I never meant to be an entrepreneur.
Sometimes you meet people who always knew they would run their own businesses.
“I had a company when I was 13! We sold mollusks. I had a business when I was 5. I had a home based business when I was in the womb too! I was a fetus-based business!”
I was not one of these people.
I started freelancing, in part, because author Jim Collins pointed out something scary. He said that when you have a full time corporate job you think you are safe and secure. The reality is that every egg is in one basket and if you lose the job you lose everything.
That happened to me a few times. One day you’re at work, the next day you’ve been downsized and are carrying a sad office plant in a box to your car.
So I started to freelance write on the side of my job.
One of my clients was a laser hair removal clinic, something I obviously know a lot about. (The key was constantly referencing bathing suit season.) I wrote radio jingles for them and then barber shop quartet songs for a tire company.
It wasn’t glamorous, but something happened to me.
I fell in the love with the faucet.
What’s the faucet? It’s the magical spigot of money and freedom you get to turn on when you freelance. When you work a standard job, you can’t decide that this week you want to make $1,000 extra. Sales teams can, but even they don’t have complete freedom.
When I freelanced though, if we wanted to take a vacation, I could turn the faucet on and accept more clients that month. More clients meant more money which mean more freedom.
Ten years later, I’m still in love with that simple idea.
If you work hard, if you are smart, you can make a lot of money and have a lot of fun being an entrepreneur.
After years of freelance, I became a full time entrepreneur. Over the last three years, I’ve learned a few things.
I learned a simple trick that had a 17 to 1 return. I invested $1 and made $17. Insane.
I learned how to build a social media platform reaching millions without being annoying.
I learned how to communicate exactly what I do, boiling it down to just five words.
I learned how to hire designers and developers.
I learned why an assistant is critical to your success.
I learned why being ashamed of success is dumb an expensive.
I learned how to take care of customers.
I learned how to say no to friends who wanted me to work for free.
I learned how to take 5 weeks off in and not freak out that my business would implode.
I learned how to dream as a couple without having the business destroy my marriage.
If any of those things sound interesting to you, I invite you to join the 90 Days of Business Hustle.
For 90 days, you, me and hundreds of entrepreneurs from around the world are going to learn how to make more money and have more fun.
I’ll walk you step by step through the techniques I used to triple my salary, double my vacation and quadruple my fun.
There are a billion entrepreneur resources online. They tell you things like “You gotta grind 24/7” and “You can sleep when you’re dead” or “Treat every friend like a possible sale.” Ugh.
You don’t have to be annoying to be an entrepreneur. You don’t have to be cheesy. And you don’t have to burnout.
If you’ve got a business, part time or full, check this video course out.
If you’re a writer, don’t forget, you’re an entrepreneur too. If you don’t sell books, you don’t get to write books.
If you haven’t even started a business yet but just want to make sure you build a solid foundation, this is for you.
If you don’t love it, I’ll give you a full refund.
There is a faucet and it’s really fun.