Jill Stanton co-founded Screw the Nine to Five with her husband Josh. screwtheninetofive.com has some amazing resources for webpreneurs. Jill and Josh are constantly teaching you how to take your business to the next level while making more money and working less
Jill and Stacy cover life as a business owner. In this episode, they talk how to achieve a crucial work life balance, how to use your time wisely, and so much more.
Some highlights include:
“It’s not about the lifestyle anymore.” At minute 2:00, Jill talks about coming up with the idea for Screw the Nine to Five, the motivations that began the business, and her motivations for keeping it going each day today.
Realize and play into your strengths. At minute 6:00, Jill talks about learning to stay out of her husband’s area in their business, and vice versa.
“Don’t start a business with your significant other the year you’re getting married.” (minute 8:00)
Make sure people actually want your product. At minute 10:00, Jill talks about learning her lesson when a product didn’t sell. She explains why you should pre-sell before you do the work.
Is your marketing going to cost you time or money? At minute 13:00, Jill talks about why you need to decide which way of paying for marketing is best for you.
“For the first few years of business I had zero work-life balance.” At minute 16:00, Jill talks about learning to take the down time that she wasn’t giving herself when she was driven to work every hour of the day.
Foster an attitude of gratitude. At minute 17:00, Jill talks about what she does every morning to get herself in the right mindset for the day.
“We live and die by Slack.” At minute 20:00, Jill talks using Slack to communicate with their team and create video tutorials.
At minute 22:00, Jill talks about how community and sales funnels have been the two things to have the biggest impact on her business.
“Most people will give up when it gets really, really hard.” At minute 25:00, Jill talks about why you need to push through when times get tough.
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