If you are anything like me, you would love reading entrepreneur success stories! Naturally, you might have come to the conclusion that you should be an Ex-Googler or a college dropout to be an entrepreneur 🙂 . But there is another category of people, suitable for entrepreneurship, Bloggers!
Who can be an Entrepreneur?
When people hear “Entrepreneur”, most think of BIG money; Seed funding, venture capitalists! Forget all of that, you don’t even have to come up with a company to be an entrepreneur! Nowadays, most of the medium and high profile bloggers offer services like SEO, Blog migration etc. They too are entrepreneurs. Anyone can be an entrepreneur if they have something to offer.
Being an entrepreneur doesn’t mean you have to invent something new either! Having a solution to a common problem or finding a way to do something differently also puts you along the track. Troy Rhodes Jr , a college graduate and founder of MyBookBorrow.com built a business out of a common problem he was facing, overpriced textbooks!
So What gives Bloggers a Head Start?
First of all, if you have been blogging for some time, chances are that you have a loyal reader base! So, while others have to find potential clients, you already have them! Plus, you are passionate about your niche and know what your users want!
Have you noticed Crunch base? TechCrunch’s app that displays info on companies and start-ups. Or Mashable’s Blippr ? They are all examples of innovative services which not only had carved up their own user base (and money!) but also aid the blog! Your blog sends out visitors to your product and People, who find your product by other means, visit your blog! Either way, YOU benefit!
The Downside ?
It is NOT EASY! Launching a product or providing a service demands
- Hard work
- Understanding what your clients want
- Your undivided attention
- A blog with a good reader base .
Also managing your blog and your services hand in hand is really HARD! And you have to work day and night to build your product ! Moreover the amount of stress and tension it gives you is enormous . So only choose this path if you are ready to face the consequences .
So are you ready to turn into an entrepreneur ? Spill your views here!
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