I’ve been a small business solopreneur for years, working as a substitute organist and part-time accompanist in addition to teaching organ and piano lessons to local kids in Syracuse, NY and Lincoln, NE. As the only person taking care of my business, I always put off setting up my own business website. I knew it was probably a good idea in this day and age, but it just sounded too complicated!
Last year, after purchasing and/or consuming a few too many online classes, “bundles”, and free webinars and trainings, I became obsessed with learning how to take my small-time business online to expand my reach. This culminated in a purchase last November of my very own first website!
Unfortunately, I was still too scared to take action and DO anything with the website. Wordpress was not terribly intuitive and was NOT producing quick, beautiful results. Besides, I’d been teaching for a long time and gotten away without a website….why change now? My website sat there, neglected. But over the winter holidays, I started to develop a new idea to get myself online.
Suddenly my world travelers’ journeys were cut short and they were both sent home.
And I had NO motivation to do anything except worry.
And devour more online content, read more articles, develop more knowledge…
…That wasn’t doing anyone any good.
I despaired about finding any clients, especially with so many businesses in so much economic trouble.
I worried about our local economy.
I worried about the future that my children have to look forward to.