I recently did an interview for a great blog called The Solopreneur Life. For many years I just considered myself a freelance writer but recently I’ve truly started to see myself as a solopreneur. A solopreneur is someone who runs a full business but he or she is both the employer and the employee(s) of that business. As a writer, I do so much more than just write. This is especially true now that I’m also running my own blogs and marketing my new self-published book!
My Solopreneur Hats
I wear many, many hats each day in my role as a solopreneur. Just a few of those include:
- Creative director of my own business and life!
- Organize, assign, schedule, complete and review tasks
- Make and keep appointments
- Accounting, budgeting and taxes
- Designer (blogs and book layout)
- Social media manager
- Marketing and PR person
With a Little Help
Excerpt from the Interview
A: The marketing part of self-publishing is proving to be tougher than I expected it to be. I am very skilled at the writing side and have a book that I am very proud of but now I have to switch gears and focus on the publicity side of my solopreneur business and that’s tough. I have a lot to learn. The main thing I’m doing is working hard to surround myself with people who can help me learn what I need to learn. I also make sure to spend only half the day on marketing and the other half on writing, blogging and skills I’m good at. As a solopreneur, you have to maintain a strong sense of self-esteem and self-confidence and it would be too tough to do that if I was spending all day every day doing the parts of the business that are harder for me!
Read my full interview here. I talk about mistakes I’ve made in my business, my future goals and my advice for other solopreneurs!
Awhile back I did an article on HubPages titled Why The Economy is Great for Innerpreneurs. A solopreneur and an innerpreneur are two different things. I see myself as both!