5 Powerful Lessons To Learn Early As An Online Business Owner
The online entrepreneur is a person who has decided against the odds to venture into the internet arena and do something different. Many times you will be daunted by not only your own tasks but the disbelief of others in your ability to earn online. However, know that you have skills that are transferable and that you can make money from. Be determined, and know that being inspired to achieve will take you places.
As an online business owner, you will be met with constant battles concerning your mindset and positivity, your daily schedule and time, and learning how to manage people, structures and business expenses.
We decided to let you into the minds of a few of our busy students who have started up freelance businesses. Read below and see how they approach new lives as business owners, and also have to juggle being parents. Know that as an online freelancer you will have to be a consistent learner.
You Need To Learn Self-Management & Juggling A Schedule – Nekesha Burrell
I am a serial entrepreneur, so I had to find structure to balance being a mom, working from home, and still being productive in all my ventures without feeling overwhelmed. I learned early on that you can adapt to anything in the right environment and with a positive mindset. It takes changing little things, making them productive habits, and sticking to a schedule daily.
Being an entrepreneur makes you accountable to yourself. It can be daunting to track your own time, oversee other projects, and ensure each client is satisfied with the results you produce, but it is not impossible.
I have taken the opportunity to arm myself with all the tools and software available and work with a team that has my drive for success. I found as soon as I had the right structure, waking up every day now feels less overwhelming and more fun.
Entrepreneurship should be fun doing something you wake up every day wanting to perfect and bring your best self forward.
Building A Business Takes Time & Effort – Layten Pryce
I’ve been working online for 5 years now and I have learned a lot!
First thing is that you can’t be scared about the online work experience because you are afraid you will be scammed.
Once you decide you will be an online entrepreneur, you have to dive in and do what is necessary. You have to take a calculated risk.
What I’ve learned is that the same way that an offline business takes a long time to build, it is the same way that it takes a while to build an online business. It takes time to grow and reach where you want it to reach.
But guess what? You have to put in the effort. Yes, you’re gonna have sleepless nights. Yes, your arms are going to be tired. Yes, you’re going to feel like giving up at times. But this is your business, and you are going to have to do whatever is necessary to make it work. So if you’re going to have to spend extra hours on it, then fine, it’s yours. You will reap the benefits.
Remember the more you put in, the more you will get out of it! Whatever you put in is what you will get out of it.
Remember to Spend Time With Family – Lakeisha Coley
Freelancing has been really great for me! It allows me to spend ample time with my family. I am able to earn a stable income. And l am able to work and study from the comfort of my home.
You Need The Right Mindset & Have To Balance Expenses – Kenisha Tucker
As an entrepreneur, I have learned the value of managing time, doing hard work, and having the right mindset. Money management is also very important, and I learned that through being an entrepreneur that I have to ensure all my expenses are accounted for. In addition, I learned how to balance being a mom and taking care of my business at the same time.
Time Management Is Key! – Kinshasia Johnson
Time management is a crucial part of our growth as freelancers. This isn’t something that I grasped in the initial stages. But the moment I became a full-time freelancer, I had to work this aspect of my life. The ability to stick to a set schedule can significantly increase your productivity while allowing you to spend time with your family. Since I have worked on my time management skills, my earnings have increased considerably. I also now have the time to focus on self-care and my holistic growth and development.
As you can see, being an online entrepreneur takes some grit and commitment. These powerful ladies shared some vital tools to utilize to build up their business while being the best versions of themselves.
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