This is a guest blog by Beatrice Mangar who might be one of Xolo’s most inspiring clients. A self-proclaimed ‘slow entrepreneur’, she has a huge online following of fans who are desperate to learn how to “live an intentional story with their one life on earth”. Read on to hear her story and benefit from her top tips on how solopreneurs can combat the coronavirus blues.
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The coronavirus crisis affected my business in the sense that I realised I was not able to be as agile and adaptable as I would have hoped to be. When 'life as we know it' changed in the blink of an eye (having my travel plans as a location-independent entrepreneur halted was particularly painful for me), it meant that I was not able to initially give my clients the support and reassurance they needed.
After this early slow start, I would say that the crisis has actually been great for my business, with this quarter being one of my best and I foresee even greater interest from potential clients in the future. Interestingly, people who had previously unsubscribed from my mailing list have personally asked to be added back on again.
I have encountered several challenges due to coronavirus that I have had to overcome and find solutions to.
From these challenges I have learnt several things that I would like to share with other solopreneurs, entrepreneurs, freelancers and digital nomads.
The team at Xolo has been professional ever since I first made contact. From my initial query to becoming a new client, I've been impressed by how thorough and timely the email replies are, giving me absolute peace of mind and useful information when it came to things like choosing banking options. I love using the self-service platform, and how streamlined my work can be with regards to invoicing my own clients.
Beatrice Manger is a writer, social media influencer and business mentor. She has created signature mentoring programs and online courses and regularly comments in the media about nomadic and slow living, life abroad, and slow entrepreneurship. Find out more information from her website here: https://beamangar.com/.
Being a location-independent entrepreneur means that Xolo’s business service was perfect for her and she became a client in March 2020. We help her to be able to stay nomadic while managing the paperwork, admin, invoicing and banking side of her business.
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