The advent of the internet has created a world of opportunities for those who prefer not to be tied down to an office. Nomads around the globe have found creative ways to take advantage of new technology by starting up businesses that can be run from anywhere doing almost anything. So, whether you dream of working from the comfort of your own home, having more flexibility in your life or simply to have a business you can take with you wherever you go or move, here are 4 creative ways to make these dreams come to life.
Go with your experience.
Perhaps the easiest and safest way to start a new business is to focus on what you’re already good at and what you know best. Look at your CV and evaluate where your strengths lie and what skills set you apart. Make sure you focus on the value that you’re able to offer, as this will be your competitive edge within your market. You can do this by simply asking yourself how your expertise will allow you to help people or improve their lives? The next step is to challenge yourself to look beyond the core activities of your most recent role and see how your skills can be applied in different ways. Is there the opportunity to use these skills to start your own consultancy? Or if you enjoy training people, perhaps you can focus on coaching people in your field as opposed to offering these services yourself.
Follow your passion.
To have a truly meaningful life, you need to be passionate about what you do, especially when it comes to starting your own business. Do you have a hobby or passion that could be turned into a business? Maybe you have a knack for writing funny slogans? Or spend all your free time making the most beautiful greeting cards for your friends and family? Whatever your passion, perhaps it’s time to consider making it into your paycheck. As the saying goes, if you love what you do, you’ll never work a day in your life.
Meet a need.
Another good way to start a business is to identify a gap in the market, and find a way to fill it. This way you’re sure to build up a strong customer base quickly, taking some of the risk out of starting your own venture. Plus, it’s great to feel as though you are making people’s lives better with your product or service. Is it difficult to find a good tailor in your area? Are there no good coffee spots on peak morning traffic routes? Is there a global trend that is yet to find its way to your city? Whatever the need may be, if you’re able to offer a good solution, you’re in business!
Follow your dream.
Do you daydream of a life you wish you had? Start a business that is line with achieving that dream and you’ll be sure to stay dedicated, as every step you take will be a step towards achieving your ultimate goal. If you didn’t have to deal with the limitations of money, work permits or education, what would you do? If you could choose anything in the world to be remembered for, what would it be? By connecting with this long-term vision for the future and making a solid plan for today, you’ll be able to start moulding your life into exactly what you want it to be.
If you have an idea, but not quite sure how to make it happen, then maybe our Business Lab is for you. Book a free discovery call to find out.
Have an amazingly good day!
Just because your business is small, doesn’t mean that you should limit your entrepreneurial vision. In fact, often businesses will suffer not because your dreams are too big, but because your thinking is too small. That’s why it’s important to start developing bigger dreams, bigger goals and bigger visions if you want to achieve bigger in your life and in your business.
Goals are vital to keeping you on track. They push you to stretch yourself, and help motivate you to keep working hard to achieve them. But often, the goals we set for ourselves or our business are in fact too achievable. When setting your goals, your immediate thought should never be, “I can do this” or even “it’s a bit of a stretch but I can get there”. If this sounds like you, then chances are your dreams are too small and your goals too easy to achieve. A powerful and effective goal is one that leaves you thinking “I have to completely rethink how I do things to achieve this”. Of course, you may not achieve your goal right away, but by working towards it you can be sure that you’re headed in the right direction.
Thinking big should be something that filters down throughout all aspects of your business strategy. Even though you may start out being the only employee at your company, taking on all the tasks that need to be done, it’s important that you have a bigger picture in mind when it comes to people. Spend time thinking about all the roles you will need within the business and the tasks associated with each position. Perhaps even go as far as writing out the job descriptions for each position, so that you have a good idea of all the work that needs to happen in your business right now. An added bonus is that you can also start thinking about the type of person you would be looking for to eventually fill the job.
The next step is to figure out how these roles fit together by plotting out an organisational structure for your business. This will not only help you develop a clear vision of where your business is going, but will also allow you to prioritise how to expand by understanding who will help you reach your goals the quickest.
By thinking big, you’ll soon notice that you’re able to see big. And with this new perspective comes a newfound bravery that can help you take the necessary risks that you may have avoided in the past. This fresh understanding of what it takes to reach your dreams, will allow you to be more prepared to try new things that can help push you forward to achieve your goals.
Now tell us, are you setting those big brave goals or staying safe? If you are staying safe but would like to challenge yourself a bit more, to get your business growing faster. Then maybe our Business Lab is for you. Book a free discovery call to find out more about it. You can book it here.
Have a wonderful day!
HANNA GIRLING, wife, mother, business owner, mindset coach, sport enthusiast and forever an optimist.