Tens of thousands of people come online every month searching for small business ideas…
Most of us have a built in desire to control our own time and income, and as a result we often feel stifled working for someone else – holding down a day job. So in our spare time we hit the internet in search of ideas that will allow us to start our own business – giving us more control over when (and where), we work. And more importantly – in many cases starting our own business can remove the income cap many of us would face at a regular job.
As you’re searching for ideas and looking at franchise opportunities, and other self employment options you’ll notice a few pretty scary things…
First, there’s the initial investment that lots of small business startups require. Many ventures can put you in the red tens (or even hundreds), of thousands of dollars just to get started. And we should keep in mind – there’s no guarantee that you’ll love owning or working in that new business.
Many people start up a new business only to find they feel even more trapped by the debt and pressure associated with the project – it’s not always a cake walk being a business owner.
There’s a big difference between being good at a job, and being good at running a business. In many cases, if you want your new business to grow, you have to take yourself out of the picture in parts of the business you feel compelled to control – it’s no easy task.
If you’re starting a new business, you want it to be fun and exciting – not scary and stressful. And I don’t know about you, but being in debt right out of the gate, and starting a business with no guarantee of success sounds a little stressful to me.
Another problem is that in many cases, you’ll find that you have to risk it all as soon as you commit to the project. You have to completely leave your regular job and jump in with both feet – no looking back. And I’m all for commitment, but if the new business doesn’t pan out – you may be worse off than when you started – and that’s no good either.
So as you’re looking online for small business ideas, you may start to get discouraged and decide it’s just not worth the risk – you’re better off staying at your day job; but I encourage you not to give up the fight just yet.
Try shifting your focus a little and looking at some online business ideas. There are a few major advantages to starting an online business as opposed to an offline business.
First, if you have the right plan, you can actually start an online business for under a hundred dollars a month. Now you may have read lots of places that you can do it for free – but that’s just not true. You will have to invest a little of your time and money into starting any business, but with an online business the investment and risk is very small.
Second, you can take any small business ideas that you were considering for an offline venture and create an online business that can be every bit as profitable, but without the risk – you just need to follow a simple formula and it’s very easy.
And another huge advantage with thinking online business instead of offline… you can start an online business in your spare time, while still working your regular job. You don’t have to risk it all, and you can have fun with your new project. This is huge.
I’m a strong believer that you should love what you do – and it’s a lot easier to love what you do when it reduces stress in your life instead of adding to it. And starting an online business based around a topic or area you’re excited or passionate about is the best way to look forward to getting to work every day.
An online business following the IM Success Map system will give you every advantage listed above and will without a doubt remove the obstacles that prevent most people from reaching for their dream of controlling their own time and freedom.
I encourage you to take the IM Success Map system for a spin, and see how easy it can be to turn any passion, desire or hobby you currently have into a real online business that drives profit.
See ya’ next time,
You can find out more about the IM Success Map system for learning to start an online business by clicking any of the links at the top of this page.