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  1. Gepi

    NOTABLE! Your worst entrepreneurial failure... details please!

    @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!
  2. Gepi

    How important is an 'about us' page with personal info for small and mid sized businesses?

    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...
  3. Gepi

    NOTABLE! Your worst entrepreneurial failure... details please!

    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...
  4. Gepi

    How important is an 'about us' page with personal info for small and mid sized businesses?

    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...
  5. Gepi

    Advice or resources about scaling a business?

    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...
  6. Gepi

    -Caution- My wife's doing MLM

    @lowtek , now it is certainly my turn to say: beautifully phrased. I wanted to add nearly the exact same thought, but you just went and summed it up perfectly.
  7. Gepi

    EXECUTION [Progress] Replacing freelance income with agency profits

    "Every NO is one step closer to YES" (I think it is from multiple clever sources of salesman, I have forgotten where I first read it :) )
  8. Gepi

    -Caution- My wife's doing MLM

    Thank you for the kind feedback, @Richard Espinosa . I can relate to your thoughts.
  9. Gepi

    EXECUTION [Progress] Replacing freelance income with agency profits

    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...
  10. Gepi

    Ideas to Monetize My Wife's Drawing Skills

    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.
  11. Gepi

    EXECUTION [Progress] Replacing freelance income with agency profits

    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
  12. Gepi

    -Caution- My wife's doing MLM

    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...
  13. Gepi

    EXECUTION [Progress] Replacing freelance income with agency profits

    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 :) )
  14. Gepi

    Advice or resources about scaling a business?

    Hi Practician, 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...
  15. Gepi

    BOOK The reason I don't like Think and Grow Rich...

    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...
  16. Gepi

    -Caution- My wife's doing MLM

    Ha, as a woman this is an interesting read, really. Thanks for your thoughts on this.
  17. Gepi

    EXECUTION What will you accomplish in 2019?

    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...
  18. Gepi

    NOTABLE! What book are you reading? Right now. Post up!

    Exactly this! It is too easy too just read through good stuff and think, now everything is going to change...no it won't. It will change only if you do.
  19. Gepi

    Advice or resources about scaling a business?

    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...
  20. Gepi

    Advice or resources about scaling a business?

    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...
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