Back in Business with Vividwireless

Vividwireless, Home Internet, Simplicity, Convenience, Value

I’ve been tackling my business launch to-do list this week. A week that started with me pulling my hair out in frustration with ongoing internet issues which had me almost wanting to close up shop. Thanks to a special delivery from Vividwireless you could say I’m well and truly back in business on the internet home front!

 

 

Vividwireless at home

 

WHEN GOOD THINGS GO BAD

 

I’m at the tail or business end of my business diploma studies right now, it has me one step closer to launching my new business, a Blog Agency. With each step though, all manner of obstacles and roadblocks have come my way. It’s certainly been an interesting 12 months so far.

 

Each obstacle throws a few more doubts into the mix and into my mind. I find myself questioning and overthinking the simplest of things. The not so simple things have me at a constant crossroad, wondering if the entrepreneurial life is for me and if I haven’t left my endeavours a little too late.

 

The unexpected temporary house move/relocation at the beginning of the year didn’t help one bit. Our 23rd move and a move that should have been smooth sailing. It seems though, nothing with me is smooth sailing.

 

Losing my over-sized home office when I work from home, for the most part, was one thing. Losing the internet for almost a month, when our regular providers advertise they have a dedicated moving team and it only takes the one phone call, almost did me in.

 

In terms of my study, I was at a stage where there were several 1 hour plus webinars that needed to be watched online before completing activities and assessments. Try doing that with no internet. WIFI cafes are easy to find but they’re not the most conducive place to study. There’s only so many coffees or teas I can physically drink to justify taking up a seat and abusing the free WIFI. When internet was finally connected it wasn’t without issue and we once again lost internet, for no known reason for almost a week. It was at this point that I was ready to throw in the towel.

 

My long term business plans do involve having an official, possibly shared, outside of the home office. Grand plans are grander than that but they are realistically on the wish list for now, with plans for our new forever home, to have a more suitable and professional home office set up. For the time being though, the business plan needs to factor in a home office approach. Preferably with great value unlimited internet. It is an online business after all.

 

My biggest fear, given my recent experience with my internet provider, is hitting the launch button (in my mind it’s a massive red button) and losing internet for an extended period of time, especially considering another move is on the cards soon. What a nightmare that would be.

 

Factoring in nearby 24 hour WIFI cafes and local libraries, should not be part of my business plan. The reality is more often than not with our current provider it has been. Even if I wasn’t running a business from home, our girls are in year 9, 11 and 12. The majority of their homework and study is also online. Losing the internet for a week just prior to major exams was a complete nightmare.

 

 

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There’s been other obstacles. So many obstacles. I’m choosing not to see them as signs that I’m on the wrong road, more temporary roadblocks. You might recall I tackled the different levels of roadblocks and how to manage them in an earlier blog post {Roadblocks to Success}.

 

What I didn’t address at the time were the obstacles we throw at ourselves through negative thinking and from fear. In my mind these aren’t roadblocks at all. More, self-inflicted hurdles. Obstacles that are within our control to an extent. In the end though they are roadblocks to some extent. Something that stops us moving forward smoothly, something that has the ability to paralyse our efforts, stopping us in tracks. I honestly think it’s the self-inflicted obstacles or hurdles that have the ability to stop us before we’ve really even started.

 

I must confess being at the business end, the fears and doubts about launching a new business can be overwhelming and that’s where I’m at right now. So close but still so far away. I have my eye on the prize but there’s still so much work to be done and then so much more work ahead of me. I’m not a fan of busy. I’m not a fan of stress.

 

The whole point of launching a blog agency and completing a business diploma, so I know I’m on the right track is to enable me to have more of a work and life balance. My goal is to ultimately work smarter not harder. Something that isn’t possible right now while I’m knee deep in the nitty gritty.

 

 

MOVING FORWARD with Vividwireless

 

The thing is, when it comes to nitty gritty and roadblocks, sometimes you just need to see them for what they are. A challenge. Then roll your sleeves up and do what needs to be done to move forward. Anyone that knows me and has been following the blog would know I LOVE A GOOD CHALLENGE and I’m not one to let something beat me. I’m going to speak about this more in a future blog post. One that looks at my online endeavours to-date, in particular the personal blog and why I think things may need to change here once I’ve launched the business.

