If you speak to any millionaire, they will tell you that if you can’t find a job doing something that you love, that is the secret to making money. It appears to be true in many cases. The truth is that doing a job that is centered around your passion means you will lead a far happier life. Work won’t seem like a daily grind; you will leap out of bed and head to the office.
Of course, very few of us are in that situation. Mostly we work out of need. While we may have been good at a particular set of skills, those skills may not have reflected our passions. We may not have considered a job that involves our hobbies because it was too hard to create a career out of what we adored. Instead, we decided to settle.
Today, the internet has made it so much easier for us to start a business. A business doing what we enjoy. Especially if you are someone who loves to make things. An artist or a craftsman. For those in the creative industry, the internet has made this our time.
Starting off is always the hard part, this is where you have to be brave. It is time to put your product out to the public. To set you off you could just start visiting craft shows or setting up a store at your local market. This will allow you direct access to your consumer and will tell you if you have a product that will sell. The next step is simple, take your product to market via an online sales broker site such as Etsy.
Starting your Etsy shop is very easy, providing you have the right ideas. You simply sign up online, accept their payment terms, upload images and descriptions of your products and there you go. All set to start making money. Of course, it’s not as simple as that; you will need to start getting your name out there. Build a good following on Facebook and Twitter, then push your Etsy shop out to as many as your friends as you can.
While you are gathering momentum, you could start to think about the next level. There are companies that build screen printing and embroidery shop software which will help make running a shop easy and maximize the time you have to create new product lines. You could also take some classes on accountancy and get to learn about tax. This will help you improve your efficiency with cash flow and help you understand about stocking. If you are just starting out an online accountant may be best for you. They are often a lot cheaper than high street accountants and offer the same service. You are also strongly recommend hiring a sales tax filing service, this can be quite complicated and definitely a topic you will want to leave up to a professional!
It may sound like a whole new world you haven’t even considered, but if you start small and keep on building, your little acorn will soon grow into a large oak. Believe in yourself, do plenty of research and you could be at the head of your own company. While you may not make a million dollars, you will feel like a millionaire.