So you might know me as Gabby the CEO of Helps2, or as Martay the indie musician. It’s true – I’m passionate about sharing my music, and I’m passionate about helping small businesses and independent creatives grow their influence online.
You might be wondering how I can do both. How can I run a business while I’m on tour with my band? How can I make sure I’m still serving my clients while I’m hiking Machu Picchu? (Yep, I really did climb Machu Picchu!)
Remote working isn’t a brand new thing, but I think only recently has it become really popular or even widely known in the business world. If you’re a freelancer or an independent creative, I’m offering three quick tips that can help you grow your business no matter where you are and what you’re doing!
1. Shift Your Mindset
You’ve got to get comfortable with being uncomfortable. Sure, it’s fun to work from home or work from a beach somewhere, but in order to do that, you’ve got to do the hard work of making your business viable. The specifics of that work really depends on your business, your situation, etc., but one that every business owner or self-employed person has to learn is how to get comfortable with rejection. Put yourself out there so that people know who you are and what you’re selling – and learn to be okay with some people not agreeing with you. Your business, your art, your services are not for everyone; but in order to find the people who do resonate with you, you’ve got to not be afraid to put yourself out there.
2. Decide what Your Thing is Going to Be
What are your strengths and talents? What do you love to do? Maybe you’ve already started a business with your ideas or your passions, or maybe you want to be an entrepreneur but you’re just not sure what to focus on. Well, everyone has something they’re good at, and everyone has something that they’re passionate about or love to do. These days, anything can be turned into a viable business. Get creative!
3. Crack Down and Be Consistent
Consistency is really the power behind it all. If you’re not consistent with your work, your creating, your clients, then growth won’t happen the way you want it to. Don’t give up. If your business isn’t at a point yet where you can be a full-time traveling entrepreneur, that’s okay – sometimes things take time. Don’t quit your business, and don’t quit your dream!
Check out the video below for my super-secret tip number four, and to hear more of my traveling entrepreneur story!
Gabby is a digital media enthusiast from California who also has a deep passion for music. She currently works for Helps2Media as CEO. When she’s not being social, she’s creating music with her current music project.