If you think the first steps to starting your side-business include building a website, printing business cards, or getting a shiny new logo, we’ve got news for you—you’re dead wrong.
We explain why in our most recent episode of our podcast, Sidegig.
Here’s a hint: really successful side-hustles start with an extremely clear vision of what you want your business and your life to look like down the road.
Sidenote: Once you finish, read how 4 freelancers built recurring revenue models that changed their business. You’ll love it.
And while there will be lots of short-term changes that will happen along the way, keeping your eye on the horizon of long-term vision can be a complete game changer.
That is, as long as your long-term vision doesn’t keep you from taking action today.
We dig into all of this and more in today’s episode—it’s a great one you’ll definitely want to catch.
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You can also listen to all previous episodes here.
Additional links to resources mentioned in this episode:
- Side Hustle by Chris Guillebeau: Chris’s new book is a 27-day guide to brainstorming, creating, and building a side-hustle.
- Will it Fly? by Pat Flynn of Smart Passive Income: Ian reminded us of this book when discussing the power of a minimum viable idea.
- Made to Stick by Chip & Dan Heath. One of my (Preston) favorite books, we discussed the “Curse of Knowledge” they refer to in the opening chapters.
- This Design Life podcast by Chris Green. Chris is doing a fantastic job networking with solopreneurs he can get access to. Learning from them and building his business on his terms.