It’s time to spill the beans.
You may or may not know that when I started out on my entrepreneurial journey, I did exactly what I generally recommend people NOT to do: I quit my job with no business plan in place and no idea what business I was going to start.
I had savings to last me around a year so it wasn’t complete lunacy. I do like to take calculated risks.
I leaped before I looked
I’m often asked which tools I use in my business:
How did I build my website?
How do I make my launching soon page?
Where do I get my ‘iPad’ graphics from?
So I decided it’s high time to answer all this questions in one shot.
Here are the online business tools I use to run my online business.
They aren’t the only ones available by any means but they’re the ones I use, know and love.
I choose tools that help me run my business more efficiently and save me time and money.
Some of them are free.
Some of them aren’t.
I think they’re all pretty rad.
A couple of the links are affiliate links so if you also wanted to use them we’ll be helping each other when you sign up!
So here goes… it’s a long one:
Many of my clients and potential clients are thinking about getting into online business, but they have one major concern.
They are introverts and worry about putting themselves out there and what running an online business will involve.
A recent revelation in my personal life (see confession below) and a great deal of thought on the matter has led me to the conclusion that…
Online business is actually perfect for introverts!
That may seem counter intuitive from the outside. After all being in online business means an online presence, a website, being out there in front of people.
It could seem easier to have a job or start a bricks and mortar business.
However, I believe that online business is the best way for introverts to leverage their skills and talents and here’s why.
My business is pretty young in the grand scheme of where I plan to go with it. Still, I get a lot of questions on how I gained traction so quickly and what I did behind the scenes to make it work. Here’s what I did right, what I did wrong and what you can take away from my story…
Hi, I’m Cat and I specialise in finding the right idea to get your business started! Welcome to my very first blog post.
My aim with my blog and business is to help you escape the daily grind of your day job by guiding you through the process of finding an idea and building a business that supports the life you want to lead. Maybe you want to spend more time with your friends and family, maybe you want to do more meaningful work. Either way I’m your catalyst to get things started!
I always wanted to travel and be free and not follow the standard ‘study, work, kids, more work then retirement’ path. I also love to experiment and bring my ideas into reality. I wanted to learn languages and live abroad so I lived in Brazil and Germany. I wanted to be a freelancer so I could work though winter and then take the summer off so set myself up and did just that. Then I moved into business.