Coming up with my first online business idea was hard. I had a ton of fear. But eventually, I knew I just had to jump. When I first started out, I was going to be a content producer. I had already had a few high profile brand partnerships on social media, and I had a couple of different websites that were paying me to write for them. It wasn’t much, but I knew that living in my van or living out of my suitcase would be relatively cheap. I also knew I’d have travel opportunities to go to places and experience things these brands and outlets would be interested in. It helped that I had some money saved up in my bank account.
So with low monthly expenses, a few paying clients, and a lot of confidence that I would grow quickly, I quit my job and set out into the great unknown.
But choosing that first idea to be a content creator was FUCKING. HARD. (more…)
Procrastinate less, outsource more
Current status: Procrastinating and daydreaming about sunrises instead of working.
Being a solopreneur and working with solopreneurs means wearing a bunch of different hats. On any given day I could be designing a website, automating email campaigns, copywriting landing pages, designing graphics with Photoshop, editing videos, getting outside to capture stunning images, replying to customer emails, or anything and everything in-between.
I find that I do most of my procrasting when I’m doing something slightly outside my current skill level and don’t feel like learning more about it in that moment, or when I’m not interested in that thing on that day. But it happens most frequently when I’m doing the things I’m just not super excited about it in general. For example: video editing — the thing I hate most (even more than having to actually be in the video). (more…)