I had encountered many failures and mistakes along the way in the business. People like Walt Disney, Thomas Edison, Steve Jobs, etc. are already considered successful people, and that’s only the most ordinary citizens knew about. They forget about their struggles and obstacles before they achieve success. Try to research on these famous, successful people and be inspired and motivated. Don’t be afraid to fail and don’t give up if you encounter more uncertainties along your journey.

Here are my top 10 pieces of advice on how to get started on your business while having your job.

1. Learn to invest in yourself

When you have a daytime job, make it first as your safety net while learning your business. It’s a challenge for you to make a way on how to make it happen to attend more events. Having knowledge would make your business succeed faster.

2. Don’t reinvent the wheel

You can get the ideas from what you learned and implement it as in your tactics. The system is already there. You don’t have to be always on your own and be left behind. Be always updated because digital marketing changes from time to time.

 3. Have constant meetups

It’s great that you mingle with people in an offline way than just watching online videos. These are the people that you don’t know them yet. It is strange at the start, but soon, you will get used to it. This is how you will learn the art of networking (not network marketing or multilevel marketing (MLM)) where you will mingle with businessman, entrepreneurs, and creatives that would help you succeed in your business.

4. Stay away from the shiny object syndrome

It is not true that you can earn US$100 in 2 weeks or invest in this company and after three months, you will have 40% profit. Most victims are people who are making significant such as businessman, highly salaried people, overseas workers, etc. Don’t ever believe in this kind of offer. You need to investigate first the company before investing your money.

5. Establish the business with purpose

Don’t build the business because you want to have the business. Focus the solutions that you think that your business is beneficial to people. Be always updated that even your business is successful, you still continuously invest in training, analyze the result, and innovate your business from time to time.

6. Have an entrepreneurship mindset

Be excited every day and always manifest positivity in your life so that you will attract more positive energy in your body. Stop the drama and focus on your goals. Don’t mind about people who are discouraging you. Just keep moving towards your goals.

7. Minimize watching TV and playing video games

These things seem to be unproductive. Time is Gold. Watching news, soap opera, drama, etc. would not help you become a better person. When you manifest emotion, your result also becomes dramatic which leads you to a negative result. The better suggestion is you listen to the podcast and be motivated.

8. Continuously read more about motivation and entrepreneurship books

Most people are indulged on the latest entertainment and news on the newspapers which doesn’t help you to have a better life. Motivation and entrepreneurship books would help you along the way in your business journey. But remember implementation from what you learned is more important than reading books.

9. You don’t need big capital to start your business

You are not going to start $2,000 or US10,000 for your business. This is what most people think about that’s why they stuck in analysis paralysis. There are many ways for you to kickstart your business but it starts with your decision. You have to decide not later, not next week, not next month, not next year, but now. Now is the best time for you to start your journey.

10. Invest in insurance, mutual funds, VUL, stocks, etc.

Do you have plans for your future? This is the question that you are going to ask for yourself. The salary that we received from the company is just passed from our hands, but unfortunately, most people don’t know about financial education. You need to have a proper education on how to build your wealth. You need to choose the right company on where to invest your hard-earned money. Just apply the rule of diversification when you are going to spend your money. Don’t put all eggs in one basket.


  • Edreen Bryan Valdeavilla

    Ecommerce Strategist, Facebook Ads Manager

    I am an Ecommerce Strategist and Facebook Ads Manager. I help online store owners to build, grow, and thrive their business using e-commerce strategies and Facebook Ads. Here is the link of my profile for your reference: https://www.linkedin.com/in/edreen-bryan-valdeavilla-shopify-ecommerce/