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Start Your Own Business Online

Why do so many people want to own a business?

start your own business online

People start new businesses every day. The reasons are always the same. They all have a burning desire to run their own company and to be their own boss. In addition to that, many people are tired of running someone else’s rat race. The way I see it, most people love to work. It brings a great feeling of satisfaction and helps us grow as individuals.

There is nothing new here because people have been starting and managing companies for thousands of years.

Starting your own business and being your own boss, has never been easier. Today, the Internet has made getting started, a whole lot easier. More opportunities and easier access to information have mad getting started much easier.

Before you get too excited, you have to understand the difference between how easy it is to start a business, and how difficult it will be to manage and grow your business. These are two very different concepts and when you appreciate the difference, you’ll be way ahead in the game.

How I got Started

The first business that I owned was in the construction industry, renovating houses.  I still own it today, and while I’ve slowed down my volume of work, I still enjoy building and breaking things.

When my children were born, life changed dramatically. I could no longer afford to be the selfish adventurer that I was.

When I was single, I would work for measured periods of time, banging as many overtime hours as I could, … save a bunch of money, and take off on some crazy adventure that would suit my fancy and expand my knowledge of the world.

When I hit the Wall

Twin boys and their mother soon had me up against the proverbial wall.

No complaints here. This I would do all over again. It has enriched my life beyond measure and given me the purpose and stamina, I needed to become a successful business owner.

Having run long distance for sport in my youth, I can assure you that this wall is a lot higher and a lot harder. Overnight, I had a new family to take care of. This required more resources and more efficient use of my time.

It’s always good to have more options

I was working on a unionized construction job site at the time. One day I came home from work and I said to my wife, “We’re on strike”, foolishly thinking that I had the day off.

Without missing a beat, she said, Great! I was relieved and surprised by her answer.

Then I understood what she meant.

She had been brought to take care of herself, and she wasn’t one to dream crazy dreams, especially now that she had two boys to feed and clothe.

“Now you can get a real job!” … was her quick reply.

She quickly phoned one of her friends to inquire if her father still needed someone to build his sundeck.  A big smile lit her face as she hung up the phone. Here’s the address, you can go have a look at it now!

At that moment, I became an entrepreneur.

I still thank her, from time to time, for that introduction to the business world. Most of my friends were walking the picket line for 4 hours, getting $25.00 bucks for their trouble, and then going to the beach for a few hours, only to waste most of it on a few cold beers.

But, I, … was earning more money than on my good union job, and I was my own boss. My first contract worked out like a dream. Everyone helped me and I made a good profit for my efforts. I worked on that sundeck for 4 days, and never once looked at my $12.00 watch.

Time flew by, and I was kind of sorry to see it end, a very different feeling than working for a loud mouth schnook, barking his orders all day.

I was soon getting my own contracts and she was safe and secure at home raising our two boys.

Talk about meeting the right woman, and about the importance of taking control of your own life!

How much Money will you Need to start a Business?

Starting your own business doesn’t need to be expensive. It depends on the business itself and how you approach it. The fact is that you have to begin somewhere, and you can’t begin at the top.

What do you Need?

First of all, you need the desire … and then you need a plan.

start your own business online

My New Business Today

Today I’ve retired from those days of hard physical labor and I spend a part of my days helping and teaching people to start their own business. I have always been big on personal freedom and individuality. I like to stand on my own two feet and take pride in all that I accomplish. Except for the love of your family, there is no greater reward, IMHO.

If you want to start your own business, I can show you an online business opportunity that you can explore right now and it won’t cost you a penny.

Look around this online platform, for 7 days, on a free starter membership.

If you have any questions or concerns, do not hesitate to Contact Me.

If it’s not for you, it won’t cost you a penny.

If, however, you want to become your own boss and you want to be in financial control of your life, don’t overlook this opportunity.

Something to Consider

To become your own boss requires a lot of guts. Many people talk about starting a business but never do. The ones that do are very often successful and pass on this success to others as a form of gratitude to the ones who have helped them achieve the dreams they enjoy today.

If you have any comments, questions, or suggestions about this opportunity, do not hesitate to Contact Me for more details. I would love to help you get started, BTW, I’m an excellent coach and fatherhood has proven that beyond all doubt.

Do not fear the future. Grow into it. You deserve it, and so does your family.

 

Paul

16 Comments

  1. Hi there Paul,

    Thank you kindly for sharing your story with us all, it is inspirational and very real!. Thank. Gotta say, you make starting your own business sound very easy and very normal, like something everyone and anyone can do.

    I am myself taking that plunge, but into the online business world. I am absolutely prepared for a bunch of hard work. Any tips that you have are appreciated as you appear to be much more experienced at this than I am.

    • Good Day, Derek.

      Thanks for reading my post and offering your comments. 

      Starting your own business is very easy in today’s economy. 

      Pay special attention to the starting part. Once you make this major decision, the real work begins. Nothing happens by itself and it is now up to YOU to make this business grow. I am happy to see that you don’t mind the hard work. 

      The best tips that I can offer you in the beginning, are the same tips that apply to any business, activity, or sport. 

      Education is the great equalizer. 

      Follow the lessons in their proper sequence. Do not skip any lessons and do not try complete this very intensive course too quickly. Life is not a sprint, it is a marathon. The same applies here. 

