Know What You Are Looking For – First Step in Building Your Own Business
Are you confused on how you can start your own business? Are you eager to try many business ideas but don’t know what to choose among them? Let me tell you, know first what you are looking for. To have a better understanding on what I am talking about, here is my Financial Freedom Tip #7.
what is the problem?
you don’t know how to start your business
Most people believe that starting a business is complicated. They think that having one is tiresome. But then, they still want to start their own because they know that almost all of the successful people in the world benefit from a business.
On the other hand, even if they want to have their own business, most of them don’t know how to start one. There are plenty of opportunities out there, but it is hard to choose on what to invest in.
What is the solution?
financial freedom tip #7:
know what you are looking for
I highly recommend that you first know what you are looking for. You won’t be able to find something if you don’t know what it is right?
Starting a business is just like finding your missing pair of sock. When you start searching for it, you find different kinds of socks. You try each one of them but nothings seems to fit well. Even though you can wear them, there is still this one that is the most comfortable to wear and you feel contented.
That is the same with businesses. There are plenty of opportunities out there. You can invest in everything that you want. But there is this one that you feel passionate with and you are willing to work for it.
turn your passion into a business
It is a common misconception that you can’t use your passion as a source of income. People believe that there is no money with those things that you love to do. Well, that is a lie. We are already in the 21st century and right now everything is possible.
Let me give you a concrete example on how I used my passion to build my own business.
I was really fascinated in the idea of working at home and being my own boss. I think that it is the ideal job because I can control my time and there is no one that takes control of me. So with that, I started to find legit online jobs. But it seems that everything I try is a scam or even if it is real, the payout is not that good though.
The first online job I tried is answering surveys. I was really overwhelmed that time because I thought that I would earn that much with just completing surveys. But then, I was wrong. Because of its simplicity, the payout is really not that good. I am just paid cents for every survey I finish. And I realized that the effort I give is not compensated enough so I quit in it.
The next thing I tried is online marketing. It is like a modern way of promoting products and earning commissions if you happened to snag a sale. I was excited to try the product that I bought. It seems that everything is explained very well. But then, as I continue with the program, it gets complicated. There are several steps that I don’t understand. I tried to ask the support team of the company where I bought it for help, but it takes so much time before they give me assistance. So I quit again.
That is when I bumped into affiliate marketing. I was skeptical to try it because of the disappointments that I had with the previous jobs that I tried. But I still tried it because I have nothing to lose because it is free to start.
By the way, the name of the program where I learned affiliate marketing is called Wealthy Affiliate. It is like an online community that helps it members on how to build their own online business. They give step by step guide on how to turn your passion into a successful business.
I was so thankful with the program because even if I don’t have any previous experience about this type of business, I was still able to understand the trainings and lessons. That’s what I like the most about it. Wealthy Affiliate teaches its lessons as simple as possible so that almost everyone can get it right away.
Right now, I am on my fifth month in the business and I tell you, everything is going according to plan. I am still continuing to build my business foundation, and I know that sooner or later I will harvest what I have planted.
The main advantage of knowing what you want is that you will have a clear vision of it and eventually will give you ideas on how you can successfully acquire it.
So, Use your eyes. Find new things. Try and weigh if that is what you really want. And most importantly feel if it is your passion that you are willing to work with.