Making time to work on your side hustle can be difficult. You want to grow your side-gig into a full-fledged business, but you also have to find time for family, friends, and most importantly, yourself.
You work 40-50 hours a week at your full-time job, and have to commute to work, so after that, eating and spending time with your family, how do you find the time to add ANOTHER thing onto your plate. I mean, you have to sleep after all right?!
Many business owners don’t spend enough time actually looking at their outgoing expenses and finding ways to cut costs in business. If they did, they’d probably be surprised at how much money they we wasting every month. From outdated subscriptions, to consistent one-off purchases, the small things add up.
Something I’m focusing on more in my business lately is driving referrals from current and past clients. For the past year or so, I’ve been relying on organic referrals, essentially having friends, family, and customers refer me to other people because they enjoyed what I was able to accomplish for them, or knew someone that would benefit from working with me. Continue reading →
Invoicing software can make life so much easier, especially when you’re just getting started. You’re not very polished with your approach and onboarding style, so the last thing you need is to send over an Excel template invoice and ask them to mail you a check.
When I got my first client, I was so excited when they said “yes” to working with me. I had sent them a proposal, decided on a price (that I literally pulled out of thin air), and then the question came:
“So you’ll send me over an invoice? Or how can I pay you?”