Top tips on staying motivated when self-employedJason Firmager
Dig out your business plan – Use it to set realistic performance goals, not just when you need to raise funds.
Promote and market yourself – Don’t sell yourself short. Set goals for presentation, marketing and service. Stand out amongst the competition.
Learn from your client’s feedback – Create a survey and value their comments. Use them to help improve your offer.
Keep on top of your finances – Tedious as it may seem it is much less stressful if you allow a little time everyday to keep everything ticking along. File away receipts, check invoices, cash flow and banking. General housekeeping to allow you to concentrate on the more exciting parts of the business.
Use your time effectively and learn to work smart – Plan your day everyday and clearly define tasks and prioritise. By persisting at this you will be more efficient and feel a sense of achievement when you can tick them off as completed. Plan for the short, medium and long term as well.
Network – Build relationships with like-minded people who will support, encourage and inspire you to build opportunities. Give of your time and knowledge and by helping others you will open new possibilities for yourself.
You can do this….