 

Right now though, I’m keen to share how I’ve tackled my latest challenge which was my internet at home because this was one thing that had me spooked in terms of launching the business.

 

Thanks to Vividwireless I’m back to business this month and feeling a lot more confident moving forward with my new online business. My family are also enjoying the spoils of great value unlimited 4G LTE internet access with our wireless internet connection.

 

I must confess I was skeptical about the Vividwireless ‘plug and play’ modem which claims it can have you online in minutes with no fuss. After all the hassles we’ve had with internet following the move, I couldn’t believe it could be that simple. It seriously was. NO FUSS at all. I’m use to the fuss factor when it comes to the internet, so you have no idea how weird it felt when everything worked as it should with Vividwireless’ 1,2 3 easy set up…

 

 

1. Check your coverage: www.vividwireless.com.au/coverage

 

There’s such a huge coverage area that I would be surprised if your place wasn’t covered. I not only checked our current house but with our plans to move in less than 12 months I checked areas we’ve been looking to purchase in as well.

 

2. Buy the modem and pick your plan

 

You can head online to order (www.vividwireless.com.au) or make a quick phone call to the Vividwireless Call Centre (1300 327 837). Your other option is to head in-store (either Harvey Norman or The Good Guys) and purchase the modem outright for RRP of $199. My suggestion would be to head online or phone and then sign up on a 24-month plan because there’s $0 upfront costs for the modem, just $10 for delivery.

 

Plans start from just $29 per month (unit cost per MB $ .0015) to unlimited GB access for only $89 per month. Depending on your budget and your internet habits, there should be a plan to suit everyone.

 

There’s an acceptable use policy that applies to the Unlimited Plan which I haven’t really looked into. I suppose given we are in the middle of school holidays here in Perth, with five of us (2 adults, 3 teens) hammering the internet, with most of the girls’ study online (much like my own) I probably should?

 

3. Self-activate your internet in minutes once you have your modem

 

It’s seriously as easy as plugging in the modem to the power (no phone lines needed!) and then self activate the modem. So simple and absolutely no fuss.

 

SIMPLE | CONVENIENT | GREAT VALUE

Vividwireless, Home Internet, Simplicity, Convenience, Value

 

PUTTING VIVIDWIRELESS TO THE TEST

 

I just can’t believe how straight forward and without issue the whole process has been so far with Vividwireless. The complete ease we’ve experienced with connecting, makes me feel like I’ve been living in the digital dark ages with our old internet providers.

 

I love the fact you don’t need to be on a plan and you don’t need a phone line. Just month to month if you purchase the modem outright. It means no breaking contracts if and when we move. The coverage area has me confident that this modem and our internet can easily move with us. Something that is important to me with the home business launch just around the corner. I’m yet to try their support call centre. I just haven’t had a reason to need to.

 

I’m really looking forward to continuing to put the Vividwireless modem to the test this school holidays. Which probably sounds like all kinds of parenting wrong but with four out of five of us knee deep in major study right now, there are no real holiday plans apart from study. Mind you we are still planning on having down time and a whole heap of fun.

 

Keep an eye out for my round up post that might just include a spoiler for the new business and some interesting online school holiday activities for your hard to drag away from the screen teens. Actually who am I kidding my girls need dragging away from their books just as much as their screens and I’m at a loss or more preciously they’re at an age where I don’t have much of a say in the matter. So if you have any tips in either regard… I’m all ears!

 

Being school holidays, there may also be a bring your three teens to work and still be productive challenge.

 

Are you a mother that works from home? How do you manage the school holidays? 

 

 

#Vividwireless have provided me with a modem and unlimited internet access this month for the purpose of review. As is always the case, opinions and any crazy antics that I may or may not get up to while using the said modem are my own. Which makes me think I really need to investigate their acceptable use policy for the Unlimited Plan.

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