Just over two years ago I burned my own proverbial ship when I quit my high paying and quite cushy job in the corporate marketing world for the shark infested waters of small business. Sure it isn't quite as tough as a hand to hand war in Mexico (the first successful one BTW) or Mick Fanning literally beating off a shark whilst trying to surf (how tough are Aussies!) - but to me it was a big deal and quite challenging.
Those of us who dream of leaving your big job to start your passion business know what I am talking about. We attend Key Person of Influence eventsread The Entourage blogs and dream of one day when the mortgage is down and kids are not at private school when we might explore our own dreams and not those of others. It's tough! Not life inducing dangerous as the previous examples, more like dieing of starvation little by little. Think Tom Hanks wasting away on a deserted island in the movie Cast Away - 'Wilson!!" anyone? Starvation of inspiration perhaps.
For some people the corporate life is awesome. They are well suited to the corporate challenges and that's great. But others just can't help wanting to give their passion project a go. Perhaps it's to test themselves or maybe they want more fulfillment or creativity in work. Regardless of why, I am more interested in the how. The how is what trips most people up. There are so so many people giving advice on what to do, but most I have seen lack the simple and definitive steps to create a business from scratch. I'm talking about the practical marketing like how to buy a URL and which one? How much to charge for my service? How to get clients from LinkedIn without spending buckets of dollars and do I really need Twitter? The solution to these common sense business problems are, unfortunately, not that common - sometimes these are the difference between being successful and not. This is the problem I am aiming to solve.
If you have a side business you are wanting to get going. A part time Plan B income you want to establish or a passion business that might one day support the family - this is what you need to do. Register for my webinar series on Turning Passion to Profits. It's free and I will reveal the exact steps of how I managed to get off the golden treadmill and start my own fast growing passion business.
There are no catches or gotchyas, just my best content.
Why am I giving away my best ideas? Because I want to help those who feel compelled to start something and don't have time to do 14 years of business school like I did. It took me about 10 years to build up the courage so I understand your pain! There are three webinars to choose from so you have a variety of dates and they will be recorded too. It's free and risk free. Bring your passion to life Click here to join Passion to Profits.
Entrepreneur with my feet on my own desk, because I can :)
P.S. After the webinar you can book a 1:1 session with me to evaluate your business idea for a charitable donation of $50. Then if your business suits our methodology you could be one of the 12 start ups invited to my business builder incubator starting in September.
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