If you’re open to some outstanding solopreneur inspirations, you’ve come to the right page. Working on your own, you don’t have to feel lonely or cut away from the outside world. If you scour around for great ideas from solopreneurs who are rocking in their businesses online, you’ll feel you’re in terrific company. When you read about other successful solopreneurs, though, don’t just skim over their stories – try and glean insights into what their thinking must have been like to get them where they are.
In this collection of insights learned by reading about a lot of successful solopreneurs, we have found valuable money-making mindsets, ways to recover from setbacks, tactics to achieve greater visibility, ideas to maximize a shoestring startup budget … and some unmissable books to grab and digest. So what are you waiting for?
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3 best money-making mantras culled from rich solopreneur examples!
What money-making tricks can we learn from the richest solopreneur examples? Is there any common discernible pattern to ability, of the many disparate solopreneur examples, to make money fast and consistently?
I was trying to locate something common to most of these solopreneurs, and I’m glad I discovered what I was looking for. These solopreneur examples had all made at least over $100,000 in business, if not much more, but it was not in the business ideas or processes, but in their “money-making mindset” that I found the insights I have listed here.
- #1: Spend your money only on things that make you more money
- #2: Work for the thrill of making money, and not for the money itself
- #3: Forget the victim mentality, and become the heroic rescuer
- #4: Try to be the solopreneur who gets wealthy by having a strong following.
Why some great solopreneur success stories get caught in stuck-ness!
If you think all those lovely solopreneur success stories are made up of very satisfied businesspeople living “happily ever after”, you need to look at the facts again.
Later-stage stumbling blocks can stymie growth, just when you think you’re cruising along and are unstoppable. A lot of solopreneurs who are 5-figure earners complain about not being able to enter the 6-figure club at all. You should beware, well ahead, about these mature-stage self-inflicted hurdles that challenge all solopreneurs, especially the successful ones. The main reason behind such stuck-ness (if you can call it that!) seems to be a slow veering away of “focus” as solopreneur businesses grow and thrive.
- Focus more on schedules, not deadlines
- Focus more on habits, not goals
- Focus more on depth, not width
- Focus on coveying vision, not on self-congratulation
3 rare things you can learn from studying solopreneur millionaires!
Solopreneur millionaires make for great case studies. They inspire us to dream of big things. They show us the value of staying with our aims and goals till we succeed spectacularly – and we can’t help but marvel at the way some of these solopreneur millionaires have latched onto seemingly quirky ideas to make those millions from.
But hidden inside their success stories, if we delve with a lot of sharp curiosity, we will find that their success has been built on a principle we too can try to follow. See what worked for them. See also what didn’t work for them – and how they converted that moment of distress into a pivot around which they built something more precious than before.
- Allen Walton of SpyGuySecurity.com picked up books to read he’d never have touched!
- Mark Anastasi, (“The Laptop Millionaire”) swears by mentoring in a solopreneur’s climb
- Peter Leeds believes putting things on autopilot and knowing how much money is enough!
- Eric Wall in “The Solopreneur Struggle” says self-care should become scheduled tasks
3 huge visibility lessons learnt from studying famous solopreneurs!
Famous solopreneurs will tell you that visibility is quite different from success. Many people starting out in business think that if they get successful, they will also become famous and visible. To the contrary, those who are really successful may be those who worked on their visibility to reach their success.
Increasing visibility is one of the smartest ways to shorten your curve to success, especially when you are a solopreneur. So how did many eventually famous solopreneurs ensure they made themselves more visible online?
- #1: Break the reticence mindset. Don’t be afraid of being visible!
- #2: Aim for spikes of high visibility rather than steady plateaeus of fame
- #3: Replace the idea of self-promotion by espousing publicly visible causes
- #4: Do something that is innovative and of high value to audiences
5 inspiring solopreneur ideas for stretching out a shoestring budget!
To get the best solopreneur ideas for shoestring budget businesses, we surveyed 50 online solo entrepreneurs who have just started out, and have between $100-$500 as starting budgets. The top five ideas our survey threw up are listed in this article.
Two of the most important traits mentioned often by our respondents were to cultivate “thrift” and “creativity”. These solopreneurs mentioned the idea of “desperation-spending” and “necessity being the mother of invention” …
- Be price-sensitive but don’t go for cheap-and-best – or worse, free stuff
- Make full use of software and tools’ free-trial periods to learn how things work
- You have to think and work harder when financial resources are lean
- Always perform price comparisons for the best deals.
10 wonderful solopreneur books. Number 8 is absolutely stunning!
As a solopreneur, I must admit that reading solopreneur books is my great addiction. For these reasons: one, it bucks up my adrenaline to hear the words of other success-driven solopreneurs; two, every book has a different perspective that opens my mind at least a few inches wider.
My tip for all who have come to this article would be to grab all these solopreneur books listed here – and then some more. Find best-sellers specially in the areas where you’re looking for improvement. Don’t just read the covers and the ‘contents” page. Buy the books.
- ONE HOUR CONTENT PLAN by Meera Kothand … GO SOLO by Kelsey Humphreys
- THE SOLOPRENEUR LIFE by Larry Keltto … THE $100 STARTUP by Chris Guillebeau
- FREE TOOLS FOR WRITERS by Karen Banes … DREAM, PLAN, GROW by Ariana Nicole
- DO LEADERSHIP by Nicole Crozier … COULDA-WOULDA-SHOULDA by Ken Evoy