You may ask, how do I start a blog? It looks so hard! Well, it may be a little confusing at the start, but once you get the hang of it and start you can start creating content and begin posting!
When I first thought about starting a blog the task seemed overwhelming! I did not know where to begin and what I wanted to blog about, what platform to use, what domain name to create, who would host the site, how much it was going to cost, what content I wanted to create, and it was overwhelming, to be honest.
I sat down and started talking to my husband and discussing my dreams, ambitions, and we started researching. That’s when I found the Virtual VA business and Remote World! The second I started researching the topic, that’s when I knew I had found my dream job. Now, the concept was a dream, but how to get to the dream was a different story.
I kept reading and researching and I found many different people offering training, but only three women did I find that fit my style of learning! Everyone has a different style and it has to fit your style. I needed someone to challenge, guide, critique, and give me feedback along the way. I started my journey in January 2021. In February, I started my training with Gina Horkey, https://www.fullybookedva.com. Wow, did I ever get some great advice and training! She helped me niche down find my true self and what I wanted to do. The second person that I gained much knowledge from and still learning from is, Susan Mershon, https://www.thetechiementor.com. Susan is a no-frills, no-fuss woman. She gives straight no punches information. The third person I faithfully follow is Tawnya Sutherland, https://www.vanetworking.com. She offers training modules on affiliate marketing, graphic designs, email campaigns and so much more. All of these women have helped guide me to the place I am today!
With this help, I found myself in the remote world gaining courage to start my solopreneur business. I started slowly by creating a CV, Facebook page, LinkedIn page, Instagram account, a Pinterest account, Resume, Cover letter, WordPress site, Mailchimp email campaign, Affiliate marketing.
The first affiliate to accept me was so exciting I almost screamed. I had applied and I read the acceptance email late at night after my husband was asleep. I shook him and told him, but he was not as excited as me. He had already, fallen asleep, but I could barely sleep that night. I felt like the Beyoncé of the affiliate world. I had not made one sale, but just being accepted as an affiliate made me ready to hit the internet highway sharing my proficient expertise!
Solopreneurship is very rewarding but can be very time-consuming when you are starting and have a full-time 9 to 5 job. You are often burning the candle at both ends. You spend many evenings and weekends creating content, graphics, posting to different accounts, networking, creating campaigns, advertisements, and email campaigns. You do not have the luxury of a whole team working with you as you do at a business. You are the team and the business all wrapped up into one person.
I conclude this blog by saying that all of the hard work and effort has been worth it. As I look back over the past few months, it has caused several things to happen. It has resulted in a boost in my self-confidence, upped my skills, knowledge, and expertise in tech skills in my current 9 to 5 job, and keeps me focused on my goal for the future.
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