On this page I list all the tips that have appeared in this series so far, so they are easy to find.
In addition, there are a few more reading recommendations for founders and self-employed.
52 Tipps for a successful self employment
It is not a matter of one thing why a self-employment is successful or not. Instead, there are a large number of factors that influence it.
In more than 10 years of self-employment I have gathered a lot of experience and learned a lot of tips.
In the following I list 52 tips, with whose assistance you can become more successful:
It’s about how to find ideas, how important a great idea is and why implementation is crucial in the end.
The article explains why flexibility is important and why planning is still necessary. I also share my experiences in this regard.
- Business model 1:n instead of 1:1
What are the advantages and disadvantages of 1:1 customer-oriented work compared to the 1:n business model?
- Your own office
In this article I explain why I consider my own office important and what advantages and disadvantages it brings with it.
- Customer view
Why the customer view is so important and how to use wishes, worries and problems of the target group.
- Endurance and staying power
This is about stamina and staying power and why they are so important for success. I also describe my experiences.
- Word of mouth
Word of mouth is one of the most important instruments for customer acquisition. Tips can be found here.
- Business model
The article explains why a concrete business model is important and what one should pay attention to.
- Flood of information
How to deal with the flood of information as a founder and what you should pay attention to
- The first impression
This article is about the first impression you make offline, but also online and why it is so important.
- Choice of legal form
Setting up a business is usually a quite extensive undertaking and you have to take care of many things. This includes the choice of the legal form.
- Focus & Specialization
This article explains why focus and specialization are very important for success.
- Backup and Data Protection
The topic of “regular backups” is only perceived by many as important when it is too late.
- Investing and Reinvesting
Especially as a founder you often have not only little money, but you also earn very little. Why one should nevertheless invest in one’s own business, I explain today.
- The 80/20 rule
The 80/20 principle is also known as the Pareto principle and can very well help the self-employed to increase productivity.
- Financial Planning & Reserves
Part 16 deals with financial planning, expenditure and why reserves are needed.
- Use or ignore feedback from customers?
How to deal with feedback from customers, readers, etc.? To what extent should this feedback influence one’s own path?
- Be greedy and stay greedy
How important is it to have a strong drive in order to be successful as a self-employed person and above all to remain successful in the long term?
- Know How & Experience
In this article I will discuss how much know-how is necessary and what experience you should have before you start your own business.
- Optimal number of customers
- The question that many founders ask themselves is: How many customers do I need at all? I’ll answer that here.
- Learning to say no
As a founder of a new business, one is usually happy about every new order. Why this is normal and why one should learn to say no nevertheless, I explain in this article.
This article deals with the question whether you as a self-employed person always have to be the first to be successful.
References are examples of previous work and services. Why are references so important and how do you get them?
- Several mainstays
Why one should not have only one source of income in the medium term, I explain in this article. In addition, of course, I will again give tips from my own experience.
What efficiency actually means and tips for working more efficiently as a self-employed person.
- Environment and private life
How to deal with one’s own environment and family as a founder and what effects this has is the subject of my article today.
- Business papers
In this article I will explain what role business papers play for the self-employed, what variants there are and whether everyone really needs them.
This article deals with what the right attitude of business start-ups is all about and my own experiences.
Goals are of great importance when it comes to self-employment. In this article you will find out why this is so and how to best define your goals.
In today’s part of my article series I deal with a topic that many self-employed people know only from hearsay.
Why service is an important building block for success and tips for good service are given in this article.
- Workflows & Routines
In this article I would like to show why routine and fixed workflows can be positive in self-employment.
Here you can find out why self-employed people should always reflect on their own professional and private situation.
- Current technology
In this tip for the self-employed, I explain how important technology is for success and what you should pay attention to.
In this article, I explain which legal framework conditions in particular self-employed persons have to observe in the network.
- Company name and domain
If you start your own business on the Internet, you have to make 2 important decisions at the very beginning. The company name and the domain.
- Concept & Planning
In this article I will discuss how I approach the creation of a concept and the subsequent implementation planning.
The subject of taxes is not only complicated, but can also quickly get the self-employed into financial difficulties. Here you can find out what to look out for.
You can find out exactly what self-marketing is, what it brings and how best to approach it in today’s tip.
- Social Media
This tip will tell you what social networks can do for the self-employed and what you should pay attention to.
- Motivation & Passion
In this article you can find out what role motivation and passion play and how to keep them.
In this article I discuss typical health problems of self-employed people and give tips for working day and fitness. I also describe my own experiences.
Which consulting offers there are for existence founders and independent ones and how one uses these best.
In this article I give an overview of the possibilities and advantages of outsourcing. I also describe my experiences.
What distractions there are for self-employed people and what you can do in the home office or in the external office against it.
- Save money
Why one should pay attention as a business founder to save money and not only to spend, you learn in my today’s tip.
Why self-employed people should think about their own security and what they should protect.
- Calculation, prices, hourly rate
Every business founder has to deal with the topic of “calculation”, as the success of their own independence depends on it.
- Deadlines & dates
How to deal with tight deadlines and why I like deadlines.
- Customer loyalty
Many forget that a lot of potential is hidden in the existing customers. Here it depends on good customer loyalty, which I will deal with here.
In this tip I go into the subject of “security” online and offline and share tips and experiences.
In the last part of the series, I explain why fun at work is so crucial.