As a self employed person I’ve planned my finances, my work schedule, my marketing and even all my social media. The one thing I didn’t plan was my self care. It didn’t even occur to me to plan in a rest.
One of my main mantras is “persistence not perfection”. If you keep trying you cannot fail. Perfection is intimidating and not taking action in the pursuit of perfection will hold you and your business back.
What is the goal of your blog? Is it to build your credibility, drive traffic to your website, build a passive relationship with your prospective clients or is it to get lots of comments? Stay focused on the long-term strategic goals of your blog and don’t get caught up on the performance of each and every post.
I’m not for one moment suggesting that I have the platform or the immense public audience Hopkins once enjoyed, but I will not write about or be responsible for spreading negative and worthless material. I will always champion and promote constructive and positive content which provides value to the people who read it.
Shaking Off The Corporate Shackles: The First 6 Things I Learned When I Started My Own Small Business
Self employment is empowering and challenging at the same time. If you’re just starting out yourself it’s a steep learning curve and you have to be resilient to keep going. These are the first 6 big lessons I learned when I started my own business.
Many small business owners don’t know where to start with marketing and most are on a budget. According to the Small Business Association, only half of small businesses last beyond the first five years and one of the biggest reasons is lack of Internet presence....