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Old Post- What Kind of Business Should I Start?

This really is a note to self, but I think it will be interesting to write out a thought process for others to read, and it will save it so I can check it out later. I’m kind of excited.

SO- I want to find out how I can use the stuff I’m good at to start my own business, or develop a secondary income.

HOW? Ok, first I need to figure out what I’m good at, as many things that I can think of. Not just what I’m good at though, but what I enjoy doing. Even if I’m not good at something I know that if I like to do it I’ll become good at it soon enough. It’s important to be a hundred percent honest with yourself when you do this, most people may be uncomfortable with letting others see into their head like this, but I’m trying to expand my comfort zone.

THINGS I’M GOOD AT- I really like brainstorming and I think I’m pretty dang good at it. I’m really interested in Social Networking and Media- like facebook, twitter, etc.- and the potential for their use as a marketing and research tool. I love to think, and I think I’m good at that too. It fits right in with brainstorming but they’re slightly different so I get to write them both. I really think I would be good at managing others, and I love big projects.

HOW DO I USE WHAT I’M GOOD AT TO GET WHAT I WANT- Well, first you should decide what exactly it is that you want. I’ll be using my example- Develop a secondary income or own business.
So, my next step is to try and figure out how to use as many of my strengths at a time that I can in order to accomplish my goal. Looking at the things I think I’m good at, brainstorming, social networking, and things that I enjoy, like projects and thinking. Three of ideas for myself right off the top of my head would be a project manager, website admin and blog writer. Each of these jobs I could do from the comfort of my own home if I worked it right, and I could utilize all of my strengths while doing something that I enjoyed.

The next step is to figure out which of these three things is most obtainable. I think a project manager could be a possibility only if I got a degree and work experience (I’m shooting for sooner than that) or if I made my own company. I’m currently trying to become a decent blog writer right now, so we’ll check that one off as “feasible”. I like the way my site is looking and my general subject matter, I just need to muster the creative energies to write more extensively. I have no idea how you become a website administrator or how much they get paid, but it’s a job I could do from any location I think and it sounds pretty interesting.

Just like that, I’ve found a few ideas for ways to make money that fit right in with my strengths. Obviously it will be a little more difficult for you, because I had these thought out ahead of time and you may just be starting. Try to think using these steps though, and let me know how they work out. If you think a step is unnecessary or you have one to add, email me! lefebvret@hotmail.com.


3 Comments to “Old Post- What Kind of Business Should I Start?”

  1. One works without thinking how to work.

  2. That is what I always tell service clubs: If you hear of somebody who is very young and talented, pick them up and give them that little assistance to make sure that they get to the professional stage.

  3. Thnaks for the insight. It brings light into the dark!

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