EMBRACE YOUR PASSION!
Today, having a first degree or an advanced diploma does not guarantee that dream job you have always fantasized, it is just never enough to relax and feel secured after graduating from school, even when you are lucky to get that mouthwatering Job, it is so not wise to rely solely on the job alone, anything can happen. You can wake up one day to resume work only to find out that your job position has been given to another person due to one reason or another, this is called JOB INSECURITY.
The way forward is to acquire a vocational skill, many would ask the question, ‘why’ would I be a Photographer after I have studied to become an Architect? I studied industrial relations, why will I sell beaded Jewelry and wire works? I studied mass communication, why will I forego that for baking cakes? If you find yourself asking similar questions, it is your inner Ego doing the asking, rebuke it right away. Being a graduate in any discipline makes you by default very versatile to fit into any field of vocation or career path, do not feel handicapped from being your own boss.
The first and most important step is to EMBRACE YOUR INNER PASSION, if your passion involves drawing creatively on paper, then go for Artistry, if your hobby is taking lovely pictures, then it is time for you to put some professionalism into taking pictures creatively and making money off it. Really, all you need do is discover your passion and embrace it, if you are yet to discover your passion, there must be a favorite hobby you find most interesting and profitable, EMBRACE IT, for time waits for no one.
Another important factor you should consider in starting your business is ‘starting small”. A school of thought says that – little drops of water makes a mighty ocean. It is very wise to start small and with the little you have, it will make you more economical and more profit minded, the most interesting part is that you will surely have a story to tell, a good one at that.
Here are some ideas to improve on your business consideration
1. Start with what you have and avoid procrastination
2. Create a business plan
3. Embrace Facebook, twitter and other social platforms
4. Make professional friends and join professional associations
5. Equip yourself with professional knowledge, read up articles online, books, and attend professional seminars.
6. Register your business and plan to pay tax
7. Insure your business
8. Plan to have savings for your business.
9. Be truthful at all instances
Another school of thought says that “the sky is the limit” improvise on your business and make the sky your starting point.