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I am going to talk honestly about the struggles that I face as a solopreneur and how I am overcoming them.
This is potentially a new series I am going to be creating, either monthly or weekly, depending on both how feasible it is and how much interest you have in it. For now, I am going to keep it to monthly updates and see how we go.
Firstly, I will go over a little bit about me, if you don’t know where I am coming from on this.
Hi there, my name is Cat Garrett and I am a 24-year-old solopreneur. I have worked several stable 9 to 5 jobs since graduating university in 2014, where I studied animation. However, none of them were really meant to be. None of them clicked.
Now, I find myself as a solopreneur, wearing all of the hats and doing all of the work. I take full ownership of every success and every failure.
This month, even this past week, I have had many struggles which I have had to overcome.
Read on for a candid and personal look into building a business – and doing it all by yourself. (more…)
Hello! It’s me Cat here with a quick announcement regarding my webcomic Sass. Earlier this week I put the announcement: sass goes on hiatus out on social media, as well as announcing it on my creator’s page on Tapas Media.
In order to really give something your all, you have to give it all of your focus. Sometimes this means leaving things that you care about to the back burner for a while. This is the case for the webcomic Sass.
At the moment, I really want to give my business my all. While I enjoy creating my comic on the side, and it has really helped keep my drawing skills sharp, it has to go on pause.
Why? I don’t want to let the standard I have for it drop. I am going to do my best and work on it here and there, I won’t deny I would find it hard to go cold turkey on it.
However, production will be slow enough that it’s better to go on Hiatus from publishing for a time. Maybe I will give little extras and sneak peaks here and there as I go, but I’m not making any promises.
Right now, my business and the building of it 100% comes first.
I thank you for your understanding.
I will be posting updates on the progress of the business and being productive on Fridays, here on the blog. For more frequent peaks, follow me on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.
To read the comic so far, please visit Sass the webcomic on Tapas Media.
To see more information that I will be updating weekly, stay here and visit the Sass Webcomic section, complete with the comic reader.
Sass Goes on Hiatus: Returns December 2017.
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