~Every business starts out with an idea. Then that idea is turned into a business plan of action. There are many steps to follow when starting your own business and with a lot of hard work and determination the last step ends with success.
I’ve tried a handful of different business ideas and none of them ever worked out for me. But it wasn’t because they weren’t great opportunities full of potential, it was that they were not the right fit for my future. I have tried many multi-level marketing companies that involved selling products such as dietary supplements, cleansing kits, health food alternatives, telecommunications and even coffee.
I also tried out self employment as a Personal Trainer for a few years and ran my business by going to people’s homes, personal gyms and group training boot camps. Each business had a great compensation plan and a bucket load of wonderful people involved, but they just did not fill my heart with passion. Although writing has been my passion for years, I have always held myself back.
I ask myself: “What if I’m not good enough?” or “What if people don’t like what I have to say?”
And those two questions have stopped me in my tracks many times. Now I am finally ready to work on the business plan that I’ve wanted to do for a very long time. It’s travel blog time!
A business plan consists of many things: statistics, numbers, time frames, information and facts that secure the business idea.
You have to ask yourself: Is this a viable business that can make money?
Will my costs be more than I am willing to pay out?
Can I put in the hours that are required to deliver results?
Do I have the start up funds I need to get going?
Once these variables are sorted out then the business plan can finally be put together. I think of it like a mind map. You must fill in the bubbles with the ideas and connect the dots to create a road map to success.
Well it’s time to get started.
There is a lot of work to be done and step by step I will collect my information and start working on my material.
Are you self-employed? Maybe you might have some advice or would like to connect and chat about self employment. I would love to hear any success stories out there or even network with others just getting started on this same path. 🙂
If you would like to chime in, please leave a comment in the box below. I love connecting! ~T
2 thoughts on “The Road to Self Employment ~ Step #1: The Business Plan”
I have often had some of those same thoughts, “what if I’m not good enough?” or “what if people don’t like what I have to say?”. I would love to turn my blog into a business, but I let those thoughts stop me from even starting several times. About two months ago I thought, if I had been consistently putting more energy into my blog since the first time I tried to start it, where would I be? Funny how the fear of failure often deters us from even trying. Kudos for pushing past those thoughts! I’m learning that it sure takes a lot of courage sometimes.
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Thank you so much for your kind words, and you’re right! It is a battle within myself I really have to overcome. I’m working hard on my plan and hopefully I can spring it into action soon 🙂 xo ~T