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Being Broke Made Me Better – Nicole Kane

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Multi -hyphenate writer/Blogger/Entrepreneur Nicole Kane shares her difficult journey through her choice of ending her career as a blogger for her site NecoleBitchie.com. Nicole Kane earned her notoriety through running her celebrity gossip site Nicolebitchie.com. In 2015, she decided to shift focus and start a new website, xonecole.com. Xonecole.com is a more empowering and inspirational digital magazine for driven Millenial/Gen Z women. She recently shares her ups and downs of running her company, and most recently being acquired by Will Packer Media. Read Below..

 

Happy Tuesday!

I want to share a part of my journey that I don’t talk about a lot with you today.

As most of you already know, a year ago I was living a very peaceful and content life in Scottsdale, Arizona. I was spending my days training to compete in fitness competitions and doing the bare minimum to keep xoNecole running. The site was growing, but there wasn’t enough staff, or resources to bring in revenue to help it evolve and expand into the empire I always envisioned it to be. Although I was very comfortable and making a living, I knew I wanted more for myself and my brand, so I made the tough decision to move to New York where my business had a better chance of thriving. I knew New York was going to be tough, not to mention expensive, but seeingxoNecole win meant more to me than my comfort.

In July 2017, I finally made the big move after selling everything I owned (including the truck that was once on my vision board) and I showed up in New York with just 3 suitcases. I rented a room in a Harlem apartment with a rotating door of roommates and there wasn’t a day that went by that I wondered what people would think if they knew about this moment of struggle. Just three years prior, I was a celebrity gossip blogger making tons of money, traveling the world, and living in luxury, and here I was back in New York, living with 2-3 roommates and not knowing where the next check was going to come from. This was not the life I had envisioned for myself!