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Once again I was thinking last night while I was trying to go to sleep, about starting that side hustle, passive income or you know something. The thing is I have done the research, I have seen what is needed, the costs to do them, but somehow I just cannot seem to get myself to do it. So, I am wondering if maybe something drastic needs to happen in my life for me to jump into something – you know what I mean.
You hear all over the internet about people losing their jobs at the start of the pandemic, only to start their own online business and become successful. The company I work for is in the middle of being sold, and it’s been going on for some time, things do not look good, and people are beginning to jump ship. I am still in limbo in regards to where I am going to be in two months, whether out of a job and hunting for a new one or working at the same place – it is uncertain. Now, I have been encouraged by former co-workers that I should look for a new job now and not wait. I am the last person that does what I do, my co-worker just put in her notice and her last day is October 1st. During her exit interview, they mentioned that they will be looking to backfill her position, but I am not sure if that means I am still employed or what. You, see I have been with this company since 2004, and I was the first in the position I am in now and funny but I am the last one as of October 1st– that is funny. I built the process, and workflows from scratch and learned their products and services, not to mentioned. I could go on, but the thing is I was never allowed to move up, don’t; get me wrong, I attempted on several occasions and even once I was going to offer to take a pay cut, but before I got a chance the internal recruiter said I made too much now and hung up on me. I was even told by some managers that they did not want me to move up because I was extremely important in my current role and needed me to stay there.
Back to this possible need of having some drastic or awful happen to me for me to start my own business. I am thinking does it need to get to that point. I mean I am writing this and I recognize it, but why is it that I cannot move forward with starting something new. Since my first post on Passive income, side hustle, I have received tons of ads on opportunities. Besides those I mentioned in Drop Shipping – Research, there are new ones as well. Let me share one that I received an ad about owning 100+ sites that would generate passive income for a one-time fee of $325. The company would sell you the rights to these products or services (Diets, financial ideas, etc.), then they would set up your first store for you, as a partnership with Shopify, to get you started, that is $29 monthly fee from Shopify. No products to sell, or ship, these sites sell digital products or services – I believe they are eBooks and things like that, but even though I see these opportunities I can’t get myself to move forward, there is reluctance in me to start, but I do not know what it is.
Obviously, I do not wish something awful or drastic to happen to me, and I am confident that whatever happens in my current job, I will be fine. But I do know that I need to get off my butt and seriously start something, even if it is a simple site with Shopify and 10 products or something, and start learning how to market the site. Maybe I should just start learning new methods of marketing my current blog, and affiliate connections – that could be the first step I guess. I am not going to lie, but at the end of my regular job, and all the homework and drama at my house, I just need some time for myself, and I know that time spent on me could be spent on something productive, something that would lead to a passive income. Look, I am sure I am not alone on this, there has to be millions of people thinking about starting some type of side business, but with all the hype and information out there it could get overwhelming really quickly. You begin to doubt these so-called Gurus of Affiliate Marketing or Dropshipping companies promising results the next day, and then you begin to doubt yourself in being successful which leads to never attempting something. That brings me to my point, does something awful need to happen for us to try something new or move on, or take the plunge? I am hoping to get past all this and one day post something about a new venture that I took, but until then I will keep doing me.
I appreciate your time and once again as I always do, I leave you with this thought, “It is scary to start something new, whether it is a new job, a new relationship, or anything new, but don’t feel bad about being scared, because the thing is, you need to keep moving forward, even if they are baby steps, just remember never stop – also remember, you are not alone”.