When I first started offering freelance writing and VA services, I never saw myself as anything more than a side hustler. I thought I’d write a few extra blog posts and help with social media on the side of my career to earn extra money.
But a few months later I had a life-changing conversation with Cat Alford. She simply asked me what my goals were for my business.
I had never thought of my side hustle as a business before that moment.
After that conversation is when I decided I wanted to quit my job to be self-employed.
As soon as I started viewing my work as something that had the potential to replace, or even out-pace, the income from my day job, I began to see tremendous growth. I took on several new clients in the span of only a month or two and began working nearly every moment that I could. Just 12 short months after I started working with my first client as a side-hustler, I became a full-blown solopreneur.
But, the hustle doesn’t stop there. Although I had fully replaced the income from my day job, I knew I wanted to earn more so I could live more comfortably and pursue my financial goals. Since I was just one person, there was only so much work I could handle. This is when I started outsourcing.