“Your little business looks like fun, but when are you going to get a real job?”
The words twist in your gut, because secretly, you’ve asked yourself the same question, haven’t you?
All those sideways looks from well-meaning friends and family, worrying that you won’t make it, wondering what you’re doing and why you don’t just settle for a nice, safe, regular income like the rest of them.
And all the while, deep down, you’re wondering if they might be right.
Maybe you can’t do this.
Maybe you’re not cut out to run a business.
Maybe it will all go tits up and you’ll look stupid and they’ll all be right.
Worst of all, you feel like a freeloader because you’re not the one bringing in all the cashmoney. And although your partner doesn’t come right out and say it, you can feel it: when are you going to get a real job?
Some days… it’s tempting.
Paycheck at the end of the month.
But inside, something is screaming at you. Shuddering back from taking that nice safe paycheck and making money to line The Boss’s pockets. Shrinking from the gilded bars that’ll cage you in a “proper job”.
Because that’s why you started this business, isn’t it?
To escape the cage, however comfortable.
To make your own fortune.
To live life on your terms.
I know, because that’s why I’m in business. I wanted to help people, I wanted to build my own future (not somebody else’s), and I wanted more than the same routine every day.
I also know how tempting it is, when things are tough, to just get a J.O.B.
Most importantly, though, I know you can do this.
You can do this.
You just need to know where to start, and how to do it.
And, my grasshopper, you don’t want to do it all alone, not really. I didn’t want to. Nobody has to, and nobody can.
But it’s tough to ask for help. So instead, I’ll offer it.
You might not be ready to join my Superheroes, and that’s cool. You need to get to know me a little more first.
So instead, I’m offering my book. My first book: Business For Superheroes.
It’s my story: how I went from struggling along every month to financial comfort. How I went from stress and misery to enjoying what I do most of the time.
And how you can do it, too. You really can — there are no magic bullets or stupid guru secrets, just simple but effective actions you can take.
You can get your copy here:
About the Author
Please do share any articles from this site in part or in full — as long as you leave all links intact, give credit to the author, and include a link to this website and the following bio. Vicky is a gin-quaffing, pole-dancing, trapeze-swinging copywriter who writes about the perils and joys of writing, velociraptor training, and running a small business. She writes this stuff on her websites vickyfraser.com and cookiesforbreakfast.co.uk. She’s the author of one book (with two more in utero) and teaches small business owners how to write copy that sells, and how to be more fecking interesting. You can follow her on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, and LinkedIn.