Confucius said: “Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” I love working online. As a matter of fact, I am excited every day to get to the computer and get started. Jolynn and I launched our first online business over three years ago and I am just as excited today as I was on that first day. I feel very lucky to be doing what I do on a daily basis.
Working online is an aspiration for many people. Many people think that working online means spending an hour a day on your computer and raking in the dough. I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but that’s not how it works. As a matter of fact, Jolynn and I did not take a penny from our business for the first two years. We put any profits back in to our site as an investment for the future. I, personally, spend 8-12 hours a day at the computer. Can you see why you need to love what you are doing? For those who thought the money was going to be easy, they would have walked away after the first couple of months. And the fact is, many people do walk away.
So why did we stick with it? Well, we both love it. We love working online, we love working in the advertising industry, we love networking with other owners, we love helping members achieve their goals, we love the challenge of creating a productive resource for others, and we love the possibilities of what the future holds.
Take time to think long and hard about starting an online business. Find someone in your industry who is doing what you think you would like to do and then ask a ton of questions. If you decide you want to become an online entrepreneur, then I hope you love working online, just like I do.