@WealthyMarketer what an interesting read! Thanks for sharing. When you are still in the middle of (mostly) selling time for money, to even make this much without big effort certainly seems like a dream. People will always fall into traps, good to know one more of them!
Dear all who took the time to contribute,
I am so glad, so many of you have posted and answered! Thank you so much for sharing. I am sure people will find your insights very useful and valuable!
I think you all have valid points and of course I read every post! By no means I am a natural...
The irony is I hadn't had any real big major business failures, except for the occasional month w/out income as a contractor, but I always made up for it one way or the other, because I pushed, coldcalled, sold until it worked again.
My biggest failure is not investing 100% all the time because...
Hi dear members of this forum,
often you read and get the advice, that an "about us" page with some personal info and profile of the founder/leader is very important to build trust, especially for small to middle-sized businesses, bluecollars, but also designers and such.
What do you think about...
Dear Scot, was this recommendation aimed at Practician?
Thanks very much again! Good comparison with the frogs!
What I quoted above, I think this is very important.
I will keep this in mind when hiring freelancers myself and doing
the hardest part: putting it together into something bigger...
Hi Saavik, you have read that correctly, yes. From the first day on, cold-calling was my transporter to more and better clients. My website, my work ethics, my presentation...all played a role. But nearly every client I ever had, was from contacting him after reading up on their business, and...
Very interesting ideas, thanks to you all! Definitely some great advice in here.
Subbing for more good inspiration.
Something that could also work for her, I recently saw this Etsy shop:
Custom Pet Paintings, Custom Dog Paintings von PAWfectPaintings
She seems to be doing this full time, too.
You go for it! Procrastination happens to everyone.
My biggest step to overcoming this hurdle was to set clear goals and sticking to them. Another person called equals one step closer to the goal of getting "da sweet greens" ;) :P
Just to maybe put things into perspective from the other side: if my husband had allowed me to do everything I ever wanted to try out, I wouldn't be as successful as I am now, and we probably wouldn't be together anymore. I am 100% sure of this. I had crazy ideas when I was younger, lacked focus...
Hey Saavik, glad to see another woman being bold, I am looking forward very much to your journey! All the best! (And I chuckled at the "business woman attire complete with fancy handbag", I can relate to that so much :) )
thanks so much for taking the time and actually answering in such detail.
I will keep your advice in mind. You are spot on with knowing the market, the more I design, the more I learn the intricacies, the more I know what is actually wanted by the general audience I would be...
My key takeaway so far from TAGR (a few chapters in):
Be focused on what you want, every day, build a plan, surround yourself with the right people who know stuff you don't, and go for it. Repeat your goals every day to not lose focus and make them a burning desire. And I realized, it really...
Oh wow, you all are so awesome. Would be cool to revive this thread in December, to have everyone post the results, wins and/or changes in this short bullet point style!
Ok, here goes (feels like diving into cold water for me):
- set up an online shop with my own jewelry brand:
use knowledge of...
Hi Practician, thanks very much for answering! Happy to write, here, too. If I ask questions that you rather want to keep private, just say so (I like to ask a lot :) or feel free to just ignore it.
So, as it turns out, I work freelance (I am primarely a jewelry/3D-modeler), and I have...
Hi @Practician !
Interesting read, and super!!! where you already gotten with your talent and hard work! I wish you best of luck with your future endeavors.
I am in art/design as well, and scaling always seems hard because I trust no one to do the "artsy" part of my work as good as myself. I...