A solopreneur business is indeed one of the most favored trends expected to grow exponentially. HBR.org reckons that “Overall, there are now an estimated 17.9 million “solopreneurs”. The number of solopreneurs making more than $100,000 from their independent work is estimated to be 2.7 million.” So your dreams are just right. But are you personally ready for what it takes?
Maybe you’re in a humdrum job, or just one that you are fatigued with. Or you are growing tired with boredom. The idea of starting an online solopreneur business beckons – and it sounds feasible because you can start on a shoestring budget. Beware, it’s when this kind of dreaming happens that you leap into the online world without thinking what else it may require of you than just small money!
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16 big reasons why you need to become a solopreneur without delay!
To become a solopreneur, there is something you must want badly. You must want a lean online business that produces mean results. Am I right? Well, although every aspiring solopreneur thinks that way, the readiness to start is something that meets with a lot of inner resistance and excuses.
If you too have been dreaming of an online solopreneur business, but getting stymied in making that auspicious beginning, my guess is that you need some positive strokes! So here’s a countdown of 16 solid reasons why you ABSOLUTELY should become a solopreneur. Take ten minutes to read this – but no more. If you still don’t get started after that, you’ll need something more drastic than this benign blog post!
- The financial payoffs are not to be sneezed at
- The lifestyle payoffs are pretty immense
- The flexibility of choices is to be envied
- The fraternity of solopreneurs is mighty energizing
5 expert tips on difference between solopreneurs and entrepreneurs!
Locating the difference between solopreneurs and entrepreneurs could feel like needless hairsplitting … but knowing the distinction does have practical value. It can help you identify your best route to digital solopreneuring success.
Experts believe that the real difference between solopreneurs and entrepreneurs lies in the mind. It’s more about 5 different attitudes towards work. If you look closely, you may find your attitude clearly fits into one category or the other, and this could help you create the business you want, and avoid the one you don’t want.
- #1: Liking business versus liking aloneness
- #2: Money-making versus self-expression
- #3: Hiring production workers versus hiring admin guys
- #4: Creating brands versus being the brand
1 secret fact nobody told you about solopreneur success!
Solopreneur success may elude you if you look for it in all the wrong directions. Consider this: the two old ways of defining solopreneurial success appear to have both passed their sell-by date. Some old theories of business success, for example, harped on outer achievements like money, power, market domination, competitive success and so on. Other theories advocated “soft successes” like the inner joy that comes from giving expression to passions, missions, emotions, talents, skills and work-life balance.
Yet, whichever way you look at it, all these solopreneur success theories still seem to have some holes somewhere. So, what then should we solopreneurs do? If not by outer things or inner things, is there a third way to define success, and is it within the reach of all of us? There sure is.
- Solopreneur success isn’t to be found by “having more” or even “doing more”
- The profound Zen monk story and the clue to where solopreneur success is hidden
- Truth: Solopreneur success lies inside “grunt work” – and not outside of it
- 10 ways to performing grunt work to give you a sense of real solopreneur success
Of 100s of solopreneur business ideas, there’s only one that works!
Read this line again: Of the 100s of solopreneur business ideas you’ll find online, only one model really works. The problem is that people who have an eagerness to begin and succeed at an online business start by looking in the same way that they have been conventionally asked to look at offline businesses. That’s where they go wrong.
It may come as a shock to most eager online solopreneurs that if you want to thrive with an online business, you don’t have to actually start with a product or service to sell. Instead you have to build an audience first that trusts whatever you have to say … and then you can sell whatever you like to that audience!
- The online buyer comes in first as an elaborate information seeker
- The best online business model is one of an “info publisher”
- Steps to building and monetizing your unassailable targeted online audience
- The email subscriber list is the real heart of your business
5 toughest obstacles in learning the solopreneur mindset!
The solopreneur mindset is so much written about. Considering that everybody is talking of the future economy as belonging to the online solopreneur, it’s vitally important to know if you have the right mindset to make your solopreneur business start on the right footing and then survive and thrive.
What people don’t often tell you is that going into starting an online solopreneur business is not always as easy as it sounds – because there are five requirements of the solopreneur mindset that call for some strengthening in thinking. If you aren’t already a person with these 5 characteristics, you may face some inner resistance to changing your mindset to support your solopreneuring goals.
- The email subscriber list is the real heart of your business
- The solopreneur mindset will require that you’re always asking the question “Why?”
- The solopreneur mindset will demand that you think from an audience perspective
- The solopreneur mindset will force you to live precariously at the cutting edge
42 million reasons to be part of the solopreneur economy!
The solopreneur economy is going to be worth $42 million by 2026. Intuit has predicted this. In its Future of Small Business report it states that the number of small businesses in the U.S. – most of them solo operations – will grow from about 30 million in 2014 to about 42 million in 2026. The annual growth rate will rise to 3.3%, up from 2% annual growth from 2004 to 2014, according to the financial and accounting software company.
After you’ve had a moment to digest this, consider what you’ll be missing if you’re not part of all this action! If you’ve been toying with the idea of starting a solopreneur business online, and wondering when will be a good date to begin, the answer would be “yesterday”. Hasten to join this party!
- Consumer trends are gravitating towards solopreneurs serving niche products
- Technology has not just levelled the playing field, it’s “advantage solopreneurs”
- There’s a mass psychological shift in people towards the laptop lifestyle
- Authenticity is the new foundation of business trust and solopreneurs are seen as genuine