If just the thought of becoming an entrepreneur gets you excited, wait until you read these reasons to start your own online business you may never have thought of!
I’ve always had the secret desire to start my own business. Even when I was young, I was trying to create something that was useful, helpful and I could profit from. I’d wrap colored string around pencils and offer them to classmates – I was constantly talking my friends into helping me setup seasonal lemonade stands – even though I’m far from any realm of being a ‘salesperson’, I’ve always had an entrepreneurial spirit. Sound familiar?
I consider my blog and my essential oils business to be separate, and because both are doing well I’m inspired to encourage others with the same motivation as me to find YOUR reasons to start your own online business and get moving – it’s truly not as hard as you think.
Here are 10 reasons to start your own online business:
1. To make money
Some call it a side hustle, and some turn it into a full-time 6-figure job, but the reality is, LOTS of entrepreneurial people are making GOOD money with their online business.
2. To learn new skills
Trust me, when you can’t figure out why your images on your website look fuzzy or you try and change a font color and your whole site crashes (me, it was me )…you’ll learn something like the website building softer WordPress quicker than you ever thought possible.
3. To get more time with your family
From moms with multiple kiddos to millennials just starting out, getting to spend more time with your family and friends is an incredible perk when you start your own online business that many 9-5er’s don’t have the time or energy to do.
4. To be your own boss
Simply put. You are in charge of you. And your HR issues. And your PTO. and your sick days. AND YOUR PAYCHECK. It’s scary – but incredibly liberating (especially if you’ve ever worked under crappy bosses).
5. To feel proud of yourself
Everyone has self-esteem issues from time to time, but for me, I really realized how great of a work ethic I have an how driven I can be once I had my online businesses up and running. You can absolutely feel proud of your hard work in any field, but for me, building my online businesses on my own, and with my team, gave me an incredible surge of strength and belief in my capabilities that changed me for the better.
6. To be in control of your work schedule
Bye bye PTO requests. You can take your work with you on the road, so gone are the days of having to stockpile those 2 days of PTO you get every 6 months to go visit your family. Take a month and go see another country – it’s up to you!
7. To set your own schedule
Sure, clients and meetings can come calling at anytime, but generally, when you are running your own online business, you get to set your hours. Early bird with kiddos? Work in the AM and get off by noon to pick up the kids and work around the house. Like your Zzzz’s? Start work in the late morning! Can’t sleep? Get work done at night. You get to decide when you start your own online business!
8. To travel more
When you start your own online business, you get to work from your computer, meaning you can travel and work at the same time, if you wish.
9. Earn a living doing something you LOVE
I LOVE what I do for my online businesses. I LOVE to blog. I LOVE IT! Affiliate sales, writing, connecting with other like minded individuals…I lie in bed at night and get excited for the next day. And I LOVE my essential oils business. I had already been using those products before I made it a business. So needless to say, I LOVE what I do for my online businesses, and that is honestly the best part – I tell people constantly, feeling empowered and passionate about what you do is my favorite reason to start an online business.
Did you start an online business for a reason I missed here? Let me know in the comments below!
10. To work with your husband/brothers/sisters/best friends
Ever had dreams of working on something that made tons of money for you AND your spouse? Or family? Or best friend? You could both say goodbye to your 9-5 and build something incredible together. This may not be a dream for everyone, but a lot of blogs and direct sales entrepreneurs with online businesses get so successful, they need help. And if the income from these online businesses exceeds the household income, chances are, you can hire from within…your personal life…Nepotism is welcomed when you start your own online business. TRUST.
Did you start an online business for a reason I missed here friend? Let me know in the comments below!