I’m sure there are plenty of people in Brentwood who daydream about starting their own business while rotting in their cubicles. The time is now right to turn that dream into a solid reality! Since the start of this ongoing economic crisis, jobs are just not as secure as they once were. Instead of letting that be a bad thing, it means that there’s no time like the present to set up shop and start your own business.
The interweb is a wonderful place to look for inspiration. Whether you want to find out the secrets of already successful bloggers, learn marketing how-to’s from savvy self-starters, or just wallow in the wisdom of others that have managed to transform their hobby into a rather profitable venture, the internet is one invaluable tool.
Brentwood, here are some suggestions that can help you to turn your creative business vision into a reality. Log on your computer and get to it! Supreme start-up knowhow is only a few mere clicks away.
Design Sponge is a super famous blog on the design circuit that displays daily posts about established and up-and-coming designers, crafters and artists who are all doing what they love. A series called “Biz Ladies” features Q & A’s and articles specifically geared to inspire others to follow in their footsteps. Be sure to check out the archive, which is crammed full of valuable articles.
The annual ALT Summit conference in Salt Lake City in January is where the coolest and most successful design bloggers hold court. Peruse the ALT Summit blog to find blogs, recaps and presentations from past conferences, some of which can clue you in on how to monetize your business.
Some advice transcends time and is always relevant, which is certainly the case with the Boss Lady Podcast from SXSW that was first aired in several years ago in March 2007. Five female entrepreneurs discuss their experiences in starting successful creative businesses. You will also learn about other resources to use as a guide to establishing and running your own creative business.
If you are aspiring to blog professionally, then you should look into Google Adsense. The service is free to join and it enables you to earn a commission whenever someone clicks upon an ad from within your blog and makes a purchase. Just mentioning anything from particular household items, to getting your favorite movies fast on Netflix, to alerting people about on how to find an HSBC credit card has the possibility of generating some income. Stop daydreaming and get to it!