Are you someone who is sick of the 9-5 grind, sitting in a cubicle or not having full control of your time?
Here are a few reasons why I chose to start an online business and why you need to as well!
For over two years now, I have been traveling the world, working abroad, living on islands, discovering myself on whole new levels, where did I get the courage from? Because I have a business I work online from my laptop, a business that has taught me so much growth and courage, a business I take wherever I decide to go.
I never thought I would be in this type of industry, I use to run an event company that was becoming well known that I was so passionate about building, but the down fall was it was exhausting and I was working many hours and long days, I just couldn’t imagine doing that for the rest of my life.
I built my online business next to my event company for some extra cash and over time as it grew I saw the freedom that I could have if truly I jumped in and really committed to build something online.
Here are a few reasons why you should consider jumping in and joining the online trend:
You Control Your Income
This is one of the reasons I could never jump into a 9-5, I did not want a boss telling me how much I was worth. When you are an employee you have no control over how much you make, no matter how many hours or hard work you put in, it comes down to someone else’s decision to how much you’re worth. If you are looking for that promotion, that means you might need to wait for that position to open up and who knows how long that will take.
Now as an entrepreneur, the more time and effort you put into your business the more money you will make.
This direction is not over night success and it does take effort, but it is effort towards your dreams and not you working your butt off to build someone else’s. Being your own boss, you control how much money you are going to make by the effort you put in and how you have full control of how you would like to run your business.
Another perk is that there is no glass ceiling with your pay, as long as you keep working and growing your business your pay cheques will increase. If you are an entrepreneur, you can figure out what your income goals are and do the necessary work to reach them. You can always count on getting paid what you’re worth when you’re in charge.
Taking Back Your Time
Working 8 hours a day doing something you hate, isn’t the ideal life for most people. Having time freedom has been a goal of mine for as long as I could remember. I have always said I wanted to be a successful entrepreneur so I could live life on my terms, travel whenever I wanted and retire early; so I started my own business as an event planner, started to get noticed and became very busy with clients and started losing a lot of my time.
It should have been a dream come true, but it was the complete opposite of the life I was dying to create. I was introduced to the online world and mlm while I was growing my business, needed some extra cash so I jumped in, which is when my passion switched when I saw that the effort I was putting in on the online space was nothing compared to my event company and how my pay cheques were growing every month.
I saw how it was possible to build something online, work hard at it for a couple of years and build something that would create residual income. More spare time means more time with family and friends, more time on hobbies and passions, more time for travel and life experiences; who doesn’t want that?
Making A Difference
When you are an employee with a boss telling you exactly what needs to be done everyday, it is very difficult to have much of an impact on peoples everyday lives when someone else has full control of yours. But when you have your own business, you have the time to help create leaders and help people grow, solve problems, share knowledge and overall make a difference in someones life that could be across the world listening to you. You can impact millions of people by the value you share with them, to receive, you must give.
The Freedom to Live Abroad
Having the freedom to pick up and leave whenever you would like, deciding that this weekend you want to go on a vacation and just picking up and going, no questions asked. When you are your own boss that works through wifi, you can literally work your business from wherever you would like. If you decide you want to move to somewhere hot in the winters and go home in the summers, you totally can, if you decide you want to backpack and travel for a year all you really need is your laptop and wifi.