Guest post by Melanie Kissell Founder, Solo Mompreneur
Good! You’re successful.
Have you found a purpose, a passion, and the drive that stimulates you to get up every day and get back to it again?
Wonderful! You’re successful.
Are you taking at least one tiny action step every day to add value to the lives of others?
Bravo! You’re successful.
Success is Not defined by the number of dollars you add to your bank account every month. It’s defined by your motivation, your creative energy, and your “keep going” spirit.
It’s no secret. We’re all in business to make money. But it’s the accumulation of all the small, yet significant successes you experience on your journey that will lead you to financial success.
Here are the jukebox buttons to push so you can start hearing the Sweet Sounds of Success:
1) Avoid Rubber Band Stretching
When you pull a rubber band too hard, it’s going to break. And so will you if you stretch your business-building commitments too thin. Joining too many online communities and trying to implement too many marketing platforms at once will lead to chaos and confusion. Stick with one or two social media venues and three marketing platforms until you have mastered them.
2) Hang On To Some Coat Tails
My suggestion is to find someone you look up to have as a confidante, sounding board, and guide. If you are unable to hire a coach right now, that’s okay. Choose someone you have developed a relationship with that you can count on to brainstorm ideas, give you some direction, boost your confidence, and support you when you are feeling overwhelmed. You may be a solo professional, but you cannot build a viable business alone.
3) Cookie Cutter Doesn’t Cut It
Be yourself. You hear that all the time, right? But what does it really mean? It means that being unconventional as an online marketer and small business owner is acceptable and welcomed. It’s A-Okay to do things differently than others in your niche. You don’t have to follow conformity. You want to strive to brand YOU. Tell your story and find your voice. Maybe you will realize success through writing. Maybe it will be public speaking. Or maybe your own internet radio show will be the ticket. You decide!
Embrace and enjoy your journey. And may you forever hear the sweet sounds of success!
Melanie Kissell is a single mom, big dog lover, avid blogger and affiliate marketer, and founder of Solo Mompreneur. She works with single women business owners who show great tenacity and passion for their business, but who are short on time, exhausted, and tapped out financially. Melanie focuses on sharing low-cost and no-cost marketing strategies with her target audience.