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LibroEditing proofreading, editing, transcription, localisation

In August 2009 I decided to take what I’d been doing for people for free, as a kind of slightly odd hobby (in my case proofreading and editing) and turn it into a business.  I didn’t think I could sustain myself on a couple of one-off clients and a dream, so I “soft-launched”, which means starting a business while having another income stream, in my case a day job I was doing already.  I have learned a lot and I’ve been sharing this experience with other people starting small businesses at Social Media Cafes and Entrepreneur Meet-ups, so I thought I’d share it here, too.  This is going to be a two-part series, with next week’s post telling you what to do once you’ve set yourself up. But let’s see whether this is the career choice for you, first!

Before you start

There are quite a few things it’s worth…

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  1. Thanks for reblogging this and I’m glad you found it useful – I try to support other small businesses in their journey!

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