Ebonie's successful Virtual Assistant business led to a very Real breakdown.
Hear how that became her 'breakthrough' as she retrained as a coach to other self employed 'misfits'.
Includes great insight into building a business via social media/blogging/email list.
Here’s some of the key takeaway points:
Work shouldn't be your whole life, don't forget the down time (besides it's actually when you'll often be most inspired!)
Avoid burnout, learn to say 'no'. Saying 'no' to one thing, means you can say 'yes' to something else
Develop your niche, it will help focus every element of your business; you'll know what your niche is, it'll be a gut feeling of passion
Use social media, blogging, vlogging etc to let clients and potential clients not just get to see your skills but to get to know you - people buy from people; BUT don't try doing everything at once, pick the platforms you connect with best and then grow it
Grow your email list - stay in communication with those who care about what you have to say
Don't be disheartened by not having a big email list that you're writing for - be consistent and useful and it will grow - remember, every success story had to start somewhere
Be deliberate about dividing up your income at source: 1)Neccesities (55%), 2)Nest egg savings, 3)Nice to have savings, 4)Having fun money, 5)Professional Development, 6)Charity
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