We all know there’s a lot of hype and a lot of exaggeration in the world of entrepreneurism and marketing.
I wanted to show what a REAL week in my life – the life of a 100% digital entrepreneur, no other income sources – looked like. I have a husband and 2 kids. This is how I provide for my family. It’s all I do. I don’t consult and I don’t work for anyone else, ever. My business runs on the content I create, the innovations I imagine, the ability to keep pace with the market and adjust, quickly.
It’s really, really hard sometimes. It’s not something you can do long term if you don’t love it. And it’s incredibly rewarding, if you are someone who’s wired to motivate themselves and push harder without external prodding.
There are moments where I get to do incredible things, like hiring a helicopter for a launch video because I thought it would be funny (it was!) and having the freedom to take my kids out of school to go to Disneyland (because when school is in, there’s no lines at Disneyland!) because I don’t need to ask for vacation time. It’s the best feeling in the world.
And it’s not all that. I wouldn’t trade my life for another and I have more than I ever dreamed of. But there are stumbling blocks along the way too, and days – or weeks – where it’s just the same old, same old. That’s OK. The rewards are so worth it. For me, even the most boring or frustrating or scary or depressing times as an entrepreneur are 1,000 times better than the best times at a real job.
I talked a lot in the video about my work in the Renegade Startup. If you haven’t checked it out yet, you can watch the pre-launch videos here and see if it’s a match for you.
I do have VA’s, programmers, etc., but they are all virtual, so most of my day-to-day work is done solo, me in my home office – and I like it that way. I hope this showed you a more realistic side of the solopreneur’s life!
Was it an eye opener for you? Do you have any questions? Let me know in the comments!