Most of us are doing things we are told instead of something we love. This is a robotic life. Our goals have become very materialistic. The sole purpose of our lives is to make money for a lifestyle we don’t have time to enjoy. The true meaning of life is lost. This lifestyle is affecting us drastically.
If we look in any office, you will notice that the faces of the majority of the workers will reflect anxiety and stress. The reason is that they are doing something that is necessary to keep their materialistic lives running.
Many people dream of becoming an entrepreneur but the fear of leaving a fixed salary overwhelm their decision. Some people are selling boring products that they don’t like but they are selling just because others are selling it. Many people who are doing boring jobs don’t start a small business on the side as they fear they won’t be able to manage it with their 9-5 job.
Working a job you don’t love is like being confined in a prison you cannot escape because the only thing hindering your escape is yourself.
Confucius said, “ Choose a job you love and you will never have to work a day in your life.”. Quotes like this sound clichéd, but what if you could do what you like and love and pay bills as well. Sounds too good to be true, isn’t it? Well, it can be true.
With the advancements in technology, this dream is very much within your reach. Like everything else, the business has evolved as well in the form of ecommerce and dropshipping. You can do a lot in a very small amount of time. Today opportunities are boundless. With a lot of internet resources, low startup costs, never-ending list of Facebook pages and groups, and free consultations, financial freedom is within your grasp. All you have to do is to motivate yourself to grab it.
If you are ready to turn your passion into your profession, these tips will help you achieve your goal.
Find out Your Passion First:
The first step to the top is finding out what are you passionate about? Most of the people have no idea what they are passionate about. It is very important to finalize what you love to do as it will keep you motivated and engaged in your work. To find out what is your passion ask yourself these questions.
- What are your hobbies?
- In what matters your friends and family ask for your help?
- What do you think you are good at?
- Example, if you are at a party and you don’t know many people, which topic will you talk about with a stranger?
- What are you excited about?
- What is something you love to help people with?
- What is something you have years of experience in?
Analyzing the answers will give you a hint of what really excites you.
Remember, your work will be a large part of your life. The only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is good for you and the only way to do good and satisfying work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it and like any great relationship, it will get even better with the passage of time.
Layout A Gameplan:
After finding out your passion you need a complete gameplan to follow in order to achieve your goal. Write down your vision in simple words. It will motivate you whenever you are feeling down. Note down your mission. Make a list of tasks. Don’t add long and huge tasks that might discourage you in the long run. For example, think of a for your ecommerce website design.
Remember, you might not achieve all of these tasks, so don’t get discouraged and back out. Never forget, “discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success” – Dale Carnegie.
The next big question is where to offer your product and at what price? These questions will be answered after you select your target market.
It is very important for a successful business to filter out their target market. Your target market is simply the people that will benefit from your product, service, knowledge, etc. You have to identify your potential audience and prospects. By focusing on the target market you can make some of the most important decisions like pricing and promotion. Check out your close competitors and strategize according to that.
Marketing And Monetizing:
If you have a stunning website and you have selected your target market, the next step is to advertise your product. An aggressive and efficient marketing strategy is the backbone of every business. You can use social media and other platforms to show the world what you are offering. Moreover, there is a big opportunity to increase your prospects through paid ads, like Google AdWords. Also, you can’t ignore a steady and effective SEO, if you want to survive and compete on the web.
Content of your website is very important. Once someone lands on your ecommerce website, your content will guide him to conversion, most importantly SALE. Use attractive and engaging content. Your content should be so simple and elegant that it can help every type of people. Use images and videos with a concise text description.
Now that you have developed the idea of earning with an online business, it’s the time to scale your business at a low pace. The biggest mistake in business is either scaling too early or too late. When you see that you are on the right path then increase your investment. Not just money, give your business your full attention. Invest in your marketing ventures to increase your prospects.
A Word Of Advice:
We all have something that we are excited to do in everyday life. Finding an idea is the first step to pursue any new business. It also doesn’t mean you need to fed up with your current job first to start your own business. Also, if you have several ideas and multiple things that excite you, there is no reason you can’t develop multiple revenue streams out of your passion.
Rather than finding or waiting for an opportunity, you must go and create it for yourself. All top brands or businesses created it for themselves. If you go online and look at the top brands, you will find immense passion behind what they are doing.
If you find yourself just as passionate about any good thing, just take the final step – action.