Should You Start an Offline or Online Business?

Maybe the idea of being a Wal-Mart greeter or living in a cubicle for the rest of your work career was not part of your plan in high school. Back then you had wings and were ready to fly.

You were ready to take the bull by the horns and not in a rodeo clown sort of way. Heck you may have even thought you could work from home and be your own boss.

Then, you ended up missing a turn somewhere along the career path (surely someone should have sent out a search party). You ended up not quite where you thought you would.

Hey, maybe you have a cool car, or a closet full of the latest fashions – but you are still missing that elusive freedom that comes from working for yourself.

It is not too late!

Starting your own online business is possible.

Let’s get you on track!

So you want to start your own business but not sure whether to go with the standard brick and mortar building or jump on the Internet wave and attempt an online business.

For starters, how do you want to interact with people? Do you want to meet face-to-face or would you prefer to hide behind a computer?

Don’t worry; there is no right or wrong answer. However if you really don’t want to deal with people face-to-face, then an offline brick and mortar empire just might not be for you.

Hey, there are a host of reasons people are attracted to an online home based business. The fact that you can live anywhere and work from home is just a start. Oftentimes you are in control of you work hours. If you are a morning person, you can get up and 5:00am and start knocking out work – no waiting for “traditional” store hours.

But starting your own online business is not for everyone so think carefully if you have the focus to pull it off.

Also remember, in either case, there are no shortcuts (despite what your friends might tell you). There is no quick buck. But, with enough planning and more importantly execution, you can work for yourself one day.

Thinking about an online home based business? Be sure to read Making Money Online for three important steps!

Can Lemonade Help When Starting Your Own Business?

It’s not a pink slip. It’s a blank page.

If you never actually saw the movie Lemonade but did catch the poster, you might get an idea of what is in store for you.

The opportunity to be your own boss.

But perhaps more importantly, follow your passion and control your own financial future.

Some people have the benefit of being able to slowly work into becoming their own boss. Careful planning, years of preparations, and saving up money for the building process.

Then again, that is also the downside.

Many people take too much time planning. They try to read all about starting your own business. So much in fact, they never actually do it. Let me make this very clear…

Your ducks will never be all in a row, the stars are never fully in line, and there’s never a “right time.”

Lemonade documents the layoffs of numerous individuals. All going through the same disbelief and all asking themselves, “What next?”  It is the “next” part that most people will find hopeful and inspiring.

Forget about financial freedom, these people are just looking for a way to survive.

Can you be in survival mode and still follow your passion? Can you be your own boss?

Can you start your own business in an area that is completely new to you?

I think anyone that watches this movie will see that you can.