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A huge number of people spend a huge amount of time dreaming about how amazing it would be to one day start their own business. I get asked all the time how on earth I even begun to start a blog, and then monetise it. The only problem is that few people ever actually take the plunge and get around making that first step to make it happen.
The reasons for hesitating to start your business may include just about anything, ranging from a belief that you don’t have the necessary skill set yet, to a belief that you don’t have the right resources at your disposal, to the belief that you are simply too busy to make any business work out for you.
But, when all is said and done, those are just excuses. They may be good excuses, but they’re still excuses.
Here are some reasons why you should put your doubts aside, and start up a business from home, today, instead of waiting around for the next decade or so.
There are now enough tools and services available to allow you to create a professional business pretty much overnight
Once upon a time, it was pretty much inconceivable that you could ever start your own business without investing a significant number of physical resources.
These days, there are enough tools and services available to allow you to create a professional business pretty much overnight.
With a basic web hosting plan (that includes cPanel access), and maybe a bit of help from a decent web designer, you can have a professional website up in moments that will rival that of the big players in any field, in terms of professional appearance and ease-of-use.
You can even use services to help simulate a physical business address, in order to give your business an added air of professionalism. Not only that, but an affordable PO Box company will likely actually collect physical mail on your behalf, and send you scans of your letters, too.
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Almost anything can be used as a starting point for your business, you don’t need to have a super-specific skillset
Many people procrastinate pretty much forever, because they believe they need some hyper- specialised skill set before they can really make progress on a business venture.
The reality, though, is that many of the most successful entrepreneurs out there began their businesses with only a couple of cobbled together skills, interests, and vague thoughts.
You simply do not need to have a super-specific skill set in order to start and run a business. If you are decent at graphic design, writing, and you know something about the world that not every single person on earth already knows, you’ve got something to start with and to build on.
Modern technology allow you to organise your time and run a business very effectively from your own home
Time and focus are the most essential resources for any entrepreneur. To that end, it might seem at first like you really need a personal assistant and an admin team in order to run your business, and organise your calendar effectively.
In fact, though, modern technology makes it pretty easy for you to organise your time and run your business very effectively from home.
Apps such as Rescue Time can help you to eliminate procrastination. Tools such as Microsoft To Do can help you to manage your projects and tasks. Whatever admin work your business requires, you can be sure there is an app or tool that will help you to handle it.