“So do you have a business card?” someone asks me as we wrap up our client meeting.
It was the first time someone asked me for a card after leaving my office job.
“Let me get back to you on that, I’ll email you a virtual card via email.”
And then it dawned on me: I am in business. It’s a small business. But that’s a word I don’t take lightly.
It’s definitely not something I trained for but it’s something I am definitely into for the rest of my working life. I’ve mentioned before that I wanted to be a work at home mom and now it’s coming true.
I am building blogs and online shops at MomBlogger.net.
I’m partly a WAHM since I still teach at university. But I still love the flexibility and time freedom this new set up gives me.
Now it made me wonder about registering business names or getting some business cards and flyers printed. I am thinking of doing it myself, at least for now. And then when the small business gets a little bigger, I’ll outsource them to a professional printer like Presslink printing services.
Of course, before anything else, I am focused on making the business grow and building my portfolio.
In the first month of the business, I worked with three clients and I’m working on getting their feedback for my services.
But one of them wants to keep the site confidential, because the business has something to do with shipping hazardous materials and lots of permits, so I can’t really put it on my portfolio.
So yes, building up my client base is something that I really want to work on right now. And I’m grateful I’m getting inquiries and referrals every week.
Being a WAHM definitely has it’s challenges, this business thing is a whole new territory for me and the learning curve is quite steep.
But I’m getting the hang of it.
My intention is to have the business in full swing by next year, enough to let me work on it full time.
So here goes. Wish me luck!