual harassment and dead bodies weren’t my cup of tea. Go figure.

So I traded in my news camera for a bus ticket to New Orleans to pursue another dream: of telling stories (and helping others tell stories) that wouldn’t disappear.

I landed a gig as the editor-in-chief of a community newspaper, where I got to meet people from all different viewpoints and walks of life.

I got to hear their stories, and help bring them to life in print.

As I launched social media accounts for the organization, I began to realize the true power of social media as a tool to amplify a message and reach bigger audiences.

This was 2009 – the very early days of social media.

There weren’t a lot of rules or competition yet. We were all just making it up as we went.
With every like, comment, and repost, I felt like I was doing something that really mattered: connecting to people and connecting people to each other.

I started hanging out with local entrepreneurs I met on Twitter (I swear it wasn’t weird back then, not many of us were using the platform at that time).

As I saw all of the amazing things that these people were building, I thought, “maybe I can do this too. Maybe I can build my very own social media consultancy.”

I started my business small: just me, in a tiny studio apartment, with four clients who each paid me $500 a month.

I worked around the clock, learned everything I could about my clients, the ever-changing world of online marketing, and how to run a business.

I nearly quit more times than I can count.

I cried myself to sleep wondering if starting my own business was a bad decision.

I asked myself: “Who the hell do I think I am?”

But something very deep inside told me to keep going.

I started my business small: just me, in a tiny studio apartment, with four clients who each paid me $500 a month.

I worked around the clock, learned everything I could about my clients, the ever-changing world of online marketing, and how to run a business.

I nearly quit more times than I can count.

I cried myself to sleep wondering if starting my own business was a bad decision.

I asked myself: “Who the hell do I think I am?”

But something very deep inside told me to keep going.

I gradually niched into website development and digital marketing for solo and small firm attorneys.

Here’s what I learned:

Niching is the first key to exponential success.
It’s not easy to start your own thing (but it also doesn’t have to be THAT hard).
Having the freedom to work from where you want, when you want is really what it’s all about. (Especially when the alternative is a 9-5 windowless desk job and coworkers who clip their toenails at their desk.)

With those insights under my belt, my business went from basic survival to full-on THRIVING.

And while the core element to that success wasn’t easy, it was SIMPLE:

Do GREAT work for good people, and treat every client like they are the most valuable referral source — because they are.

Surpass expectations, every time.

Nowadays, I get to do work that I am truly proud of: creating stories and brands that last

And I get to do it alongside an amazingly talented team of people who inspire me each and every day.

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Fake It Till You Make it

Conversations Digital has now grown from a one woman shop to a 5-person company focused on helping solo and small firm lawyers attract great clients so they can live their best lives.

Because regardless of what is “expected” of you, what really matters is chasing your own dreams, fulfilling your own expectations, and living your best life.
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Conversations Digital has now grown from a one woman shop to a 5-person company focused on helping solo and small firm lawyers attract great clients so they can live their best lives.

Because regardless of what is “expected” of you, what really matters is chasing your own dreams, fulfilling your own expectations, and living your best life.
SCHEDULE A FREE CONSULTATION

Conversations Digital has now grown from a one woman shop to a 5-person company focused on helping solo and small firm lawyers attract great clients so they can live their best lives.

Because regardless of what is “expected” of you, what really matters is chasing your own dreams, fulfilling your own expectations, and living your best life.
SCHEDULE A FREE CONSULTATION

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