Seven things you can do during quiet periods in your business to get things going again

Seven things you can do during quiet periods in your business to get things going again

If you’re going through a quiet period in your business right now, you are not alone. Even the most successful business owner you can think of has periods which are quieter than others and feels the quiet thoughts of “what if it never picks up?” creeping in. But you can tell those thoughts to get right back in the hole they came from, because there are lots of ways to get the ball rolling again…

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Yes, it is absolutely possible for you to make money doing what you love

Yes, it is absolutely possible for you to make money doing what you love

“Well it’s great that you’re so passionate and everything, but…you aren’t going to make much money from this, are you?”
”It’s really risky to be self-employed, you know. Wouldn’t you be better off with a secure job?”
”Work is called work for a reason. It isn’t supposed to be fun.”

These are all things that people have said to me when I’ve told them about my business, and if you’re a fellow solo business owner I’d hedge a bet that you’ve had similar comments. Here’s why they’re wrong.

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How to know when to work for free and when you should charge a fee

How to know when to work for free and when you should charge a fee

In any business, especially in the online world, it’s essential to find the balance between offering things for free and making money from whatever it is that your business does, and where the line crosses from free to paid work.

It’s a frequently discussed topic that I recently shared my thoughts on in an Instagram Story, and today I want to share where my own boundaries lie and my advice for setting your own boundaries. I’ve also covered this topic in today’s podcast episode, which you can listen to below.

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The 3 things you need to consider when you set your prices

The 3 things you need to consider when you set your prices

If you've been feeling less than confident about your prices, you aren't the only one. It's tricky trying to work out how much to charge - you want to avoid undervaluing what you bring to the table while making sure your customers feel like they're getting a good deal.
Here are three things you need to take into account if you're thinking about changing your pricing up.

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