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You want to quit your job and work from home full-time. But… where do you even begin?

This is something I hear again and again from new and aspiring freelancers. I’ve been there, too, and believe me, I understand how hard and overwhelming it all is. That’s why I thought it was about time I create a step-by-step guide to quit your day job… so you can finally work from home full-time!

Here’s your 12-step guide for what you need to know on how to prepare to be a full-time home-based business owner… and say “goodbye” to your 9 to 5 life: 

Step 1: Identify what you want to do and the type of business you’ll have

It might seem like a simple enough question to answer,

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Whether you’re a freelance writer or a book author, we all tend to struggle to get the words on the page at some point or another. There’s no doubt that it can be difficult to figure out how to overcome writer’s block when it crops up.

But luckily, it’s not the end of the world! There are a variety of ways you can overcome writer’s block, regardless of the type of writing that you do.

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In summer 2017, I began taking burlesque fusion dance classes on a weekly basis (and pretty soon I increased it to twice a week). Since then, I’ve performed on stage three times… and I love it. It is hands-down one of my favourite things to do! As I was preparing for our most recent live performance this past December, I started thinking about what dance class can teach us about business.

Here’s what I’ve learned:
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December is a time for reflection and planning ahead, don’t you think? And since this year was a doozie for my business, I’ve been think a lot about what did—and what didn’t—work for it over the past year.

I want to preface this by noting that even when things don’t work out the way we’d like, they still give us an opportunity to learn from them and do better in the future. In fact,

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Guess what? You can now get a book version of our Begin Your Biz Challenge!

Cue confetti and streamers.

I’m so delighted to be able to share this little volume with you. I’ve hosted the Begin Your Biz Challenge for two years and it just felt like the right time to turn some of our most popular monthly themes into a book.

This book,

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In mid-July this year, my business partner Dan “broke up” with me, for lack of a better term. He realized that he no longer wants to be a business owner and that he was more interested in the benefits of working from home/being one’s own boss, rather than the actual reality of it.

Fair enough. So we amicably agreed to go our separate ways.

The last few months have been pretty tough.

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