The Simplest Guide to Building a Business around Your Skills

Starting a business can be a rewarding and challenging experience. But in most cases, it is always worth it. You see, one of the best ways to live your life your way, have all the freedom and be happy is building a business. It is even easier when you are leveraging your skills.

Now, don’t get it twisted. Building a business is not a baby thing. It is very had. Starting is mostly the harder part. But the moment you kick off and get going, it gets a little better.

My intention for this blog post is to help make your process easier and also let you know that it is possible to have a business.

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1. Know what you are good at doing (Your skills): Even before we start talking about anything at all, remember is post is to explain to you how you can build a business around your skills. So, therefore, it is just right we talk about the first things first.

What skills do you have? What can you do to make the life of someone better in exchange for money?

You see when I was making my career decision, I considered the fact that I would want to have the freedom to travel and see my parents back in our village whenever I want to. This decision has shaped my choice and that is how my journey to becoming a graphic designer started.

Think about what you are good at, and what you enjoy doing the most. If you have a skill already, then let’s go to the 2nd point. But you don’t, you need to decide on getting one. With the help of the internet (YouTube, Google, and others), you can acquire loads of high-paying skills within days. Start developing skills that you would love to build a business around. Just make sure you know what you want.

2. Conduct Market Research (Are your skills needed): It is one thing to start a business but it is another thing for people to participate in your business. Before you start a business, make sure you do your market research to determine if people need those services or not.

When I started learning to become a graphics designer, I did not perform market research. Why because I had no idea what that was. I just started because I needed to learn something which was very bad.

Conducting market research helps speed up your process and makes more of your steps clearer. When you are about to learn any skills, try to see if those skills have a demand before starting.

3. Have a Business Plan: Here is a part most people don’t like to here. But having a business plan for a business is such a great guide and a big belief for you personally. A business plan is a simple guide that gives you a step-by-step guide to what your plans are, how they will be carried out, and what you need to be doing to ensure the growth of the business. These are things you write down yourself based on what you intend to do with your business.

Having a business plan is a must and helps a lot when you are starting up. I can help you develop a business plan for your business for free. Get in touch with me below.

Now with the 3 points mentioned above, that is supposed to be the fundamental process to building your business. After diligently getting all those 3 steps done, you should be on track to starting out.

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Now, we are moving to the main work part of the process. We are assuming you have your skills, and get all the above steps done so your next thing should be…

4. Start Marketing: No. this is not posting on your status randomly or sharing on your socials. This is more that you are thinking. I have the details to this process in my next post.

Thank you for being here and reading.

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