The Best Solopreneur Mentors Are The Ones You Can Model Modeling is the key to shortening the learning curve. The old saying “it takes 5 years to get a new business off the ground”, is certainly true, but there is a HACK to this timeline. If you can model your Solopreneur business after someone who […]
Shiny Object Syndrome is the urge to spend money and time on something new. Most solopreneurs fall victim to Shiny Object Syndrome at some time or another. It hurts your confidence, ruins your productivity, and diminishes your ability to move forward. Shiny objects typically are new methods, software, or moneymaking schemes; the marketing for shiny […]
Working as a solopreneur has its ups and downs. The benefits of working alone are great. You have fewer distractions, you can plan your day however you so choose, and working out of a home office affords you the right to wear what you’d like. Still, this type of work can get a bit lonely […]
Solopreneurs frequently ask me questions about virtual assistants. I turned to Amy Wright, CEO of AmyWright.biz for answers. Larry Keltto: What kinds of services do virtual assistants typically provide? Amy Wright: Oh, it runs the gamut from basic calendar management, customer service and scheduling all the way up to super techie things like adding a […]
I want to give you a heads-up regarding a free email-reminder tool that I’ve begun using. It’s called FollowUpThen.com and so far I really like it. If you struggle with remembering to get back to people on anything in your business or personal life, FollowUpThen makes it possible to easily schedule email follow-up reminders. I’m […]
Last night I began using the Easy Azon Amazon WordPress plugin. The main purpose of Easy Azon, which was created by Amazon affiliate Chris Guthrie, is to reduce the amount of time it takes to build Amazon affiliate links on Web sites. Mission accomplished, as far as I’m concerned. Easy Azon Pays For Itself I […]
This was written by Jen Waak, who pens a monthly health column for The Solopreneur Life. Last month I talked about taking time for yourself, but oftentimes it’s easier said than done. I get that. But sleep, now THAT is something we do every night, and it’s yet another opportunity to recharge. The saying, “I’ll […]
Virtual assistants can be a big help for solopreneurs, but how do you know if you should hire one? This Q&A will help you determine whether hiring a virtual assistant is the right move for your small business.