Do you know the feeling in life when you see someone and think, “we would get along.” Well that’s how I felt about Cam Tafelmeyer when I saw her picture in the classroom I was subbing for back in 2015. We were both educators at the time, teaching elementary school in Lander, Wyoming. She taught 3rd grade and I was substitute teaching that year since we had just moved to Lander. Later, I met her at church and a friendship was born.
I owe her a great deal of credit as to why my life took the copywriting/small business owner path like hers did because she is who inspired me to pursue copywriting. She began her business in 2020, and has enjoyed the freedom of owning her own business ever since.
She is a mom of three and stumbled upon copywriting back in 2019 when she helped to open a Montessori school in Lander. Cam used her skills of writing newsletters, handbooks, forms etc. to help the school, and quickly realized this was called copywriting. She enrolled in a course and found that copywriting can bring freedom and solutions to other innovators and entrepreneurs in fields beyond education.
In August of 2020 she opened Cambrya Writes and has been helping clients with their copywriting needs ever since.
She says that as a business owner her biggest struggle is finding time to juggle client work versus keeping her business needs up. As business owners know we must prioritize client work and sometimes our own business needs get pushed aside. Knowing Cam personally though, her client work is top-notch and you would never know based on her great level of detail that she is balancing a successful career, mothering 3 babies, and being a wife and homemaker behind the scenes.
A piece of advice she would like to share with future entrepreneurs is to do it scared. Starting a business is no easy task, and as Cam says, “takes time, money, risk and grit. It’s rarely easy, and you never really know for sure going in if it will work out. But after you’ve calculated the risk and weighed the pros and cons, there comes a point when you have to take that leap of faith.”
Isn’t that the truth? Owning a small business is such a rewarding experience but also takes a lot of time, money, risk and grit as Cam stated above. Cam is looking forward to revamping the business side of Cambrya Writes in the next few months and has a few projects she is looking forward to getting off the ground. You can find Cam enjoying the outdoors of Wyoming with her three kids as well as at her website cambryawrites.com and email at firstname.lastname@example.org.