Have you been thinking about starting an online business but not sure whether it’s for you?
Do you like the idea of working from home or on the beach, but think how can you possibly create that lifestyle?
Lifestyle business, Freedom business and laptop Lifestyle business are all terms for what is essentially an online business. These terms seem aspirational with the amazing stories attached.
Who wouldn’t want to be doing business on the beach with a cocktail in hand? But the truth is it takes a lot of hustle to create success in an online business.
Well, let’s deep dive into whether an online business if for you or not.
Is Starting an Online Business For You
First up I’m going to say it, I believe that anyone with enough determination can start an online business. But determination is important as it takes a lot of hustle especially if you’re going to start in a niche you’re not yet an expert in.
Not to mention the deep learning curve you have in starting an online business in general. Setting up your website, learning to blog, driving traffic to your site, learning social media, building products, marketing funnels and sales funnels etc.
So you have to have dedication in order commit to learning what you need to learn and drive your business forward.
What’s Your Why
The first thing you must determine is your motivation. Why do you want to start an online business? You must get crystal clear on why you’re choosing to build an online business.
There are several reasons to start an online business, to create more flexibility in your life, to spend more time with a growing family, to be able to empower others with what you do.
Notice I haven’t mentioned money. Money is never a good reason alone to want to start anything especially an online business. Don’t get me wrong it’s super important.
But think about anything in your life you did just for the money, how long did you stick it out. When it got tough, did “I don’t get paid enough for this” cross your mind. How long after that did you quit?
Instead, make your “why” something that will keep you fighting in even the tough times. That’s what killer motivation does, it gets you past the bad stuff to get you to the great.
ACTION: Figure out Your Why for Starting an Online Business. Write It Down. Stick it on a Wall you see every day.
Do You Have What It Takes To SUCCEED
Oh Boy, Self-doubt can be a killer. Sabotaging your dreams and sending you to the grave with all your potential still locked up inside of you.
So let me say it to you now: YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES.
If you’re willing to do what others aren’t.
If you don’t have the tech skills, LEARN.
If you don’t have the knowledge for the niche you want to go into. LEARN.
There are plenty of courses, blogs, resources & YouTube videos out there for you to learn any skill you want.
ACTION: Figure out what you need to learn and go learn it.
Skills & Experience Needed
This leads nicely into, what are you currently working with. In other words, what skills do you have right now? What are you passionate about, that you could start a business in.
When You’re starting out, just start with what you’ve got. Don’t worry about what you don’t know, just get started, because you already have all it takes to go out there and build a business with the skills you currently have.
Action: Get clear on what you’re starting with. Skills, Knowledge & Talent.
So now you have your internal resources covered. Let’s look at you external resources. Who do you have in your network to help you succeed? It’s OK if you need to build that network, we all have got to start from somewhere.
Action: Go out and build your support network. Join Meetup groups for your niche.
Bonus Action: Answer this question – Do you think you could start an online business? [If you had the step-by-step guidance you needed.]
As I said earlier, I believe that anyone with determination can start a successful online business. We live in an age where access and resources mean we can get started online with just a social media profile.
The business models available to you right now make it possible for anyone with a mobile to start a business with a little hustle. So if you want a side hustle that you want to turn full-time or just want to earn some extra cash, get started with your online business today.