Hi, Mompreneurs! I was feeling pretty adventurous this week and realized I wanted to pop in to my Facebook page and do a live video. My topic was 3 steps to becoming an online entrepreneur- and I hope to do more of these.
Here’s an overview of some of my tips that morning:
3 steps to becoming an online entrepreneur
Discover your passion, then work it!
It’s all about finding what you love, then building a business around that. Once you know your area of expertise, build on it. You don’t need an awful lot to get started…sometimes you can just hop on Facebook Live (like I’m doing right now!) and start working your platform right where you are!
Find out what you love, then build on your expertise.
Overcoming business fears.
I get it- there can be a lot of fears associated with business, especially when you’re just starting off. When I was in the beginning stages of building my first online business in web design it was pretty scary.
I had to overcome fears of marketing (what would people think? would I appear to sales-y?)
I needed to overcome anxiety about whether or not I would actually make any real money. Would I do well? Would I waste time building something that wasn’t successful? In a nutshell, that was probably my biggest fear.
I also had to overcome fear of placing myself in front of thousands of unknown audiences. When I decided to start a YouTube channel and begin podcasting I knew that I would have to step out of my comfort zone, but it was something I needed to do as part of my marketing system. Through social media and digital media platforms that allow me to share my content in a number of ways, I’ve been able to connect with so many awesome people who became my clients.
So, it was definitely worth it! I had to overcome my fears. If I can do it, you can.
For more action-based steps to overcoming business fears, read this post.
Get into action
Probably the hardest part of anything you do in business is to put your plans and goals into action. Yes, you should be organized and have goals, then use reverse engineering to get yourself where you want to be.
But if you don’t place those goals into action, nothing will happen.
Sometimes you just have to act in faith- not really knowing what’s around the corner. Building your business means that there will be some variables you won’t be able to control sometimes. There will definitely be some business challenges. You don’t know what’s around the corner exactly and you sometimes don’t feel like you’re on the safe zone, but you know you’re doing the right thing (especially if you surround yourself with positive-thinking people and coaches.)
So, you’re only option is to move forward, and keep moving forward. As your business momentum builds, you’ll feel so free! Get into action.
So, I want to know how you’re feeling.
Have you taken the necessary steps to get started in online business? Are you ready to truly become an online entrepreneur?