Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Jaymee Wins, a social media personality, content creator, and cancer survivor based in La Mesa, California, USA.
What's your business, and who are your customers?
I'm a self-published author, social media inspirational influencer, and digital content creator. My brand caters more to people surviving a health ordeal as I am a metastatic breast cancer survivor and inspiring people that it's possible to still thrive despite all the challenges that we encounter in life.
Tell us about yourself
It all started as a therapeutic release from surviving breast cancer. Then eventually, I just kept creating content because I can see how people responded beautifully to what I was putting out. I realized there are so many people in need of an inspiration to keep going in life even if it gets hard and complicated. So here I am! What motivates me is knowing I am inspiring someone out there and helping them see the beauty in living no matter what circumstances they're in.
What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?
My biggest accomplishment is receiving a message from followers thanking me for giving them a better perspective in life. Also, having published my first book that I worked hard for and people buying it.
What's one of the hardest things that come with being a business owner?
The hardest thing is that it is a constant trial and error. There are days when you get so many inquiries or sales, and there are days when there's none. It's also exhausting as it's a 24/7 job, so you really need to be passionate about it. Otherwise, it's so easy to give up.
What are the top tips you'd give to anyone looking to start, run and grow a business today?
First, look for a good business mentor or someone doing what you'd like to achieve and learn from them. Second, just start and learn as you go. Third, study your target market carefully and make sure to cater to their needs. Fourth, keep networking and collaborating as most businesses succeed with who you know. Fifth, invest in the quality of the products/services you offer, and not quantity.
Is there anything else you'd like to share?
I'm in the works of writing my second and third book, which will be released this year! The second is a children's book. The third is a memoir. Watch out!
Where can people find you and your business?
If you like what you've read here and have your own story as a solopreneur that you'd like to share, then email firstname.lastname@example.org; we'd love to feature your journey on these pages.
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