My dad is old school. He has been in business for himself longer than I’ve been alive. He’s an amazing business man, and 100% grounded offline. Since Jocelyn and I started our online business, he’s always saying stuff to us like “y’all need to get yourself an office, somewhere to work and meet with people.”
It blows his mind that not only do we work at home, but we don’t even have an official “office” in our house right now.
We started (and still run) our entire business from our laptops. Jocelyn’s favorite place to work is on our couch. I like to work in the dining room at the table.
Our podcasts? We record them in the kids’ playroom. It’s the quietest room in the house (when Isaac and Anna Jo are asleep haha).
Actually, we do a lot of our work in the passenger seat of the car driving on trips or even around town running errands.
That’s what is crazy about online business. You don’t have to wait until you have the perfect office, the perfect equipment, or even the perfect website.
You just have to get started with what you have! Even if all you have is a laptop and an idea…that’s really all you need to start selling stuff online.
We’ve recorded over 100 podcasts and videos with this exact set up.
You don’t have to spend thousands of dollars on expensive equipment. We spent less than $100 and just STARTED.
Same thing with products. Our first successful products were not even complete. Jocelyn created a month of lesson plans, just to see if they would work. When people bought the first ones, she made more.
If she had tried to create an entire year all at once, she probably would never have finished or made any money online.
I created a practice plan for football coaches. The first edition barely had any pictures and I didn’t even really proofread it. It made over $7000 in a month. Once I knew it was a viable product, I edited it and made it better.
I think a lot of people think they have to spend months creating a product, a ton of money on a website, and even more money setting up a perfect work space.
I’m hear to tell you, that’s 100% not true.
“It ain’t gotta be perfect…”
It’s just gotta get started. It’s gotta be out there, online, available, as soon as you can get a minimum viable product done…launch it and see what happens!
You’ve just gotta try!
So if “perfection” is holding you back. Don’t let it!
You’ve got a computer, you’ve got your dreams, and you’ve got YOU. And that’s all you need!
Put something out there and something good will come out of it. What do you have to lose?
We’ve made thousands of dollars online from imperfect websites, imperfect podcasts, imperfect products, and imperfect plans.
If we’d have waited for perfect…we’d still be waiting.
Stop waiting for “perfect.” It doesn’t exist!
What can you do right now to start making your online dreams a reality?
Let us know in the comments!