People ask me about this and you know what? I started off asking myself to do the same thing.
“I need to generate ideas to make money.”
I still do ask that myself as the entrepreneurial bug can never be squelched.
BUT, is generating a list of ideas enough to get you started?
Chances are, you are reading this because it hasn’t.
In most cases, you probably generated a list of ideas then it’s still stuck on your notebook or to-do list somewhere, right?
I know how that feels, I have a whole notebook with ideas from back then.
I’m creating this short post to help out a fellow entrepreneur out there that’s on the same boat I was.
I kept creating a list of ideas and taking no action because I simply didn’t know where to start.
So, what I did was to look at it from a different view to come up with a system that will help me filter make money ideas and help me take action on what I really want to do right now.
What can I do?
I start by asking myself, what can I do? Basically, this is a list of business ideas or services that I can offer. This can be really long or you can end up with just 2.
What ideas do I like?
This part is simple, which of the ideas from the list are things you’d “like” to do. It should be interesting to you. Why? Business is hard, and if you are engaged, you will keep pushing. It’s easier to quit if you don’t like what you are doing.
What do I want to do?
Now, filter which of these things that you actually like to do. Trust me, not everything on your list is something you’d like to do because most of them are tedious. Be honest, look at them and select what you really want to do.
What can I take action on now?
Now, the final step is to pick out which you can take action on right now. This is the “be realistic” step. You can’t do everything. You probably have a job. You probably need to spend time with your family. You probably have other hobbies. There’s just not enough time even if you hustle 24/7. So now, just pick 1 from the remaining business/ make money ideas because that’s all you have time for right now.
Having a hard time to pick 1? Pick your top 3 realistic things and from there, you’ll see that it’s easier to pick your number 1. As for the rest of your ideas? It’s not goodbye forever, just for now. You can come back later on after you execute what you realistically want and like to do.
Now, grab your notebook, write the four things above, take action and go be successful… then tell me about it.