Episode 3 – HELP: I’M SCARED OF EVERYTHING! If you’re ready to launch your online business and you are scared of everything, this Q&A episode is your blueprint.
Julia is starting her online business, and she is scared of everything!
I’m scared of everything. I want to launch an online business and be able to stay at home and be more present for my kids. But every time I think about this business, I’m scared of not finding clients, not making enough money, making costly mistakes or not being able to meet all my clients’ needs. When you started, were you scared?
Thanks for your help!
Here is what you can do.
Write down all your fears
If you have 5, good; if you have 10, it’s also OK. Naming your fears can be challenging, but be honest with yourself. No one will know your fears. This list is private.
Then, write down what’s the worst-case scenario for each of them and prepare an action plan to overcome the challenges you may be facing.
Wort-case scenarios will not necessarily come true, but if you are ready to face them, they will be easier to manage. Let’s discuss your fears.
Scared to never find clients
You may have to reach out to hundreds of potential clients, but you will find clients if you have a specific niche. Make a list of where you can find your future clients. From your friends, family, Facebook groups, or even a platform like Upwork (Upwork is a marketplace for freelancers in fields like writing, graphic design, and web development).
Not making enough money
You may have to reduce your expenses to a minimum. First, put together a budget with direct costs and limit your indirect costs such as rent, employees, etc., and you will know exactly how much money you need.
Making costly mistakes
Don’t be caught off guard. Have a game plan for when mistakes are made. Stay in touch with your customer and let them know about delays and setbacks promptly. But remember, it’s your expertise, so maybe put in place resources and a network to validate your solutions as you are just starting your online business.
Not being able to meet all of my client’s needs
You need to tell them ‘’I don’t know but let me find you the answer’’. Build a network of people with different expertise that can help you. Your client will prefer to hear ‘’I don’t know, but I will find out’’, rather than learning that you didn’t know but improvised an answer.
Another tip: Read different blogs or listen to Podcasts from very successful entrepreneurs. You’ll discover that their Day 1 was often complicated and scary and that they had to overcome challenges and failures along the way. And guess what happened? They became stronger!
Remember, if you never failed, you never lived! Michael Jordan said, “I have failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.”
Don’t be scared to say ”HELP, I’m scared of everything, and reach out for help.