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Taking the Leap: ‘Should I Start My Own Business?’

by Dan on October 12, 2011

So, you’ve got this idea, and you’re dead certain it’ll make you money. Or, your boss has just tipped you over the edge,

that’s it!‘ you scream to yourself, ‘I’m setting up my own business.

Well then, why don’t you? (Make sure you read to the very end before answering this!)

Probably for the same reason thousands of people don’t do anything: confidence and self-belief. We all too often believe the pessimists around us and rather, instead, rely on our ‘sensible’ side to tell us what to do. Why is this? It’s because of the belief popular amongst people that problems are inevitable and insurmountable. Something I was taught throughout my degree was that no matter what the problem, no matter how difficult it was, thorough research would eventually provide me with a solution to the problem. And it’s proved true so far.With this in mind, it’s worth remembering that if you want to start up your own business and you do the research, there’s NO reason why you shouldn’t be successful.

Research what your market may be, research how to do things properly (or differently) and keep accurate spreadsheets and documents and then analyse them!

So, now you’ve got the will, you’ve got the determination, but you haven’t got the money!

Again, refer to the above statement on research, and the answers will soon become apparent. Research how others made money, research different fundraising options, research different loans, hell, research anything to do with raising money. You can raise the money, whether it takes you a day or a year.

I don’t have the time to set up my own business.

Why not? If you’ve got young children, then you can set up a home business and look after them while you take of them. Key here is discipline: make them all too aware that you’re working. Yes, it will be stressful. Yes, at times it will seem impossible to carry on. But yes, it will benefit you by both building your character and giving you money.

If you don’t have young children, or you do but aren’t the sole carer, then there really aren’t very many excuses. Remember, particularly with work from home businesses, you don’t need to quit your job straight away. You can test out the feasability of working from home in the evenings and if it works then you can quit your job and work full-time from home. So, again, what’s the excuse? Yes, you may have to sacrifice some social time. Yes, you may have to be a little more tired during the day. But, in the long term, it’ll be worth it if you persevere.

A bit of pramatism:

Of course, I could sit here singing praise from the rooftops, but only you can really say whether your situation allows you to start working from home.

To help you a little more, check out the following pages and I bet you’ll start thinking about how much you CAN make:

Top Earner

Make Money Programs

I wrote the above pages to guide people through the vast expanse of terrible make money programs on the net.

Hope that helps!


Dan Little!

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