Build a business while working a part time job

Business plans are great, but it doesn’t alway go as planned

I would say for many that this is a great path. Unfortunately I wish I took this path. I am running a full-time business figuring things out as I go.  Many who still work a traditional job, they either want to add to their income or explore new ideas, they want to leave their full-time job, or in my case ,I started a business AND I still have other ideas because I’m not certain about the business I started.

I started my business out of necessity, but didn’t have time to worry over the details, so I just got started. I would say my mistake was overthinking what kind of business I should do and not revealing some of my talents to others sooner and simply just begin helping people. That is what this blog is primarily going to be about. Serving others in my talents, treasures.The goal here is to serve others along side with a few other goals, but primarily to serve. A long time ago I learned a guiding principle.; 

You can have everything in life you want, if you will help other people get what they want. -Zig Ziglar.

When you have limited time you need to get to the heart of a few things.  

  • What people want.
  • What they are willing to pay for it.
  • What you are willing to do to fulfill their desire.
  • How big your business is going to be?
  • Can you repeat it over and over?
  • Are they happy with what you are doing?
  • Are you happy with what you are doing?
  • What is the goal is of this business? (World domination or a six figure side hustle.)

Not every business persons goals are the same.

I figure if you are reading an article like this for advice, then you let me confirm something you already are thinking.  Just because some of the goals of the business people you know are similar, they aren’t going to be the same as yours.  

This is good, and it’s bad.

If you aren’t solid with your plan, If you don’t have mentors in place, If you can’t get in front of the right people, It can be demoralizing. 

It can also be expensive.

That’s why working out the kinks and learning to cash flow your problems upfront in the brave new world where moonlighting and side hustles are allowed, or at least a lot less frowned upon is a good thing.  It takes a team and probably more assets than you think, even if you are planning on being a one man team.  

So test your idea on the side, but make quick work of it.   

Have you done this?  Tell me how you did it. I would love to hear ideas, and stories of other people who have side hustles or who made it out that way.  Even if it didn’t go so well I want to know those too!  Leave your comments below.