You know you want to be a solopreneur and work from home full-time… but what you DON’T know is the type of business you want to have! Never fear—in today’s article, we’re going over a handy three-step process you can use for how to discover your perfect, profitable small business idea. Discover your perfect, profitable small business idea with this simple 3-step process! This method is a great way to get started with building your home-based business and get your ideas all organized in one place. Click on over to start right now!

(Pssst… I strongly recommend you get started with choosing your small business idea and starting to offer services BEFORE you quit your 9 to 5 job. More on that next week!)

First things first: get the free workbook so you can jot down notes for choosing your perfect,

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In the one-on-one coaching industry, it’s pretty common to get a 20-minute free discovery call/clarity call (or whatever you want to refer to it as), in order to get a “taste” for what your coach is like and to determine whether or not you’ll be a good fit, before you commit to that person for small business coaching services. Find out why I DON'T offer free consulting calls for my small business coaching services... and what I do instead! This article breaks it down (plus shares some other pretty great free resources for your solopreneur business!). Click on over to get the goods now...

I don’t do that—and I don’t believe I ever will.

Today I wanted to talk about why I’ve chosen not to offer free consulting calls for the Biz Bestie Program, AKA my small business coaching services,

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After almost a decade of freelancing, I STILL get butterflies in my stomach when I’m about to submit a completed project to a client. Grab your freelance writing project checklist and learn 5 things you need to do BEFORE you submit your freelance writing project to clients! It's okay to feel a little nervous about submitting a final draft to your client, but this blog post + checklist will help you to feel a little more confident (and ensure that your completed work is truly AWESOME). Click on over to get the goods now!

What if they don’t like it?

What if they HATE it?

What if my work is actually just garbage?

(It’s actually pretty funny that I still get a little nervous every time I submit a project to a client, because they nearly always come back to let me know that they love the work and it’s exactly what they wanted. This is very normal for a freelancers!)

Luckily,

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Okay, so you want to grow a successful business… but you don’t have a team. As I mentioned in last week’s article, What is a solopreneur?, you can ABSOLUTELY grow your small business without a team of people to help you out! Learn what you need to know for how to grow your small business... WITHOUT having a team of employees at your disposal! Click on over to get the goods for solopreneur tips, business goal planning tips, a business goal planning workbook, and small business tips.

Before we go over how to grow a successful small business without a team, I first want to be very clear:

As a solopreneur, everything will take time and/or money.

So if you don’t want to hire someone to do work for you, you’re going to have to take the time to do it for yourself.

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As I mentioned in last week’s article, I’m focusing my energies on all kinds of solopreneurs now—not just freelancers. What is a solopreneur? Learn the definition of a solopreneur (and what a solopreneur vs entrepreneur is), and find out the truth about growing a successful business without a team of employees. Click on over to get the scoop now! ::: solopreneur tips ::: home-based business tips ::: how to be a solopreneur

But “solopreneur” might be a term you’re not familiar with… or maybe you’ve heard it before and you’re wondering what a solopreneur is, and whether that’s what YOU are?

What is a solopreneur (and how do I know if I am one)?

A solopreneur is anyone who has a business where they are the only person in the business. A one-person business.

So whether you make money through your blog,

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After taking a month-long hiatus from blogging, I’m BACK! And what better way to kick off the new year than with some business planning tips for solopreneurs? Business planning tips for solopreneurs PLUS get a free goal planning workbook to do big-picture planning for your business! Solopreneur business tips and tips for home-based small business owners -- click on over to get it now

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(Pssst… if you’re wondering, “but what IS a solopreneur?”, it’s pretty straightforward! A solopreneur is simply someone who has a one-person business—including freelancers and most home-based business owners. If you have a business without employees, you’re a solopreneur. And in 2017, I’m expanding my area of focus to include all kinds of solopreneurs, not just freelancers—starting with today’s blog post.

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I am SO excited to be relaunching my freelancer course, the 7-week Set Yourself Up For Freelancing Success group coaching programJoin this freelancer course which will teach you how to market your business, communicate confidently with clients, manage your time + projects with ease, and more! Click on over to learn more about the freelancing course now.

…but unfortunately what that means is that, since I’m in the middle of launching (and updating old content, and creating new content in the course curriculum), I am SWAMPED with work.

Grab your worksheet to create your freelance services webpage >>

Psst! if you want to get all the tips, tools, resources, support, and feedback you need to start and build a successful, profitable freelance business,

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Want to start a freelance business, but not sure if you can actually make a living as a freelancer? Don’t worry—you’ve TOTALLY got this! Today we’re going to bust some common myths about freelancing that might be holding you back from starting your business… We're debunking 5 common myths about freelancing in this freelance tips article! Learn why believing these myths has held you back from starting a freelance business... and what you can do to get past these myths and be well on your way to building your successful, profitable business. Click on over to read the article now!

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Myth #1: I’m don’t have a graphic design background, so I can’t build a beautiful website.
Myth #2: I don’t have a photographer boyfriend, so I can’t get any nice professional photos to use on my website.
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Community is at the core of so many small home-based businesses—whether yours is an offline or online business, service-based business or product-based business. Learn 3 ways for how to give back to the community (plus tips on how to choose a charity/non-profit to donate to) in this article! Tips for home-based business owners who want to give back to their communities ::: donation tips ::: how to choose who to donate to :::

So how can you start giving BACK to the community, once you start making a little bit of money with your business?

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There are 3 key ways you can give back to the community as a home-based business owner:
1) Discount your rates for non-profits or struggling businesses

One of the wonderful things about actually getting paid what you’re worth is that you’ll then have the luxury to discount your rates for non-profits (or new,

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I never hired a business coach when I started my freelance business. Not sure whether you should hire a business coach? Find out 5 myths about business coaching in this article, plus grab a cheat sheet for how to determine whether hiring a business coach is right for you! Click on over to get the goods now *** freelance tips *** freelance coach *** freelance coaching ***

Now, part of this was because I didn’t know much about business coaching (and it certainly wasn’t as popular as it is now). But another big part of why I didn’t hire a freelance coach to help me out was that I figured I could do it all on my own.

As it turns out, I COULD—and DID—figure it out on my own!

…except that it took me YEARS (plus going back to a 9 to 5 job for a while) in order to get there.

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