Have you ever thought about starting your own business? Want to be an Entrepreneur? These days it is so easy to start your own business, and there are dozens of types of businesses you can have. Starting your own business is no longer about coming up with a business plan, and pitching it to a bank or other lender to get hundreds of thousands of dollars to start a brick and mortar business. While that is an option for sure, so is working online, or having a network marketing business, or a mail order business. Even blogging or vlogging can be a business.
I have always had an entrepreneurial spirit and in fact could be described as a “serial entrepreneur”. I have been a distributor in 4 different Network Marketing companies, and honestly, that seems to be the way so many businesses are going these days. It is a great business model. No storefront to own, no huge investment, and shoppers all over the world. In fact, there are even electric and gas companies that are using the Multi Level Marketing style of business to gain customers.
If that isn’t your cup of tea, you can start a business based on your passion. If you love to bake you can bake and sell your baked goods online, or at farmers markets in your area, or even at some grocery stores. If you love to make jewelry, make your jewelry and sell at a farmers market, on an online based platform such as Etsy. You could also partner with local boutiques in your area. Additionally there may even be vendor opportunities in your local area, especially at the holidays.
When I venture to my local farmers market I see people who make jellies and jams, baked goods, spice mixes, meat rubs, salsa, clothing, crafters, etc. If you have an idea and a passion, you can probably make money doing what you love. What may start as a side gig can become your main source of income. The sky is the limit.
If you love to write you can blog, or write short stories or even books. Monetizing a blog is not difficult, and there are many websites with information on how to do that successfully and make a great living blogging. If you prefer film or video you can vlog or create content on YouTube.
I have found that owning my own business has not only been a way for me to create an extra stream of income, but has given me so many opportunities for personal growth. I have read so many books, and listened to business leaders speak. I have been able to learn from amazing business leaders such as Linda Ellerbe, John O’leary, Robert Kiyosake, and Grace Lever, among others. Learning from them, and reading self discovery books has helped me to become a better person, and I really like the person I have become.
I guess what I am trying to say is What Do You Love Doing? Turn it into a Business. Go for it! What do you have to lose? And you could have a LOT to gain!