Self-employment Myths and Reality. It’s OK To Be Wobbly.

When the topic of self-employment comes up, I hear two common responses:

  1. “That’s too hard so I won’t even try.” or
  2. “I should be able to get something going within a few months, or else it’s a failure.”

Neither is grounded in reality. There’s such an odd mythology around self-employment, perhaps because people don’t talk about what goes on behind closed doors.

Here’s what I think is true about self-employment, in a nutshell.

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Is There Room for My Business in Today’s Market?

I hear these kinds of questions a lot and feel compelled to write a post to say: YES!

Well, yes with a qualifier. I’ll give you the criteria below.

First, let me elaborate on the common ways I hear that fear expressed:

  • “Isn’t the market saturated with that?”
  • “Isn’t everyone trying to start a business right now?”
  • “Is there really room for me too?”
  • “No one is spending right now so why would they buy my services?”

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I’m Getting Off the Fence About Having a Facebook Page

It’s time for me to get off the fence about whether to have a Facebook Page for my business. I think I need to write a blog post to help me land on one side of the fence.

Perhaps by the end of writing this, I will have launched a Page that you can check out. Let’s see how it goes. I honestly don’t know yet as I write this line. Continue reading

There’s Something About Business Cards

My new business cards came today. What a birthing process that was! It feels like a momentous shift in my business.

First getting the words just right (I had multiple smart and patient people give me feedback). Then getting the design just right (Jenn is awesome and patient too!). Then choosing a printer and forking over the cash (well, the Visa). Continue reading