5 Reasons Why It's Awesome To Be A Solopreneur

Many people dream of becoming their own boss and running a business, in reality not all of us can make those dreams manifest, but there are those of us tenacious enough to do whatever it takes to become a Solopreneur.

By the way, a solopreneur can defined as somebody who has a registered business and does all of the business operations themselves. They are different from freelancers in the sense that they are building a brand and are hopefully on a few steady contracts.

Commitment, discipline, and hard work to just survive, are all necessary to "make it big", in the business world. However, running our own businesses also allows us to follow our passions, monetize them, as well as empower us enough to do so.

Let's take a look at 5 reasons why it's awesome to be a solopreneur! 

1. Flexibility

A Solopreneur, chooses his or her own journey  to success. Since there’s no set path, you have the freedom to develop unique partnerships and relationships as well as work in various locations including from the comfort of your home. This feeling of independence can be refreshing, and that’s what you get with running your own business.

2. Creative Control

Ever been assigned a task that you absolutely dreaded? Solopreneurs choose their own projects and missions to accomplish since when you are your own boss you’re able to tap into your unique talents and abilities and use them to produce quality work! It’s your business, so you call the shots — it’s really that simple. Plus, you can delegate whatever you don’t like doing or are simply...bad at!

3. Earning Potential

Opportunities are endless for a Solopreneur. You determine the success of your efforts by the time and strategy you invest. You are also ready to achieve accomplishments that traditional 9 to 5 jobs won’t ever present to you. At a job, your earning potential is set by the job or a contract a union negotiated.

Your earning potential is capped no matter how long you stay at that role. In all fairness, you could earn nothing at your business, but those who jump into solopreneurship are self-motivated to build a profitable business. Solopreneurs aren’t happy with the status quo and continue to grow their business and income. The beauty of Solopreneurship is that there are no gatekeepers to keep your income regulated.

4. Travel Opportunities

Not being bound to a cubicle offers a unique opportunity to not just work from home or your favorite coffee shop, but also the ability to expand your business nationally or even internationally. As a Solopreneur you have the choice to seek unique endeavors and pursue them no matter who or where they may come from. Solopreneurs appreciate the freedom and flexibility to travel and explore new things while still maintaining income and fulfilling their passion.

5. Legacy

Have you ever thought about leaving behind a part of you to grow and sustain itself even years after? Solopreneurs have a unique opportunity to leave their creative genius in the world even after they have gone on. When you build and own your dream business, it is likely to carry on to your kids and their kids.

What starts as a quest for freedom can end as something that’s in your family for generations. If your business is started out of something you're passionate about, that passion will impact lives for years and generations. You have the opportunity to leave your children something you’re proud of.

You have to take big risks if you want big rewards. Solopreneurs internalize this truth since taking your career and life into your hands sets a tone that shows they do not have to be bound by someone else’s dreams.

Therefore, be sure to do the necessary research and homework to ensure that you’re ready for such a commitment and that running a business is truly what you want to do!

Event Recap: BossedUp Power Hour

Bossed Up Power Hour with Women’s Information Network (WIN) in Washington, DC

I had a blast at the April Power Hour at Local 16 on U Street! It was so nice to hang with boss ladies and see my fellow L.A.B ladies Christy Batta & Eva Jannotta

BossedUp always keeps us well fed while networking, this time it was delicious rounds of a variety of hot pizzas that were replenished throughout the evening, nice touch! I particularly enjoyed the Local 16 Happy Hour cocktail called The Anti-Tox (haha) which had pomegranate juice, vodka, and champagne...soooo refreshing!

We had a great intro by LeAndria Streeter, a BossedUp Bootcamp alum who manifested her dream job, a welcome by Women’s Information Network, and an introduction to DC Diary! I went into the recording area and thought they had some great questions about life in DC and being a woman in business. To those who catch the recording later one, I was hiccuping because I was sick, NOT because I was drunk 🤦🏽‍♀️ #embarrassing

At the event the BossedUp Bootcamp was being promoted and I'm SO excited to attend for the first time next weekend! I'll be sure to post a recap with highlights on, what I'm sure will be, the unforgettable weekend! 

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LeAndria Streeter is a proud Bossed Up Bootcamp alum and Salesforce.com Consultant with more than eight years experience in optimizing business processes, managing data, and coordinating projects. She is a native of North Charleston, South Carolina and outside of work, enjoys cooking, spending time with family and friends, and exploring her passions—health and beauty.

Women’s Information Network (WIN) is DC’s premier professional, political, and social network dedicated to empowering young, pro-choice, Democratic women.

DC Diary: For this very special Power Hour, we’re excited to team up with DC Diary, a podcast about the real, honest stories of those working in the nation’s capital. A recording booth will be set up for you to record your story and share how you came to be a Washingtonian. If you’re not sure where to start, don’t worry, we’ll have prompts. These stories will then be used in a future DC Diary podcast, the first episode of which is available here.

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