Become An Entrepreneur-How To Begin

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The word entrepreneur is an intimidating word. It is scary to think of doing your own thing and blazing trails in the wilderness. An Entrepreneur is someone who wants to live their life on their terms. They want to run a business with new innovative ways and lead the world into change.

In this article become an entrepreneur, how to begin, I will do my best to break down this big word so you will feel confident and secure that you have what it takes to change the world.

It has always amazed me how people talk about being an entrepreneur like it is a natural everyday occurrence. Talk and articles that elude to this ease made me shy away from becoming an entrepreneur for many years. Iconic people are entrepreneurs, not people like you and me.

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WRONG!!!! You and I can do and become anything we want when we apply ourselves. So, let me give you some quotes as we go along to help bring home a better definition of this daunting word.

walt disney photoWalt Disney:   “All our dreams can come true if we dare to pursue them.”

To Walt, an entrepreneur was a person who has a dream and keeps going no matter what tries to get in his way. Do you know that Walt Disney failed and filed bankruptcy in 1920 and came close to bankruptcy again in 1937 before he became successful? He had the courage and stood against all the odds to make his dream a reality.

 

picture oprah winfreyOprah Winfrey: “Don’t worry about being successful but work toward being significant, and the success will naturally follow.”

Oprah’s definition of an entrepreneur is a person who wants to make a difference. Not someone whose sole purpose is to be successful. Oprah had a difficult childhood with abuse and periods without supervision. But she had the determination to change the world, and she has made a more than significant impact.

 

Mandy Hale against brick wallMandy Hale: “There is nothing more beautiful than someone who goes out of their way to make life beautiful for others.”

Mandy’s belief that an entrepreneur is to help others. It isn’t about her but about her readers and who she can help to make stronger to face the world.

Mandy is the voice that empowers single women through her books, social media platform, and blogs.

With these three quotes, you can easily see that an entrepreneur is not a person who wants to become famous or successful. It is a person who wants to help the world and make positive changes to impact the way people live. Each one of these incredible people has the heart to help guide others to a better life.

Learn how to empower as an entrepreneur in this post: What Is Empowering-The How And Why

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Become an entrepreneur, how to begin

Now that you have a clear understanding of an entrepreneur lets talk about why we are here, to become an entrepreneur, how to begin. Where do you start?

First, is your heart and soul pumped with an innovative idea that you have to share with the world? These ideas are called a niche. One of my niches is writing inspiration through poetry. I have a desire and am perusing writing to help others overcome hard times in life and grow through personal development.

Maybe your niche is global warming or a better life for animals (dogs) or parenting or clothing style or helping to make the world more comfortable on vacations. See a niche can be anything at all that you love.

Walt Disney had a passion for showing children and the wholesome world movies. Oprah wanted to inform the public and get more people to read. Mandy wants to empower single women to make their presence in this world. But they all did this because of one passion they wanted to take to the world.

All three of these entrepreneurs started at the bottom and moved up the ladder. As they grew, their passion became so loud, and they couldn’t stop.

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You are any one of these three people. How do you become an entrepreneur? When Walt and Oprah started making their mark to change this world, they didn’t have the internet to reach the world. But Mandy is a different story. She touches the world with her blog, social media platforms, and books.

Where do you start?

You can become an entrepreneur. How to begin? You can start with a blog. I know you may be thinking I don’t know anything about blogging. Well, I didn’t either, but I searched and researched until I found a platform that taught me everything I need to know.

I won’t go into this long story right now, but I did write an article that talks about my search and what I did not know and what I have learned. I titled it, “Why am I so Dumb?” Now, why would I name it something like this? Well, I did a keyword search with a search tool called Jaaxy, and this title is ranking right up at the top in the google search engine.

I learned how to do all of this on a platform named Wealthy Affiliate. I made some huge mistakes and lost quite a bit of money before I found this incredible company. So, imagine how excited I am to be affiliated with this company now.

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Enough about me. What about you? After reading this article, do you see that you are an entrepreneur if you have a passion and want to change the world with it? Do you know that it takes a heart to want to help others and the courage to continue on no matter what adversity you encounter?

If you do, then you are on your way. Now how do you begin? As I mentioned, the best approach is to blog. With a blog, you can reach billions. But you need to have the training and learn how to bring your message to this astronomical amount of people.

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At Wealthy Affiliate, you will find everything you need to do whatever it is that you have a passion for or a niche as I also mentioned earlier. I am not just trying to sell you a product. It is FREE to sign up and look around. As a matter of fact, it is free as long as you like. You can start the lessons set up a website, learn to write, and find the perfect ranking keywords. Then when you see how incredible this time-tested world-class platform is you will be ecstatic. You can click on any one of these links to learn more about Wealthy Affiliate.

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But remember you are an entrepreneur, and you have what is needed to change the world and make a positive impact on improving lives. It is ingrained in you, and no one can take it away from you.

I am here for you, and I love to hear from my readers. If you have questions or an experience you would like to share, please leave a comment, and I will be back with you shortly.

16 thoughts on “Become An Entrepreneur-How To Begin”

  1. Hi Laura,

    Great article. Indeed being an entrepreneur is one of the best decisions I have taken in my life. Although at the beginning things wasn’t that easy, gradually we are moving on with determination and focus.

    Also, thanks to Wealthy Affiliate for all the support and training they provided for me. I can say for certain, that I have really benefited a lot from this community. So helpful with all the resources needed to achieve real success online.

    I know anyone who takes this path and joins Wealthy Affiliate is going to see a very great success along the way. And thanks for providing example of people who’s lives can be very encouraging to all out there.

    Stephen.

