Cover Photo: Points to be noted by every entrepreneur by Kathleen Johnson

Points to be noted by every entrepreneur

People call me a successful sketch artist today, but it was not easy for me to establish myself. It took years of dedication, and I ensured that my level of dedication never dropped. Apart from this, there were many things that kept me going when there was no support for me around. Please do not think that I’m boasting about my achievements, but I will have to list some of them to help you know what I feel is important for every entrepreneur.

The first thing I learned was that success cannot be achieved only with the help of SEO and social media. Being in the business of sketching, I thought it would be easy for me to use SEO and social media to win clients and get a quick upgrade as far as monetary gains are concerned. However, I was wrong, and I switched over to sharing my skills on various forums and communities where I could find potential clients. Many people know about this, but they do not consider it to be important because they are majorly dependent on SEO and social media. Don't make this mistake and it will be easy for you to achieve your goals and get more clients.

The next thing you should note is that you’re special. Special people like me focus on the task of creating something special and sharing my skills with other people interested in my art. However, there are people who call themselves entrepreneurs and think that they are a One Man Army. They think that they can do everything and everything will happen as per their plans. Don't make this mistake and outsource necessary tasks to experts who can do it properly for you. Focus on things you’re good with and keep working on it only.

The third point to be kept in mind is that you can fall into a financial crisis at any given point of time. People do not plan for it, and when it actually happens, they start cursing others for that. This is not the right thing to do, and so it is important for you to prepare yourself for a financial crisis. An important point I realized when I was almost broke was that you cannot rely on any random credit repair company. It is important for you to make sure that you compare different credit repair companies and ensure that you choose only the best. You can choose websites like credit repair to find ideal credit repair companies that will help you get out of trouble.

Next point on the list is that you will have to be sure that you’ve chosen a dream profession that helps you stay motivated at all times. I’ve worked in 5 different companies before realizing the fact that I’m good at sketching and I should pursue it as a full-time opportunity. It was a quick decision from my end to quit my last job and take up sketching as a full-time thing. However, success was nowhere close to me when I started working as a sketch artist. A number of sketches rejected by companies and it only made me regret at that time because I had quit a decent job to pursue sketching as a full-time thing. I was down, but I didn't quit and kept improving my sketches and was soon sketching for some of the well-known companies. When it was tough for me, music was one thing that kept me going. Music has the power to keep me motivated, and I feel it should help you as an entrepreneur even. Try it when you feel low, and I hope it will work for you as well.

Lastly, I feel it is okay to boast about your achievements. If you’ve achieved something that is important for you, there is no harm in letting others know about it. After all, you’ve given your important years to a profession that you’ve been interested in and if it is something that works for you, let others know about it.