Everyone has to start someplace! Everyone who has dreamed of owning their own business couldn’t wait for the day to say to the boss.. I QUIT! However, unless you are a trust-fund baby, we all have to earn a living and sometimes quitting your day job when your business hasn’t made a dime, is financial suicide! Remember, food and a roof over your head comes first! Many of us have to stay in our full-time jobs and work our part time business ownership dreams on the side. Its hard, but not impossible.
Its all about time management.
Give yourself an hour each evening to devote to your business! Get on the phone and call perspective clients, your business coach, your potential vendors, or whatever it is that your business model needs! You will be amazed what you can get done in just this one hour. And remember, the weekends are yours to work your business!
The best advice that we can give is to make yourself a calendar, with goals and objectives and STICK TO IT! Give yourself due dates and STICK TO THEM! It takes a lot of time and devotion to get a business off of the ground.
At some point you will HAVE to quit your job in order to work your business. Its a scary leap.
However, here is the deal…
If you were to build a house, you wouldn’t move in until the house was habitable, right? The same goes with your business. Don’t quit your day job until you have the means from your business to somewhat support yourself. You don’t want to end up living out of your car.. or worse… AT YOUR PARENTS!
Here are some tips:
Make a solid business plan!
Raise some capitol (see this post) You might be able to pay yourself out of the capitol if written into your business plan.
Time management is the key.
Maybe your boss will let your work part time when you are in transition mode.
Good luck and keep at it. You will eventually be a business owner!!
Words of warning… DO NOT work your business from your day job. That is a sure way of getting FIRED!