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Conversations with Erika Martinez

Today we’d like to introduce you to Erika Martinez. 

Hi Erika, please kick things off for us with an introduction to yourself and your story.
I started Crown Media Consulting from a tiny hotel room in the middle of a move. 

A few years ago, we moved to Utah and had to stay in a hotel while our house was being built. That’s when I realized that I could take my passion of design further. The company was built between taking interviews or client calls from the hotel bathroom and designing pdfs or websites during the laundry loads. 

In 2020 we hired our first team member (a business coach) to help get the idea into a concrete form and soon started signing “big-ticket clients” or at least what we then considered big. 

It took long nights, investments into platforms, and hired services. But Crown Media Consulting is today the foundation of what Erika Michelle design is and what Erika Maram represents in the social media world. Not just a mom or a “small business owner”. We as a group represent the dreams of millions, showing that you can make that passion your full income, representing that you don’t have to stay small and that growth is achievable. 

Alright, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
It has definitely not been a smooth road but we have had to learn during the process. 

One of the things we learned from the very beginning was to create a smooth process for us and our clients. Meaning that it doesn’t matter what kind of business you have, the journey your audience takes in order to find and purchase your offer/service must be enjoyable for them and for you. 

We’ve had clients say “I found you, booked you, paid you, and received my design without a hassle, can you do the same for our business?” and from that we have also learned and are in the process of expanding our services. 

As you know, we’re big fans of you and your work. For our readers who might not be as familiar what can you tell them about what you do?
Crown Media Consulting is the name behind Erika Maram. 

Erika Maram is the designer or the face like we call it. 

We specialize in website and graphic design. What sets us apart from other designers is the road we take and our audience. 

Our audience is 95% spiritual entrepreneurs, meaning that they believe in something other than a religion. Some of the industries we often work with are in the manifestation real between personal development, relationship and money. 

What makes us most proud is that we have stayed true to our clients. Serving those that are often called “strange” or “mysterious”. Understanding our client’s energy and applying that into their designs is what makes Erika Maram an intuitive graphic designer. 

Networking and finding a mentor can have such a positive impact on one’s life and career. Any advice?
When we first hire a business coach, we created a list of things we wanted in that person. Not a budget or a timeline. We understood that we required specific things and that we couldn’t limit a result by its budget. 

If you want to sleep well at night you know that you need a comfortable bed, but if you limit yourself by a budget then you can end up with a box of rocks for bed. 

Our end goal was louder than the hard road and making sure the mentor was the right fit was our main goal. Clearly, it worked. 

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