When we started our online business, we had a PACKED schedule. We were both working full time, I was coaching football six days a week, and we had an 18 month old baby and a 3 year old little boy.
Needless to say, we didn’t think we had a lot of time to start an online business!
Finding the time to work online was our first challenge, but we also faced a number of other obstacles when we started selling on the internet:
- We had small children that needed our attention and care
- We were living paycheck to paycheck and didn’t have a lot of extra money to start a business
- We had no clue how to start a website
- We didn’t understand how to take payments or deliver digital products
We could have let these challenges become excuses that would have prevented us from chasing our dreams.
Thank goodness we didn’t!
Jocelyn and I went all in, and attacked these challenges head on. Instead of making excuses, we created solutions to overcome each obstacle and make our online business a reality!
It took hard work, compromise, and sacrifice to get to where we are today. Yes, we had to spend a little less time with our kids and each other in the beginning. Yes, we had to give up a few things (bye bye cable TV) in the short term, but it paid off and got us to where we are now.
Now our business rolls along making money online every day, even while we sleep and play. We get to choose the times we work, and the times we don’t. Because we overcame these challenges, we get to live a lifestyle of our choosing. You can do it too!
In today’s podcast, we are going to help you find solutions for four of the most common obstacles people face when starting an online business.
The four most common objections we hear that hold people back from chasing their online dreams are:
- “I’m so busy with work and family, I just don’t have enough time to work on an online business.”
- “I’ve got small kids/ kids in school, they consume all of my energy and attention. No way I could start an online business at this stage of my life.”
- “I barely have any money left after I pay my bills, I can’t afford to start an online business.”
- “I’m not a computer person. I could never figure out how to start a website, create a digital product, or sell things online.”
I promise you, we said all of these to ourselves and each other when we started our online business. However, instead of focusing on the problems, we focused on finding solutions!
These solutions worked for us, and should provide you a great starting point to overcoming the obstacles standing in your way of achieving your online business goals!
Can’t Miss Moments
Each week Jocelyn and I share moments that we might have missed if we had not started our online business. We hope these moments inspire you to see the possibilities and freedom online business could provide for your family. 🙂
This week’s can’t miss moment: taking Isaac to his first day of kindergarten as a family!
Our entire family took Isaac to his first day of school. So happy we could be together instead of trapped at our old jobs!
Free Gift: The Flipped Lifestyle 7 Day Calendar
We want to help you overcome one of the biggest challenges people face when starting an online business: a lack of time to start.
In reality, we all have the same amount of hours each week (168). When you look at your schedule, there are tons of opportunities to “steal time” back and find ways to work on your dreams!
Click the link or image below to download our FREE “Flipped Lifestyle 7 Day Calendar.” You can use this to write down everything you do during the week. You will not only see your true time priorities, but also ways you can better organize your week to find time to live your dreams!
You can also use the calendar to plan out your “perfect” week, and take back control of your time and life! You can do this, we are here to help!
What is holding you back from starting your online business? Let us know in the comments and we will help you find a solution!
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