Two days before Christmas in 2018, I decided it was time to put on my big girl panties and build a website. With the birth of my tiniest human, I knew my time with the start-up I had been writing for was coming to a close, but being in business for yourself is scary.
What if I failed?
What if I said “hey, I’m doing this thing that I love” and not one person wanted to hire me?
WHAT IF THE ENTIRE INTERNET POINTED AND LAUGHED AT ME?!?!
It turns out that didn’t happen. Quite the opposite, actually. No, I didn’t exactly gross 7 figures. But I didn’t flop either. It turns out that the secret to making this little wordsmithery business of mine work was pretty freaking simple. Want to know what it is?
Telling people. That’s literally all it took. It turns out that people don’t know that you write content for a living if you sit around waiting for them to just notice how brilliant you are. But if you say “hey, I write copy for a living, and I love it. Let me know if I can help you!”… behold! I have a business now.
This isn’t the shiniest post. It isn’t even that brilliant. But what it is, is honest. All of the shiny tools and memberships in the world mean absolutely nothing if you don’t be a little vulnerable, and talk to other humans. In person, online, WHATEVER!
What is it you love? What do you want to do in exchange for your daily bread? I can guarantee you that someone in your life is a little fuzzy on the details, and that if you geek out over what it is you do for a little while, they’ll not only appreciate it, but you may find new clients being sent your way. It worked for me!