I recently signed up for a coaching program to help keep me accountable for getting this site up and it is appropriately named The Quick Start Challenge because it is all about taking action. While many people need a fitness trainer to get in shape I needed a coach to help me manage my time, avoid the distractions, challenge me to take the next step and consult with me on certain key areas to make this business a success.
While the internet is awesome for a lot of things, the sheer volume of information and options can become overwhelming very quickly. Sometimes it is good to strip everything away and get back to basics. My ultimate hope for this site is to be able to show you and others simple ways to develop your unique knowledge and expertise into products you can use to start earning part time or full time revenue online.
You see, I know a lot of talented people. Some that can play the guitar and write music, some that can fix virtually anything, some that can cook amazing meals and some that turn simple projects with their kids into works of art. These are people that have something to share as do many thousands of others, but only a very small fraction of them know how to turn that passion or talent of theirs into a product, education, process or tutorial for someone else.
I am an entrepreneur at heart. I have always loved small business and the invention of new products, finding new ways of doing things and the ability and freedom to be able to take a simple idea and make it into a great business. That is my passion. I love streamlining processes and turning chaos into organization…I am a fixer plain and simple. What is it that you love? What hobbies or talents do you have that drive you?
If you aren’t sure how to answer that simple question you aren’t alone. Most people don’t have a simple answer for that, but why? The fact is, your talents, knowledge or expertise may be no big deal to you but there are others that would love to know what you know or be able to do what you do. People are constantly looking to solve problems or create new things and the internet is where they go to find this information. Imagine if someone, or many people were hungry to learn what you know!
A large part of this blog will be about discovery – to help you find your passion, talent or niche and turn that into a tangible product that can be marketed. I want to help you think about yourself and your unique abilities in a new way and give you a process for turning those abilities into products that you can earn money from online.
Technology makes it possible but most don’t know where to begin…do you?
If not, I encourage you to take this journey with me and start making a list of the things you spend your time on and what makes you feel most fulfilled. Whatever it is you are good at, I guarantee there are hundreds if not thousands of people out there that would do anything to be good at what seems to come so easily to you. Decide what kind of product your special talent could become and then turn it into something tangible that others can learn from and use. Once the item is in a format that can be purchased and used (read, listened to, watched, followed, etc.) then it becomes instantly valuable to anyone who ever wanted to learn how to play the guitar or write a song or make beef jerky or build a kite or anything else that someone may want to know.
My goal is to give you a little bit of my entrepreneurial spirit so you can see the value of your individual abilities, with some tools and ideas to help you develop those ideas into products that can then be sold or shared with others. Stay tuned for some next steps on how to identify the passions and abilities you have that may work well in the context of creating a new product!