These Are the Results of The Solopreneur Life’s
Crowdsourced Question #1
The Solopreneur Life Crowdsourced Question (the name just rolls of the tongue!) is a new, occasional feature for The Solopreneur Life. It’s kind of the like the “Person on the Street” feature that newspapers used to publish.
I’m hedging my bets and saying “occasional.” While I think crowdsourced articles are a great idea, I think their use is going to become very popular and possibly over-used, due to the advent of a tool called BlogStampede.com. We’ll see. Plus, I don’t want to detract from the superb Q&A that Dr. Shannon Reece does on a weekly basis. She was doing this pre-BlogStampede.com, and she does a superb job.
Onward to the results.
It’s seemingly part of the solopreneur how-to canon: “Work with people you like.” It sounds great and it makes sense; you didn’t beceome a solopreneur to work with clients that you hate, right? But as a solopreneur, how do you know if a prospect is someone you will enjoy? How do you determine that a person will be a good fit for you?
This is an extremely important question for us as solopreneurs, and it isn’t easy to answer. I am grateful to the six solopreneurs who accepted the challenge and shared their experience:
• Revka Stearns
• Nichole Bazemore
• Catherine Morgan
• Howard Ellison
• Becky Blanton
• Jim Sheard
Thank you for your insights! See their answers below.
6. Is There Enthusiasm?
I think the first key is to determine if the project is one you are looking forward to doing with enthusiasm. That enthusiasm should be based on: (1) your own ability to do it well, (2) the work itself is something you will enjoy, and (3) do you like, respect, and enjoy the client.
If you do not know the client well enough to determine if you like, respect, and enjoy them…you may not be ready to begin.
Thanks to Jim Sheard for participating.
How Do You Decide Whether to Work With Someone?
Please share your insight in the comments below.