What is the Best Business to Start to Escape Your Office Job, Start a Family and Become Financially Free?
If you have found yourself on this page because you love the idea of creating a business that could finally get you out of that boring office and moving towards a life you want with a home, kids, holidays and no debt hanging over you, then this could be exactly what you’re looking for!
So many women are looking for a realistic way to break out of their mundane office jobs and create a life for themselves and their families which makes them feel happy and fulfilled. Like me, you might have fallen into your current job after finishing school and now you feel trapped there with no way of moving forward and no promotion opportunity that you actually want. It’s not your fault, our education system spits us out like that and expects us all to be successful and happy.
It’s not bad or wrong to want the traditional things – a secure home, a baby, happy family holidays. In fact, if you’ve identified the things that will make you happy and fulfilled then that’s an amazing power to have, some people go their whole lives without figuring out what they actually want.
But how do you go about getting these things when you’re working 40 hours a week in an office and still barely paying your bills and rent?
What most women in this position want to know is – if it’s realistic to replace their full-time income before leaving their jobs to be a stay at home mum and work on their business full time. They need to do this without a huge financial investment and in just a few hours a day so they don’t completely burn out!
I can tell you that it’s 100% realistic! When I started out with my first online business I was 25, renting a house with my partner and started working on my own business in the evenings around my low-paid 40 hours-a-week office job.
I now own my own home, work on my business full time and am about to become a mummy to a baby girl (due Novemeber 2021). I still have a way to go, growing my business, but the feeling of knowing that you’re on the right path (and no longer stuck in an office) is amazing and so freeing.
So, what kind of business can you run part-time?
There are 2 legitimate business models that I know don’t take forever to set up and can be grown alongside your day job. These are:
✔️ Affiliate marketing
Get started with affiliate marketing
If you’re looking to do what I did and start your own business around your day job then I highly recommend getting into affiliate marketing. This is an online business model that allows you to sell products to customers without having to physically keep stock stored somewhere i.e. your shed. You don’t have to cold-call people, you don’t even have to deal with the customer service. You just find a great product you love and promote it to others. You then get paid a commission when people buy the product. Simple.
Affiliate businesses work for you 24/7 even when you’re sleeping and as hypey as it sounds, I can honestly say “I’ve made money whilst I slept”. If you’re an affiliate, the amount of products you can sell is unlimited. So this business model is completely scaleable and it’s 100% possible to replace your income from affiliate marketing alone.
Growing an E-commerce business
Another option is to sell physical products with an e-commerce business. But you don’t have to create a brand new, unique to the market product in order to be successful at e-commerce. You can find a great product, buy it directly from the manufacturer in bulk at a fraction of the cost and then sell it using a sales system.
Companies like Amazon FBA will even do all the heavy lifting for you. They will store the products in their warehouses, provide a platform to attract customers (their website), ship out the products and deal with any customer service.
You can set this all up in just a few hours a day. And once you have your product up and selling, you can scale this model until you’re bringing in enough to walk out of that office job with a grin on your face and your head held high.
How do I know this model works? I’ve done it myself! I currently sell Alcohol Marker Pens on Amazon under my brand ‘Fearless Art’, you can check them out here.
Are there other ways of replacing your income?
I’d be lying if I said these were the only two ways you can legitimately make money online. But affiliate marketing and e-commerce are simple to set up, run and scale and neither require a huge financial investment from you. They’re also something you can do in just a few hours a day around your day job.
Other things you can consider doing are:
- Selling handmade physical products on sites such as Etsy
- Being a virtual assistant
- Course creation
- Online coaching
- Monetizing a YouTube channel
But bear in mind all these things will take a certain amount of time (and possibly financial) investment before you start seeing any traction.
For example, blogging is a great outlet for creative people and can be profitable once you’ve grown your audience to a substantial size, but getting traffic to your blog takes time and consistent effort. Selling physical products that you make is another fantastic business model and I have friends who do just that, but be realistic about how much time product creation will take, and how much your materials cost. Being a virtual assistant could still feel like working for someone else, with time constraints and deadlines, and might not be as scalable as you’d like (there are only so many hours in a day).
Something to consider as you start a business
Whatever you decide to sell, the first 10 sales will absolutely be the hardest. But once you’ve done that you’ll gain the confidence that you can just rinse, repeat and grow. You’ll learn as you go exactly how many sales you need each week in order to create a stable business and replace your office job income.
A lot of women feel the pressure of time – we’re getting older and our wombs don’t get any younger… so many want to know exactly ‘how long is this going to take?’ But there’s so much diversity. Your first 10 sales may take you 2 days, 2 months or 2 years it really comes down to picking the right product for the market at the current time and YOUR COMMITMENT to learning the digital skills that you need to succeed.
But the longer you put off creating something for yourself, the longer it will take! Why not start today? Even if it takes you two years you’ll be out of that office job and creating the life you actually want. Do nothing and in two years will you still be behind that desk?
Are you serious about starting a business?
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