Gig Economy News: Under Pressure

How to start a business—AND keep your sanity.

One of the great things about Fiverr is that it’s a space for entrepreneurs at every stage. Whether you’ve got full-fledged business with an office and a team, or if you’re just dipping your toes into offering a few services on the side, Fiverr offers a supportive community and an effective platform for your needs and goals. This means a lot of people in our community are still in the ready-to-launch phase – where you have an idea, or maybe even a few Gigs, but you’re not sure how to get from that to becoming a full-time entrepreneur. This week’s Gig economy news shares some tips and tricks on how to turn an idea into a business and keep your sanity.

Take it from Someone Who’s Been There

We love getting inspired by Fiverr success stories, and there is something in each story for all of us to learn from and apply to our own journeys. For many people, turning a skill or even a career into an independent business is a leap that can be too scary to take, but with the right strategy and tools it can be an incredible experience to do what you love and work for yourself. Check out Lindsey Holmes’ story and see how she did it.

Find and Accept Support

Entrepreneurship can often feel lonely, especially in the beginning. Whether you are working by yourself or just feel that you’re not ready to share your business ideas with others, the starting stages and the shift from the traditional workplace can come as a shock. It’s important to implement strategies to find and build a support network. Take a look at this video from Entrepreneur Magazine on how to do just that.

You Don’t Have to Quit Your Day Job

For most people, quitting their day job and following their dreams just isn’t financially feasible, but that doesn’t mean you need to give up! Being strategic about your time and energy will allow you to keep your day job and pursue your dreams. Just follow these guidelines from entrepreneur extraordinaire, Gary Vaynerchuk. Nobody says it will be easy, but countless entrepreneurs who have come before you say it’s worth it!

Look Before You Leap

Ok, ok, we know we said that you should go for it and take the leap towards your dreams, but you should also know exactly what you are getting into before you do so. The closer your expectations are to reality, the more likely you will be able to stick it out through the tough times. In this article, Fast Company gives an insider scoop on what to know before you go for the nomadic entrepreneurship lifestyle.

What are your goals and how will you take manageable steps to achieve them? Tell us in the comments!

Hannah Curran
Hannah Curran is Fiverr's Social Media and Content Manager. Originally from Connecticut, she lives in California and works out of our San Francisco office. Have an idea for the Fiverr blog? Connect with her on LinkedIn.
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