In March, I decided to take a huge step and left a good paying job in office to start my solo career. I had absolutely no clue, where to start but I only knew I just want to follow my dreams. Inspired by the popular book #Girlboss, (£7 btw!)
I wanted to start on my own success, I wanted to be a girlboss. I really liked my job, I was designing offices and I had a great team but I just felt, like I needed a change if I want to succeed. I’m not going to lie and say that I went straight into amazing life earning billions because it just didn’t happen. I made myself list of goals and things I want to achieve and slowly started working toward it. In a mean time, I worked for 3 months in a design studio in Manchester to get more experience within the residential design. I have noticed recently many people are thinking of similar path but just don’t know where to start, some of them are bloggers, some of them are just simply bored of their recent jobs. I have decided to take the lead and start offering interior design services. I have a first class degree, 3 years experience and a little creative head, so I’m more than sure I will succeed. I’m currently working on my portfolio and all the essentials to start very soon! Not everyone has a degree in a design, but there’re many other ways, to turn your passion into income and you can become your own girlboss.
Getting started: Come up with some catchy name. Don’t just go with a foodblog1234 as this proven failure. Think outside the box. Try to combine your niche & with something that will stick. Mine, for example, was to highlight, I am all about style; whether is interior, fashion or just lifestyle. It’s assertive but it’s working! Try with simple WordPress or Blogger at first, use the basic theme and just start writing and see how you feel about it. I wouldn’t recommend spending money on an expensive template just yet, as you will change it multiple time, and perhaps you will rebrand as well.
Getting started: To cook from home you’ll need to undergo a hygiene assessment and you will also require public liability insurance. You’ll need to show your cooking area is kept clean and separate from domestic tasks and potential contaminants such as washing or pets, so if you don’t have a utility room or similar that you can convert you may want to consider zoning off an area. Bi-fold doors like these from Vufold are a convenient way to create a cut off cooking space without blocking the flow of light. Take a look at the advice of others who own similar tetracycline businesses to help you get started; Brit Blogger Shewhobakes has recently penned an an eBook on the topic. Set up yourself a Facebook page with loads of images of your food as well as social media. You want to reach locally so try to target your audience by your location. Also, local pages like gumtree or Facebook groups are great to spread the word as well as ask friends to share your page.
Many big companies have their own in-house social media teams or agencies that they work with but for startups and small companies (like caterers or dog walkers!) it can be tricky to find the time to manage social media profiles and get the job done at the same time. If you know social media tricks, you could make extra money managing social media profiles for others and ensuring the right people are hearing about and seeing their products in a positive way as well as helped them growing their followers.Pros: If you’re very social media savvy or have worked in marketing before this is something you could get started with straight away – it’s also a role that can to an extent be done on the move too – providing you have an internet connection.
Do you dream of ditching the day job to set up on your own?
*Collaborative post but opinion as always my own,girl gotta eat you know 🙂