Is the prospect of starting your own online business often on your mind? But is there something holding you back? it’s natural to feel a little anxious about something new, but you don’t want your ambitions to be held back for reasons that aren’t really valid.
Let’s take a look at 5 excuses that stop budding online entrepreneurs in their tracks and how you can conquer them.
1. I Don’t Have The Time
When you start your own online business it will involve time. But rather than working harder, you need to work smarter. You need to figure out which things are the most important and which ones are the least important. It’s the least important things that usually eat up your time. Just by watching less TV, getting up a little earlier and working a few hours at the weekend can gain you those extra hours you need to work on your business.
2. I Don’t Have The Expertise
You don’t have to be a computer or business guru to start your own online business. If you can use email and search the internet you can do it. There are many step-by-step online tutorials that will teach you how to start your own online business from scratch.
3. I Don’t Have Any Products To Sell
You don’t have to develop your own products to sell online. You can sell other people’s products and get a commission on everything you sell. There are countless numbers of product suppliers out there, in just about every industry you can think of, searching for people to sell their products for them.
4. I Don’t Have The Finances To Do It
As with any business, when you start your own online business it does require some funding. Unquestionably an online business costs less to set up than a traditional bricks and mortar business, but you will need some funds for website domain name, hosting and marketing activity. Save some money by making your lunch each day, rather than getting it from a cafe. Rather than going to the cinema, watch a film at home on DVD. Always take a list when you go grocery shopping and only buy what’s on the list.
5. I Don’t Have Any Support
It can be a bit lonely when starting up your own online business, especially if there’s no one to help or encourage you along the way. But you don’t have to do it all by yourself. There are many online communities of similar entrepreneurs that can keep you motivated and provide support.