    • Stephen, Once again thank you so much for stopping by and for your support. You are an entrepreneur. Yes WA is in my opinion is the only way. And focus is one of the keys to success. 

  2. What you said is my thought exactly! I used to think that entrepreneurs are another species altogether(pun intended)!

    Anyway, with the advancement of internet, it is now easier to become an entrepreneur. You don’t need a spacious shop as retail space, or hiring staff to take care of your shop. Without much capital, you can simply start with a blog shop!

    The technology has changed and so should we. I too have been with Wealthy Affiliate for a while now, and I can vouch for the quality of trainings and tools they provide!

    • Yes we entrepreneurs are a different type of people. Determined, focused and passionate. Your statement about how much easier it is to become an entrepreneur today is so true. But so many do not believe that blogging is a true business. You and I know different as it is hard work that takes commitment. The rewards especially here at WA are phenomenal. 

  3. Hi Laura,

    I just have to say what a beautifully constructed article.  You are correct, entrepreneur is a very intimidating word and I agree that it makes the average, everyday person think that there is no way they could ever be an entrepreneur.  Your article is going to inspire so many people and help them learn how they can make a difference in the world.  You have inspired me and now I look at that word entrepreneur and feel in my heart that I am an entrepreneur!  Thank you.

    Christene

    • Oh Christine thank you so much. To inspire others is a passion of mine. Yes we are entrepreneurs. Happy New Year as you move forward in your journey. 

  4. Hey i really enjoyed your article, it was very interesting.  I really want to be able to earn good money from my own online business.  I am always on the computer anyways and i keep trying to improve mine to get more traffic but that is still not happening.  Maybe i need to go back to square one to see what i have done wrong.

    • Justin, It sounds like you do love your work. But my suggestion is not to go back to square one but to move forward. Keep writing and choose your keywords very carefully. The secret to ranking as Wealthy Affiliate teaches is Keyword and rich content. Go to the lesson again on how to write content. I think this one will help.

      Time. It all takes time. Be patient.  

      I wish all the success for you and I know you can do this. The only one who fails is the one who quits. And that my friend is not you. 

  5. Great post, Laura. I think the first step to becoming an entrepreneur is to identify a need in the market place and then figure out how you are going to fill that need. 

    What most new entrepreneurs do is they fall in love with a product or service, but they don’t realize that the REAL job of an entrepreneur is to sell the product.

    Another option is to get a job in the potential industry you want to start your own business with. For example, if you want to start a pool cleaning business, it might be in your best interest to work as a pool cleaner for a few months to learn the ropes, see how things are done and see if it is something you really want to do.

    Great blog and article. Thanks for sharing. 

    • Charles, These are all such great points. Thank you for bringing them up and adding good information here. Every thing we write can help another. 

      A helping heart is what the world of blogging needs and what will push all new business owners into a greater depth of entrepreneurship. 

  6. Hi Laura,

    Awesome article! I really liked the reading!

    Well, I didn’t know that all these successful entrepreneurs have endured until they became very successful, great to know. Thank you!  It gives hope for people who get discouraged in the midle of the way. I’ve read a similar story with Silvester Stalone. He also has made a long way to become what he is today. Anyway, I really love the idea of changing the world, but how someone who is selling clothes or boats can change the wold? Do you have any idea how?

    Thank you for this excellent post!

    • Thank you. I believe every great person and entrepreneur has endured hardships along the way. This is how we all learn and grow. Determination has moved us all forward. 

      Yes I do have some ideas on this subject. Anything that we have a passion for can change the world. If I have a blog on clothes and a true desire to help others I can help to increase their self-confidence in another. Every life we touch can affect the next person and change the world.

      As for boats, or a blog about any materialistic item it is all in wanting to help others. Our expert advice can change the world.  

      It is all in what Mandy Hale says, an entrepreneur is someone who goes out of their way to make life beautiful for someone else. It is all in the heart and helping others. 

  7. Hello Laura,

    You have a well-written article here about the power of becoming an entrepreneur. It is not for everyone and it is not a cakewalk that allows people to become rich overnight. Many people jump into it for the wrong reasons. Being an entrepreneur is about solving people’s problems and building a following to voice your opinions of those problems. 

    Gary Vaynerchuk points to the fact that we need to offer content and free value to build our following and brand first. People need to know who we are and what we stand for. We are in the business of building relationships with people. Many entrepreneurs get started late in life as well. 

    Martha Stewart didn’t publish her first book until the age of 41 and didn’t launch her brand until age 47. She started out in wall street before discovering her passion for catering and party planning. Ray Croft, the owner of McDonalds, didn’t open his first franchise restaurant until the age of 51. 

    In order to see success as an entrepreneur, we need to set smart goals for ourselves and then take steps toward achieving those goals. Our passion for helping people should be our motivation. Thank you for providing this insightful article and pointing the reader to the best platform to start their journey.

    • Daniel, WOW!!! You have said it all so well. Especially the part about solving problems which is through a passion to help others. “Our passion for helping people should be our motivation” without this there is no true entrepreneur. 

      Thank you so much. 

  8. Thanks for a wonderful post.  You really got me thinking about whether I could consider myself an entrepreneur.

     Oprah Winfrey, whom you quote,  is one of the richest women in the world and she advises to work towards being significant, and success will follow.  I understand that significant means having a particular meaning.

    I interpret this as, if my blog has meaning then I can be something great and a true entrepreneur. I hope so. Do you think my interpretation is correct?

    Your post is very thought provoking. 

    • Kerry Ann, this is a thought provoking statement.  Significant means to have influence or an effect on something. Here the something is people. 

      Yes your blog needs to have meaning and it needs to show your passion for helping others by solving a problem to change the world. When you put others before yourself you will succeed. 

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