Side Hustles: How to Get Started
Single motherhood is full of challenges all by itself! Throw in a full-time job, the kids’ extracurricular activities, and a social life and the dream of owning your own business can seem daunting, at best.
Watch this video on one amazing and young, single mother:
But it doesn’t have to be.
Here are some tips to help you turn an idea into the business of your dreams:
#1 Start With a Plan
You know the old adage: Failing to plan is planning to fail. Well, a good business idea can only be achieved through a well-thought out plan. Initially, it doesn’t have to be fancy–it can be something really simple and basic as a bulleted list on a scratch piece of paper. The point is that you have a plan. Remember, it can always be fleshed out later.
#2 Perfection Will Get You Nowhere–Fast
Too often, as mothers, we want to do everything just right; so much so, in fact, that we sometimes miss opportunities that could have taken us to the next level in our careers or our businesses. Don’t let perfectionism steal your opportunities to succeed. Sometimes, it’s just better to get the thing started than it is for it to be perfect. You can always perfect it later, if necessary.
#3 Believe in Yourself When Nobody Else Does
Just because you’re a single mother, it doesn’t mean you have to put your dreams on hold, especially your dream of entrepreneurship. Even if no one else believes that you can do it, believe in yourself. Soon enough, after people see that you have an unfaltering determination to make your business succeed, they will jump on the bandwagon and offer support. But it all starts with YOU believing in YOU, your IDEA, your SKILLS, your EXPERIENCE, your BACKGROUND and what YOU want to accomplish for YOUR CHILDREN.
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