Believe it or not, this blog is actually six years old, but hacked once, then database deleted by another, without the ability to salvage much. There has been a lot of great material here on how to survive working for yourself as a freelancer and entrepreneur and the various options open to those wanting to work from home in their own business.
Sadly, here I am down to a few pages, once more after lightening struck a second time, so it’s going to be a long haul to bring this site anywhere near offering loads of valuable content for those looking to find others who can offer good advice and share their experience of being self-employed and working from home.
Losing six years worth of material has been a bad body blow and tells me once more – as I obviously did not learn from my experience in Spring of this year – that I have to find new ways to protect and consolidate work achieved to date. Running a few businesses as I do, my focus sometimes gets scattered and I assume that all is fine with what I have done. Unfortunately complacency can lead to disaster when running your own business and building your entrepreneurial equity.
My blog is the product of real brain stretching exercises and spilling of guts and even shedding a rare tear… I make an effort to put a lot of work into it and deliver content that is relevant to fellow female entrepreneurs. Yesterday I was very close to tears when I found out that my hard work and story of my own journey as an entrepreneur here on my website was as good as lost. ( I have yet to figure out how that is going to impact my rankings on the search engines. That will be a painful lesson too, no doubt…)
The reality of running any business, especially as a sole trader, or single entrepreneur is that you can get incredibly busy delivering services to a range of clients and sometimes forget to lock in gains made, which offer you leverage.
I use this website for a few purposes:to share experiences of being a freelance copywriter, entrepreneur and also as a show-case for my capabilities to those who may consider hiring me to deliver copy for their projects. Unfortunately, the breadth of subjects I can write on now have to be proved all over again through building up from nothing all over again.
It’s a tough job to get back up after falling flat on one’s face, but mistakes and the obstacles they create and extremely challenging circumstances are part and parcel of being an entrepreneur. I signed up for those rules of the game and have to accept that troubles such as these will happen if I do not consolidate everything I write and do online… Making mistakes and even repeating them sometimes goes with the territory of having ADHD… It’s just tough though really…
The grief and depression I have suffered of late over the loss of years of hard work here, makes me more determined than ever that also I probably need to work very differently than how I have been to date. So I am upping my game, so my blog is going to get better and better…. The devastation has been so great, I can do nothing but do what it is necessary to do as an entrepreneur when disaster strikes…. Lick your wounds, cry with a friend, then carry on regardless….
I have learnt a lot in the past six years of being self-employed and have had a number of disastrous projects that have nearly bankrupted me. Whilst my blog appears bankrupt for the time being, continual improvement is something I do strive for in whatever I do, so in future this blog for home business owners will offer a whole lot more for people to learn from as they begin to earn as a home business owner, if only when the going gets rough, in merely demonstrating resilience of mindset and to show others that shit happens… But change is a constant and as long as we continue putting one foot in front of the other, we can get to where we need to be.
Whilst I am feeling broken-hearted right now that so many memories of my process as a newbie online marketer are now lost, from now on, I have learnt another lesson, to always consolidate and back up everything I produce and who knows, maybe what I have written in the past is outmoded? There may even be an unseen gift in what has felt like a nightmare of late. I hope to bring a clearer focus to the information I offer from now on, that’s for sure.
Time to dust myself off from a good zapping by lightening striking twice… but I have breath in my body and lots of energy to share with anyone looking to learn from my mistakes and I look forward to sharing more electric content in the future…
The blogosphere is a community and I welcome any links fellow bloggers may want to make contact with me – especially now I have also lost all that lovely link juice! I will check out what you are doing to earn a living from home or to see what you can offer readers here and will link back if we fit…
See you in the light!