Want to know why you need to start an online business today?
Here are our top 6 reasons you need to get going!
I remember back to before I really believed that it was possible to start a profitable online business. It seemed so overwhelming! I sat there staring at my computer screen wondering what the hell I was going to do. In fact, I wondered if it was even possible.
This was well before there an abundance of information online to help go through all the options available.
Before eCourses were as prolific as they are today.
Before the general population accepted it as a way of earning an income. Actually, maybe that hasn’t even happened yet! I think there are so many people out there that assume anything online must be a scam!
I had huge dreams of being able to write and create content, I just didn’t know how I would ever get started!
Fast forward about 6 years and here I am. I now have a successful online marketing business and growing this business, The Inspired Boss.
There’s been plenty of trial and error.
Plenty of tears and doubts.
Plenty of self-sabotage and procrastination.
It wasn’t until I truly believed that my success was imminent. It was as sure as the sun coming up each and every day. (thanks James Wedmore for that one, his Mind Your Business podcast is a must for any aspiring online business owner)
That was a long journey. One that may have never happened if I had given up at the first (or the twentieth) hurdle.
Do you know what though?
I would have never gotten to the twentieth hurdle if I had never started.
It can be so scary putting yourself out there. I’ve realised that when we care more about your dreams than about what people think of you, that’s when the magic happens. Seriously. You need to let go of that fear.
Anyways, let’s get to it. Here are 6 reasons you need to start your online business today!
Building an online business takes time
I’m sure this isn’t a surprise to you but building an online business takes time. Gone are the days that you create a website and people just turn up. You now need to create value for your audience and your potential customers. You will need to nail your social media, SEO and Pinterest strategies.
If you have dreams of running your online business, you need to start today. Start today and consistently create valuable content and watch your business grow.
One of my favourite sayings is ‘The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago, the second best time is today’
If you’re ready to get started and want to learn more from other successful business owners that have been there before you, then head over to The Inspired Boss shop to see what courses we have available today!
You will have failures
Having failures in your business is inevitable. In fact, I don’t think you can have great success if you don’t have the failures first.
You will learn so much from those failures.
You will grow and develop.
Your mindset will grow exponentially.
So, let’s not even call them failures. Let’s call them lessons and embrace them. Know that with every failure, you’re one step closer to your success.
Forget about getting it perfect and launch it
This is one for those that are that have their idea and have started working on their business.
You need to let of perfection. It’s holding you back.
Your business will grow and evolve. What you start with probably won’t be your ideal business. So, let’s let go of perfect and just launch.
In case you didn’t read reason 1, it will take time to build your business. It doesn’t happen overnight. Knowing that your first version of your business probably won’t be seen by that many people!
Rip the band-aid off and press publish.
There are 380 websites created every minute.
Knowing that, the earlier you start, the better!
I truly believe in abundance for all. Having said that, if you have an idea, you need to action it today. Every day the market gets more and more saturated.
To help eliminate that sinking feeling when you see the exact business idea out there already. If you’ve already started, then you’re more likely to continue because there really is enough space for everyone in the online world.
You will be one day closer to living a life that you dream of
The sooner you start, the sooner you’ll be living the life that you dream about. Whether you want to travel the world or stay home with the kids, you are able to do that with your online business.
You will be able to create a lifestyle that you love living and one that gives you the flexibility to work around your life.
You’ll also be one day closer to having to go into the office or sit in hours of traffic.
You’ll be one day closer to being able to work fewer hours.
You’ll be one day closer to being able to leverage your time and money to scale a business.
You’ll be one day closer to not trading your time for money.
I think you get the point. The sooner you start, the sooner you’ll be living on your terms.
You will be able to scale your business sooner
If you are trading hours for money at the moment, it might be hard to understand how scaling works.
In a nutshell, it’s the ability to earn more money without having to work harder. You’ll be able to sell employ people to help provide a service or be able to sell a product over and over again without having to create it (hello digital products, click here to learn more about creating products for your business).
I’ve always found that it takes time to really figure out the best way to scale a business. To see what would work best for your audience and customers. If you start today, you’ll be closer to achieving scalable income!
I hope I’ve shown you why you need to need to start your business today!
If you’re ready to jump in, then I highly recommend that you learn from people that have been where you are today. In The Inspired Boss shop, we have so many amazing resources to help you get started the right way.
Happy business building!