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How to Beat the Fear of Business or Life Growth

Fear of Business or Life Growth

Yesterday I linked up with my favorite cousin and we had a good ol chat over a bottle of wine. We talked about life, love, and everything in-between. As always she asked about my business, my awesome Best2kis community and my twitter followers. I shared the events, talks and more I have had the pleasure of engaging in and she said: "They sound great and actually thinking if it was not for the internet and you wanting to put your self out there and help others you would never have met these people".

Then she said "I've seen a change in you", I asked keenly "What kind of change," she said, "You are less shy and more willing to try whatever needs to happen to get you to where you want to go". I looked at her with a smile and replied: "I felt a change, I felt liberated ".

Are you ready to Beat the Fear of Business or Life Growth - click2tweet

You have your business and are happy with it when you are comfortable with what you're doing, I do believe its then time to step up your game.

There's tasks, projects, ideas, you want to do but you don't because, well let's be honest you have an excuse to why that's not possible at this time. When you start to look at things that will take you, your business, your life to the next level the excuses are always readily available. Plus don't think it has to be big or huge tasks either, it could be as simple as:

  • Contacting that shop you keep visiting to see if they would be interested in stocking your products
  • Creating your blog using WordPress, so you have full control instead of settling for free sites like blogger
  • Creating your store using WordPress, instead of just relying on Etsy, Folksy, Artfire, Poppytalk etc..
  • Telling your family that you do have a business and it's not a hobby
  • Telling your friend or family member how you really feel about a certain situation
  • Asking a popular blog in your niche if you can do a guest post
  • Telling your partner you want to take the relationship to the next level

You know what you would like to do and all the excuses on why you can't. It's time to grow even a little bit and step with head held high and strong out of your comfort zone.

In the comments, share what you couldn't do but can now. Or share what you would like to tackle in the future.

Janet Walker helps small business owners share their Gift. By simplifying Getting Traffic | Blogging for Business | Content Creation | Monetizing your Skillz. When she's not in business mode (which is hard not to be) she's being creative somehow or making a mean green juice or busy in her polytunnel learning how to grow vegetables.

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  • What a great post! I would love to take my Etsy business to the next level, but have been having a hard time seeing the business grow…or even to get noticed. I’ve gone through the pinterest, twitter, polyvore steps, but also get very little attention. I do work almost full time in addition to this, so I can’t devote myself to it full time at the moment. I keep plugging though!

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    • Hi Ya Thelma

      Thanks for sharing, yes it cam be hard to work your online business while still having a full time job but it is possible. You just need to really focus on the important parts of your business when you do work on it. In terms of going through Pinterest and Twitter steps and not seeing any change in your traffic flow, i will say these do take time. I still learn something new when it comes to sharing my work with others on social media. What i would say is not to spread yourself to thinly across different social media’s.

      For the next 2 months say just focus on using twitter to get the word out about your products. Create your product updates tweets and pre-schedule them using hootsuite. Research other brands, people on twitter who have a large following that sell products related to your products and start following those followers. Follow about 10 – 20 people a day and get engaging in conversations via twitter. When they follow you back, then follower another batch. What you will find is that your twitter following will increase, these people will be interested in what you have to say because you have taken an interest in them.

      Consider starting a blog, if you have not already. Take your followers to your blog and there you can continue the engagement but more around your products, and your business life journey. Even though do have a full-time job you can easily post 1 day a week or 1 day every 2 weeks. again pre-schedule via wordpress.

      So what you will be doing is engaging on twitter, bringing your followers to check out your blog, then flowing them to your Etsy store and as you will be linking your Etsy store with your blog it wont seem like you are selling.

      Blessings Janet

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