Have you been working for someone too long? Do you want to build your own business? I don’t write this post to ask you to quit your job. I still have my full-time job. But on the other side, I started to build my own business.
You can too.
Maybe you already thought about it since long time but you didn’t take any action or you don’t know where to start.
I hope this post will give you some ideas to start building your own business today.
Get to know yourself
Business is started to solve a problem – Derek Sivers, Anything You Want
Do you know yourself enough? Let’s do a test!
Can you answer to these 3 following questions:
- What are you passionate about?
- What are the problems do you have right now?
- What are your fears?
If you cannot answer immediately, it’s normal. It happened to me too. Take your time to think about it. This is a good opportunity to examine yourself. First it allows you to know yourself better. Second it could give you some business ideas.
Here are my answers when I asked myself those questions.
- Passions: Movies, Blogging, Content Marketing, Writing and Mobile App
- Problems: Productivity, Public speaking, Personal finance, Finding customers, Building platform
- Fears: Having debt, Losing relationship, Making other people unhappy, Not fulfilling my duty, Waiting
Ask yourself is there any problem you can solve while others cannot? Is there anything you can use your expertise to help people to live a better life?
Start with why
People don’t buy what you do; they buy why you do it. And what you do simply proves what you believe – Simon Sinek, Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action
After defining what you want to do to build your own business, ask yourself why other people interests in your business? Why they need to buy from you? Why they need to hire you? How to differentiate yourself from your competitors?
You need to believe in something and make other people believe it too. When two people believe in the same thing, they can get along with each other very easily. If you could make your customers believe in what you believe, they will buy from you.
I know it is hard. This is something I try to explain in my web development service as well. Before people decide to buy service from me, they need to know why it is important to have a business website.
Otherwise what’s the point?
All my future posts will answer to one simple question: why I believe a website is important for a business owner?
If I can convince my readers to believe that a website is important and critical for their business, they will ask for more advice or buy my service.
I had decided to stop chasing the money, and start chasing the passion. – Tony Hsieh, Delivering Happiness: A Path to Profits, Passion, and Purpose
If you just think in your head and pray for good things to happen, you will wait for years.
You need to take actions. You need to write down your goals and make the actions plan to determine what actions you need to take today to reach your goals in the future.
You need to monitor and measure it to make sure there’s a progress.
You don’t need a business plan. You can have one if you like but it is not necessary. The only one thing that could change your life is to make the first step to build your own business.
So take action today!
Ask yourself what you want to do in your life and find way to build your own business on it. This approach won’t make you rich overnight but it will get you paid to do things you love to do.
Take action and deliver what you promised. Never do anything just for the money. If you fail to deliver what you promised, refund back their money.
This is your own business so you need to own your reputation and make your business grow in a sustainable way and long run.
Hope this post will motivate you to start looking at yourself and see the business opportunities that you can build today.