I know the year is getting older as each day passes, but you cannot give up on your goals even if you have not started anything as yet. You may be having a difficult time making the first step but don’t give up.
You wake up each day and it seems like the first step gets harder and harder and causes you to procrastinate, AGAIN. Well, Thank God you came across this post cause I want to encourage you to rethink it over. I won’t stop there cause I want to give you 6 reasons why you must take the plunge and not put it off any longer.
1. No more layoffs.
You remember when people used to say certain jobs are for life? Not anymore. Today’s economy has caused some drastic changes in the world. I know, starting your own business can be a bit risky and produce fear because of uncertainty. What if that obstacle is keeping you from a better life? It may be a big sacrifice but you won’t have to worry about whether the company will keep you or let you go. And just how will you find income if that does happen?
2. Give yourself a raise.
All the money and effort you put into a business will be returning profits back into your pocket. It may not be easy to get a business started and taking off but there is no ceiling to the amount of cash you can get. Since you will make the decisions then you can set your salary as you see fit. Isn’t that a good incentive?
3. Get wifi reception and work anywhere.
With today’s advancing technology you can break out of traditional office settings and work anywhere in the world. Free wifi and comfortable locations can allow you enjoy life and work at the same time. Imagine the choice that you have in changing your atmosphere if you desire. Sure beats having to look for screen savers and dream of a place you only wish you were. And another benefit, beat the commute to and from work and choose the hours you want to work.
4. Lower start-up cost.
Starting a business many years ago would be out of your reach if you wanted to target the Internet world. Imagine trying to find hundreds of thousands of dollars to start-up, it sure would take a whole lot more for you to see any profitable days.
Developing products and targeting potential prospects has become much cheaper. Sell your own products or sell products for other people, known as affiliate marketing. There are unlimited ways to market with the presence of social networking nowadays. Beats the expensive high priced PR personnel.
Additionally, finding other people to hire has it’s benefits because you can find skilful people to outsource work to on an as needed basis. Find all the skill you need at low prices and even possibly potential business partners if you desire. Even if you are not ready for this level yet, there are still things you can do and get started with little or no money.
5. Consumers are still spending.
Regardless of the talks about the economy sites like Amazon have not shutdown. Sales may drop here and there but people are beginning to spend again. Online shopping is becoming more common today. This means that even if you desire do be an affiliate for company’s like Amazon you can do so. Even if you decide to keep your day job, you can and create another income stream by learning how to sell anything on amazon.
6. Launch the entrepreneur inside you.
If excitement builds up in you every time the thought of having your own business comes along then you need to stop procrastinating. If you are going to make it as an entrepreneur then passion will be a key element. You will need to be passionate about your business and what you have to offer.
Before you take the plunge other things you need to consider are: How do you handle risks,? You will face obstacles along the way. Are you good at making decisions? Things like working from home or small office, or do you need employees and how many? Can you prevent burn out? You may have to work longer hours depending on the results you are getting. This can also lead to losing some friends and giving up favorite hobbies.
Overall I do advise to do the necessary research to becoming an entrepreneur and starting your own business.