Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Tayler Gill, Founder of Traveling Tayler, located in the USA.
What's your business, and who are your customers?
I am a Digital Nomad Content and Course Creator. I help remote workers learn to work from anywhere and learn to balance work and life while traveling.
Tell us about yourself
My first international trip was at 16 years old, and I immediately got the travel bug. After studying abroad and completing an internship overseas, I knew I wanted to keep traveling as much as possible. After working for 6 years at a corporate desk job, I took the leap into freelancing and began my travel journey. My business grew out of family, friends, and people online asking me how I did it and how they could do it too. I started creating blogs, YouTube videos, and eventually courses to help people work through the realities of becoming fully nomadic. I'm motivated each day by someone in my community getting the courage to follow their dreams and live the life they've always dreamed of.
What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?
Getting my YouTube channel monetized was a huge confidence boost because I shared content people wanted to watch. From there, completing my fully comprehensive online course that walks people through the transformation process from start to finish was a major accomplishment. It had been something I wanted to create and share with the world for so long, and it was a true labor of love to get completed.
What's one of the hardest things that comes with being a business owner?
As a small business owner, the hardest part is feeling like you have to do everything yourself. I've hired contractors at different times to help with certain aspects, but doing everything on a budget means I have to build in time, learning how to do certain things like marketing or building sales funnels. I think having a business partner with a slightly different skill set would be ideal to really make more progress.
What are the top tips you'd give to anyone looking to start, run and grow a business today?
Know why you are getting started and who you want to help. Once you have that clarity, come back to it every time you feel like quitting or aren't making any progress. If you are certain about the why and who, it really helps get you through difficult times.
Where can people find you and your business?
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