Entrepreneur Highlight // JJ Spitler
"The best advice I can give someone is to always be consistent."
What is your business?
I have two businesses I am currently working on. My first business is a subscription box which will be delivered every month.
The second is a social media marketing company that helps businesses and influencers grow their personal brands through social media such as Instagram. We help businesses grow their online presence in order to capitalize on potential sales. Influencers include bloggers, photographers, artists, entrepreneurs, and many more.
When did you start pursuing your side gig full-time?
I started turning my side projects full-time around November 2017.
What has been the best thing about pursuing your business full-time?
The best thing about growing my business full-time has been the connections I have made in a short period of time. Also being able to see people grow from one level to the next always excites me.
What has been the most difficult thing about pursuing your business full-time?
The most difficult thing about pursuing my business full-time has been allocating my time wisely into each of my businesses. Most days I run around like a chicken with its head cut off because I don’t plan specific goals for the day. Being efficient with your time now will save you a lot of headache later.
What inspires you to keep going when the going gets tough?
What inspires me to keep going is the small impact I can make on people daily. I love getting messages from people that say my services have elevated their financial status and notoriety in their specific creative space.
What advice would you give to someone wishing to pursue their business full-time?
The best advice I can give someone is to always be consistent. It’s the most underrated attribute in my opinion. It's vital to stay consistent in what you love and want to do with your personal business, even if it’s 30 minutes to an hour a day. If you do the little things it will prepare you for the big things and ultimately lead you to a full-time business. The compound effect of consistency/momentum is similar to a moving train.
For example, If I put a one inch block in front of the wheels while the train is stopped it wouldn’t move. But if it was at full speed and had momentum (consistency) it would break through a 5x5 concrete wall. In short, if you want your dreams to become a reality in anything, you need to be consistent.