I don’t really talk about it a lot, but I have a side business where I do social media and web design for small businesses. I really enjoy doing this and it is a stretch from my day job. I normally have great clients who are clear about they want and come prepared to our meetings. There are days where I assign tasks to some of them in an effort to guide them in the right direction. These tasks are meant to teach them about things that they haven’t thought about before.
Because I learned everything on my own it gives me the knowledge to help them minimize their learning curves. I teach them about things like virtual phone numbers, how to pick the right domain, where to register their business, what free accounting software is best, how to establish their presence offline.