Starting an Online Business vs Working for Someone Else
I’ve got to quit my job and focus on my business full time…
I’ll be so much happier when I can just work from home and not have a JOB…
Are you saying these things?
Is working for someone else a means to an end?
Would you rather be “Free” to do what you want when you want?
First off, welcome to reality! Running a business, both on or off-line, is HARD WORK! The best most profitable businesses took time, dedication, and WORK, WORK, WORK before they ever made money.
Granted, some ideas can get your there quicker than others, but the bottom line is, you have to pay your dues to succeed in anything.
I met Gary Vaynerchuk at Blog World Expo 2008 and he’s confirmed what I believed all along:
I’ve worked with hundreds of clients for the last 3 years. Many of them want to walk away from their jobs and run a successful online business. Some of them have. Others have simply given up or quit when they realized that running their own business was actually, at times, more difficult than working for someone else.
The truth is, you can do both: run a small business and work for someone else. In fact, especially at first, I think it’s important you don’t completely drop your day job. The more pressure you put on yourself to provide for your family with just your “Dream Job”, the less likely you’re mind will be clear and the less likely you’ll achieve your overall objectives.
Here’s what Gary has to say about working for someone else and running their own business:
Comments welcome. How does this idea effect your mindset for starting an online business?