Are you making decisions based on this week or next year? Do you have patience or are you going to quit if it doesn’t all turn out like you want in three months? This is another tough-love episode where we make your biz a little more sustainable by looking at the big questions.
About a year ago, I realized: This isn't normal. I want to get better. I'm going to have to face this head on.
I realized I had been living with anxiety, panic attacks and depression… for pretty much forever. A year ago I made that realization and last September, I talked about it with you in episode 123. Since then I've gotten so many emails, comments and conversations about your own struggles and the question: So what do you DO?
Today I'd like to share what I've found works for me.
What was your income last month? What’s the average listener to the podcast making in their business? How long have they been in business? I’m sharing it all in today’s episode.
Here are some break-downs of the responses from our handmade sellers and designers:
All told, there were 80 responses, and of those 37% make handmade products and 47% sell patterns or designs I've split up the answers into two sections and will talk about each of them separately. Watch or listen to the episode to hear all about it!
Have you looked at your numbers? Are you ready to take control of your business finances? Sign up for Pay Yourself, where I'll walk you through the whole process of finding your profit margin (and tweaking it as needed), determining the profitability of prospective projects, and how to adjust your finances so that you can regularly begin to pay yourself. You'll find it right here: TaraSwiger.com/profit
Of all the people who are rocking their goals, their secret formula was consistency. More on that here.
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I follow my enthusiasm by reading…a lot. And once a month, I share (some of) the books I read last month and the books I intend to read this month. You can join the informal book club by sharing your own list with me on Facebook and find all the posts here.
I often get asked: how should I price my work? What should I charge for my time? Is there a formula I can use?
And the answer is: it depends.
In this episode, we'll discuss pricing strategies, why you should avoid formulas you find on the internet, and how to charge for your time.
For the entire month of March we've been talking about money and profit in your business. And I know you have questions, about profit margins, bookkeeping, all of it – so tomorrow, April 6th, I'm going to hold a live webinar where I answer all your questions and give you first access to my most popular class, Pay Yourself. To sign up for the webinar, enter your information into the box below:
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