How many of you have ever fathomed of starting one’s own business? I think most of us have at one point or the other in life. We always like to think big but very few us actually make it big. It all depends on the vision, implementation and luck too (but luck is not that big factor!). Entrepreneurship comes with a never-ending conviction and zeal to do something different. Often, the part time hobbies turn into splendid careers. With the Internet making everything and almost everyone in this world reachable, entrepreneurship on Internet is the latest buzzword. With recession hitting the world and layoffs on the anvil, the latest market scenario should push the wannabe entrepreneurs to start business from the comforts of home.
The Internet provides entrepreneurs the platform to start their businesses on low budgets and sometimes even with no investment at all. Some do not require assistance and for those who do, there exists organizations that help entrepreneurs succeed. Organizations, like Score, give counseling to business owners to kick-start their ideas.
People usually have ideas but they seldom implement them and as a result lots of people remain entrepreneurs just in their dreams. Here are few tips to remove that psychological block:
If you have an idea, go ahead and implement it. You need to take action to make your dreams a reality. Unless you try to make it happen, nothing will happen
The results may not be visible immediately so believe in the fact that something is happening behind the scenes. Soon the benefits will start to show. Sometimes it may take a year or more, but you have to keep on striving for it.
Bank on your existing skills, do what you truly love to do, make the best out of those skills instead of going all out to buy unnecessary products.
Whatever you choose to do, be dedicated. Most people lose hope halfway. Once you start a job, see to it that you finish it.
Start by putting in a few hours every day and then take it forward to make it a success.
There are lots of ideas to start businesses online. Professional bloggers, web designers, virtual assistants, counselors, online stores are a few of them. There are sites like Etsy and eBay, which allow selling of your own products. Etsy is especially dedicated to hand-made products like paintings, handicrafts, photography etc. Certain ideas, when they take the shape of a website, turn into a huge success and sometimes are even bought by Internet giants. Take for example Orkut, the idea of a commoner that sold like a hot cake and was later acquired by Google.
The net is filled with numerous success stories that made it big by entrepreneurship on internet. Amit Aggarwal, one of the India’s first professional bloggers who gave up his job to pursue his hobby full time, is now playing in the millions. Lesley Spencer Pyle, who is working from home for the last 13 years, is the president and founder of HomeBasedWorkingMoms.com and HireMyMom.com. Margarita McClure, a mother who started making organic, cloth diapers in her free time (and selling them online) turned into a business with a turnover of $1.4 million in 2008. The examples are many. What made them a success story is their belief in themselves, strong conviction and sticking to the cause from start to finish. Entrepreneurship on the Internet has the advantage of making it big with bare minimum. To be an entrepreneur on Internet, all you need is a great idea, the conviction to see it through, and the ability to take action (and then there is no stopping you!).