Past Newsletters on Solopreneurship or Starting a Solo Business

Past editions of my weekly newsletter.

Each week I scour the Internet for the best resources on starting and running a solo business – resources and information that I find useful in my solo business.

I then send out an email, every Monday, to other solopreneurs, in which I curate and link to the best resources I found the previous week.

All the articles below are transcripts from those past weekly newsletters.

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How to Establish Your Independence of Employers

Transcript of my newsletter from 11th January Hey there, I have a few friends who are in the airline industry here. It’s a disaster area at the moment, with one airline closed and the other having retrenched 8,500 staff. My friends are nervous about their jobs. I’ve had conversations with some of them about creating… Read more

How to Find a Starving Crowd

Transcript of my newsletter from 4th January Hey there, “..Find a starving crowd, find out what they want to eat, and feed it to them..” That’s all market-research is (despite the sophisticated jargon that gets bandied around). It’s also the simplest way I can think of to describe the best way to start and grow… Read more

Possibilities for 2021 – Ways to Start a New Business

Transcript of my newsletter from 28th December Hey there, “Do you ever look at the ads on the right side of the search pages?” my friend asked. “No, why should I?” I replied “Because you can make money there” That’s the conversation I had, some time in 2003, that kicked off my online career. I’ve… Read more

Mental Health for Solopreneurs

Transcript of my newsletter from 21st December Hey there, The first morning that I did not commute to my corporate gig, after finishing the previous Friday, I was full of excitement as I started my full-time solopreneur career. 2 weeks later, I felt very different. It had hit me, with full force, that I was… Read more

Interviews With 7-Figure-Earners

Transcript of my newsletter from 14th December Hey there, In 2001 (the dot com crash) the company I was working for went out of business. I was 7 months away from getting my Hong Kong Permanent Resident status, a goal I had had for a while – but until I got that I was dependent… Read more

Estate Planning for Businesses and The Most Profitable Solo Businesses in 2020

Transcript of my newsletter from 7th December Hey there, If I was squashed by a bus tomorrow what would happen to my clients? Who would look after their interests and make sure they weren’t left in the lurch? Retirement and Estate Planning were the furthest things from my mind when I was planning my business… Read more

Crowdfunding Your Solo Business Plus Success Tips

Transcript of my newsletter from 30th November Hey there, The pandemic has devastated small businesses and, for those that are trying to do the best they can for their employees, it’s been stress on a plate. This week I’ve linked to an article on ways to use crowdfunding to support small businesses until normal business… Read more

How to Avoid the FOSU Trap and 7 Lessons for First-Time Solo Business Owners

Transcript of my newsletter from 23rd November Hey there, When I first started out, I had to take any business that came my way – and many new solo business owners are in the same position! As a result, I often suffered from FOSU – because I didn’t want to risk losing the business. And… Read more

Marketing and Negotiation Tips

This is a transcript of my newsletter from 16th November. Hey there, Affiliate marketing is a well-established, huge industry, and it can be lucrative for both website owners and product manufacturers. If you’re a fan of a particular product or service, and you have any form of presence online (blog/Facebook/Instagram/website), you can turn your appreciation… Read more

Solopreneur tips: ways to free up your time and why you should stay nimble

Transcript of my newsletter from 9th November Hey there, One of the benefits of owning your own solo business is that you’re free to grab any opportunity that comes up. The risk of doing this, though, is that you lose focus. Yes, you can grab any opportunity that presents itself, but first you must define… Read more