I have always wanted to be my own boss, own my own company. For years I studied and worked for other people, learning the ropes, all the time wanting to break free, but something stopped me. I’m sure we all feel it – the fear of the unknown. Before you do it, the thought process takes over your mind and consumes your days, but there are also thoughts holding you back. What if i fail? What if I am not as good as I think I am? What if I struggle to find customers?
However, there is a phrase that has stuck in my mind that says you should choose a career doing something that you love, because if you enjoy doing something, you will become good at it, and if you are good enough then you can make a living from it. I decided it was time that I gave it a go, if I did not now, I may never do it. I love social media and can’t think of anything I’d rather do for a living, seeing as being a professional footballer is out of my league!
So I did my research, spoke to people in the industry and asked potential customers about their thoughts and needs, then made a “to-do” list and ticked the items off one-by-one. All I can say is that I am glad I took the leap towards my dream, it takes a lot of thought and a lot of planning, but now that I have done it, I feel like I have achieved something.
Now here I am, sitting here, blogging about how it all started, I have been doing digital marketing for years now, but the freedom and satisfaction I get from doing it for myself is hard to beat. If I can give any advice to people out there, dreaming of being their own boss, is this – think about it long and hard, plan in detail how you will achieve it, then go for it!