Who are you? Your Age? From?
Hi. Nice to meet you. My name is Joyce Oladipo. Sometimes called, Purejoy by my loving readers at JoyceOladipo.com. I’m 35 years old. I live in Luxembourg and work from my apartment by day. I’m a wife, a mother of 2 little girls and I also love dancing salsa.
What do you do?
I work as a full-time digital entrepreneur from my laptop. I’m known as a small business marketing coach. I love making money online and I rock at showing others how.
A digital entrepreneur is someone who is creatively leveraging the Internet to run their business online, a business that is ideally based around his or her passions. I teach people to do this on my blog, JoyceOladipo.com, which is an educational + inspirational publishing resource designed for early-stage digital entrepreneurs who crave more from life. I help women develop their online identity, and teach them how to build a business based around their passions + ideas; I also help them create more leverage in their business so that they can make more money while working less.
What dreams are you working toward?
My mission in life is to help others respect their talents + natural interests by helping them properly leverage those talents + interests into an online business. By combining blissful, delightful, downright electrifying passion + profit that feels good for your soul…and your pocket you are able to live a completely fulfilled life. And yes, having money in your pocket is an important factor – moneymaking is an art form in its own right and having it makes you experience this world in a big way.
Life + work can be overwhelming, gloriously fun … and profitable…if we’re simply willing to get to work.
What motivates you to succeed?
Success motivates me to succeed. Seeing others who are successful at what they are doing. Seeing others succeed is extremely motivating to me. This helps my keep my end goal in mind instead of focusing on how I may feel at the moment. I associate myself with positive people who have similar goals and interests to my own. Having a close network of people like this can be a huge source of motivation.
I’m inspired by others who have passionately and persistently achieved greatness, no matter what form of greatness that may be.
What has been your biggest obstacle?
Being a wife, a mother of two and running a business can be challenging. It’s much easier to run a business when you don’t have kids. You can work whenever you want and you can set your own hours. But when I gave birth to my first child, it was difficult for me to find balance. I felt this heavy burden in my heart, guilty of spending time on my business. I was guilty of stealing time from my daughter, whenever I took the time to market my business or when I was speaking to a client on the phone. I had this conflicting battle going on in my mind, I really enjoyed what I was doing in my business and I was totally fulfilled. But to keep getting those paying clients I needed to focus on my business. Leading to this question “if I wasn’t going to be there for this child why did I bring her to this world at the first place”.
What advice would you give other women?
If you are a mumpreneur like me, I would recommend you get support for everything you can. I mean everything you can imagine. I learnt about this idea of outsourcing from Timothy Ferriss. Find someone to help you in your business, even is it’s just a couple of hours a week, so you can work on the money-generating activities while other administrative details can be done by your assistant. I hired a VA for 10 hrs a week when I was starting out and paid of big time.
Try getting support for the “personal” things that takes you away from marketing your business. Getting a wash-and-fold service for all the laundry was one of the very first things that ended up saving me a lot of time (Anyway, I wasn’t a big fan of ironing.) Take advantage of online banking, online grocery shopping, and shopping for cloths online, etc. The more time you can eliminate running to the store, the more time you have to get work done, which means you can close your office door much earlier and spend more time with your spouse and kids in the evenings and on weekends.
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