This week marks my one-year anniversary of being self-employed (that’s my view while writing this article) In this season of my life, the decision to make the “jump” to full-time self-employment has been a GRAND SLAM!
It’s been better for my family and myself. I love the autonomy and challenges. I enjoy the flexibility and risks/rewards. I enjoy the Thrive Members I work with.
You’ve made my first year a blast and I thank you for it! Here’s to our next year together as I continue to help your Etsy shop thrive . . . WITH A PASSION!
I hope you enjoy these 25 snippet tips/takeaways from my first year of self-employment.
25 Snippet Tips Since I Quit My Day Job One Year Ago – For Etsy Sellers
- Not every day is a home-run. Just make sure you do something to move ahead each day.
- Working on the right things is way more important that just working.
- A solid strategy and plan is usually worth more than a quick start.
- Consistent work hours provide stability to a business.
- Use a calendar to keep track of your commitments & goals.
- Invest in the right tools to do your job.
- Spending money wisely should typically speed up growth.
- Using a timer creates “good enough” results instead of “perfect”.
- Consistent business cycles create stability in your business.
- Don’t be afraid to say no to others.
- Don’t get by on free software when what you need really costs money.
- Use a spouse or a friend as your social media message filter.
- Don’t post it just because you wrote it. Give your best and censor yourself.
- You will always have more to do than time to do it – if you don’t, your business is probably dying.
- Write what you want your life to look like, then create strategies to help you achieve that. Work backwards from the goal.
- Eliminate your work distractions aggressively.
- Work in batches to increase efficiency.
- Eliminate work that doesn’t accomplish the results you want.
- Automate tasks to the best of your abilities.
- Don’t let perfection become your enemy.
- Read and keep learning – boosters for your business.
- Don’t compare your day-to-day operations to your competitor’s IG highlight reel.
- Financial “cushion” helps expand your creativity and take calculated business risks.
- Connect with others to discover new business opportunities.
- Wake up before your alarm clock goes off excited to start the business day.
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