The hardest part of starting an online business
There is a lot of different hardships that come with starting an online business but in my opinion, one of them out rules the others.
I believe that the hardest part in starting an online business is the confidence level that you have of yourself. We are our own’s worst critic and even our own thoughts may get in the way from achieving our goals and dreams.
Before I started my online business, I had been taking courses to brush up on my skills. It took me for-eveeeeer to complete them. I knew I was procrastinating because I had so much fear within me, I had the fear of failing, the fear of being made fun of, the fear of not being good enough.
The fear of not being good enough was what held me back for so long. I had finished taking the courses mid-November 2017 and I didn’t launch my online business until mid-February 2018! I took a full month and a half to “prepare to launch” and in January I escaped reality by going on a two-week trip to Europe. Although that trip was worth it, it was yet another excuse for me not to start sooner.
I was procrastinating because I was so afraid of the unknown! If you didn’t know, procrastinating is another word for fear. Let me explain, many of us have and will procrastinate and why is that? Is it because we’re not comfortable with having to do unknown things? Or just the simple fear of failing or doing badly? For me, it was both.
No one said it would be easy! Launching an online business or any business for that matter is really scary. You just have to take the leap, as cheesy as that sounds, just go for it. If you don’t go for it, you’re always going to make excuses (aka procrastinate) for yourself. Even when I did launch my online business I was still not ready, and I still had a lot of learning to do, heck I hadn’t even landed my first client!
It’s all a mindset game from pre-launch to post-launch. After you launch you’ll feel excited and motivated but that can easily wear down. Being an entrepreneur comes with its ebbs and flows and you just have to go with it, you’re going to have really good days and some that aren’t so good. But at the end of the day it’s your choice whether you want to keep on fighting to finding your true journey.
I hope this post helps motivate anyone in starting their entrepreneurial journey. If you took anything away from this post let it be this;