I have always wanted to be an entrepreneur. The ideas they could come up with, the freedom of being your own boss and making all the decisions. These things appeal to me, especially since I’ve been working in a corporate job for awhile now. I don’t like going in to the office every day and sitting in a cubicle. It’s unhealthy and unproductive and uncomfortable. I also don’t like my performance or earning power determined by some unknown entity (i.e. HR). If I work harder than others, I should earn more than others. While that can be scary, it also offers some measure of control. And most importantly, I abhor how little vacation time we get (two weeks). Because you just know that during those two weeks, you will not truly be unplugged from work, but rather checking your email or messages. I want true freedom.
But I could never come up with any ideas for a business. And I suppose I lacked the confidence or gravitas necessary to actually start something, like the guys who quit their corporate jobs to sell something and make millions. I felt everything I could come up with was either unfeasible, had too high of a start-up cost, or was done before by someone else. I’ve been sort of stuck in that state for several years. I understood the importance of striking out on your own. Many have written about side hustles already, so I won’t bore you with the importance of them. The point is to begin something.
So today, I’m announcing my own personal six month Entrepreneurship Experiment. Giving myself a small start-up fund ($100) and six months, I’m going to see if I can start a viable, sustainable side hustle online, using keyword research to search engine optimization tactics. The clock starts today and runs out on December 31st, at which time I’ll see if I’ve earned any profit after my expenses. My ultimate goal is to show that anyone can do this, that earning money on the internet isn’t terribly difficult. Of course, this assumes I do it correctly.
I will be keeping you up to date on this experiment, complete with what I’m doing step by step and the progress of financials. If you’d like to join in, please do so!