In order for my eBay business to grow, it was very essential for me to grow as well – mentally and emotionally, and there started my journey of self-development. I started reading blogs, books, researching on google, all while participating on various groups on Facebook, and came across a lot of communities where women were helping women to grow. I met women that liked cheering for each other on their accomplishments and their victories no matter how small or big they were. I interacted with a lot of women who were running their own business, while some who had started part time following their passion, to turn it into a full time work, so they did not have to go back to their jobs.
That go me thinking, if there are others out there who’d like to do the same but have no idea as to where to start. Do you have something you passionate about and would love to convert that into your business? Is there something you would want to start part time but don’t know where to begin? You are at the right spot!
We are going to talk about how to start a part time business while still doing your job. You can do it to increase your finances or just to follow your passion. A good business opportunity can take you a long way if you do it right.
I’m sure you wondering you are barely dragging your feet at your job, how are you supposed to start a part time business? Or may be start small with the aim to grow it into a full time business? Well, sweetheart, you don’t have to look any further. The best way to start something new is to look at yourself, look for what you passionate about, what excites you and work around it.
Are you good in designing or perhaps branding, or may be writing? There are heaps of things out there, you just have to know what you love and get started.
Here are 5 ideas that would help you start your own part time business –
- Open an online store – If you have a niche you are attracted to or a product you think would help people solve their problems, there are various ways you can sell products on the internet. You can have your own online store to sell products or you use online platforms like eBay, Amazon, etsy, shopify etc. You can buy products, create a new product, improvise an existing product or dropship them from a supplier online. If you just think a little out of the box, you’ll notice multiple selling opportunities around.
- Freelancing – Millions of people today are doing professional freelancing because they love the freedom it offers. You too can be a part of the “laptop lifestyle” phenomenon by starting on one of more freelance websites. There’s a high demand for skills like – marketing, branding, business or life coach, social media management, SEO etc. If you a newbie you can start on websites like Upwork, Freelancer, Elance, Craigslist etc. build up your portfolio and get a clear picture of your target audience and the people you’d like to work with or if you wish to start on your own, you can create your own website with your portfolio to attract your target audience. Add social media marketing to it and you are all set.
- Online Teaching – A lot of people today are looking for online coaches to start, grown or expand their businesses. If you possess skill set that would be helpful to people, why not start your own online teaching program? You can create your own website on wix.com, it’s easy and quick or you can use teaching platforms like udemy to reach the people who are looking for you. Online teaching business would not only help you master your own skills but also in growing and scaling your course.
There are various ways to start your own online business, anything and everything you want to do would most likely lie under these categories. But if you really keen on starting something, TAKE ACTION. Find out what you good at, where your target audience is and get started. Connect with like minded people, working in the same industry or people that inspire you. There’s always a way!
P.S. – If you want to sell online, I’ll be happy to help you get started. Just drop in a message and say Hi!!
Every problem has a solution, you just have to be creative enough to find it.