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.
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.
Here are some of my ideas of hobbies I can convert into a business
- DIY projects
These are a few of the hobbies I have that might work.
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
- 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,