You have decided to take the leap. You are an entrepreneur who inspires to set out on your own path and create a life of purpose. What’s Next?
Becoming your own boss may sound a little far-fetched but it is actually easier than you might think. You will want to keep your current job as long as it takes to get your own side business set up. I call it investing in yourself. I have spent countless hours researching ways to make money from home. Everything from telemarketing ads to online teaching opportunities pops up in the search engines. This may be a great start for some and for others like myself it hasn’t worked out so well.
Think about the reasons you want to work remotely. Is it that you like to be in the comforts of your own home and you don’t mind sitting on a telephone all day or is it that you have found what you are passionate about and you want to take a shot at it. Either way, it is very important that you enjoy what you do. Don’t consider a telemarketing job unless you are highly passionate about helping people over the phone for countless hours a day. It is possible to love your job. Make sure you are giving it a lot of consideration. If you have considered opening a business in a small shop than your next step is to research commercial real estate. Whatever it is that your passionate about you will have to make a plan and learn as much as you can. Write everything down!
TAKE THE STEPS
You have carefully planned what you want to do for a current side job and possibly a full-time future job. It is important to plan out small steps to reach your goal. For example, I have just ordered the study material to take a state exam for a possible side career that I am looking into. Most of the time you will have to expect some investment to get into the profession of your dreams. After I study for the exam I will pay the test fees. These are small necessary steps to take to get to the end goal. I am also a photographer. That took many steps but I did it because it is what I love to do. Many things can be self-taught. I didn’t have to get a degree to learn how to use a camera. You would be surprised at how much you can learn online by doing the right research.
You can’t expect to set off on a new venture and have everything work out exactly as planned. We hope for the best but also expect the worse. Most people will begin with an intense amount of excitement and you can expect for this to taper off as you start to face problems. There will be financial setbacks, legal setbacks, and even motivational setbacks. Let it sink in now that everything will feel like it’s falling apart before you even take off the ground. Expect setbacks and don’t let them stop you from the purpose. If need be, change your course of action. You might come up with a greater idea.
Just remember why you started. You started because something inspired you to do so. Your path will change as you start on this journey. In college, I changed my end goal more than 3 times. You will learn a lot about yourself as you start this venture. When I started photography I thought there was no way that I would ever want to do newborn pictures. The cost of materials and the hours spent was not worth it. I had no idea what I was talking about. Newborn photography became my favorite sessions. You don’t know unless you try. Don’t be afraid to try new things. If it scares you it is probably the one thing you need to go for. When you face your fears you will realize that it gets easier and easier to say yes.