It’s been 5 years since Packet6 became an LLC. What started off as a blog later transformed into a side hustle business.
Many organizations getting help from IT providers weren’t happy. They weren’t seeing the outcome they desired.
IT providers did not have the Wi-Fi expertise in-house to solve these Wi-Fi problems quickly and efficiently.
This is why Packet6 focused on enterprise Wi-Fi. It wasn’t easy at first. The first few clients were difficult to get when no sales team or marketing existed.
Instead, I relied on writing. By targeting the issues I knew different organizations faced, I was able to get paying clients from Google search. After speaking to these clients, I learned they’ve been burned by other IT Providers. They felt that no one could fix their Wi-Fi problems.
I knew specializing in Wi-Fi would be beneficial for Packet6. People want a specialist to solve complex issues.
Later, I realized customer service was also lacking in our industry. My goal was to always be of help to clients. Even if it meant helping them for free, when another IT provider would try to make profit from just having a conversation with a client.
The last 5 years have not been walk in the park. Packet6 is still a side hustle but it’s a serious one. I have to juggle my time carefully. And be strategic with my vacation hours with my full-time employer.
But the real value in this side hustle are the opportunities it has opened up for my family. We’ve been able to purchase real estate, bring home additional income, and create new relationships. Sometimes, my family travels with me. After some client work, we have a mini-vacation.
Today, we’re thinking of new strategies to work on the business instead of in the business. How can I free up more of my time, mentor others, and delegate work. We’re working on processes for growth.
The next 5 years will be interesting. And I’m looking forward to it!