I just had the most amazing economics conversation with an immigrant to our country.
The conversation was real, not what you would read in books. It was an honest view into what it was like for her to start her business in a foreign country. She told me how she would work 15 hour days for $10 profit. Her family would bug her, asking why she went to work for just $10 profit when she could get a job else where.
Her answer is a lesson to all those starting their own service businesses.
To even those with online businesses there is lessons to be learned. Her answer to her family’s heckling was “at the end of the day I am $10 richer than when I started”.
She also told me “it isn’t about the one or two clients she sees in that day, it is about the 2 or 3 friends her clients tell about her services”. Each day she is adding more clients to her schedule. Each day she is providing the best of her services to these clients in hopes they will tell their friends and neighbors. Yes she was struggling, yes there were days she wanted to throw in the towel. But she persevered and she did her job to the best of her ability. Each week it got better, each month she could see her hard work paying off.
Currently, she is no longer working for just $10 a day. She is doing very well for herself and she has hired help in the form of a team of workers. Each employee is taught the same great customer service skills she would implement if she was able to do every job. The only difference today from back then is she has more clients and a great team to help her.
Business & Life Lessons From The Maid
Always provide the best customer service possible. Yes there will be times that you walk away, but the rest of the time go a step above what they expect and they will come back for more. A happy client will spread the word about your business and your services.
Yes, there will be days when you want to throw in the towel and you wonder if all your hard work, sweat and tears is worth it. Yes it is, you are making a difference in another person’s life. There have been days in blogging that I wonder why I do this. There have been homeschooling days when I wonder why. The reason is right in front of you. To make a difference, big or small it is your job.
Every business starts small and grows.
The growth will be variant to the energy and effort put in. Provide the best service possible. Make a difference in another’s life. Make what you do and say valuable. The word will spread and your business will grow.
Are you looking for a great side job to help bring the money in. Something to start with and grow into a great business checkout our list of 50 Great Side Hustles For The Stay At Home Mom & Dad. Do what the maid did provide exceptional service, go above and beyond and grow wisely. Spread the word and increase your clientele. While you are growing your business and trying to get ahead checkout these 50 Frugal Living Tips That Will Save You Money. Every small step is a step in the right direction.
Have an amazing day everyone. Dream big.