In This Post, We’ll Talk About 5 Things Entrepreneurs Will Never Tell You
I’m going to tell you something that most entrepreneurs don’t talk about.
Things we consider but never dare to express aloud.
It has something to do with traffic. And it has everything to do with establishing a tribe of adoring followers and building an audience.
I’ll get to that later.
Concerning the nonsense that entrepreneurs seldom discuss.
Let’s start with one that everyone can understand.
1. What you do online will not be understood by everyone.
Unless they’re a blogger or business owner yourself.
No, it’s not your mother. Not your father. And definitely not your grandmother.
I’ve tried a hundred times to explain what I do online to my grandmother, but she still doesn’t comprehend it.
What’s more, guess what?
She still cares about me.
Being an entrepreneur is not the same as working for someone else. You haven’t taken the golden brick path. Not everyone will be able to comprehend.
In fact, when I first started online, I would try to describe what I do for a career and would generally get a blank, perplexed expression in return.
What are your thoughts about that?
You don’t have it.
Nowadays, I just use the internet to share what I’m doing. (When questioned) And then it’s up to them to figure out what to do with the remainder.
When you express confidence in yourself, the other person will usually reciprocate. It’s far more important what YOU believe about yourself than what people think about you.
So, with confidence, tell people what you do. Let them take care of the rest.
Some people will not “get it.”
2. There will be days when you want to give up. That is simply a fact.
Being an entrepreneur comes with a set of operational risks.
Because you work from home, not every day will be rainbows and unicorns.
In fact, I would argue that working from home is often more difficult than having a job. Because you know exactly what you have to accomplish next at work.
There is no such thing as a blueprint for an entrepreneur.
There is no such thing as a yellow brick road. You don’t have a boss instructing you what to do.
You are solely responsible for the success or failure of your company. And for most people, that’s some pretty terrifying stuff.
They can’t take full responsibility for their own accomplishment.
Alternatively, failing to collect a “guaranteed” cheque every two weeks.
Being an entrepreneur is not for everyone.
We’re made of a distinct material.
When you start your own internet business, there are no guarantees.
You’ll have days when you just want to give up.
Being an entrepreneur entails a certain amount of risk.
There are ups and downs to it.
However, it is without a doubt one of the most thrilling excursions you will ever have.
Those who achieve aren’t always the brightest or the sharpest.
They are merely those who have never given up.
3. It’s a lonely place.
(Wow… this is starting to seem a little dismal.) It will get better, I swear. Continue reading:)
Being an entrepreneur may be isolating at times. Especially if you’re trying to start an internet business. You spend the most of your day in front of a computer.
There are no employees who will disturb you at any time during the day. There is no one coming in.
discuss workplace rumors. Nobody is discussing their weekend plans. There will be no workplace parties.
The only thing in the backdrop is a sleeping dog. And, if your dog is anything like mine, a couple unexpected quiet farts.
For such a little dog, this is rather astounding.
However, the fact is that quiet may be deafening.
It’ll make you wish you worked with a slew of obnoxious coworkers.
But, as I’ve discovered, the secret is to make sure you include some social time into your schedule. Whether it’s online with like-minded business entrepreneurs, friends, family, or a spouse.
Even introverts like myself require some social interaction:)
4. Say good-bye to your 9-to-5 job!
When I tell people I work from home, they frequently respond with…
“Ohhhhhhh. That must be wonderful. “The ability to work whenever you choose.”
OMG!! I hope so.
Because each entrepreneur realizes that working hours will be far longer than 9 to 5. Especially at the start.
I used to get up early in the morning and stay up late into the night when I first started online. I didn’t have a “Plan B” because I didn’t have one. It was either make this thing work or return to college for me.
And, personally, I didn’t think college was for me. It was fantastic. However, I realized it wasn’t the perfect fit for me.
I was bitten by the entrepreneur bug hard. And I was prepared to go to any length to make this thing succeed.
I’m delighted I persevered several years after starting my first web blog. It’s been a thrilling experience. It’s frequently difficult. But, happily, it was a really enjoyable journey.
So, sure… I cheerfully bid farewell to my 9 to 5 job.
5. Be unprocessed. Be open and honest. Be true to yourself.
It’s no longer enough to have good content.
In fact, it appears like everyone these days is making “EPIC” stuff.
However, you’re still up against tens of thousands of other pieces of content that are generated every hour of the day.
So, how can you make yourself stand out?
Authenticity is what we desire now more than ever before.
Someone who will be completely honest with us.
Someone who is not afraid to tell it as it is. There will be no sugar-coating.
Someone who is willing to open up about their personal experiences.
The positive. The negative aspects. And then there’s the ugliness.
Especially the unattractive part 🙂
Because that’s where our attention is drawn.
We are drawn to those who are authentic and unfiltered.
People who are willing to tell their tale even if it isn’t “beautiful” or neatly wrapped.
Because that is something to which we can connect.
So much of today’s online content is devoid of any feeling of human connection. The majority of individuals are simply frightened to be themselves.
I’m one of them.
But it is exactly what we desire. As both a creator and a reader.
Raw, quirky, rebellious, and genuine.
Your readers will be drawn to your strange eccentricities because they humanize you.
You’re real when you’re flawed.
It’s a human tale.
And it’s what will set your material apart from the competition.
It’s why customers choose to buy from you rather than from someone else.
We have the ability to influence thousands of people through our content, blog posts, videos, and podcasts as entrepreneurs.
Make certain you’re making something worthwhile.
Because that’s how raving fans are born.