Part 2: The Time Is Now To Start Your Online Business
This post is the second in a mini-series on using stressful situations in your life as fuel for starting new ventures. Check out part one here.
It’s time to do something productive with the extra time you have since you moved to a new city. Everything is unfamiliar, all you own is your car, maybe some clothes, maybe even a house, but do you really own these things, or do they own you? Start a business that’s all you, your processes, your desires, your passion. You don’t have any money? You don’t need any! Start a knowledgeable blog with WordPress! Create your own professionally stunning photo journal with FotoJournal! Successful moves are about much more than just packing and unpacking.
How Do I Start A Business If I Have Nothing To Sell?
Who said anything about selling stuff? Products and services can be free, and the majority of consumers prefer them that way. Wait, what? EVERY CONSUMER PREFERS THEM THIS WAY. You’re currently reading this blog, which costs you absolutely nothing. Sure, I’d love if you hopped over to the services section and bought some top-notch copywriting from Function, but maybe you have no use for copywriting, which is perfectly fine! I started a blog on Function to A) deliver high-quality helpful content to readers and B) demonstrate Function’s services. There’s no vital need for the blog itself to make money when you initially start your online business; it’s more important to exist as a conduit to the online community that shares in your passion.
I’m Good At Knitting
Then start knitting and start writing about it! You’re terrible at knitting but you want to learn more? Write about the process; odds are you’re not the only one. People surf the internet (in case you didn’t know) before they buy anything, so get your product out there. Maybe you’ll sell some of it, maybe you won’t, but you’re involved in the process now, and it’s with something you’re passionate about. So you’re busy; so what? Get to work! Don’t wait for someone to help you, because it will never happen. Start building your passion, literally and figuratively, and you will see results.
Starting a business while in the process of moving or while you’re mired in another life-altering situation will teach you a thing or three about yourself while simultaneously teaching others about yourself and how you can help them. The more helpful knowledge out there the more efficiently the world will spin (this has been proven by science).
Thanks for reading the mini-series on using stressful situations such as moving to a new city as motivation to beginning a new business or online project. Moving is a draining undertaking; however everyone has to go through paths in life that require excess amounts of energy and dedication. Work as hard as you can to get back to status quo and this energy will invigorate new outlets in your personal and professional life. I’ve moved to a new city and I’ve started my own blog, and I’m extremely proud of both accomplishments; particularly since both came about at the same time.