You want to work from home but are not sure when to ‘pull the trigger’ on getting started. It seems that there’s a never-ending stream of things to organize and do before you’re ‘really ready’.
Of course, there are certain things you have to do before hanging out your shingle in the freelance world. You have to come up with a business name, register it, get a business licence, get your office set up – that sort of thing.
Then there’s researching different ways of getting clients. Deciding on what services to offer. The list goes on.
There’s inevitably a nagging feeling that things aren’t quite ‘perfect’ enough to start and you’re not quite ready to go out and get those clients.
However, I have to tell you one thing: there’ll never be a perfect time to start. You’ll never have all your ‘ducks’ perfectly lined up in a row. There will always be just that ‘little bit’ of extra research to do.
Sooner or later, you have to draw a line in the sand and decide in your own mind that you’ve started your business.
You’re not just ‘preparing’ to start your business, you’ve actually started it. If you’ve got the basics in place, now is as good a time as any to start actively marketing yourself to attract the clients you want.
This shift in mindset will propel you on further than you could ever have imagined.
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