As some of you may have sensed, I love to work. And for some of you who have read the “About” section, know that for the past five years I’ve been running my own home based business, Pear Tree Enterprises (www.peartreeenterprises.com).
Running your own business always has it’s ups and downs, but nothing beats being your own boss, choosing when you have a day off or when to take a vacation and having your name on something official.
Five years ago I left a job in journalism, then briefly worked full-time in a health food store (big mistake) then decided to work for myself and have been happy ever since, combining all my talents into one home-based business: writing, proofreading, editing, managing musicians and promoting and marketing. And sometimes I work as a model too. At 49, I find that such a blessing!
Yesterday was totally one of those, “I love my career kinda days. I spent the day concentrating on my musicians and ended up getting bookings for all four of them! One of them will be visiting Australia for over a month and I was assuming I may not be representing her during that time. But we talked on the phone yesterday and she said she was paying me in advance so I can continue managing her career during that time!
Then I finished up a research project for an author and continued ghost writing for another author. It was one of those days where you go to bed completely fulfilled!
Now that I’m all caught up, I’m taking the time today to go to an “Email Marketing” seminar. I haven’t gone to a seminar for my business in a few years, so I am excited to go to this.
Last time I went to a business workshop I made a great connection with Sean Carroll (http://www.seancarrollspeaker.com/) and we are email friends to this day. I highly recommend getting on his email list because he offers so much wisdom in regard to running your own business.
Which brings me to … I was offered by an editor of an online newspaper to write a column on running your home-based business! I am seriously taking him up on that. So stay tuned, if you are considering starting your own home-based business.
It’s not always peaches and cream, but to wake up every day knowing you’re getting paid what you’re worth, being your own boss and loving every working day is well worth the ups and downs! That peace of mind you’ll have is worth GOLD!