Follow Your Dreams to Create the Business of Your Dreams
If you’re considering starting a new business, online or offline, it’s important to do something that you will really love doing. After all, it’s likely you’ll be living that business life 24/7 – at least in the start-up phase. You may as well love what you’re doing.
There has to be reason behind your business development and business of choice. A lot of the time you might hear online business entrepreneurs talking about their “why”. It’s a valid metaphor which fits well with the concept of online business development as everyone has a reason or “why” they got interested and started their online business.
In my case it was looming retirement which scared me and left me feeling vulnerable. I needed something to keep the old brain active yet something new and stimulating which had the potential to allow me to continue earning an income once I gave up my “day job”. Guess what… it delivers in spades.
So for me, my “why” was retirement, for you it might be redundancy, unemployment, being a single parent or, heaven forbid, someone suffering ill health and being unable to go out to work. Whatever your reason you are doing it because you have an idea born of a dream so… follow your dreams to create the business of your dreams… and do it correctly and do it well.
Do Your Research
When you believe you have a passion for something, it’s best to take a step back and conduct some research to ensure that this passion will pay off monetarily. It’s easy to say that doing what you love will pay off financially but it doesn’t always. Luckily, you probably enjoy many things and have a passion for more than one thing.
Stick with What You Love
If your research shows that what you want to do may not pay off, move on to another possibility from the list of things you enjoy. Sometimes it is hard to separate your emotional links from the objectivity you need to exercise with something you like, particularly if it becomes apparent that it is not possible to earn a good income from it. If you do some self appraisal you will find you have many talents that you like doing that can be turned into a business. Not just any business though; be selective and analytical and you will find the business of your dreams is waiting for you to start.
When seeking to follow your dreams it’s hard sometimes to be realistic and objective. But, if your dream is to make six figures and you love something that can’t possibly generate that type of money, then you may need to switch to another dream or find a way to think outside the box doing what you love and living within your means.
Find Your Audience
Needs & wants… It’s truly best to find your audience first, before you create one product or service for them. The reason is that it’s much easier to give something to someone who already needs or wants it than it is to convince someone that they need something.
As an affiliate marketer I have an online business which allows me to fulfil my dream and satisfy my needs. I needed to provide an on-going income to support my family through my retirement and so I needed to consider ways of saving part of my new found earnings without falling foul of falling, or non-existent, interest rates and inflation.
A close friend, with a similar “why” to my own, introduced me to his online business which was to do with purchasing gold bullion, not in the form of huge ingots but in very small ingots of 1g, 2.5g and 5g of currency grade gold bullion.. I’m not going to go into a great deal of detail in this posting but for those of you who are interested in exchanging some of your worthless and devaluing paper money for increasing value gold bullion in affordable amounts you can take a look at what Karatbars International has to offer as a customer and/or business partner by clicking on the link below…
When you do make the choice, make a commitment to deliver excellence and always wow your audience. Over-deliver… Give them more than they think they’re going to get, and show your love and passion for your topic to them by being super-amazing. Remember the people who are following and dealing with you have the same interests and they will love dealing with you if you demonstrate passion for your business.
Stick to Your Values
It can be hard to follow your dreams, make money, and stick to your values. Sometimes when it comes to money, values can fall to the wayside – even when you are doing something you enjoy doing. Work becomes work and it’s easy to start looking for shortcuts. If you truly want to follow your dreams, don’t lose your value system.
Be Ready for Change
When you truly have a passion for something, you may think that you’ll always have that passion. But, sometimes when you start doing your passion for work and money it can become harder than you thought, and your feelings might change. But, since it’s your work and livelihood you need to find a way to accept that change and still love what you do.
Don’t wait around once you’ve identified your passion and want to follow your dreams. Just start doing it and you’ll be where you want to be eventually. If you never start, you’ll never be where you want to be.
To have the business of your dreams you need to follow your dreams, even when things don’t always go as planned. Stick to your values, and find a way to make your dreams pay off for you and you’ll strike gold in the end!