I do A LOT of writing as a side hustle, but most of it is ghostwriting or posts for blogs that aren't directly attributing me. I've grown accustomed to being behind the scenes and just collecting a paycheck.
But recently I've been planning, researching, and building a product that is incredibly helpful. I've spent over 200 hours on this because I'm using it myself and it's just getting better and better.
I'm getting to the point financially where I need to find other income sources, and I feel this product I've been building out is the kind of thing other people would love and pay for. Today, I started working on some basic marketing materials and the fear is just paralyzing. I feel scummy and guilty for even trying to sell something. Why do I feel this way? Do any of you get this? How do you deal with the balance between needing to make a living and the guilt / presumption of selling a product?
I'd really appreciate whatever help you all can offer!