Was Starting Your Business A Good Idea?

Don't give up, the beginning is always the hardest

It all started from a small seed of thought planted in your mind.

Perhaps someone saw your handmade products and said to you: ”You’re really talented. You could start a business selling those.”

And so the idea was born.

You started your handmade business or online shop. There was much enthusiasm from your family or friends. You even got a couple of orders.

And then reality hit! It was going to take more than your little fan club to run a business.  You needed customers.

So you tried dabbling with social media. You tweeted about your products and posted them on Facebook. But the results – to put it mildly – weren’t what you hoped for.

And then the creeping doubts began to appear, clouding your initial excitement. Was starting your business … a bad idea?

Does this sound familiar? 

The first thing to know is that you’re not alone. Almost everyone goes through this stage of doubt.

When you first plan your business, you’re fired up. It’s easy to get carried away on that wave of encouragement with your nearest and dearest cheering you on. And you may have thought that as soon as you started, the customers would find you, and the orders pour in.

However, that rarely happens straight away. And it can be frightening.

And you realise that while you have a passion to design and make products, it’s going to take a lot more than that to run your business.

What do you do and where do you begin to start getting those customers?

The marketing, blogging, social media, SEO, press releases, newsletters … Suddenly it can all seem quite overwhelming.

But the good news is that it isn’t as difficult as you might think.

I’m not going to deny it doesn’t take work. It does. You’re going to have to put in a lot of effort. And it can also take time. So you’ll need to have patience and be persistent.

You may even find that some aspects (like internet marketing or social media) turn out to be quite straight forward once you learn the skills. Even enjoyable.

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