      There are no magic bullets or secret formulas to success. Success online is the same as in real life. To start a business, you need a product that offers value to people, so that these customers will want to purchase it. This is how you grow your business and earn a profit.

      1. find a niche, something that you like and will enjoy learning more about and will enjoy promoting.

      2. build your website, to promote this product with content that you produce.

      If you have any further questions or comments, do not hesitate to Contact Me.

      Paul

  2. Hi Paul, really enjoyed your post.
    Completely agreed with you that people have that burning desire to free themselves from the routine and the orders, the bosses, etc. I think your story is very inspirational and regarding opportunities for success online, you offer the best out there. I have come across many scams before and your knowledge is needed for those who just start to make well-informed decisions.

    Thank you for your contribution
    Pablo

    • Thank you, Pablo, for reading my post.

      The desire to become an entrepreneur must come from inside you. It is very common for people to want to have more control over their lives. Today’s world is making this very clear. We are being trust into a future that is more complex, and yet it offers more opportunity. 

      Educating ourselves to these new circumstances is always the best option. Being in greater control of my finances has helped me to better provide for my family. Owning your own business is not easy and there are many times when doubt and despair will rear its ugly head.

      Owning a business is one of life’s great pleasures and there is no greater feeling than being able to provide for yourself and for your loved ones.

      If it is within you, do not wait too long to begin.

      Once you have started you will understand why.

      Paul

  3. This is such an inspirational story and enjoyed the personal touch. I too work in the construction industry and have fell victim in the past to the up and down cycles that go with it. I have embarked on the path to starting an online business to try and bridge the slumps in the industry.

    In your opinion, what sort of time investment should be realistically budgeted to build a successful online business? Nothing comes from nothing so a realistic expectation in my opinion is key from the outset.

    Rich

    • Thanks, Rich, for reading my post.

       As you well know, construction work saps your energy. 

      Starting a business requires as much time as you can afford, but your family should be your top priority. After that keep yourself well rested to avoid burnout, and then spend every possible minute that you can on your business. 

      Success requires a lot of hard work and dedication. Think Persistence!

  4. This is an awesome post, inspiring and educative.i really enjoyed reading this,This is like a guidelines for us wishing to free ourselves from the inconvenient orders of our bosses.This post has to be shared.My question is starting an online business is it advisable to quit your job immediately you start?

    • Never quit your day job, Lok Which, until you have something better to replace it with.

      Thanks for the kind words. It’s always best to have more choices. This is a good way to try something new at no cost. Quite rare in this day and age.

  5. Thank you for sharing with us this great review on starting business online.Many people are interested in starting online business but they don’t know that scams are waiting for them to steal their money.It is very important to them to choose a good platform which can help them build their business in a safe atmosphere.

    Wealthy Affiliate is my recommendation to them because there is no scam within WA.

    your review is inspirational

    • Thanks, Julienne.

      It’s nice to hear from you again. I’m happy that you’ve found a happy place in your life.

      Continued success in 2019.

      Paul

  6. Great inspiring story. A very real one and what is happening to many today including me. Have realized that working for people is a waste of time. Before you know it you would have spent the most productive part of your youthful age building other people’s business while there is no achievement for you. 

    Having joined Wealthy Affiliate recently and with high level of becoming very successful there I became very determined to succeed. I took it up as a challenge to never let anything stop me. There are huge motivations and opportunities at WA and this is everybody should take advantage of. 

    I’m very happy for you because you are happy today with your family. 

    • Thanks, Tsquare.

      Life is rough and we just have to be rougher. You know that youth is very fleeting. Soon it will be gone. Lucky for you that you’ve realized this early. 

      Working for yourself is the way to go, and you’re on the right track.

      Good Luck and lots of success in 2019.

  7. What is the best way to start your own business? And I’ve always had this question, how do people give up their work to start their own business? Financially how is that possible when you don’t know how long it will take for you business to make a profit? For me that’s been one of the main things that has stopped me from starting my own business.

    • Thanks, Hollie for reading my post.

      Firstly, you can’t quit your day job. This would be crazy. This is your means of support and building a business takes a while. There are very few overnight successes. You have to start your business after you’ve taken care of everything else. 

      It requires a lot of dedication and hard work but that gives more meaning to your life and hopefully it can bring financial success as well.

      If you have an idea that you are passionate about, do not give up on it.

      Hope this helps a bit.

      Paul

  8. Hey Paul, I’m really pleased to read your story of how you and your partner worked together to make changes when the opportunity presented itself. Your wife must have been waiting for her opportunity herself to get it organised! With twins, I know how difficult those days would have been for you having seen friends manage with their own sets. I too have a full house, and can certainly appreciate how much responsibility you have to support the family. Well done for taking the steps to shift away from those early days and into entrepreneurship. Such a more rewarding and fulfilling avenue. Well done and well written post.  

    • Life is a battlefield, … on a good day!

      To bring meaning to our lives and to survive we can only do our best. But it should be our best effort. Fact is, when you work for yourself, you get to keep more of the pie for you and your family. 

      These days, with all the craziness, the instability, and mayhem, it’s becoming much more important to control your life and source of income.

      Work for yourself, smile a lot, and enjoy the journey, it has a lot of great moments.

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