This post is in response to Johan Gouws.
The question was (paraphrased and summarized): How do you side hustle with kids and a full-time job? How do you schedule meetings, etc?
I answer this question on this episode and I also share a realization that I’ve come to after starting to do this full time.
Entrepreneurs control their schedule, wink wink.
Enjoy the show!
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Today we have Kim Doyal on the podcast. Kim is also known as the WordPress Chick. Up until 8 years ago she worked in retail then she decided to make the most of her life and start her business online.
She now creates products, consults, and coaches. She’s not a developer but she has her hands in so many different aspects in the online world.
Things You’ll Learn:
- Why it’s ok say no, regardless of the money.
- Tools that Kim uses that have helped her grow her business.
- How important it is to find a mentor and/or teacher who works for you.
- Why you don’t have to be a developer to be successful.
- What advice Kim has for people who want to take their business to the next level.
Kim shares little things that she’s figured out that have helped her be more successful and productive than she would be otherwise. She explains that her biggest revelation has been to focus on her because it’s important to realize that you have to choose how you work and who you work with so you can have the best results from your business.
Sometimes you have to say no to a project or a client, regardless of the money. A lot of times this can be scary because the thought that you’re saying no to the money is scary, but Kim explains that she has found that when she says no to something she knows won’t work for her, she’ll come across a project that will work even better for her. You have to be willing to say no because as Kim says, if you don’t value yourself, your clients won’t either.
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When Kim first started online she worked hard to learn about CSS and HTML coding as well as sites like WordPress and Joomla. She found herself saying yes to a lot of projects that she wasn’t completely sure how to do so she would have to figure things out on her own to get it done.
She talks about how when she first started she was worried people wouldn’t like or agree with what she was saying, but she found that after making a few products and posts she found her voice.
I saw a comment on Facebook the other day and this person was saying they believe that you should always disclose to a client if you use a page builder. I asked Kim what her thoughts were on this… her answer was amazing and what I’ve been speaking about since forever! lol
Enjoy the episode and I’ll leave you with this:
Once you find how what works for you and you get clear with your clients, you will be able to take your business to the next level.Post Views: 116
By Jonathan Perez — 2 years ago
Business is like a puzzle. You think you have all the pieces only to find that one essential piece missing. That one stupid piece.
It’s the piece that you need in order to make it over your business hurdle. The hurdle could be anything. Maybe it’s breaking a income cap or getting things organized, or getting more traffic. You need that one thing!
Don’t rush. You’ll get it. Everything takes time. Those overnight success stories that you hear are just not true. There’s no magic recipe that’s going to get you 1000 email sign ups in 30 days, or 2000 people visiting your brand new site in one day.
Be patient. I heard a song that said “It took me 15 years to make it over night”. Even Noah Kagan says “It takes about 5 years to make a million dollars.” You here all these success stories of people and the “secret methods” but the truth is, you’re on your own journey.
You dedicate yourself to the journey that you want. In time, things will come, but the key word here is time. You need to build your network, build your audience, build your brand. Building is done over months and years.
When you have something that’s finally built or growing, then you can start to leverage it. That’s when the “overnight success” starts to happen. If you’re just starting out though, don’t be fooled. You’re going to have to work and stay dedicated. If you give up, then nothing will get done. Keep at it. Keep hustling.
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By Jonathan Perez — 10 months ago
Welcome to the first episode of the Throwback Series! There’s only a few of these but it’s going to be super fun to see where these folks were at over a year ago, and then the revamped versions of where they are now.
In this episode, I interview Hani Mourra. Super cool guy, he actually works full time like me! He created the amazing suite of plugins called Simple Podcast Press, Simple Video Press, Simple Social Press, and the latest amazing plugin called Repurpose (not released yet, but soon to be).
His goal is to help people automate with the right tools to help us content creators, grow our audience!
I use 2 of the plugins on my site for videos and podcasts, and I can’t wait for the release of his new one.
Hear Hani talk about his path to creating plugins with no programming background. What started with an idea, quickly grew rapidly.
I had a great time chatting with Hani, and I’m sure you love listening to his journey.
YouTube Vid Intro: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lj0E50VxYGk
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