Discover the first steps you need to take to become self-employed in the digital world. From identifying a niche to building an online presence, this article provides valuable insights and practical tips for those looking to start their own business and succeed in the online space.
The first question you have to ask yourself is, why do I want to work for myself? In most cases, the answer is that you want the freedom to do what you want, whenever you want. In other words, you are looking for some flexibility in your life.
How do you manage to earn a living without being tied down to a desk for five or six days out of seven?
In today’s dot-com world, we have available to us all kinds of tools that go anywhere. We have laptops, smartphones, and tablets and internet connectivity almost anywhere. Cloud computing allows us to store our offices online with access from anywhere. We can Skype or Facetime with anyone with an internet connection. These are the tools that can create the flexibility that you want in your life.
The problem is that if you have spent years working in a nine-to-five job, you haven’t developed the mindset of working, “Anywhere, Anytime”. It may require a quantum shift in thinking for many of us. Once we get past this mindset, the technical know-how to set up our online office or business is something we can learn. A great book to read that takes this idea to the limit is “The Four Hour Workweek” by Timothy Ferris available on Amazon.
Just remember, if we want to have flexibility in our lives we just have to learn to be flexible. This is especially true in our working life.