I’ve been obsessed with Entrepreneurship and Small Businesses lately.
My tutoring business is pretty steady. Between 2007 and 2009, I averaged $360/mo. No way is that enough to live on, but that’s enough to help out with the monthly budget.
My day job has cut my hours from 40/wk to 27/wk.
My first reaction was absolute panic. OMG, how am I going to pay the bills??!!
Then I took a step back. I have a little bit of a safety net that others don’t have, with the VA Voc Rehab program helping me pay for grad school. And I have my business.
For the last two school years, I haven’t had enough time or energy to help everyone that has approached me about tutoring. And I was worried about not having enough time/energy to do well in my grad classes.
Cutting my hours at the day job takes care of both those concerns. I still have steady income, even if it’s a less than it was.
And now I have time to build the business.
Which means I need to start advertising again, and doing things to build my business’ blog.
I know her suggestions are good. I know they make sense.
But I’m scared to implement some of them.
What scares me about it? I’m trying to figure that out.
Maybe I’ll actually be successful.
Maybe I won’t be successful.
Maybe I won’t be able to handle having clients want my attention. Maybe I won’t be able to handle running a business.
My day job at a small company makes me think that running a business is way more complicated than anything I can handle.
But reading stories of other people running really small businesses, or micro-businesses, makes me think I *can* do it.
But I still haven’t put a picture on my business blog page, despite that being the #1 recommended thing to do.
What am I afraid of? That someone will see my pic and go running for the hills.