For the passed few weeks, I have been doing an on-line course called The Website Launchpad, learning how to set up a successful on-line business. I started this course not knowing much at all about how to create a website but was willing to learn.

Where and what I started with

My past experience amounted to not much in this area. I’d dabbled with WordPress but didn’t know about hosting or plugins. I really don’t have any technical skills. If my computer plays up, I only know the turn it off and on again rule.

I also didn’t want to put heaps of money into a website as I have heard so many horror stories of people throwing lots of money at a website designer and the business not surviving anyhow. If this didn’t work, I didn’t want to be out of pocket.

What business theme to choose?

I didn’t really know what I wanted my business to be about. This problem wasn’t because I don’t have anything I am passionate about or that I don’t have many interests.

It is the opposite problem – how do I narrow down all the things I enjoy and have potential to be a business, to just one. To combat this I had a coaching session (yes, even life design coaches need coaches of their own) and got the nine areas of possibility down to three. One option that would be my main focus and two others that would follow on later.

Progress so far…

So far so good. I’m six weeks into my year of not working and launching my website this week.  I’d love for you to check it out.

The course I have done has taught me heaps and I love researching so have been reading many articles and watching many YouTube tutorials to learn new skills.

I’m very impressed with how far I have come but I know I have a long way to go.

So the end product is a website that is going to be a work in progress. I am happy with launching now and letting people have an explore but also hoping they will return again and again as it will grow and develop and improve over the coming months.

I could wait until everything is perfect but that may be a long time coming. Taking action and getting out there only adds the pressure I need to keep things moving along quickly.

What I’m doing next

The next steps are to build a community of like minded souls and those that will benefit from my help and to of course make a living from the business. I look forward to making this work. I’ll keep you posted on my progress.

What about you?

Has the thought of ditching your job and starting an on-line business ever crossed your mind? Let me know in the comments or send me an email telling me about it. I’d love to hear your thoughts and tell you about how you can do it.

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