How to do work you love and still get the bills paid

How do you begin to think about finding work you love when all that matters right now is getting the bills paid?  It can be hard to constantly be reminded that there’s something else for you out there that you might love more than your current job, if all you have the bandwidth for is getting through your work day, feeding your family and keeping a roof over your head.

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How I Run My Business On Less Than $75 A Month

Money needn't be the reason that now isn't the right time to start something of your own.  Maybe you've an idea for a side business, something you're passionate about, or know a lot about, but the thing that's stopping you exploring the possibility of taking it further is the idea that you have to lay out a large amount of money to get it off the ground.

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An exercise to help you find your work 'sweet spot'

What would be your ideal working environment?  Do you know what motivates you?  What would be the ingredients of your ‘best day ever’ at work?  The answers to these questions hold the clues to your work 'sweet spot' - the conditions and environment you need to deliver your best work.

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How to not worry about the competition

One day you realise there's someone else, or worse, more than one someone else, doing almost exactly the same thing as you want to set out to do.  You had this gem of an idea, all ready to start moving on bringing it to life, and then it goes up in a puff - just like that, it's over for you.  You see no point in continuing when someone else has clearly already got it covered.  Down tools now before wasting any more time.

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What is my 'why' and why is it important?

Have you worked out what your work's for yet?

Do you work to earn money?  Or do you use your work to respond to a cause that you feel moved to help with?  Is it a vehicle, helping you get from over here to over there, or an outlet, enabling you to exchange your creative flow for the means to live and eat?

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Seven things you need to consider when starting a small business

Starting your own business can be a really daunting prospect.  There's so much to consider - what’s your product? How will you make money? How will you tell people about what you do? Will you sell online or in person? How will you manage to run a business alongside family or other work commitments?

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