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10 Stupid Mistakes Made by the Newly Self-Employed

10 Stupid Mistakes Made by the Newly Self-Employed

One of my favorite bloggers, Steve Pavlina, has done a good piece on warning about mistakes that people usually make as a self-employed person. He uses couple of good stories and his experience on discussing his ten mistakes:

  • Selling to the wrong people
  • Spending too much money
  • Spending too little money
  • Putting on a fake front
  • Assuming a signed contract will be honored
  • Going against your intuition
  • Being too formal
  • Sacrificing your personality quirks
  • Failing to focus on value creation
  • Failing to optimize

Many people with one-person business do tends to ‘put on a fake front’ – that’s including me when I had a web business couple years ago. This may not be benefit in the long run when you have long term customers, they will eventually discover the truth anyway.

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10 Stupid Mistakes Made by the Newly Self-Employed – [Steve Pavlina]

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