Imagine that it is Monday morning, you check your mail and you see that you have made a few thousand Naira last weekend. How would you like that?
That is quite possible with an online business in Nigeria! As far as I’m concerned, you can’t make a better choice than starting an online business. I’m glad I did and now make most of my income from digital products.
Money comes in even when you don’t work
I really enjoy meeting people in real life, giving training courses and inspiring people as a speaker, but I don’t want to be stuck in traffic every day.
I was so done with that! Now I can work wherever and whenever I want, so on my terms. If there is a nice request to speak in front of an audience or to give a training, I will certainly accept it.
But it’s also nice if you take a trip with your family at the weekend, do some sports or are away for a weekend and in the meantime money is coming in.
Ultimate freedom as an online entrepreneur
Of course you can’t get rich overnight. Even if you have automated as much as possible and have your systems in order, you still have to work with an online company.
For example, you need to spend time on your marketing, networking and customer service. But the more you earn, the more work you can outsource. As an online entrepreneur you have more flexibility and freedom.
And that’s usually the reason you started your own business and that freedom feels so good! I can also go for a run or horseback ride in between. And even when I’m on vacation, my business continues to run and I earn money.
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And I truly believe that you too can start an online business. As long as you know how to handle this. I previously wrote articles about how to build an online business in 6 steps and mistakes that are often made with online business ..
10 reasons why you should start an online business in Nigeria.
1. Organize your own time
One of the best things about an online business is that you can decide how you organize your time. You are not dependent on office hours and can therefore also do other things in between.
This way you can adapt your company to your lifestyle and, for example, only work when your children are at school. You decide how many hours you work and can work from anywhere. This way you can really do business on your terms.
2. Work from anywhere
You can work anywhere as long as you have WiFi. So you can just work from home. I prefer to consult with customers via Zoom, Skype or telephone. That saves a lot of travel time anyway because it is getting busier on the Nigerian roads.
As a result, I get a lot more done in a day. But you can also combine work and travel. So you can also work from Bali or Marrakech. Unfortunately, that is not (yet) possible with a number of teenagers.
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3. Starting an online business requires little investment
If you sell your knowledge online, you don’t have to invest much. Basically all you need is a laptop and WiFi. Of course you need to know how to approach this because even if you are already an entrepreneur, doing business online still requires different knowledge and skills. So it takes time to learn this. There is a lot of information on the internet about starting an online business.
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4. You can make work of your passion
Building an online business takes patience and above all, it takes passion. So don’t start a business because you think it’s a popular topic and you can earn money from it. Then you can’t keep it up.
Especially in the beginning you are working on this for the necessary hours. But the great thing is, you can build a business about something you’re really passionate about (and then it feels less like work).
Although of course there are always jobs that you don’t like, but as long as you know what you’re doing this for, these jobs become less annoying. And these are the first things you can outsource after a while.
5. No cap on how much you earn
An online business is scalable. With an online business there is no ceiling on your potential income.
For example, you can create an online training and then you can sell it over and over again. For example, I did that with my Pinterest training . And it doesn’t matter if there are a hundred people or thousands of people participating in that training.
It’s just as much work for you. You no longer exchange your time for money and therefore no longer work on the basis of an hourly invoice. If you do, you can also earn more by increasing your prices or working more hours. But you probably don’t want to work 80 hour weeks to earn more?
6. You grow as a person
You can constantly develop yourself in your profession and in the field of online business and apply this in your company. Every time your business grows, it requires new skills.
You may need to learn how to lead a team or create an automatic sales funnel. But you can also constantly update your professional knowledge (because you are responsible for the training budget yourself) and apply it again in your company.
By constantly learning, growing and daring to go outside your comfort zone, you will never get bored and always work on a better version of yourself and your company, how exciting is that?!
7. The more you earn, the less you work
The only thing better than making more money is working less. And of course this is not your only goal when you start an online business because in the beginning it is rock hard and hard work and you may work extra long days.
But the great thing about doing business online is that the more you earn, the less you can work. If you earn more money, you can also outsource more work or build a team around you that takes over certain jobs from you.
8. You are your own boss
If you have an online business, you are your own boss. Nobody tells you what to do. You only have to be accountable to yourself (and of course keep your agreements with customers).
Who doesn’t want the freedom to be their own boss? You decide for yourself what work you do and don’t do and who you want to work with. You no longer feel like you are spending your time building someone else’s dream.
You can make all the decisions yourself. Being your own boss gives you the flexibility to live a lifestyle that suits you.
9 Make more impact
With an online business you can help more people, and therefore make more impact. So you don’t just make money with what you enjoy doing, but you can really mean something to others.
Because you should have a clear mission or motivation (and not just make more money). With your expertise you really help people further in their business or change their lives and people are grateful for that.
10. Anyone can learn
Online business is no higher math. I am convinced that anyone can start an online business. As long as you have all the pieces of the puzzle and the right mindset. I wasn’tan expertin this myself and I’m definitely not technical, but now I am hereexpert
If customers see you as an expert in your field, you will immediately see that reflected in your bank account. Everyone wants to do business with you. Customers know they get their money’s worth when they knock on your door…
by following many courses and my enormous drive to master this.
But above all by taking action and experimenting to see what works and what doesn’t. Through trial and error I have mastered online entrepreneurship.
Online entrepreneurship can be learned so your passion and work ethics are much more important.
Are you unsure about an online business? Then delve into the possibilities, set a deadline and then just make the decision. Is your heart beating faster? Then go make that dream come true and take action.
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