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The Struggles of Small Business Owners
The Unseen Realities
In my time debating with economically illiterate people, especially on the left, I noticed several trends:
People have no proper grasp of how much time, money, and effort is involved in starting a business. They know nothing about the permits, regulations, and laws business owners have to subjugate themselves to before those owners even open the business for customers.
Many people don’t recognize how little money business owners make and the massive pressure there is from the government. Most small businesses struggle because of high taxes and changes in the laws.
It took time, but I understand why my opponents were ignorant of business ownership. Most people don’t run small businesses. Thus, most people are unaware of how companies truly work.
Many people work for corporations or own businesses that don’t require a physical store. Thus, they are disconnected from the struggles of small business owners. This disconnection leads to an apathy towards the efforts of others.
If weak individuals had to create a business and build it with their blood, sweat, and tears, they’d understand why a property is more valuable than the lives of thieves and rioters. They'd appreciate the financial struggles involved if they had to pay employees or file for insurance. If they had to maintain a business, they would see that the government is not a champion of the little guy but a hammer giant corporations used to beat their smaller competition to death.
Weak individuals will always treat business owners poorly. Business owners are the backbone of our society, providing the productivity we need to survive. These owners are also disciplined, virtuous, and capable, something weak individuals can never be.
Weak individuals do not learn from history. They will criticize and attack their neighbors, then act confused when we all starve because the productive are either out of business, dead in the gulags, or have given up trying to provide for their fellow man.
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Are you interested in creating blog posts? Today, I want to pull the curtain back and detail how I make my blog posts for Become An Individual.
This technique took around three years to perfect. I’ll describe it over the next few weeks.
Part 4: Final Checks
Engage with the content
How can I improve the SEO?
What SEO keywords can I put in the post, and where should they go?
Can I summarize the following post?
Does the post flow well?
Create a meta title and a meta description for the post
What should the URL slug of this post be?
What’s The best title for this post?
Set blog post image
Add captions to images
Read the content out loud
One final review – try to shorten paragraphs and sentences – Does every sentence serve a purpose? Use the Hemingway tool.
Can you add more lists? More headers?
Post the free subscriber Substack that links to this post
These final steps involve looking over the post for general improvements before setting images and creating the Substack newsletter.
The questions came from writing for a few years and realizing I needed to be detailed with my answers. These questions help me consider new aspects of the blog. Because of this, I usually take a day off after the second post, then come and do this step.
From here, I set the images because I now have a title. I used to do the photos earlier but frequently changed the title. So, I do the title and then the images.
The Hemingway Editor is great for simplifying the text. My writing is generally at a 7th to 8th-grade reading level. However, I like the tool and will read my content aloud while using Hemingway.
The Hemingway Editor is another way of seeing the content. When you see your content in a different light, you can more easily catch mistakes.
I finish by creating the short-form newsletters that come out every Tuesday.
And with this, I am done! The process of creating a blog takes roughly 6 —7 days. I usually work on three at a time to create a buffer.
If you are thinking of blogging, I hope this step-by-step process is helpful for you.
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THEY LIE TO THEMSELVES - The average weak individual is eager to hurt and maim his fellow man. He lies to himself, stating he is burning down a business to combat injustice. But honestly, he is simply a brute and an animal; all justifications are lies he tells himself.
By reading my post today, learn to protect yourself from the weak individuals constantly lying to themselves.
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