Does your Business Fit your Lifestyle?

If you are one of those people who is tired of being stuck in a cubicle, waiting for the weekend to do anything fun then, I think its time to change career paths.

I’m coming to realize that the primary reason why people change their career paths, is because their career no longer fits their lifestyle, or they want to change the direction of their lives. 

This is also true for those who own a business, and want to change their lifestyle. In the beginning, it may seem amazing to own your own business, to have your own hours, but with time, this can also become a lot to handle, if not stressful. 

There are so many people who question the business choice, when they no longer see themselves growing they way they envisioned themselves growing. People also don’t see the point of having their own business when they cant plan anything ahead, or have time for other things, or create a profit right away. 

The one thing that every business needs in order to be successful is time and a lot of effort. Without you putting effort into your business, you wont be able to take it off the ground, and without putting time into your business, you wont be able to grow it. Its as simple as that. 
Find out what business fits your lifestyle the most.

There are several types of businesses that can fit into (almost) every lifestyle.

There is freelance writing business, where hundreds if not thousands of people work in every year, and create a good chunk of change every month. This business can be amazing for those that take it seriously, and know how to promote their services, and really dive into the writing world. There is really nothing else like it, and there are so many possibilities to grow, if you are willing to learn.

If you are a writer, its because you think, drink, eat, dream and obsess over writing. You are one of those people who has a personal journal, or notebook permanently attached to your hands.

Freelancing is perfect for people who love to be on the go, and love to work their own hours. If you put some serious effort into this business, you can easily create a great source of income from your business, and still manage to have a life, or something like it. 

If you are a person that likes to write, and likes to share their work, but the thought of being attached to the computer every single day is too much for you, then you might not want to consider freelancing, as a career option. 

Individuals who take an interest in this world, can do a number of job

  • Freelance Writing
  • Journalism
  • Blogging
  • Editing
  • Tutoring
  • Print
  • Web Content
  • SEO
  • SEM
  • Website Affiliation
The list goes on and on.. 

If you are interested in any of these options, and you can create your own schedule, freelance-writing may just be for you.
There is photography. This business -if you get lucky- you can take you to different places, if you choose to take jobs far away, or do local jobs, and still have a great time. Photography can be a great business, for those who have a true EYE for beauty, and can take amazing pictures of people, places, pets etc.. Those who take it seriously, and really work on promoting their business can not only make a great income from this, but can also create a name for themselves in this industry. 

The PROS of this business include:
  • The ability to travel far and close to home
  • Meeting new people everyday
  • Learning new photo techniques
  • Learning tips from Professionals
  • You can expand your horizons and learn new areas of this business
There is so much more to this industry, if you think this is for you!

If you love to Design and create amazing artwork for the world to see, then you might want to consider being a web designer, or a graphic designer. These are growing industries where those with talent can create a great income, and make their own schedule, it can also be a great way meet other designers, and have time to take a vacation or two during the year.

Finding a business that fits your lifestyle does not have to be hard. With the World Wide Web at your fingertips, you can search for information and find out what your options are, if you do decide to be your own boss, or change career paths.

Does your business fit your lifestyle?

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30 Goals I am hoping to accomplish next year.

This year is almost over, and I am hoping to welcome the new year with a BANG!

Looking back at this year, I gotta say, I’m a little disappointed that not everything I wanted to accomplish, happened but at the same time, I got to do a lot of things that I didn’t even know were possible. Yet. 

Bottom line, I’m striving to make next year A LOT better than this year, and I am also planning on moving my businesses FORWARD, and really getting out there! To the heart of the freelance business!

I have been working on about 30 things, more or less of things that I WANT to accomplish, working my tail off to get done, and things that have been on my mind for a while.. 

So! Without further ADO! Here’s my list!

  1. Write one or more blog posts a day
  2. Respond to more e-mails
  3. Take a closer look at my traffic, study it more
  4. Start working on book outlines for other book ideas
  5. Think of a new book title
  6. Send out more query letters
  7. Talk to writers about possible guest blogging
  8. ACCEPT guest bloggers
  9. Strive to type at least 1000 a way. If not more
  10. Learn one new skill, apply it to my business
  11. Grow my freelance business by adding at least 5 NEW clients
  12. Coach more clients- expand this part of my business
  13. Go to more networking events
  14. Get NEW and IMPROVED business cards
  15. work on my brand- consistently
  16. Publish my e-book
  17. Increase the number of followers on my blog
  18. Travel more, and create more connections
  19. Work with a designer to change my website, because I have no idea what I’m doing.
  20. Create another form of income from my blog
  21. (possibly) Create another blog, for coaching purposes
  22. Read more books, get creative with my work
  23. Take more pictures and use them on my posts
  24. Add my signature to my blog
  25. Buy a new computer, maybe another phone
  26. Write a play. Or at least read one
  27. Meet more writers- and create a bond
  28. Add more things to this list everyday that I cross one off!
  29. Try to have fun while I accomplish these goals
  30. And finally! Get organized. Buy a personal organizer and WRITE EVERYTHING DOWN! I have a tendency to “think” about things, but I lose all of my best ideas, because I never write anything down.. Well, that’s going to change next year!
Are you making new goals for next year? I would love to hear some of them!