Growing a business isn’t an easy task. It takes courage, resilience, and an exorbitant amount time promoting and marketing. My business is that of an online marketing consultant. I provide a strategy above and beyond the realms of social media.
It’s funny because I started off being exclusively social media and quickly realized that with a lower than average website and no SEO, it will take a full-time employee to realize the advantages of social media. I remember how hard it was for me to gain a following. It took years……not days, but years. But that’s another topic that deserves its own blog post.
As I was saying, growing your business along with a copious amount of stress has been a challenge. I have come to realize that every personal situation has to run its course and I as a Mother must deal with it. (However, in the midst of it all I thought I was going a little crazy.)
I need to keep my family afloat and I’m loving this journey of entrepreneurship. I feel like I have found my destiny. The one tip that I can give to anyone starting a new business is to have confidence in your decision and to know your value. Never under value yourself because if you do, they will under value you!
I have found enough confidence to cut all ties with the one person who I depended on for income for the past few years. That itself was a victory as I felt that I was always judged harshly and immensely under valued.
So overall, despite it being a terrible, horrible, very bad month, there has been some silver linings in between. I have been able to smile, throw a joke, and be happy somewhere within the clouds. Just because things aren’t going as planned doesn’t mean you can’t be happy.
Next Steps: Find a reliable team because there are big things coming.