If you want to feel true fulfillment and satisfaction in life, one of the things you’re probably going to want to do is start a business that lights you up. In other words, the venture is one that provides entrepreneurial passion, and you enjoy doing daily. Here’s how to find your passion to start a business.
Why entrepreneurial passion matters
Starting a biz is a great way to get out of the rat race and make your own money doing something that you feel really matters. However, it’s all too easy to let outside influences get in the way and start a business for the wrong reasons.
Ahem, by wrong reasons, I mean creating a start up primarily for cash. Although you want to make money, don’t get me wrong on that! Having debt is not fun.
But monetary gain shouldn’t be one of the main reasons you decide to become an entrepreneur. Getting rich isn’t really what “making it” is all about.
3 ways to find your passion to start a business:
Think back to when you felt most alive
It’s a good idea to think back to the times you have felt happiest and most alive, as opposed to just going through the motions of the days and nights. Taking this time for introspection can give you a clue as to what sorts of things your business should entail.
You might even want to look as far back as childhood to rediscover your passion. I know that’s what I did as I adored writing from a young age and as a young adult fell out of the habit of daily writing for myself. Only 6 years ago did I reconnect with my love of the written word and began my career path as a blogger and author.
Consider the people you would most like to help
Who would you most like to help? What is their age range and their career?
Knowing exactly who they are will help you to target them in your marketing and reach them more effectively. When you keep this audience in mind as you offer products and services you truly care about, then you’ll deliver them in ways that make sense for those who can benefit from them.
Know how to find your passion to start a business while growing it to help more people
Make sure you know how to build your business so that you can help the most people possible. You’re going to need a solid marketing strategy, including SEO and PPC.
Below, you can find out more about PPC.
Check out this Learning Management Systems PPC Guide Infographic
Using SEO and PPC to build your business
The reality is that if you’re starting a business you must have a strong online presence. And key to attractive more visitors to your website are SEO (search engine optimization) and PPC (pay-per-click) campaigns.
An effective marketing strategy using a combination of PPC advertising and SEO. When done right, you can leverage your website to be highly visible to leading search engines (hello, Google!) by landing on the front page of results pages for the keywords you want to rank for.
Add in PPC ads to the mix and you’ll recover clicks from people searching online that you might otherwise have missed. Plus, when done right, PPC ads don’t cost a lot. Remember to always stay within your budget, which will naturally grow over time as your biz expands and profits.
Remember to take care of your employees too
As you expand, you will likely take on employees to help with the increasing workload. When you do that, make sure that you take steps to protect workers, both mentally and physically.
Not only will you be helping your team feel better but you also are on the path to more productivity and better annual output. Plus, employees who feel like their boss cares about them are more likely to be loyal to your organization, rather than looking for work elsewhere.
Find your entrepreneurial passion to start a business
I’m curious as to what “lights you up”? If you could start a business tomorrow doing something you’re passionate about, what would it focus on?
15 thoughts on “How to find your passion to start a business”
Awesome and useful read!
Terrific to hear!
Keep going, you’ve got this, Ronald!
I agree. A lot of young entrepreneurs just need some words of advice and encouragement which your blog might provide. Keep posting
Encouragement can go a long way! Thanks for being here, Ms. Beverly
this is so true, once you found something you are passionate about, there is no feeling of working there, only driven energy to grow
Right? When energy is expended on something you love to do, the more difficult aspects seem less like work. Not to mention the feelings of self-fulfillment and providing something people need and/or love themselves. Owning your own business provides a larger window on the world too, since you get to interface and network with like minds and not-so-like minds. It’s all good!
Absolutely agree with you! We are so much more empowered than what we realized
You’re spot on, Mary Jo, spot on!!
I agree with you Christy. There are many factors involved in any business but investing our money and energy wisely in something where our confidence is important.. we should go with our own ideas.
Especially when we’re passionate about what we’re doing, Deeksha! :)
Have a great rest of your week, Deeksha!