We are here to help you start something that will provide you with the freedom and opportunity to live life on your terms. That’s the name of the game for us here at Create and Go. We’ve helped thousands of students start a blog and turn it into a full-time online business that helps them realize their true potential and achieve a life they had only ever dreamed of.

We are so excited that you’re here!

We’re here for the same reasons as you are. That desire for freedom and opportunity is what connects us all. The desire to escape the 9-5, the alarm clocks, and the rush hour traffic — the desire for something different.

If you’re feeling any of those things, you’re in the right place.

After experiencing this desire for change from traditional career paths, we set out to do something different. With big dreams to make money online, we started a health and fitness website. We didn’t know what we were doing at the time, and it showed.

Turns out making money blogging is harder than getting drunk off mimosas and posting pictures of your healthy dinner recipes on the internet. The influencers had us fooled there.

After many months of zeroes and more trial and error than you can imagine, we finally started to figure some things out. $0 turned into $100, which turned into $1,000, which quickly turned into $10,000. We earned over $100,000 in our first year with our little health and wellness blog and quit our full-time jobs. We started traveling the world!

Making money online doesn’t have to be super overwhelming or difficult. You just have to take the right path, and that is exactly what we found on our journey. This journey was so incredible and eye-opening, we knew that we had to share it with others.

And so, Create and Go was born.

CREATE content that feels good and helps others and GO live life on your terms.

Create and Go has been featured on countless podcasts and media sites such as Forbes, Entrepreneur, Inc, and more. We now have over 16,000 students on their own journey towards earning their first six figures with their online business.

Our Mission, Vision, and Core Values

Money is often the biggest motivator on this journey, but it’s not actually the reason that you are here. You are here because you desire more freedom from your life and money is just another means to this end.

What does freedom mean to you?

Is it traveling the world while you are young enough to enjoy it? Does it mean spending more time with your family? Early retirement? Personal growth? Quitting your full-time job so you can forever work remotely on your own terms?

All of these things and more are possible with a successful online business — set up your way.

Our Mission

Create and Go exists because our team is here to pour our hearts out into helping you achieve this level of success, both personally and professionally. We want to change your life.

Here’s how we’re going to do it…

Our Vision

We are a team and community of diverse but like-minded entrepreneurs that is working towards building their dreams together. We are ever learning on this journey and we strive to have the best and most strategic courses for starting, growing, and monetizing a blog in the industry. Our team is a team full of professional bloggers growing their own online businesses. We are constantly learning and sharing knowledge within our community to continue to empower our people to be the best they can be.

Here’s why we’re different…

Core Values

Discussions about mission, vision, and core values generally stir up an old memory from business school. They often feel stiff and forced. We didn’t start out with any set of core values for this reason. But over time, they emerged on their own. The coolest part is that we didn’t invent them, we adopted them as our mantra after receiving the feedback from our audience that what made us different was our focus on:

Honesty and Transparency

Maybe it was the unfiltered and unedited original content from our very first videos on our YouTube channel. Maybe it was that our message was so important that we didn’t care that the delivery wasn’t perfectly polished. Of all the feedback that we have received over the years, the two words that have been repeated the most and have bubbled to the surface are honesty and transparency.

It’s at the core of everything that we do. Here at Create and Go, we will always be honest with you. We will tell you when it’s hard, but we will push you when we know that you can do it. We’re transparent about our strategies and our feelings along the way. We’re a team of real people.

Authenticity

Life is too short to be anything other than your most authentic self. You could pretend to be someone else, but why do that when someone is already doing that? Being your unique self is super underrated in the business world and in our opinion, it’s the only way to set yourself aside from the sea of others. We will teach you how to use your own personal knowledge, experience, and skills to create your own competitive advantage.

Results First

Through all of this, our goal is to put you on the path to results as soon as possible. We aren’t fans of fluff and wasted time. Our approach at Create and Go is very straightforward. We don’t waste on the low-hanging fruit. We go straight for the gold and strive for results (never perfection) in all things.

We hope you will be our next six-figure success story.

Meet the Team Behind the Content

Create and Go isn’t just a blog full of strategies. Our content and what we do are so much more. This is our life and we build these strategies together — as a team.

We reach, build, sometimes fall, and reach our goals together. As a team and as a community.

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Lauren McManus

Co-Founder and Professional Blogger

Lauren is the extremely focused, type A, leader that we all know we would be doomed without. She brings organization and direction to this wild team of bloggers.

Lauren has been a professional blogger since 2016. She graduated from the University of Central Florida in 2010 with a B.S. in Accounting. She received her Masters in Business Administration from Louisiana Tech in 2013.

