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The 6-Figure Freelancer Podcast | Freelancing | Entrepreneurship | Clients | Finances | Motivation | Personal Development | Mindset

Mar 14, 2019

In today’s episode, I talk with Elley Mae Charles. Elley is the founder of “Becoming Boss Society” a woman-focused consultancy aimed at transforming side hustles into full-time businesses.

Elley has been hustling since high school. She started in photography before transitioning into a successful beauty and makeup blog.

In her early 20s, she had a full-time job that was eventually eliminated by her employer. She was determined to use the opportunity to strike out on her own and be her own boss.

She was drawn to the path of running her own business because of the freedom it offered. She wanted to make her own rules and be her own boss, rather than be seen as an expense to someone else.

Creating a positive mindset, being intentional about her work, and batching monotonous tasks are just some of the things have helped her create a successful business. In this conversation, she shares some of the secrets and stories that got her to where she is today.

“As long as you have unshakable faith in yourself that you’ve done everything you could do, that’s all that matters.”

In this episode Elley talks about:

  • Her history of side-hustling and full-time employment
  • How she was able to transform her side-hustles into her own full-time business
  • Why people should have side-hustles and how to successfully transition to full-time
  • How to find the right side-hustle and how to take the next step

Main Takeaways

  • If it’s not making you money, batch it, automate it, or eliminate it to free up your time. You need that time to grow your business and accomplish tasks that add value.
  • You need to be intentional about your work and clear on the fundamental reasons why you’re doing it. It’s important to know why you want your side-hustle to succeed both personally and professionally.
  • When you start focusing on helping people, ideas for your business and services will begin to flow. This means nurturing the community around your business and focusing on them instead of just chasing new leads.