Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Jennifer Bigler, Founder of Living Freely Gluten Free, located in Oakley, California, United States.
What's your business, and who are your customers?
I am a food blogger and a 2-time cookbook author. Additionally, I work as a social media manager for several companies and offer freelance content creation.
Tell us about yourself
I started my blog when I realized I had food allergies. A few years later, I started staying home with my kids and needed to make money, but working outside of the home wasn't an option.
For a year, I told myself why I wasn't capable of starting my business. One day I realized I was failing myself. I have been pushing myself to do better for the past six years. I grew up in poverty with emotionally abusive relationships. The hardest part was convincing myself I was worthy of being happy and capable of pursuing my dreams.
What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?
Having the ability to get paid for doing what I love.
What's one of the hardest things that come with being a business owner?
Never having a day off, as a business owner, there is always something that has to be done.
What are the top tips you'd give to anyone looking to start, run and grow a business today?
Be patient, do your research, and don't give up.
Is there anything else you'd like to share?
Being successful in business also involves being able to pivot, and I had to do that over the last two years. I made a huge switch from just blogging to offering freelance work. It has been one of the best things that could have happened for my business.
Where can people find you and your business?
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