I Might Go Into Business

Business person working on a laptop.

I have to apologize that I have not been writing here in a while, but there is a reason for that.

I am thinking about starting my own business. I know that this might need a little, or even a lot, of explanation.

I have been thinking about Facebook advertising now for a while and talked about it with some friends. One of them is the owner of a new website about dog and cat beds and you can find the pet bed finder Facebook page here.

Now I am working from home most of the time I have realized how much time of the day I loose with my commute.

Not traveling back and forth to work saves me about 2 hours a day. That is 10 hours a week.

Have you ever realize that this is more then a days work hours!

My friend was in the same position and decided to start a website about his hobby. Witch is dogs and cats since he is a pet lover.

He put a lot of thought in it and decided to go for this subject and he even took some classes to figure out how to get started.

I can’t tell you about his website since it is not up and running yet, but as soon as it is I will let you know.

Why I want to go into business

As I mentioned above I realized how much time I lost with traveling back and forth to work and that is one of the reasons.

Another reason is that I believe we are going more into a world that companies will hire less people and more go for hiring contractors for a certain job.

This will save them a lot of money on taxes, health insurance and more of these type of business expenses.

I realize that I have to think about these things myself in the future and have to come up with a waterproof plan.

My plan

It is not easy to come up with a plan on what to start. However, since I already had this website as a kind of hobby and learned the basics on how to set up a website and add content to it I decide to start, just like my friend, and online business.

I have not decided yet what it will be. I have several hobbies that I maybe are able to turn into an online business.

I will have to come up with a business plan and probably have to start doing this in my spare time, that I have more of now, and see how this will end.

My ideas

Here are some of my ideas of hobbies I can convert into a business

  • Motorcycles
  • Landscaping
  • DIY projects
  • Woodworking

These are a few of the hobbies I have that might work.

Next step

The next step is to figure out if people are looking for these subjects online and what they buy for it.

I can imagine that especially woodworking might be a good market idea and me having worked as a carpenter have some knowledge about that subject.

The bad part is that I probably have to use videos for that and I am not ready to invest in video equipment.

This made me realize that there is a lot of work to do before I can even get started with putting anything online. I have to think about things like:

  • Overhead expenses
  • Physical products
  • Digital products
  • Website
  • Social channels
  • Lots more

You see that my plan is still in the “thinking about it” phase and far from ready. That is one of the reasons why I write here about it.

First of all I know that when I write thing down my brain works better and focuses better. And I hope someone can help me with pointing me in a direction where I can find more information about this subject.

Feel free to drop me a line or a comment and help met sort this out,

William

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