Let’s face it, working the 9-5 sucks. It’s soul-sucking, personality draining slavery that leaves you craving a holiday away, each and every day. Surely, that corporate ladder is not all there is to life. The good news is there is a way out.
There is a way to “escape the rat race of life” as put so mildly by Robert Kiyosaki. And it’s not so esoteric as many are led to believe. But there is no such thing as “overnight success”. The path to starting a business requires hustle and work ethic – but if you put the time and effort in – you can become a location independent business owner like me!
So What Exactly Do You Need To Start A Business nowadays?
Looking back a generation or two, building a business was not only difficult – but it was also a wallet burner, the start-up costs laughed at the faces of ordinary people like me.
Making it something that only the “elite” would be able to invest in. But thanks to the towering rise of the digital age, there has never been an easier time to get started on building your own dream enterprise. Now, I already know what you are thinking, “how can it be done”.
The First Step Is Deciding What You Are Confident Enough In To Sell
“Would you rather work 8-hours as a slave or 12-hours as a free individual” – The Big Picture Academy
Humans are funny species. Despite our differences, we all have a common trait, we are all good at something in particular. Whether it be a hobby or a professional practice.
Take some time, think about a niche that you are confident in. A place where you can fully commit your heart and soul. For some it could be content, for others it could be selling a franchise. The world is literally your oyster.
What About The Start-Up Costs?
The next step of starting a business is where most solopreneurs tend to lose their nerve. Forsake their passion, and designate the rest of their lives to be content working towards someone else’s dreams.
The good news is that with the digital age, a brick and mortar location is more of a commodity than an asset. For now, you can do without one. All you really need is a functioning website, and perhaps a fully-stocked kitchen with coffee and snacks for the late hours.
The Average Cost For A Website
Did we mention how awesome emerging technologies are for those looking to start a business? Before the rise of SaaS like WordPress, websites were expensive and tricky to handle at best. You would need to drop a couple of thousand dollars to get an expert developer in to just to build a basic web page for your leads to navigate.
Now, however, thanks to WordPress – you can get an elegant theme set up that portrays your business for less than $100. So, I ask again, what is holding you back from launching into building your own dream enterprise?
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What If I Can’t-Do The Website Pitch Just Yet
Starting up from $0 may have been impossible in the past. But it is far from it now. If you are unable to currently invest in a website that you would be proud to call your own – don’t become despondent. There are online platforms that you can leverage your skills for free on while you build the capital needed to generate a website for your business. A few great online platforms include:
Honing Your Skills
Scratch out everything you learned at school, take away your college graduate diploma. When you pay heed to the way the education system works, it becomes apparent that school trains individuals like me and you to embrace the life of climbing the corporate ladder.
Work non-stop for hours, get a casual 30-minute break in between that. Have assignments to complete and hand-in on time, any of this sounding familiar?
But while that is being said, the number one crucial fundamental to building your dream life is to educate your mind each and every day. Our brain is a muscle and should be trained as such. The option to invest in paid courses, of course, is completely optional.
There are also great books that teach you how to make a killing while working location independent. Some authors include, Grant Cardone, Robert Kiyosaki, Timothy Ferris, and – did I mention I have two e-books on my website? Completely free and at your disposal to help you.
After all, the goal of The Big Picture Academy is to help you see the bigger picture and work towards running your own business.
Where Do I Start
Finally, let’s get down to the basic nitty-gritty of setting up a small business. After all, everyone needs to start somewhere, right? The first step is to decide what exactly you are going to sell. Will you launch a product line, how about a service? If you are unsure – check out this link for a few ideas!
Next, look into the one and only investment that you will need to make as a start-up cost, your elegant website that captures leads, and generates a profitable income. To take a look at the full list of options for your domain name and hosting, check out this link.
You will need to devote some time to learn the way your theme works. The good news is that you don’t have to even know what code is to be able to build your website on this platform. It’s as simple as drag and drop, mostly.
If you would like help setting up your website, get in touch with me.
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If you are an entrepreneur, or solopreneur looking to start your own business, our blog is packed with actionable advice to help you along the journey. Of course, if you want more detailed advice when it comes to setting up a small business – why not get in touch. As a fellow entrepreneur, I would love to lend you my expertise.