All in Business & Blogging
Blogging isn't easy. It's not for the faint of heart either. It's one of those things that if you don't try it yourself, I mean really try it, you won't truly understand the toll it may take on your mind, body, and soul. For example, it takes more than a little copy and pasting to create a blog post like this. There are SO many other tasks that need to be completed before you click schedule or post.
When we were young, we had to find the balance between school, extracurricular activities, and friends. As we entered into adulthood, a whole new set of balances emerged. For more, our days currently are filled with going to and from work, with the remainder of our time outside of work leaving us to fill it with aspects of our lives that we love and want to do.
So you've started a business online. Congratulations! You've stepped into the unknown, you've taken the leap, you've put yourself and your passion down in type and you want to show the world what you're made of. Unfortunately, the world isn't what you thought it would be.
When I first started working from home I basically threw my hands in the air when it came to keeping a routine. I slept in as late as my body wanted, I took breaks whenever I wanted, I stayed in my PJ’s all day… it was pretty fabulous. I was so tired of the corporate world dictating how I should live my day, how long I should spend working, and when I could eat. I was ready for total control of my life; to live it exactly the way I wanted.
Oh yes, the holidays are here. Are you ready? Are you feeling excited? Stressed? Tired already with oh-so-much to do? How would you like to learn about some easy ways you can use Evernote to not only survive the holidays but THRIVE this holiday season?
How many times have you tried to sit down and create content, yet nothing feels right? It happens to me daily. It still stresses me out sometimes. But, I think I figured out why... I put too much damn pressure on myself to create content that I think you all want to see instead of focusing on exactly whatever it is I feel called to share with my readers.
When you're a new entrepreneur, you are definitely diving into an ocean without a life jacket. It's scary. I'm not going to sugar coat it for you. I was terrified because I didn't know what to expect and my mindset sucked. I was looking for a quick fix (which really doesn't exist) and I wanted to leave my job as soon as possible.
I REALLY thought I hated blogging. It felt as if I didn’t have anything to say, which clearly isn’t the case. Turns out, I wasn’t aligned with what I was trying to talk about up until now. I feel like I'm finally free from all of the crap that's held me back from sharing my thoughts and using voice!
As a new entrepreneur, I'm sure you're stressed out with the amount of information that's being thrown at you. Let me be the first to say that it's okay to feel that way and know that it will get better.I created a list of my 10 must have resources for you to consider so you can start growing your business now, instead of paying someone else to do the dirty work for you. These resources are great (and easy to use) if you're feeling absolutely stuck and confused!
When I decided to shift my business from consulting to blogging at the end of August, I knew that I could apply the social media skills that I had learned as a virtual assistant directly to my blogging strategy. I knew Pinterest was a powerful tool to get exposure for yourself, your blog, and your business, but I never thought I could grow my monthly view total as quick as I did.
Being an entrepreneur can be stressful and chaotic. Sometimes, you need to step back and take an objective look at how you are *ACTUALLY* running your business. If you start doing a quick audit of your business every 2-3 months, you will become clearer in your vision, your goals and be able to adapt to the changing needs for yourself and your clients.
Let's face it, there's definitely a learning curve when you start a business. No matter how much experience you have a specific area or niche, nothing is going to prepare you for the first two years.