Always take a step back and assess your methods, sometimes we are caught up so much in the race that we end up going in the wrong direction.

 

Sireesha is a career blogger and founder of Crowdworknews.com. She helps remote job seekers find legitimate online jobs, blogging tips, and side hustles through her blog. She has successfully grown her online business from scratch to a full-time gig in just two years. Sireesha has been featured on websites like MyCorporation, Fairygodboss, and Timingapp.

When she is not working on her blogging business, she is clicking landscapes.

Where did the idea for your company come from?

After a lot of searching, when I finally landed a remote job, it led to creating a resource for everyone to find legitimate remote jobs and side hustles. That’s when Crowdworknews was born.

What does your typical day look like and how do you make it productive?

Working around family means my day starts too early and most of the time I have kids around. So, being productive is very challenging. Over the years I have learnt to master this and now I start my day early when the kids are still sleeping and get most of the work done.

I always keep my content creation and other important tasks for the quiet times like late nights or early mornings which gives me a chance to focus more on the business.

How do you bring ideas to life?

My passion is to dig deep and find unique side hustles and when I find something like that, I want to know everything about it. I have an unrelenting belief that there are infinite opportunities out there which yet to be explored.

What’s one trend that excites you?

The ever-growing gig economy and the new side hustles that are coming up every day are super interesting to me.

What is one habit of yours that makes you more productive as an entrepreneur?

I am a big advocate of planning and a very self-driven person. This reflects in my work and business.

What advice would you give your younger self?

Be an extrovert.

Tell us something that’s true that almost nobody agrees with you on.

Blogging can earn a living. People are yet to realize the potential of blogging as a business.

As an entrepreneur, what is the one thing you do over and over and recommend everyone else do?

Always take a step back and assess your methods, sometimes we are caught up so much in the race that we end up going in the wrong direction.

What is one strategy that has helped you grow your business?

I like to test and implement different strategies and see how they work on the business. You cannot reach your goals if you don’t try.
Keeping an open mind to new methods and ways to grow my business has helped me immensely.

What is one failure you had as an entrepreneur, and how did you overcome it?

I am introvert, which doesn’t really fit into the Entrepreneur model. Stepping out of my comfort zone and networking with others has led to some great relationships.

What is one business idea that you’re willing to give away to our readers?

With so much boom of planning events, starting an event planning business would be a winner.

What is the best $100 you recently spent? What and why?

I bought a course about email marketing by a very successful entrepreneur and the content was so worth it. The content was so in-depth that it immediately showed results in my business.

What is one piece of software or a web service that helps you be productive? How do you use it?

I use Todoist to keep up to date with the list of things to do. There is so much more to this productivity tool.

What is the one book that you recommend our community should read and why?

Jab Jab Jab Right Hook by Gary Vaynerchuk has some hard advice on some key business principles.

What is your favorite quote?

‘There are no secret to success. It’s a result of preparation, hard work and learning from failure.’ – Colin Powell

Key learnings:

  • Finding a good side hustle might take time, but if you are self driven, then you will surely succeed in finding one.
  • As an entrepreneur, it’s vital that you network and grow. This can give you a big opportunity to learn more from fellow entrepreneurs and collaborate with them.
  • Being productive is as important as taking time off for an entrepreneur. So, always have some ‘ me-time’ to connect with yourself and energize to give your best to your business.

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