Maybe they’re right about you…

“Your little business looks like fun, but when are you going to get a real job?”

The words twist in your gut, because secretly, you’ve asked yourself the same question, haven’t you? 

Black and white photo of a gate locked up with a padlock and chain.

Some days it’s tempting to retreat back into the safe cage of a “real” job. Don’t give up, sign up to my 49 Ideas and I’ll show you the way.

All those sideways looks from well-meaning friends and family, worrying that you won’t make it, wondering what you’re doing and why you don’t just settle for a nice, safe, regular income like the rest of them.

And all the while, deep down, you’re wondering if they might be right.

Maybe you can’tdo this.

Maybe you’re not cut out to run a business.

Maybe it will all go tits up and you’ll look stupid and they’ll all be right.

Worst of all, you feel like a freeloader because you’re not the one bringing in all the cashmoney. And although your partner doesn’t come right out and say it, you can feel it: when are you going to get a real job?

Some days… it’s tempting.


Paycheck at the end of the month.

Bills paid.

Ticking along.


But inside, something is screaming at you. Shuddering back from taking that nice safe paycheck and making money to line The Boss’s pockets. Shrinking from the gilded bars that’ll cage you in a “proper job”.

Because that’s why you started this business, isn’t it?

To escape the cage, however comfortable.

To make your own fortune.

To live life on your terms.

I know, because that’s why I’m in business. I wanted to help people, I wanted to build my own future (not somebody else’s), and I wanted more than the same routine every day.

I also know how tempting it is, when things are tough, to just get a J.O.B.

Most importantly, though, I know you can do this.

You can do this.

You just need to know where to start, and how to do it.

And, my grasshopper, you don’t want to do it all alone, not really. I didn’t want to. Nobody has to, and nobody can.

But it’s tough to ask for help. So instead, I’ll offer it.

  • A virtual machete to cut through the forest of bullshit and show you a clear, simple path to follow so you can start building the business you want
  • A simple, proven strategy that’ll help you bypass the tyre-kickers and cheapskate customers holding you back — and give you a direct line to the kind of customers who’ll pay you more, more often, and with a big smile on their faces

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Vicky Fraser is a copywriter, author, and entrepreneur. She really did run away with the circus… but when she’s not swinging from a trapeze, she’s showing other copywriters and small business owners how to work with better clients, make more money, and stop missing bathtimes, first words, and dinners with angry partners. In fact, she wrote the book on it. Get your copy here.

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