A Step Back

June 8, 2020

This is part of a weekly journal I'm keeping about my side-hustle, SendView.

With everything going on, the side hustle has definitely been where I’ve spent less time than usual.

One of the main goals behind this business was the fact that I didn’t want to just trade hours for dollars. In other words, I wanted to be able to step away at any moment, at least for a while, and it would continue to run itself as normal.

This small step back from things has been a good test. And so far, aside from a couple emails I answered, it’s passed.

Along the way I’ve also let myself worry less about spending money on ads because the ads are doing the work instead of me. Letting growth continue without quite as much hustle from me and Patrick.

Thinking Bigger

The thing I have been doing a little more of? Thinking bigger. Looking for ideas that will 2x our revenue, not grab 2-3 more users. Maybe only 1 out of 10 ideas will actually do so, but we saw the possibility of that with one potential partnership a couple months ago and realized, in hindsight, I wasn’t even thinking on that scale to have seen that opportunity before it fell in our lap.

Need to be more proactive about trying to find what’s out there that could make huge strides for our growth.

A few ideas are coming together. Stay tuned.

More updates from my side hustle journal:
Handing Off
June 12, 2020
A Step Back
June 8, 2020
A New Logo
May 29, 2020
Ceilings
May 24, 2020
Better & Better
May 15, 2020
Facebook Ads
May 8, 2020
Blocks of Time
May 1, 2020
Sylvester McMonkey McBean
April 24, 2020
Being Kind
April 17, 2020
The Telling Week
April 11, 2020
A Telling Week
April 3, 2020
A Pricing Page Predicament
March 27, 2020
A Clear Reminder
March 20, 2020
Just Do It
March 13, 2020
Little Things
March 6, 2020
Confidence and Pricing
February 28, 2020
Steering
February 21, 2020
Payoff
February 15, 2020
Partnering Up
February 7, 2020
A Good Week
January 31, 2020
One by One
January 24, 2020
Patience
January 17, 2020
First Things First
January 10, 2020
The Build or Not to Build
January 3, 2020
Optimism
December 31, 2019

Hi, I'm Gregg.

I'm a marketer, maker, and long walk taker.

       

By day I run marketing for resort CRM / ecommerce provider, Inntopia. After the kids go to bed my laptop is my workshop where I'm building an email marketing tracking platform called SendView.