It seems ridiculous now, but when I started my business nearly 10 years ago, I thought I was too old!
I already had a decade-long career as a book editor, and I felt sort of old fashioned and not nearly as tech-savvy as the entrepreneurs I saw.
Could I really keep up with this changing world?
Isn’t the market flooded with life coaches?
What if I missed my opportunity?
Thank goodness I pushed those ideas aside so I could follow my passion and design a business from scratch simply because I wanted to.
There are plenty of things you need to consider before launching your home business, but one thing you don’t need to worry about is whether you’re starting your new venture too late.
It might feel this way, though, especially if you’ve seen friends, family, and even people you don’t really like find success in their home businesses.
But you haven’t missed the boat!
It’s never too late to start your own business, and here are 4 amazing reasons why you should take the plunge.
The Market is Always Changing
The way we shop evolves every day, and with recent developments, the E-commerce industry has become one of the most important elements of getting what you need when you need it.
With one click of your mouse, anything you desire can be shipped right to your front door.
Although the likes of Amazon and fast-fashion sites have ruled for a while, people are trying harder to shop at independent businesses, which works in your favor and gives you a market ready to buy whatever you have to sell.
Many of my clients have found success selling their tangible products (art, crafts, jewelry) online, especially with the lockdown keeping us inside.
You Know More and Learn More All the Time
If you’ve had dreams of running your business for a while but have always put it off, you can now feel confident that you know more about the industry and your market.
For my clients (and myself!), most delay starting their own businesses for a least one year. That’s not wasted time! It’s a breathing period to do more research and gain confidence.
This knowledge is crucial for helping you manage the early months and years of your business where you may not have been able to if you attempted this venture earlier.
Furthermore, your professional experience means you have contacts and a network that you can call upon to offer guidance, advice, or even investment.
You Understand Yourself Better
It’s not all about knowing the industry, though. You also need to understand yourself.
You know what you want and how you want to achieve this, which will save you from making compromises that could harm your progress and growth.
However, you’ll need to find a balance between knowing what you want and being too stubborn, as there’s the risk you could alienate potential customers if you come off a little too intense. This might mean having lower prices at the start until you can establish your expertise.
You Learned From Your Mistakes
Understanding yourself better also means you learned from past mistakes. Perhaps you’ve tried running a business before, only to have it fail because you didn’t understand how to market yourself or how to price your products at a reasonable but still profitable rate.
Now you can apply what you learned to ensure your new business is a complete success. This is what life editing is all about.
You can analyze what other companies have done and identify what they did well and what they didn’t. Such understanding allows you to approach each element of your business with the right mindset and should help you avoid making the same mistakes.
There’s No Time Like Right Now
While it’s never too late to start your business, you probably shouldn’t wait much longer, either.
You’ve got the drive and motivation NOW. You’ve got the ideas and the research NOW. So what’s holding you back?
Use your enthusiasm to make a big head start on your business this week. Taking the leap could be the best choice you ever made!
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