Shortly after passing her exams to become a Certified Public Accountant license, Lauren quit her full-time job as a tax accountant to pursue a career in blogging. She became the resident Pinterest expert and attributes a lot of her first blog’s success to the 500,000+ views they were able to drive from Pinterest.

Her extensive business knowledge helps her to handle the finance side of things while also providing a ton of insight for future endeavors. Lauren has been featured in several publications including Forbes, INC, Entrepreneur, Yahoo!, and more.

When Lauren isn’t in work mode, she’s often hiking mountains and volcanoes or doing yoga near the beach. She travels with a group called the Wifi Tribe, a co-living and co-working community of entrepreneurs, freelancers, and other remote workers. She has been to over 35 countries – all while running her online business full-time.

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Alex Nerney

Co-Founder and Professional Blogger

Alex is the always laughing, always goofing, hard at work creative leader. His ideas keep the team on its toes and always ready for the next new thing!

Alex has been a professional blogger since 2016. Alex graduated from the University of Arkansas in 2012, with a B.S. in Business Administration and a minor in Marketing.

After his first blog flopped, (a lesson he is grateful for) he became more determined than ever to succeed. Alongside Lauren Alex was able to grow his next site Avocadu to six figures in just one year. Due to his success and understanding of the blogging industry, he decided to launch Create and Go with Lauren and has helped hundreds of thousands of readers along their blogging journey.

Alex has been quoted and recognized in many publications, including Forbes, INC, Entrepreneur, Yahoo!, and more. His courses have been credited as extremely valuable and positively reviewed by many bloggers since their creation.

Outside of work, Alex is a nerd by day, and bro by night: He loves both all things nerdy – chess, conversion rate optimization, weird discussion about AI as well as all things bro – football, beer, and motorcycles. He also enjoys working on other business ventures as well as working on his personal website AlexNerney.com.

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Noah Riggs

SEO Advisor and YouTube Manager

Noah, one of the silliest and most enthusiastic people you can know, is the creative, energetic, and encouraging team member.

Noah is currently pursuing a degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance.

His passion for blogging stemmed from his strong desire to work from home and officially began when he became a student of Create and Go, (just like many other members of the team) and launched his own blog BusyLivingBetter.com.

Noah initially began his online freelancing career doing admin work for Create and Go, but soon transitioned into outreach SEO support role. From there, Noah learned so much about SEO and discovered some incredible strategies that no one else was talking about. Since then, he has co-authored SEO Blueprint for Bloggers, an SEO course for Create and Go.

Noah now maintains an advisory role for SEO strategy and also manages Create and Go’s YouTube Channel. He is also known for his work with DollarSprout.com and is in a league of his own now doing SEO consulting for Fortune 500 companies because of experience in the SEO world.

When Noah is not working, he enjoys camping, traveling, and riding his bike.

Cathy Dean

Author, Customer Service and Affiliate Manager

Cathy, the lighthearted, always helpful, top of the line customer service leader, is the heart of Create and Go. She treats each customer like they’re family and loves all of the Create and Go team members and students.

Cathy is from Dallas, Texas and began her online career as a student of Create and Go (just like many other members of the team). Due to her presence in the Create and Go community and her knowledge of the blogging business world, Cathy was chosen to be the customer service representative for the Create and Go brand.

As the Customer Service Manager for Create and Go, Cathy moderates the various Facebook groups, answers emails,replies to comments on the blog and on YouTube, and manages the affiliate applications.

When Cathy isn’t working for Create and Go, she is blogging on her own Health and Fitness site healthyambitions.co where she loves teaching and inspiring others to become their healthiest self through the exploration and application of low-carb nutrition and exercise.

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Ashley Grant

Content Writer

The Wild Child of Create and Go, keeps everyone excited, energetic, and keeps all lines of communication full of wit, good jokes, and what seems like a never ending laughter coupled with her hard work.

Ashley attended the University of South Florida and majored in Mass Communications with a specialization in Magazine Journalism.

Ashley started her writing career in high school, which carried over into college as she wrote for her college newspaper. She went on to have a couple of different columns with the Tampa Bay Times. Ashley began writing as a paid freelancer in 2007 and began making money from her blog, FamousAshleyGrant.com, in 2011.

Throughout her career, she has had various freelance gigs and worked for many different outlets including the Tampa CBS affiliate 10 News, the Tampa Bay Times, Tampa Bay Metro Magazine, GoDaddy’s Garage, Young Money Magazine, and many others.

When she isn’t focused on growing her blog and doing work with Create and Go, Ashley loves eating good food, trying amazing drinks, doing crafts and DIY projects, and traveling as much as possible.

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