On today’s episode of the Small Business, Big Deal podcast, our guest is Kate Bagoy, a business coach and the founder of SixFigureFreelancers.com, where she helps people in the tech and corporate worlds escape their 9-to-5 jobs.
After quitting a corporate dream job in 2008, Kate moved to Silicon Valley to work for a mobile startup, and she’s been working with entrepreneurs ever since. She’s worked with more than 50 startups as a designer, marketer, product manager, strategist, analyst, and advisor and has coached thousands of consultants through starting a business and landing consulting clients.
An adventurer at heart, Kate travels as a digital nomad and has been running her business entirely online – from 25 countries so far – since 2017.
During our interview, Kate shares:
- How she helps clients who are just starting a business
- How she helps people cope with the stress of entrepreneurship
- Her thoughts on paid versus unpaid marketing
- How she helps clients learn to balance their time
- How Covid has affected her own self-care routine
The full interview can be heard using the audio player above and utilize the timestamps below to jump to a specific topic. Thanks for listening!
[1:45] – Meet Kate Bagoy
[2:59] – Fear of entrepreneurship
[5:25] – First steps to starting a business
[9:30] – Coaching people through stress
[11:31] – When to connect
[15:01] – Paid versus unpaid marketing
[18:18] – Getting clarity on what you want
[21:45] – Seeing more entrepreneurs?
[23:44] – How to balance your time
[27:33] – Self-care routine
[31:23] – Six-Figure Freelancers
“One of the biggest mistakes I see entrepreneurs do is look at more established businesses and try to replicate what they’re doing. It’s almost a sure way to fail.”