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One of the most important questions creative solopreneurs should ask ourselves is: Am I legally covered for the business I do online - my website, blog, services, courses, etc.?
Over the years, I've stayed on top of this the best I know how but, dude, it's hard when you're a "company of one", amiright? I really hope but don't know for sure if I've dotted all my I's and crossed all my T's. It's been heavily on my mind that I need to get this dialed in, as I sure don't want to do something wrong and have to pay fines or have it impact my business negatively.
There are lots of business book reviews and "recommended" reading lists but this one is different. My list is especially for you creative solopreneurs. As you know, we take a more thoughtful, expressive, intuitive approach to our businesses. Also, as solopreneurs, we like to keep things simple and streamlined.
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So I picked 8 of my favorite books that have been super helpful in my journey so far as a creative solopreneur. I share a bit from the Amazon description to give you an idea what the book is about, and then a mini-review about why I found the book helpful.
If you're interested in learning more about a book, each title, book image, and bolded link are clickable links to the Kindle version on Amazon.
If you prefer hardcover, paperback, MP3, or CD, there's also a link to each book over on...
If you are, you're definitely not alone. I think tech overwhelm is one of the biggest problems we have in business. By nature, we creatives are "ooh, shiny object!" people because we're easily fascinated and our minds are so open to new ideas.
But when it comes to running an online business, those traits can also be our downfall. It can be difficult to zero in on just a few solutions that will actually meet all of our business needs. Ummm, we're not so good at saying "NO" to possibilities, are we?
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- It distracts from your real goals
- It stalls your progress
- It takes you away from your creative work
- It takes you away from serving your people
- It costs too much
- It destroys your confidence
... and it can even make you...
You are no longer beholden to employers - to someone else - for a job or career. I believe that the internet has changed everything.
YOU are now in power.
YOU now get to decide.
What work you do,
when you work,
where you work,
when you'll take time off,
and how much you're paid.
I believe that you CAN make a living from your passion if you choose to. You can take your loves, your hobbies, and your talents and make money from them online.
I believe that there's no such thing anymore as "I can't find a job." MAKE A JOB. Even if it's temporary while you search for a job like your old one or the one you went to college for.
I believe that it's not easy,
you have a lot to learn,
it won't happen overnight,
and you won't be rich tomorrow.
But you CAN do it.
It WILL happen.
I believe in YOU because you're smart, you're driven, you work hard, you have talent, and you have passion.