INTERVIEW 5 - Seán, THE TECHNOLOGY BUSINESS OWNER
In the final interview of Series 1, Seán shares his views about the highs and lows of entrepreneurship, persevering for 6 months before he got his first client, and his top software resources.
Seán, what do you do, why do you do it and how did you get into it?
I run WPStrands and we are going to change the view of website maintenance from a non-essential luxury, to an affordable necessity.
We do this for business owners who are delighted to have their WordPress website maintenance (configuration, backups, updates, security, coding, performance checks etc.) done for them at WPStrands, https://wpstrands.com.
After 24 years in a corporate career I wanted to do something meaningful for online business owners, and for myself.
How long have you been an entrepreneur?
Two years, but it feels like I only started doing it properly in the past 6 months!
What are the biggest highs and lows of entrepreneurship?
After 6 months with no clients, thinking: "Why am I wasting my time on this? I've no idea what I'm doing and no-one cares." The thing that kept me going was knowing that 80 million WordPress websites exist. Surely the owners of a few hundred of them would be interested in my help if they only knew about me!
Both the highs, and the lows come and go. Thankfully with increased experience, confidence and knowledge, the ratios of highs to lows increases.
What are the most important lessons, or realisations you've had about life as an entrepreneur?
What are the top tools that have made a significant difference to your business?
I would have to say:
You can find out more about how Seán got started at: https://wpstrands.com/bootstrappers-journey-100-customers/.
Contains copyrighted material from the book: Entrepreneurial Espresso.
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