I totally understand how you feel! Are you looking for signs confirming you’re ready to launch your online biz? When do we know we are ready?
I was also looking for those signs in 2013!
Starting an online business is no easy feat. It takes many hours of hard work and so much determination.
But your question is: When will I know I’m ready to create an online business and ditch my 9-5 job?
You will never be 100% ready! But here are some signs that may help you decide to kickstart your online business.
You want to be your own boss
Sick of answering to someone else and working on someone else dream? Maybe you are ready to be your own boss! Do you envision being in the driver’s seat and having more control over your future… and your life?
You need more flexibility in your life
Having your own business means you get to set your own schedule.
Maybe you will finish your day at 7 PM, but you can do it if that works best for you because you want to be with your kids in the morning. You don’t need to ask when you need some time off for yourself or to be with your kids.
In my case, I love to start my day super early and take some time off on Fridays during summertime. Yes, I open my computer on weekends to answer clients or either DM from people I don’t know, but it’s MY choice, and I love my life!
You want to earn more money
Your income will depend solely on you, and you won’t put limits on how much you can earn! With your 9-5 job, how much you can earn is limited, and you have to negotiate with your boss if you want an increase.
Your product or idea has a market
Do you have a product or service you want to create? You are the go-to expert, and everyone wants some advice from you. Awesome, but make sure you’ve done your research!
Confirm with your ICA (Ideal Customer/Community Avatar) that your product/service is right for them. Because you can have a fantastic idea, but if no one wants it, it will lead to 0 sales.
Your ready to take some risks
Will you ditch your 9-5 tomorrow and start building your online business? Maybe you should plan before telling your boss you’re leaving!
Because if you start building your idea today, you may not be able to get some revenue today for your business. Are you ready to have zero revenues next month? Or do you need to get your paycheck every second week?
I’m writing this post, and I realize that all those signs were there in 2013 when I decided to launch my online business! Be ready to work a lot before you can get some freedom and flexibility, but the journey is worth it!
And remember, you need a solid business plan and financial projections before launching anything and ditch your 9-5!
What about you? How did you know it was time to create your online business? Were you scared or excited?!
I’d love to discover the story behind your online business!