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I’m not the poster child of an entrepreneur.

  • I dropped out of community college
  • I go from random job to random job
  • I’ve never made more than $24,000 at a job

I’m a pretty bad candidate for running a business. That’s where the internet comes in.

There’s information all over the place. Have a question? Google it or tweet it and you’ll get an answer.

Here are 3 things that I attribute to my ability to work for myself and make more money than I’ve ever made at a “job”.

  • Passion

I love what I do. I don’t want breaks or need a vacation. I can’t imagine working for anyone else again. When you work for yourself you have to be passionate or it’s going to be a lot harder to succeed. I don’t like every aspect of what I do, but I like 98% of it and I can always outsource that 2% I don’t like. Find out what you know pretty well and start a blog telling people about it. Trust me, you know something I don’t. Find it and tell people about it so you can make some money.

  • Thirst For Knowledge

Because I found what I like to learn about, I want to learn even more. This makes it even easier to become a “Guru” on a subject. I have this insatiable  appetite to learn more and more. As I learn more, I become more valuable. That also helps me to diversify my money making ventures. Knowledge = Money

  • Little Fear

I say little instead of none because there will always be some fear. I still fear calling people I don’t know. But fear is a lack of confidence and knowledge, so as I make more and more calls I can more confidence and knowledge. The more knowledge you have, the less fear you’ll have. Even when I jumped into working for myself when I got laid off I was afraid. But as time went on I became less and less afraid of thinking I would fail.

Not For Everyone

While I believe that everyone can start and succeed at running a business, I don’t believe it is for everyone. There’s a whole different mindset that you need to have to get to the point of succeeding. Some people just aren’t ready to be without a boss or the “stability” of working for a company. There’s nothing wrong with working for someone else if that’s the life you want. I want a life where I can pretty easily travel when I want, move to any state I want without having to hope I can get a day off or hope I can find a new job in another state. I like the freedom of what I do and I’m really proud that I created this life.

What Now?

These attributes have taken me a long way. I’m to this point in just over a year. In the beginning it was slow but once I reached about 1 year it just took off. It’s not one single thing that causes that. it’s all of the work you put in during the first year that pushes you in that direction. So what am I going to do now?

I’m going to continue to build on what I’ve created. I’m building more sites and expanding my streams of income so that if one dries up I’ll still have plenty more. I’m looking back over what I did this last year and continue with what’s working and get rid of what isn’t.

I don’t know where all of this is going to take me in the future but I’m going to enjoy every minute of it.

I hope this information will show you that if I can do it, you can do it. Notice how these 3 attributes flow together? Just get the passion and you’ll be on your way to starting your own business.  Start searching today!

Readers, have you ever found yourself in an unlikely scenario that surprised yourself?  What are your thoughts on entrepreneurship?