One of my online businesses has failed. It has died a slow horrible death and I was too stubborn to recognize the signs that it was time to shut things down. As a result, I’ve wasted a considerable amount of time, resources, energy and money trying to keep a business running that should have winded down at the beginning of the year.
I wanted to quickly document this story for a few reasons. One, I hear that unburdening your soul is therapeutic and when it comes to this whole experience, I know I am in need of some kind of therapy. Secondly, I want to share the lessons that I’ve learned from this failure. Lastly, I think its important that I acknowledge the mistakes and failures experienced throughout this process so I don’t repeat them. I have the odd habit of taking longer to learn from previous mistakes than I really should.
So here’s the abbreviated story. Continue reading “My online business has failed”
I’m a big fan of Nick Loper’s podcast The Side Hustle Show, which is aimed at entrepreneurs who have a side business. His tagline is absolutely killer;
“Your 9 to 5 may make you a living but your 5 to 9 makes you alive!”
I listen to this podcast religiously now even though I turned my side hustle into a full-time business because he brings on some very interesting guests, asks fantastic questions that draws out actionable points for his audience and just seems to be a nice, down to earth kind of guy. Nothing is more off putting for me than having an interviewer who presents themselves as a know-it-all and takes every opportunity to talk about themselves and promote their own business. Nick is definitely not one of those guys and you can tell he’s taking every opportunity to learn as well.
Continue reading “Charge what you’re worth – My takeaway from a recent episode of the Side Hustle Podcast”
Ever in need of a dose of inspiration to fuel your entrepreneurial spirit? I know that’s something that I am constantly looking for. One area that I turn to on a regular basis is a handful of podcasts that are hosted by successful people and include the success stories of other entrepreneurs. One of my favourite podcasts is Pat Flynn’s Smart Passive Income and one of his recent episodes really got me thinking on a few items and also served as inspiration for this blog post.
Continue reading “Profiting from “money in the middle” opportunities”