I am going to start with a bit of a ‘controversial statement (as I’m prone to complete):-
Starting a Business, Online (or Offline) just isn’t for everybody & actually may not be for you.
If you are looking at working for yourself and starting up a business, you might be the best Joiner, Painter, Mechanic, Salesperson, etc, BUT it may not be for you – If you don’t have or acquire certain traits, skills, and experience, you will probably fail (maybe ending up owing a lot of money!) and being an employee is probably better for you: especially if you prefer:-
- regular hours,
- regular pay,
- regular holidays,
- sickness pay, or
- are risk-averse,
- lack willpower and stamina.
Working for yourself and starting a business is NOT a job. You have got to ask yourself if starting up and (hopefully) running a viable, successful business is for you – and no-one else.
This is the same for an Online business, maybe more so. Just setting up a website for your Offline business is NOT classed as running an Online business – really, all Offline businesses should have a website as an online presence as a minimum, however, if you are set on setting up an online business, then some specifics must be addressed:-
- It will not be EASY
- It takes TIME
- It takes MONEY (maybe not a great deal initially but it does cost if done correctly!)
- It is not a ‘Get Rich Quick’ solution
- You will need to LEARN & develop