In an earlier post we said that without a doubt it is time to wake up and take charge of your own well-being.
I’m simply not going to pretend.
The signs could not be more clear.
Now let me get down to the business of understanding.
Let’s uncomplicate things, and more importantly, let me propose the outline of a solution.
But first, let me say that if you are unaffected by the sharp rise in the cost of living day to day, or, not troubled by an evolving sense that something is way off and and headed in the wrong direction, there is no need to read on.
If, however, you catch what I’m talking about, the rest of this piece is for you.
It is time to take action on a Plan B and take your financial well-being seriously by looking into a side business to improve your cash flow.
So what’s holding you back?
Most likely it’s things like time, effort, and money. Or, the vague idea of needing to be “ready” to be able to handle running your own side gig.
Time waits for no one, ready or not.
Maybe you’re so overwhelmed by the idea that you become paralyzed with the options? I understand…but…
If there is one thing I know about my customers, it is that you want something to challenge your creative side and offer an opportunity to create some wealth and perhaps a legacy in the long run.
But right now it’s about keeping your head above water and avoiding financial problems.
So now you’ll ask… “what if I have no experience in business?” Well, since you’re reading this, I assume you have interest in a business like mine – the Princess Party business.
My answer is, there is no such thing as a lack of experience to do this. If you love kids, party planning, dress up, and are willing to learn, you’ve got this.
And besides, you have me to lean on to get started.
And now you’re questioning:
“Will this work for me if I’m still working a 9 – 5?”
Absolutely! This is a part-time weekend business, and I recommend you don’t quit your day job, just yet. You’ll need your weekends, plus a few hours during the week to prepare for your parties.
Oh, and there’s one last thing, you say.. I don’t have that much money to start up.
That does not need to stop you. I can show you different ways to start up without leasing a space and keep start up costs down. Ways you can get started right away. Plus very cost effective ways to run your business.
I think we’ve covered the issues of time, effort, money, and the confidence to pursue what you know is the right thing for yourself and your family.
Here are 4 more great reasons to start your side business now:
1. A Flexible Schedule
Gone are the days of having to request vacation days or personal time off – with your own business, there’s no one to OK your time off, but you. You can sleep in late (or get up early), decide to take a long lunch, or pick up the kids when you need to. All without having to alert anyone or feeling guilty about it. That’s a really BIG pro of owning your own business.
2. No Boss Breathing Down Your Neck
When you work for yourself, you suddenly develop a whole new love for you boss! Gone are the mornings met with passive-aggressive emails about reports not being done on time or where is that travel arrangement I asked for? When you work for yourself, you have only your own deadlines and deliverables to attend to. No one else’s agenda is on the line, except your own.
3. Never Having to Choose Between Work and Family
According to a study by Freshbooks (an online invoicing software for small businesses), 56% of self-employed professionals say working for themselves makes it easier to find flexibility when they need to be there for family. Of those with children, 42% say it’s now easier [being self-employed] to assure that the kids have quality care.
As a mother with a small business, needing to run off to a necessary doctor appointment or school meeting is as simple as getting in the car. No more need to request time off or find someone to fill in for the time you’ll be away from your desk. This simple, but important ability is one of the major reasons that Princess Tea Parties are a solid option for women.
4. If you are good at what you, and give families a memorable experience, they will tell others
Parents want to see their children happy, give them a memorable experience and not be stressed in the process. Also, because a birthday occurs only once a year and is often a compelling reason for extended family members to participate, Parents are willing to pay a premium for a stellar experience.
I can think of at least 10 more fabulous reasons to get moving on this business, but I think you get the point.