I was working 16 hour days doing customer service, keeping the books, writing, and doing all sorts of other necessary jobs. I rarely saw my girlfriend, and never saw my friends or family. The more work piled up, the more stressed I got. I was approaching complete burnout.
A good friend helped me bring things back under control. We radically transformed how I approached business, from a solo shop to a focus on skilled staff and outsourced teams that took over vital support functions. By the end of the year, I had regained my sanity and avoided a business meltdown.
Online business is supposed to promise a path to wealth and an enjoyable lifestyle. But, too many entrepreneurs are taking on too much, and not getting enough help. Their quality of life takes a big hit, and their businesses are held back from reaching their full potential.