When I first started ListProducer.com in April 2011 it was just a hobby. I didn’t think of myself as a business owner or an entrepreneur. I thought of myself as a writer and list maker who had a blog.
I would write blog posts when I felt like it, because planning and sticking to a schedule was something I did at my regular job and therefore it was not fun. So I didn’t have an editorial calendar at first.
Many new entrepreneurs do themselves a disservice by seeing their side business as a hobby. Once I started to treat my side gig as an actual business, that’s when I started to see results! If you’d like to learn how to market your online business, there are plenty of web resources available such as theseodentist.com which gives tips on digital marketing such as how to utilise SEO and website design to your best advantage.
When I took my business seriously so did other people! I still enjoy working on it, it just that now it’s a slight more organized kind of fun!
This idea of turning a hobby into a business is something I discuss on the Brave Podcast where I was recently interviewed. So if you’re a new entrepreneur or thinking of starting up your own business do check it out!
I also delve into my mantra for 2016 ‘Rest is the new hustle’. With our increasingly busy lives we’re not taking any time to ourselves! On the podcast I discuss how to say no and prioritize your time (even though it feels unnatural at first).
If you’re interested in entrepreneur related issues, then you might be interested to hear about my friend. My friend recently was doing some research for his business to find the best business electricity deal he could find. He decided to do some price comparison on websites such as Usave and because he did he saved so much more money!