Discovering the unknown.
Hey, welcome to my first blog. Although I don't consider myself a "blogger", I am motivated to document and share my struggles and triumphs as a novice entrepreneur. So here we go... About a year ago, I reviewed my life and considered all the the ways I could get paid. Seems materialistic I know, but the drive didn't really did not come from greed but a need. Working a 9 to 5 and being financially strapped, appeared to be a norm for me and something I became uncomfortable with. When I thought about everything, I saw so many ways where I assisted people (sometimes to my detriment) for free! In my mind, I never really questioned helping others, if they had a need, why not help? This became a double edged sword, I became the "go to" person for almost everything, from invites to infomercials... I found myself doing it all. So here I am after having an "awakening" trying to launch into the deep, wide world of entrepreneurship and right now I am "bubbling". Like, seriously barely surviving lol. Now that I have jumped, I noticed that my "free" services have not gathered the support I would of anticipated. Along with that I must admit I wasn't marketing the business as I should either. The main reason right now is because I am about to complete a degree, my focus is to finish that before I totally broadcast my business. Getting the foundation laid was most important and that's what I did. Almost a year later after this bright idea, I am here. But I will not give up. Actually I am encouraged. While on this journey I have learned these tips taken from https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235005 1. Follow your Passion. You will fail but that is part of the game. 2. Define your market. 3. Price point. Risk taking is important in any new business venture, provided that it is sensible. 4. Be honest. This advice applies to yourself, your employees and your customers. 5. Utilize, but don’t over-use, social media. 6. Don’t forget PR. 7. Look for mentors. Nonetheless, I did some groundwork with marketing, one of them being the local online directory, which have attracted some "scammers" that posed as a couple who was seeking an event planner for their destination wedding. I will go into details about that later. Anyways if anyone out actually reading this, thank you for your time annd support,hopefully this can be one those thing I can look back and laugh at. Toodles for now.