Leaving Work Behind

5 Lessons From 5 Failed Online Business (That You Could Be Making Too)

Written by Guest Author on January 26, 2016. 16 Comments

Tom: The following is a guest post written by Tom Hunt – the Founder of Virtual Valley, a platform that connects entrepreneurs and rockstar virtual assistants, with the mission of giving entrepreneurs back one million hours of their time by 2018. Subscribe for his weekly bootstrapped marketing tips here.

Did you ever think that you could simply throw up a landing page describing your product or service and that people would immediately flock to you? Or that you could tweet your link to an influencer with 1.7m followers and he/she would retweet it to an eager audience?

I did.

And as I sat there refreshing my Google Analytics stats on my first online business, I was both confused and disappointed. Out of the billion websites out there, why are people not spending time on mine?

Then, slowly, I started to learn…from mentors, friends, websites, blogs, books, seminars – and most importantly, from experience.

With the above in mind, in this post I will share my five greatest lessons from five of my online business ventures that ultimately “failed” (though more on that later). Keep Reading

5 Lessons Learned A Year After Leaving Work Behind

Written by Gina Horkey on January 12, 2016. 42 Comments

5 Lessons Learned After Leaving Work Behind 6 Months AgoSeveral months after leaving work behind, I hit my 2015 revenue goal of grossing $10,000 in a single month from freelancing.

Whilst I’m very proud of myself for this achievement, you’re only as good as your next sale in this business. In order to maintain this level I need to continue hustling, find a way to scale my business, or both.

I’ve learned a lot since setting out on this crazy freelancing journey a year and a half ago – more than I can probably wrap up in a single post – so here are my top five lessons learned from leaving work behind to freelancing full-time.

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